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The 12 Days of Christmas: The Story Behind a Favorite Christmas Song

The 12 Days of Christmas: The Story Behind a Favorite Christmas Song


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You and your children can discover the Christian symbolism behind the classic Christmas carol “The 12 Days of Christmas” in this vibrantly illustrated picture book. The true meaning behind the twelve days between Christmas and Epiphany are explored throughout, making it a perfect addition to any holiday family reading tradition.

From a partridge in a pear tree to twelve drummers drumming, The 12 Days of Christmas unpacks the real meaning behind the popular Christmas song. Inside you will find:

  • the historical facts and Christian story behind each day’s gift that both educate and entertain
  • gorgeous, full-color illustrations that will engage readers 4-8 as well as adults
  • an Ideas for Celebrating page that help you enjoy holiday activities with your loved ones all season long

In addition, this book is ideal for:

  • Christmas gift giving for boys and girls, as well as holiday gift exchanges
  • Family devotions or group readings during Christmas and Advent
  • Helping children focus on Jesus at Christmas
  • Teaching kids about core Christian beliefs

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310722830
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Publication date: 09/25/2011
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 879,481
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Helen Haidle is an award-winning author of more than 30 children’s books including What Would Jesus Do?, What Did Jesus Promise?, and He is Alive. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband David.

Laura Knorr is a freelance illustrator who received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Ringling School of Art and Design. This is her second children's book. Laura lives in Commerce, Georgia, with her husband, five cats, and Charlie the dog.

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