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 sparrowís 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 grouseÖ This is a story to delight and engage children and adults alike.
"The busy, hypervigilent compositions are both entertaining and eye-filling."
"The illustrations are superb...lushly beautiful and humorous at the same time."
"The illustrations are really wonderful, full of detail."
"Students will like looking at it."
"Young listeners will enjoy poring over the illustrations...and seeing if they can spot a man-made item that this clever illustrator has tucked into each picture."
"The text has a lovely lilt to it, and Susan Jolliffe's illustrations offer plenty for the senses as well as the counting part of the brain."
"Each page offers up a surprise."
"This will be a popular read-aloud addition in your collection."
"A very enjoyable book."
"Richly illustrated...A classic picture book in that its pictures can absolutely absorb a child while an adult reads aloud. It's a great way to count your way through summer."
"A definite purchase for every library."
"Colorful illustrations accompany the singable...text."
"The pages seem to shift and shimmer with the swoops of birds and the twirling of flowers."
"This is one of those books that could be useful in so many ways, that it's a must-have!"