The Worst Twelve Days of Christmas

The Worst Twelve Days of Christmas

By Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen; Ryan Wood (Illustrator)

Abrams Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781419700330, 32pp.

Publication Date: November 2011


In this spirited reworking of the classic song The Twelve Days of Christmas, Joy has to deal with her first Christmas with a new baby brother and nothing could be worse. He drools on the ornaments and ruins the presents, he eats all the cookies and smashes the snowmen, and he's on the verge of taking over the whole holiday. Joy's patience runs out as the baby's mishaps pile up. A sweet surprise turns the tables on Joy, who eventually appreciates what her baby brother adds to the holiday.

Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and Ryan Wood pair perfectly for this funny holiday book with a sibling-appreciation message that will make readers laugh and sing along with every reading.

About the Author
Sudipta Bardhan has written many picture books including "Tightrope Poppy, the High-Wire Pig", illustrated by Sarah Dillard; "The Hog Prince", illustrated by Jason Wolff; and "Mine-o-s"aur, illustrated by David Clark. She lives in New Jersey with her three children. Visit her at

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