Ian Beck's delicate, nostalgic illustrations are known and loved throughout the world. His work evokes a gentle ideal of childhood in the tradition of Kate Greenaway and Edward Ardizzone, and his books for young children are full of humour and fun, while at the same time oozing old world charm. Ian Beck is one of this country's most popular and admired author/illustrators and his books have sold over a million copies.
There are 24 pages in this book. This is a picture book. A picture book uses pictures and text to tell the story. The number of words varies from zero ('wordless') to around 1k over 32 pages. Picture books are typically aimed at young readers (age 3-6) but can also be aimed at older children (7+). This book was published 2002 by Oxford University Press .
Ian Beck is widely published and titles for other publishers include Lost in the Snow, Lost on the Beach, and Home Before Dark.
This book contains the following story:
The Twelve Days of Christmas
The cumulative Christmas song which lists the gifts of Christmas, finishing with:- On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: 12 Drummers Drumming, 11 Pipers Piping, 10 Lords a Leaping, 9 Ladies Dancing, 8 Maids a Milking, 7 Swans a Swimming, 6 Geese a Laying, 5 Gold Rings, 4 Calling Birds, 3 French Hens, 2 Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear Tree.