Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Twelve Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas by Jan Brett, 1986.

Jan Brett is one of America's most beloved detailed illustrators. You will love this picture book to go along with singing this favorite Christmas song with your family.

In addition to the wonderful illustrations, the editor gives a brief history of the song and tradition in the back of the book.

What I never knew as a child is that the song is not referring to the twelve days before Christmas but the twelve days between Christmas and Epiphany (January 6).

But the pictures are what makes this book great.

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