~Written by Tad Hills
Poor Anita Pig! Her suitor gives her the traditional gifts for each of the twelve days of Christmas. The only problem is, the presents are taking over her house! Turn each page to find and count each of the seventy-eight animals. (Amazon)
The song The 12 Days of Christmas is a Christmas favorite for children and adults alike and now parents can share the lyrics to this timeless song through this engaging book The 12 Days of Christmas a carol-and-count book by Tad Hills.
I remember listening to this song and singing along with my mom every Christmas when I was little. I was delighted to see this book was based on the song I treasured and let me say, I was not disappointed.
The 12 Days of Christmas is a brilliant story that entices young readers by encouraging them to keep track of the accumulating gifts. I even found myself accepting the author's challenge at the beginning of the book and sought out each and every one of the 78 animals in the story. One of my favorite aspects is that the main characters are pigs and I love how the expressions on Anita's face change as more and more animals takeover her home.
I highly recommend picking up a copy of The 12 Days of Christmas. Available from KiteReaders on Amazon.