Monday, November 26, 2012

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Andreasen, Dan.
The Twelve Days of Christmas.
September 2012.
Sleeping Bear Press.
Review copy provided courtesy of publisher.

A classic Christmas song comes to life in this story and it will have you looking at things entirely differently that you might have prior to this reading and after looking at the illustrations, in which animals are brought to life and seemingly antagonize that poor partridge that is trying to rest peacefully in the pear tree!

This book is a great way to introduce young children to the "12 Days of Christmas" while at the same time it could be used to reinforce the concept of counting from 1-12.  The book could also be used to get children thinking how the antics of these animals affect the partridge and what emotions it might be experiencing.  This fun holiday read that incorporates a whole host of other themes will make a great addition to your holiday collection!

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