The Twelve Birdies of Christmas
Written and Illustrated By: Jennifer Sattler
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Publication Date: August 2020
Reviewed by: Ellen Feld
Review Date: September 2020
Christmas is coming and it's time to celebrate with song and merriment. In author Jennifer Sattler's new board book for very young children, the tradition of song is brought to life with a very funny version of The Twelve Days of Christmas.
The Twelve Birdies of Christmas gives a complete countdown of all twelve days, as per the original song. On the first page, we meet one very adorable, and funny, birdie "...in a Santa Claus beard." Turn the page and instead of seeing two turtle doves, we're greeted by two purple doves. And on the book goes all the way to twelve birdies drumming.
Author Jennifer Sattler is also the illustrator for this board book and she did a fantastic job of bringing a bunch of giggling birdies to life. Children will absolutely love the silly birds and their exploits and will likely want this book read over and over again at Christmas, and perhaps during the rest of the year too.
Quill says: The Twelve Birdies of Christmas is an absolute winner in this year's seasonal offerings.