"You all know who I am but do you know how I was?"The Twelve Feasts of Christmas is a humorous children's picture book inspired by the classic song the 12 Days of Christmas and Eric Carle's wonderful, Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Told through the eyes of Santa Claus, Santa relives his experience of being too busy making toys all year to eat anything. When Christmas Eve finally arrives Santa is ready to deliver his gifts and enjoy the feasts left out for him on his journey but will his eyes prove too big for his belly?
This story has strong alliteration, keeping as much faith to the original 12 Days of Christmas text as is possible. Combined with traditional Christmas menu items from around the globe this book is visually fun and appealing to children, their parents and grandparents alike.
The beautiful backgrounds to our illustrations have been hand drawn by Joanna Martynka in colour pastels and pencils and highlight some of the diverse households that Father Christmas visits on his journey around the world.
Santa along with his trusted partner Rudolph have been digitally created to add a unique texture and feel to our book.
This is our first book collaboration together and we hope that you will enjoy it very much. Please do scroll up to purchase a copy and leave us a review to let us know what you think.
This review is 100% biased as I wrote this book however, I do have to say that I am delighted with how well it turned out. The illustrations by Jo are great fun and the feedback we've received has been amazing. If you read this book over the festive season with your children then I hope that you enjoy it, sing along, and have lots of fun. Merry Christmas to you all! best wishes, Sam