Over here in Canada we have our own versions of 'The Twelve Days of Christmas'. 'The Twelve Days of Christmas in Canada' is a great book for children to celebrate Canadiana and to learn more about Canada. (The adult version would be the song from Bob & Doug...) Written by Ellen Warwick and illustrated by Kim Smith, 'The Twelve Days of Christmas in Canada' includes many items and animals that people may think of when picturing life in Canada.
"When Juliette spends Christmas with her cousin Theo in Canada, she is in for a delightful surprise. Not only does Theo have a special gift for each of the twelve days of Christmas, he also has quite an itinerary planned. From St. John's, Newfoundland, the easternmost city in North America, to the Enchanted Forest Holiday Light Tour at the Saskatoon Forest Farm Park and Zoo, Grace's vacation is jam-packed with exciting trips that teach her all about the country."
12 items of Christmas:
A loon in a maple tree
2 mummer's masks
4 fiddles wild
5 golden bagels
6 Mounties marching
You'll have to read the book to find out the rest of the items...hockey is included....
I must admit that I had to look up what a "mummers mask" is...but this Canadian knows what all of the other items are....
During a visit, I was amused as I made tea and listened to my sister sing the 12 items to my 2 year old nephew. He enjoyed the images of the animals and the hockey players. My girls will enjoy hearing this story over and over during this holiday season.
The new rule in our house as stated by Maddie is: the person reading the book out loud must sing the 12 items of Christmas. This allows for lots of laughs as our voices crack with the high notes...well except for my Husband who can sing.
Also included in the book are facts about: Some Amazing Canadians, Awesome Canadian Inventions, Cool Canadian Records, Wacky Canadian Landmarks, Astounding Canadian History, and Glorious Canadian Nature.
To buy 'The Twelve Days of Christmas in Canada' take a look at Amazon.ca, and Amazon.com.
I received a copy of 'The Twelve Days of Christmas in Canada' for my review. All opinions and reviews are my own.