The 12 Days of Christmas (Hardcover)

By Greg Pizzoli, Greg Pizzoli (Illustrator)

Disney-Hyperion, 9781484750315, 56pp.

Publication Date: September 12, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Board book (9/3/2019)

List Price: 16.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Elephant is delighted to get a gift, but as the twelve days of Christmas continue, presents pile higher and higher!
A partridge in a pear tree? Cute! But soon, her dad despairs. Two turtle doves? THREE French hens?! And just what are they supposed to do with ten lords a-leaping?
Kids will love each silly spread in this raucous take on the classic carol that is perfect for reading aloud around the fireplace.

About the Author

Greg Pizzoli is an author, illustrator, and screen printer. He is the author of Good Night Owl, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor book, Templeton Gets His Wish, Number One Sam, and The Watermelon Seed, which received the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. Greg celebrates Christmas every year with his two cats, one dog, and his wife, who would like a pear tree. Visit him at

Praise For The 12 Days of Christmas


"The pithy and accessible writing and the story's amusing absurdity make this read like a classic Arnold Lobel story."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books


"[K]ids will be greatly amused by Pizzoli's latest effort. . . . [A] definite storytime addition."—School Library Journal

PRAISE FOR GOOD NIGHT OWL2017 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor

* "An irresistible read-aloud."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A cheerful, busy version of the classic holiday song."—Kirkus Reviews

"Along with Mo Willems, Pizzoli is the going expert at making the simplest of characters expressive."—Booklist