Book Review: The 12 Days of Christmas: a carol-and-count flap book, by Tad Hills, ISBN 0-689-84976-1
There is lots of sing-a-long fun for the whole family here. We have several book versions of The Twelve Days of Christmas song, but this one ranks first on the fun-fun-fun meter. Each day a young pig’s True Love brings her a gift, hidden behind a fold-over section on the right-hand page, and the gifts pile up and the disorder does too. Finaly, all is in place, in order, and ready to sing.
The illustrations are great, simple, and silly. This is a constrant grab by the youngest with the demand to sing. She’s picking up the words as we sing along and by the end of the book, she’s singing loudly and confidently, even if its not the right words. When we start, pretty soon everyone, including the cat, has come into the room and joined in.
Kids love singing. They do it naturally and this book is a natural way to nurture that love.