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With luminous artwork full of elaborate detail, the acclaimed Jane Ray brings new life to a classic holiday song.In this lushly illustrated interpretation of the familiar Christmas carol, each spread offers surprises for the eye as nostalgic city scenes depict a multiethnic cast of characters bustling with packages and sprucing up their homes for the holidays. But at one hWith luminous artwork full of elaborate detail, the acclaimed Jane Ray brings new life to a classic holiday song.In this lushly illustrated interpretation of the familiar Christmas carol, each spread offers surprises for the eye as nostalgic city scenes depict a multiethnic cast of characters bustling with packages and sprucing up their homes for the holidays. But at one home in particular, an endless succession of gifts keeps arriving: birds of all stripes, ladies dancing aboard a brightly bedecked boat, lords leaping on rooftops, and pipers piping up and down stairs. Filled with intricate patterns and whimsical flourishes, Jane Ray’s gorgeous artwork is the perfect match for this wonderfully cumulative tale....

Title : The Twelve Days of Christmas
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ISBN : 9780763657352
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Twelve Days of Christmas Reviews

  • Lisa Vegan
    2019-06-13 06:45

    I definitely wanted to read this book before the end of the year. I don’t enjoy the holidays and want them over when they’re over. However, I do love this song and have enjoyed a couple other books that feature it.And in this rendition the artwork is intricate and beautiful and colorful and marvelous in every way. I could spend many hours looking at all the details. The expression on the woman’s face toward the end is a hoot. Her cat’s interest in all those birds is so funny. And it’s made so clear how all these gifts could cause a few problems. Very amusing! Luckily, the true love shows up at the end with a particularly lovely small and traditional gift. I always thought of the gold/golden rings as those to be worn on fingers, but not here.I love how the couple look like such ordinary people, even though by the end their surrounding look anything but normal.Of course, readers are going to find themselves singing their way through this story/song book.4 ½ stars

  • Stephanie H.
    2019-06-11 02:10

    Being the Jane Ray fan that I am, I admit to being completely biased in my review. I could stare at the illustrations all day. This book is quite simply the lyrics of the song Twelve Days of Christmas but is paired with some beautiful art work. The colors are bright and cheerful and their is the usual whimsy to Ray's work. I enjoy having many of my favorite Christmas songs in picture book form and this was a welcome addition to my collection.

  • Danielle Mootz
    2019-06-11 03:54

    Well, besides my less than desirable version as I sang this book to my children who could go wrong with the The Twelve Days of Christmas?

  • Kim
    2019-06-11 02:49

    Grades K-6 Even if you have other versions of the carol, this is a worthy one to add to your collection. Jane Ray's illustrations bring the folk song to life beautifully and with a quiet humor. Along a busy row of townhouses, a woman receives her gifts from a secret admirer each day. The various feathered and fowled gifts in the first half of the song are nicely done, but it' the later gifts that readers will want to pore over. The nine ladies dancing are a flapperesque bunch that seem to be doing the Charleston as they float by the townhouse on a boat. The eleven pipers piping and twelve drummers drumming are a multiethnic mix who are tooting and beating on a variety of instruments from around the world. Sharp-eyed readers will know ahead of time who it is that knocks on the door at the song's conclusion to present himself as her true love. Just like her earlier books, this is a delight.

  • Nancy
    2019-05-31 04:03

    This was such a fun book to read! It was a combination of a song book of The Twelve Days of Christmas with detailed, beautifully drawn, repetitive illustrations that felt a bit like "Where's Waldo" with much to examine and appreciate. By the end of the book, each apartment introduced on the first day of Christmas had received the allocated gift for the day (with opportunities for readers to match the locations while counting and identifying cleverly drawn objects). The more you look at it, the more you see! I'd suggest singing along to the text, too!

  • Bianca Wilson-price
    2019-06-08 01:00

    I like the idea of students being able to relate to the twelve days before Christmas as counting down for a math lesson and it actually happening. The students would have daily activities that they can create their art and math to decorate the classroom, as well as for "Secret Santa" gifts and other activities.

  • Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
    2019-05-24 05:06

    The text/lyrics are traditional but the illustrations are Jane Ray's and they are lovely.

  • Denele
    2019-06-12 08:06

    Lovely traditional Christmas story - but I wasn't that into the illustrations.

  • Edward Sullivan
    2019-05-29 01:48

    An elegant and lavish interpretation of the classic holiday song.

  • Brittani Jordan
    2019-06-14 01:46

    This book is great getting close to the winter break. Have the students countdown starting with twelve days to the break and subtracting each day until then.

  • Jennifer
    2019-05-19 02:49

    I love how the "true love" is hiding in nearly every page. And how he is not white.

  • Sarah
    2019-06-01 23:54

    Delightful illustrations! I loved the attention to detail and that she used all different kinds of people to populate the book.

  • Kathy
    2019-05-25 02:41

    Great illustrations accompany the classic song. But "reading" this song made me wonder why in the world this song is so popular?

  • Debby Baumgartner
    2019-05-19 08:10

    New account of the traditional 12 days of Christmas