Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Twelve Days of Christmas

This is such a FUN book!  The kids and I are consistently mesmerized by Hilary Knight's illustrations, and his version of The Twelve Days of Christmas (c. 1981, 2001) proves no exception!  In fact, this copy has proven quite a friend to the bed-ridden, flu-stricken children this week.

Talk about green living, look at the use of space and  furnishings in this cottage!

Each time the kids pick it up, they find another hidden delight.  Knight's detailed illustrations do not cease to entertain while revealing yet another surprise.

Knight gives us a page by page tour of this darling house; if only it were a REAL dollhouse!

Needless to say, Hilary Knight weaves several tales in his ingenius, watercolor and colored penciled pictures.  Unearth them for yourself and be newly delighted by a familiar carol.


  1. Oh, I love this. Maren and I were at the library today and I passed up a very traditional (read: boring!) version. Will be looking this one up for our next trip! Thanks!

  2. I saw a copy of this at a thrift store for only 95 cents I think a couple years ago and really like it. My son is only two but I look forward to sharing it together more as he grows! Kelly