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The Twelve Days of Winter: A School Counting Book
It's wintertime! That means it's the season for mittens, snow, and twelve days of surprises. In this high-energy, school-loving class, the teacher introduces a new winter activity every day. As the teacher's gifts add up - teddy bears, paper snowflakes, sugar cubes - and the days get colder, the classroom is transformed into wintery chaos.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Harry N. Abrams
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Oct 29, 2007 Kim rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Parents of preschool and elementary-aged children; teachers
I can't believe I'd never heard of this book before discovering it in the library and checking it out for my son. A picture book with text inspired by the familiar Christmas song, The Twelve Days of Winter is ideal for read-aloud time. Like the song, the book builds counting and memory skills as it progresses from the first to the twelfth day. In addition, the setting prompted my son and me to discuss his anticipation of both winter (he's eager to try all the activities depicted in the book) and ...more
Jan 01, 2015 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is an entertaining school and winter-based version of the classic song, The Twelve Days of Christmas. The narrative is fun to read aloud and the illustrations are colorful and cartoonish with lots of interesting details, making this a terrific book to read with young elementary school-age children. We enjoyed reading (singing) this book together.
Not a fan of books using a tune that can get stuck in one's head. My daughter wanted to know why they were getting all this stuff just because it was winter. No one enjoyed the illustrations, which are ugly and also depicted a boy sticking his finger up his nose incessantly, which is frankly, stomach-turning. Will definitely avoid this author and illustrator in the future.
The book is a spin on "The Twelve Days of Christmas". The book helps with counting and recognizing objects associated with winter. I read this book to a child at the daycare at which I work and he enjoyed the book as I asked him questions along the way.