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The Twelve Days of Winter: A School Counting Book

3.6 of 5 stars 3.60  ·  rating details  ·  47 ratings  ·  14 reviews
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.
Sarah Adamson
A fun book - especially to read in August in Southern California!!
A great counting book and non-religious holiday book for the in winter season. To the rhyme / music of the 12 days of Christmas but all secular and winter related. Fun with cute pictures.
Kelsey Nauert
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.
This book epitomizes a lot of what I dislike about group schooling: disobedience, poor health habits, teasing, teachers venting on kids. Wow, and all that was unintentionally put in the pictures. I'm so sorry.
Great story..but way too much for my family storytimes. The little ones didn't remember any of the I ended up just having them count up to 12 with me..they enjoyed that the most.
Mar 23, 2009 Wendy added it
My kids can read this book over and over - there's so much to take away from the illustrations, and it seems that each time we read it, there's something new to find.
Hilarious book. I love that each child is doing the same thing on each page. My son's favorite part was the child who was picking his nose on each page!
Breana Vining
This book is great for illustrations. The pictures are very detailed and young children would enjoy the read!
This is a great story to talk about a cumulative tale and then write one as a class.
Fun winter book. Uses memory and numbers to tell the story.
Nov 07, 2007 Sheri added it
another Scholastic pick.
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