"On the first day of Christmas
my true love gave to me
a partridge in a pear tree."
Celebrate the magic of Christmas time with this well-loved traditional poem, The Twelve Days of Christmas, beautifully illustrated by Laura Hawthorne.
Take a walk through each beautiful scene brimming with details that will remind you of the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas. Perfect to read with your true love.
|Target Age Group: 02 to 05|
|Physical Info: 0.4" H x 10.7" L x 8.6" W (0.9 lbs) 32 pages|
"A veritable holiday feast for the eyes."-- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"A nuanced interpretation...with detailed, richly hued naïf art"-- Publishers Weekly
"Homey."-- Elissa Gershowitz, The Horn Book
"This is my new holiday favorite."-- Betsy Bird, Fuse #8
"Artist Lara Hawthorne unfurls the lyrics of a traditional English carol amid appealing naif illustrations in "12 Days of Christmas" (Frances Lincoln, 32 pages, $16.99), the second in a series of picture books titled "The Christmas Choir." The first, 2018's "Silent Night," was set in biblical times, but here Ms. Hawthorne uses a present-day setting for a song first published in 1780. "On the first day of Christmas / my true love sent to me: / a partridge in a pear tree," we read, as a young woman plucks a pear from the beribboned potted tree that has appeared outside her house. With lots of details for little ones to seek and find, this handsome book will give parents all the excuse they need to do a bit of singing by the tree."
-- Wall Street Journal
"Highly recommended."-- Midwest Book Review