Thursday, October 26, 2017

2017 Christmas Gift Review & Giveaway - November 26, 2017 - The Twelve Days of Christmas in Michigan or the Available State of Your Choice

I was born, raised and have lived most of my life in the state of Michigan. So, when I noticed Sterling Children's Books had a series of books based on the old carol, the Twelve Days of Christmas, but centered in quite a few States and Canada - one of which was Michigan - I knew I wanted to review it. Happily, Sterling Children's Books sent it to me and they are making another available for me to give away . . . for whatever state the winner chooses!

The Twelve Days of Christmas in Michigan  
Author - Susan Collins Thoms
Illustrator - Deb Pilutti
Publisher - Sterling Children's Books
Ages - 4+ 

Favorite Features -
  • Takes the reader on a fun "trip" around the State of Michigan
  • I loved most of the choices of locations for the book - I would not have included the lighthouse, but would have definitely put in Pictured Rocks and/or Tahquamenon Falls.
  • Wonderful illustrations
  • Fun "take" on the old carol.
Sterling Children's Books says; "On each of the twelve days during her Christmas visit with her cousin Will, Katie writes home describing the history, geography, animals, and interesting sites of Michigan which she has explored. Uses the cumulative pattern of the traditional carol to present amusing state trivia at the end of each letter."

Since I live - and grew up - in Michigan, I found this book to be a fun way to "take a trip" around the "Mitten". These books are also a fun way to learn about the States in our country.

I am so happy to say, not only did Sterling Children's Books send me The Twelve Days of Christmas in Michigan for me to review, but they are making one available for me to give away (USA only). If you are over the age of 18 and would like to enter this drawing for The Twelve Days of Christmas in Michigan or whichever available State you might choose which will be on November 26, 2017, please comment below to tell the State book you would choose should you win - if it is available.

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The Twelve Days of Christmas in Michigan or whichever available State you might choose and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar and for sharing it with the people you know!


  1. I love books centered around states! I grew up in Michigan, my son was born in Virginia and I've lived in Virginia for 14 years now. My husband grew up in South Carolina and we eventually would like to live there. My first choice would be Virginia, then South Carolina, then Michigan. I follow by email, Facebook and have shared this post.

  2. I would choose Colorado and give it to my grandkids who live there. I follow on Facebook and email.

  3. I would choose New Hampshire and I follow on Facebook and email and I shared on pinterest

  4. I would choose Arizona if I won.

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  9. I would choose Missouri where I was born. Thanks for your giveaway!

  10. I would choose the Michigan book.

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