Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

The Twelve Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Gennady Spirin
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 8
Marshall Cavendish, 2009   ISBN: 0761455515

For many people Christmas would not be Christmas without Christmas carols. They love the beauty of “Silent Night,” the joy of “Jingle Bells,” and the exuberance of “We wish you a merry Christmas.” Then there is “The twelve days of Christmas,” a song that is packed with images, and that has been sung during the holiday season for several hundred years.

For this picture book Gennedy Spirin has created stunningly rich and beautifully detailed illustrations showing “a partridge in a pear tree,” “seven swans-a-swimming,” and all the other gifts that someone gives their true love for the twelve days of Christmas – which last from Christmas Day to Epiphany on January 6th. This is a title that families will be able to share during the holidays for years to come.