cover image Twelve Days of Christmas

Twelve Days of Christmas

Sophie Windhan. Putnam Publishing Group, $13.95 (28pp) ISBN 978-0-399-21327-4

The holiday song becomes a game of memorization with the addition of flaps on each page. Care has been taken to make each under-the-flap picture slightly different, so that readers hunting for the partridge in the pear tree, for example, will find an array of perspectives of the bird. Windham's sense of humor will appeal to children: her three French hens sport berets and bandannas; her 10 pipers are angels piping amidst heavenly clouds. The illustrations are reminiscent of Currier & Ives combined with stenciled folk art. A charming presentation. (All ages