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Monday, 17 December 2012

Review: The Down Under 12 Days of Christmas

An Aussie Christmas is quite different to other places in the world - it's hot, it's sunny, the days are long and the living is easy.

Santa is on his way Down Under and a menagerie of Aussie animals are on hand to prepare. There's snakes on skis, sharks a-surfing, emus laying, dingoes dancing - and of course - a kookaburra in a gum tree.

Michael Salmon's vivid, iconic illustrations perfectly typify this comic take on a classic festive song - and at the end of the book, kids will enjoy several added scenes - koalas caroling, Santa doing the Christmas Eve gift drop, Christmas Day on the beach (where else?) and the great Boxing Day snooze.

A perfect stocking stuffer for Aussie kids - and friends overseas.

Title: The Down Under 12 Days of Christmas 
Author/Illustrator: Michael Salmon
Publisher: Ford Street Publishing, $12.95 RRP
Publication Date: September 2012
Format: Soft cover
ISBN: 9781921665608
For ages: 3 - 10
Type: Picture Book

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