Best-selling Paws IV illustrator Shannon Cartwright is back with this charming children's book based on the infectious rhythms of the classic song 'The Twelve Days of Christmas.' Here, the famous 'partridge in a pear tree' becomes a 'black bear in a spruce tree,' while the fifth day of summer in Alaska yields everything from swans and wood frogs to bald eagles and moose.
Count Alaska’s famous wild animals while singing along to the well-known tune of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” On each page, more and more animals appear, starting with starting with a single bear in a spruce tree and growing until animals are everywhere, waiting to be discovered and counted.
About the Author
Pat Chamberlin-Calamar has taught everything from music and English in Denmark to folk guitar and parent-toddler classes. She and her husband, Don, spend summers in Talkeetna, Alaska.
Shannon Cartwright arrived in Alaska in 1972 after graduating from the University of Michigan School of Architecture and Design. She has spent most of her Alaska years living in the bush, away from the road system, and has never owned a TV or a computer and communicates by satellite phone and US mail. Cartwright has traveled all over the state working on a set-net site in Bristol Bay, driving horse-pack trips, guiding in the Alaska Range and Brooks Range, researching book projects, and traveling between her cabins by train, skis, snowmobiles, and horses. She expresses her love of Alaska through the 28 children's books she has illustrated, seven of which she has also written.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In this take on "The 12 Days of Christmas", children will learn about the animal population of Alaska, and how they enjoy the short summer break that comes to the state. Underneath the song lyrics are helpful facts about the animals being shown.
We gave this book to our 9 year old granddaughter as a preview for our trip to Alaska with her and her parents this summer. Singing the "Twelve Days of Christmas" has been a favorite tradition every year and now we have a different version to enjoy together.