Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Submitted by Sue from Leonardtown!
The Twelve Days of Christmas illustrated by Gennady Spirin. "The Twelve Days of Christmas" is best known as a folk song written between 1558 and 1829. It is sung or caroled during the Christmas season, usually taking turns with the different verses. In this version, illustrations are done in colored pencil and watercolor. They are beautiful renditions with soft detail, giving the reader a clear vision of each verse. For each of the twelve days of Christmas, lively gifts are presented to “my true love,” along with a partridge in a pear tree. Turtle doves, French hens, calling birds, golden rings, and laying geese provide the first six verses. The early period pictures give young readers a visual treat as they read along, providing thought provoking illustrations, and counting opportunities. The last six verses, containing swans, maids, ladies, lords, pipers, and drummers, will collectively have you singing along as you read! See this book listed in our catalog

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