December 15, 2014

African Twelve Days of Christmas

There are so many versions of the Twelve Days of Christmas that it's nearly impossible to choose. I like ones that are very funny: A Porcupine in a Pine Tree, spectacular: The 12 Days of Christmas: A Pop-up Celebration, or unique to a place or region: Bluenose Twelve Days of Christmas.  So I was happy to find these two books, which celebrate the people and customs of Africa.

The 12 Days of Christmas
by Rachel Isadora

The lively, colourful collage illustrations make this book a joy.

A Stork in a Baobab Tree: An African 12 Days of Christmas 
by Catherine House and Polly Alakija

The unique verse is supplemented by descriptions of African customs, artwork, food, and clothing.

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