The Twelve Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Dan Andreasen (illustrator), Dan Andreasen (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627531054

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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 beret-wearing French hens, four "calling" birds chatting on the phone, or frolicking frogs as the lords-a-leaping. Colorful, lighthearted scenes by acclaimed illustrator Dan Andreasen bring a whole new interpretation to the holiday carol. From the first day to the twelfth, readers of all ages will enjoy this rendition of counting down the days of Christmas.

Reading Level
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
Holidays & Festivals Humor
Interest Age
Ages 3-5 Ages 6-8
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade
Language Arts Other
English (US)
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