On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to one of your lists.
Please login or register to use this feature.
9781551437354_cover Enlarge Cover View Excerpt
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $9.95
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
published: Mar 2007
ISBN:9781551437354

The Twelve Days of Summer

by Jan Andrews, illustrated by Susan R. Jolliffe

reviews: 1
tagged:
add a tag
Please login or register to use this feature.
seasons, counting & numbers
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $9.95
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
published: Mar 2007
ISBN:9781551437354
Description

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 grouse...This is a story to delight and engage children and adults alike.

About the Authors
Jan Andrews is a well-known author and storyteller who has been nominated for the Governor General’s Award three times. She has written books that have become classics, including Very Last First Time (illustrated by Ian Wallace), The Auction (illustrated by Karen Reczuch) and Out of the Everywhere: Tales for a New World (illustrated by Simon Ng). She is the founding president of the Storytellers of Canada and has performed at festivals and in concert throughout Canada and the U.S., as well as in Australia and England.
Author profile page >

"Susan Rennick Jolliffe of Ottawa, Ontario alighted into the world of children's books after many years as a visual artist. She is known for her humorous and beautiful transformations of what most people consider junk."
Author profile page >
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
6 to 8
Grade:
p to 3
Reading age:
4 to 8
Awards
  • Commended, CCBC Our Choice
Editorial Reviews

"The illustrations are superb...lushly beautiful and humorous at the same time."

— Resource Links

"A classic picture book in that its pictures can absolutely absorb a child while an adult reads aloud."

— Times Colonist

Out of print

This edition is not currently available in bookstores. Check your local library or search for used copies at Abebooks.

Reader Reviews

Sign Up or Sign In to add your review or comment.
Canadian Children's  Book Centre
Librarian review

The Twelve Days of Summer

On my first day of summer, the sunshine brought to me… And so the delight begins. Page by page, creatures gather in a beautiful garden, celebrating summer and the life cycle.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Canadian Children’s Book News. 2006.

Related Blog Posts

Other Titles by Jan Andrews

Dear Canada: Winter of Peril

Dear Canada: Winter of Peril

The Newfoundland Diary of Sophie Loveridge, Mairie's Cove, New-Found-Land, 1721
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover
More Info

Other Titles by Susan R. Jolliffe

Lady Ginny's Tea Parties

Lady Ginny's Tea Parties

edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
More Info

User Activity

X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...