The three Rs used to mean Reading, ‘Riting, and ‘Rithmetic. If you are spending the holidays at Jellystone Pelahatchie/Yogi on the Lake, you know the NEW three Rs are Reading for Recreation in the RV.

Give the Gifts That Will Enrich Their Lives – Books

Because much of our southeastern Holiday cuisine is derived from Native American foods like turkey, corn, and sweet potatoes, your young reader might enjoy a book about the lives of the original inhabitants of Mississippi – the Choctaw people. And since Yogi Bear likes to read too, he encourages your little readers to try these Bear books…

  • Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship & Freedom
    There is a river called Bok Chitto that cuts through Mississippi. In the days before the War Between the States, in the days before the Trail of Tears, Bok Chitto was a boundary. On one side of the river lived the Choctaws. On the other side lived the plantation owners and their slaves. If a slave escaped and made his way across Bok Chitto, the slave was free.

    Thus begins Crossing Bok Chitto, told by award-winning Choctaw storyteller Tim Tingle.

    Martha Tom, a young Choctaw girl, knows better than to cross Bok Chitto, but one day–in search of blackberries–she disobeys her mother and finds herself on the other side. A tall slave discovers Martha Tom. A friendship begins between Martha Tom and the slave’s family, most particularly his young son, Little Mo. Soon afterwards, Little Mo’s mother finds out that she is going to be sold. The situation seems hopeless, except that Martha Tom teaches Little Mo’s family how to walk on water to their freedom.

  • Bear Stays Up for Christmas
    Celebrate the holidays with Bear and his friends in this sweet picture book from bestselling author Karma Wilson.

    Bear’s friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays up-by discovering that giving is one of the best Christmas presents of all!

  • Fraser Bear, a cub’s life
    Maggie DeVries and Renne Benoit tell the interconnected story of bears and salmon on the west coast of Canada. The creators follow the life of Fraser, the bear, as he grows from a baby cub to a bear living life on his own.

    This story’s lifelike illustrations make it appropriate for young preschoolers, but the depth of information is interesting for older children and adults as well.

Find all of these books, and many more, on Amazon. Guess what else is on Amazon…

The Yogi Bear Show! Everybody’s favorite cartoon show aired from 1961 – 1988. You can watch the entire series in your RV – we have great WiFi.

For more last-minute gift ideas, visit the Award-Winning Ranger Station Camp Store for chocolate, camping supplies and Yogi Bear T-Shirts and plush toys.

December is very busy at Jellystone Park Pelahatchie/ Yogi on the Lake because all of the little cubs want to visit. Reserve Now!


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