Sunday, November 23, 2008
The Twelve Days of Christmas- Illustrator Study
We all know the story of the Twelve Days of Christmas. Normally, the story is told in a song. It goes on and on about what a suitor is giving to his maiden on each of the twelve days before Christmas. We hear this song over and over again as the Christmas holiday approaches. It seems to be a favorite of just about everyone. Jan Brett makes the song come alive in her book, The Twelve Days of Christmas. It goes through each of the twelve days and illustrates exactly what the suitor says he is going to bring his maiden in the song. Not only does the reader get the joy of singing along, but they also are able to see the love story unfold as the gifts are presented. People do not normally read too much into to the words when they are singing the song. It is amazing to actually see the amount of gifts that are bought during these twelve days. I think that this book would be fantastic for children because they may not know what some of the things that are being sung about are. I know that when I was growing up I did not know what a partridge was. Seeing the illustrations in this book would allow the song to come to life for anyone who is reading it.