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The Twelve Days of Summer
By author: Jan Andrews   Illustrated by: Susan R. Jolliffe
Selling Points: "Seasons, life cycles, cumulative counting"
ISBN: 9781551437354
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Mar/01/2007
Pages: 32
Picture Book
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $9.95
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On my third day of summer, the sunshine brought to me…

Three ruffed grouse

Two goatsbeard seeds

And a song sparrow nest for three.


Patterned on the popular carol, The Twelve Days of Summer takes readers on a joyous journey into summer, from the first discovery of three eggs in a sparrow’s nest to the day when those eggs hatch. Readers will pore over the pictures, searching for that fifth bumblebee, that tenth crow, and for the thoughtfully chosen toy that turns up on each page: a parachute with the goatsbeard seeds, a fan with the ruffed grouse… This is a story to delight and engage children and adults alike.
Resource Links - October 1, 2007
"The illustrations are superb...lushly beautiful and humorous at the same time."
Times Colonist - June 3, 2007
"A classic picture book in that its pictures can absolutely absorb a child while an adult reads aloud."

Awards

CCBC Our Choice, commended  CA  2006



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