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The Twelve Days of Christmas Hardcover – October 13, 2011
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“Ms. Long has secreted lyrical clues within each picture that children will relish hunting down.” — The Wall Street Journal
* “Long expertly weaves religious and secular images into a visually arresting interpretation of the traditional carol.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
“An accomplished visual interpretation with a playful element for children to enjoy.” — Booklist
“This version has a dreamy, fairy-tale sensibility." — Kirkus
“Long’s lyrical and lush oil paintings, reminiscent of Russian icon art, combined with a tricky interactive element, make this version of the traditional carol special.” — School Library Journal
“This book is a beautiful introduction to the song for young children; an engaging book for older children; and a book that makes those already familiar with the traditional song more thoughtful.” — WNY Family Magazine
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The next to last two pages contain the song, including the words and the music. The very last page contains a brief history of the song and delves into the various interpretations to the origin and the meaning of the song. There is an added surprise for the reader. Because this is a cumulative song, the reader is challenged to find all the previously mentioned gifts in each of the illustrations. Of course as you advance to the larger numbered days of Christmas, there is more to find in each picture. This can be a fun challenge.Read more ›
We've all heard the song, but I assure you have never seen the words illustrated in such glorious fashion as Laurel Long. Long conjures deep, rich colors of the depiction of each day of Christmas,
fit for a museum wall or a cathedral ceiling. Every page is unique and brings the song to life. This book is a treasure, and includes the sheet music at the end so words, song, and images can be brought together.
I am buying more, one for my other grandchildren and one for myself!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Beautiful pictures. This is one of the better Twelve Days of Christmas books.Published 5 months ago by MSox
A beautiful portrayal of a christmas classic... I adore all of Laurel Long's work.Published 6 months ago by RK Tolbert
I ordered this book because my 3 yr old Son came home from school singing this song. His Teacher showed me the book they have been reading to the Children & said this was my Son's... Read morePublished 6 months ago by DWA
Stunning illustrations. This is now a Christmas classic we'll be bringing out every year bPublished 7 months ago by P. Brady
Beautiful, beautiful drawings on every page. I was very impressed. I got it to put in our annual Christmas Eve Box as a surprise for the kids. Read morePublished 7 months ago by unschoolingmom
I love this book. Every year my daughter looks for the hidden pictures within each page. It's fun to pull it out every Christmas.Published 7 months ago by Janet
The illustrations are beautiful. Only wish it came with a diagram of the hidden pictures. I can't fine all of them.Published 7 months ago by abbie