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The Twelve Days of Christmas
The traditional English carol, "The Twelve Days of Christmas," has been sung and enjoyed throughout the holiday season for centuries. In keeping with its courtly tone, most illustrated treatments of the song use a formal art style. Now, a new version is geared specifically to young readers, using playful images of animals romping and cavorting to the song's lyrics. Imagine ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2012 by Sleeping Bear Press
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The classic Christmas song reimagined! All of the characters in the song are depicted as animals in the illustrations and the readers are invited to giggle as the poor partridge is pushed out of his pear tree and bombarded with the other characters’ dancing, leaping, piping etc. Overall, a funny take on a beloved seasonal favorite.
animal version of the 12 days of Christmas. Fun to read and sing with kindergarten, who hollered that it wasn't a maid milking but cats so we sang it that way. Also fun to change the words for the partridge falling off the tree and other places he goes.
Dec 17, 2012 Kirsten rated it really liked it
Illustrations were top notch. I especially loved the dazed and overwhelmed little partridge. I think all those years of listening to "The Twelve Days of Christmas" has pretty much worn him out! :)