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Wednesday 14 December 2011

Review: The Twelve Days of Christmas by Jane Ray

I could never tire of this iconic Christmas song. Its words and melodic lilt are the stuff of Christmas, and in this picture book version, illustrated by Jane Ray, both children and adults will get completely lost in the snow-flecked pages.

Whimsical and mesmerising, Ray uses stunning colour and detail to tell the tale of a woman wooed by her festive love… and on the twelfth day, said lover appears at her door holding a single rose.

For those who adore whimsically-illustrated books with that folksy touch and striking detail - this is the Christmas book for you.

Beautiful, and a must for collectors.

Title: The Twelve Days of Christmas
Illustrator: Jane Ray
Publisher: Orchard Books, $19.99 RRP
Publication Date: October 2011
ISBN: 9781408307038
Format: Hard cover
For ages: 5+
Type: Picture Book