Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

The Twelve Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Jan Brett
Board Book
For ages 2 to 4
Penguin, 2004   ISBN: 978-0399243295

To accompany the much beloved poem and song "The Twelve Days of Christmas" Jan Brett has created some of her most stunning and inventive artwork. In addition to the main picture which illustrates the words of the song, Brett has added wonderfully detailed border art with the words "Merry Christmas" in many languages placed within the pictures. The border art tells a wordless story of a family’s Christmas preparations. The animal and human characters from the song are beautifully dressed in stunning clothes of Nordic, Russian, and French design and all in all this is a one-of-a-kind book which will delight children and adults alike.

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