Sunday 26 October 2014

Children's Book Review: The Twelve Days Of Christmas, by Alison Jay.

Well, the Christmas books have started making their way from the publishers and the first one is a beauty!

The Twelve Days of Christmas is the traditional Christmas tale, but this time illustrated by the critically acclaimed illustrator, Alison Jay.

I can never read this story to my boys without them asking me to sing it, so with an effort that far outweighs my ability, I sang our way through every gorgeous page.

Alison's stunning illustrations take us through a couple's Christmas Eve, where a man buys his love a partridge in a pear tree. From there, the couple move through town as the gifts pile up, leading them to a magnificent Christmas party. After some dancing, they make their way back home to their partridge in the pear tree.

The 'antique' look of the drawings make this book a visual feast, and one of the most most beautifully illustrated stories I've ever seen.

The Twelve Days Of Christmas would make a wonderful gift for any child to help celebrate the spirit of the festive season.

Publisher: Koala Books
Category: Picture Book
Title: The Twelve Days Of Christmas
Author/Illustrator: Alison Jay
Publication date: October 2014
Format: 254 x 254 mm
Extent: 32 pp
Age: 2+
Australian RRP: $14.99
Binding: Hardback
Printing: Colour
ISBN: 978 1 74276 114 5

Tracey ♥

*I was not paid for this post. I received a complimentary copy of The Twelve Days Of Christmas to review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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