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The 12 Days of Christmas (Jane Cabrera's Story Time)

Jane Cabrera

Board book

List Price: 7.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/1/2013)
Paperback (8/31/2014)


Seven squirrels skiing, six bears a-snoozing. . . A best-loved Christmas song gets a lively adaptation in this board book.
Story-hour favorite Jane Cabrera brings her signature style to the classic Christmas carol, giving it a friendly animal twist.  Cheerful illustrations of skiing squirrels and magic mice in an imaginative winter wonderland invite readers to join the festivities and sing along to the reworked lyrics.  Children will enjoy laughing at this clever new version—from the 12 penguins skating all the way down to party in a pear tree!

Praise For The 12 Days of Christmas (Jane Cabrera's Story Time)

"The charm of this adaptation of the traditional folk song lies in the cheerful acrylic illustrations, which feature adorably bright-eyed and animated creatures prancing about in the snow . . . Lots of appeal for young children."—School Library Journal
"The vibrancy and warmth of Cabrera’s textured acrylic paintings and the jovial rhyming lines make this a welcome picture book adaptation of the classic song."—The Horn Book
"This innovative version of the old song should appeal readily to today’s children since the animals and their actions are all recognizable. The new words are quite easy to sing, and the musical notation is included in the final pages. . . . this bright, sunny variation is good fun for young children, particularly as a sing-along experience."—Kirkus Reviews
"The old English folk song gets new legs in this spirited adaptation that showcases the cutie-pie animals that have romped through other Cabrera books. The author’s tweaking of the original . . . makes this more relatable to the youngest readers, while wizened older readers will enjoy the updates."—Booklist

Holiday House, 9780823437832, 28pp.

Publication Date: October 17, 2017

About the Author

Jane Cabrera is the author and illustrator of many beloved books for young children, including Baa, Baa, Black Sheep; There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe; and Row, Row, Row Your Boat. She is best known for her exuberant versions of classic nursery rhymes and her bright, kid-friendly paint and collage illustrations. She lives in Devon in England.