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Publisher Comments:

"On the first day of Christmas

My true love gave to me

A partridge in a pear tree."

For many centuries young and old alike have been singing about the maids a- milking, the lords a-leaping, and a partridge in a pear tree. A Christmas carol, a parlor game, and a delightful counting song-The Twelve Days of Christmas- is indeed a favorite of the holiday season.

In this book, sumptuously illustrated by Jan Brett, all the splendid images of The Twelve Days of Christmas come joyously alive. Look closely and you'll see not only the extravagant gifts given by a suitor to his lady, but a love story, a family's busy Christmas preparations, "Merry Christmas" in eleven languages, and a veritable menagerie of charming creatures.

Jan Brett's exquisitely detailed illustrations so rich in traditional folk motifs, make this book a visual treat to be enjoyed over and over again.

Review:

"Tired of being asked to do chores, Rollo, 'a very wild troll,' runs away from home in Brett's (The 3 Little Dassies) atmospheric holiday adventure. Set in the mountains of Sweden, the book introduces a cast of naturalistic woodland animals, portrayed in intricate detail in Brett's watercolor and gouache paintings. As Rollo befriends various animal families (that more or less tolerate his presence), borders resembling birch bark depict the goings-on back home, where his family obviously misses him, and preview which creatures he will next encounter. The reformed Rollo's homecoming, just in time for Christmas celebrations, is foregone yet no less heartwarming. Ages 3 — 5." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

A wild little troll runs away from home because he doesn't want to do his chores. Rollo tries living with various woodland animals, but he finds out that there is no place like home, and returns to his family just in time for "the best Christmas ever."

Among the animals who take him in are an owl family, a mother bear and two rambunctious cubs, some playful river otters, a hungry lynx and a friendly moose family.

Jan Brett creates an irresistible, mischievous character that kids will recognize in themselves. Jan transports us to a glorious Scandinavian landscape where a beautiful fall turns into a magnificent snowy winter. Her signature borders depict the troll family missing Rollo, and animals as appealing as those found in The Mitten.

A warm, fun-loving Christmas picture book for families to share and love and laugh over together.

About the Author

Jan Brett (www.janbrett.com) is the beloved New York Times bestselling author/illustrator of many books for children. She lives in Norwell, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399256530
Author:
Brett, Jan
Publisher:
Putnam Publishing Group
Subject:
Holidays & Festivals - Christmas
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-General
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to K
Language:
English
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11.3 x 10.4 x 0.43 in 1.23 lb
Age Level:
from 2

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Product details 32 pages Putnam Publishing Group - English 9780399256530 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Tired of being asked to do chores, Rollo, 'a very wild troll,' runs away from home in Brett's (The 3 Little Dassies) atmospheric holiday adventure. Set in the mountains of Sweden, the book introduces a cast of naturalistic woodland animals, portrayed in intricate detail in Brett's watercolor and gouache paintings. As Rollo befriends various animal families (that more or less tolerate his presence), borders resembling birch bark depict the goings-on back home, where his family obviously misses him, and preview which creatures he will next encounter. The reformed Rollo's homecoming, just in time for Christmas celebrations, is foregone yet no less heartwarming. Ages 3 — 5." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , A wild little troll runs away from home because he doesn't want to do his chores. Rollo tries living with various woodland animals, but he finds out that there is no place like home, and returns to his family just in time for "the best Christmas ever."

Among the animals who take him in are an owl family, a mother bear and two rambunctious cubs, some playful river otters, a hungry lynx and a friendly moose family.

Jan Brett creates an irresistible, mischievous character that kids will recognize in themselves. Jan transports us to a glorious Scandinavian landscape where a beautiful fall turns into a magnificent snowy winter. Her signature borders depict the troll family missing Rollo, and animals as appealing as those found in The Mitten.

A warm, fun-loving Christmas picture book for families to share and love and laugh over together.

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