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Sing and count along as the gifts add up in this illustrated story of The Twelve Days of Christmas. Kids will enjoy turning each page and discovering a new gift being given to a young woman from her one true love. You will find yourself singing along too as you read along to the lyrics of this well-known Christmas song.
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 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.
Jane Ray is the author-illustrator of THE DOLLHOUSE FAIRY, THE APPLE-PIP PRINCESS, and a 3D novelty edition of SNOW WHITE. She is also the illustrator of CLASSIC FAIRY TALES by Berlie Doherty. Jane Ray lives in London.
A dazzling accomplishment.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
It's a snowy, festive morning when a partridge and pear tree arrive by deliveryman at the front door of a beautiful young woman. Ms. Ray's mixed-media pictures are suffused with peachy-pinks and rosy-reds, giving the pages an edible, sugar-plummy feel.
—Wall Street Journal