Bluey: 12 Days of Christmas
24pp., board book., RRP $A19.99
What better way to start a new countdown of Christmas books than with a story about the 12 days of Christmas, although this is more familiar than the traditional version emanating from France and originally published in English in 1780.For this one features the preschoolers’ favourite Bluey and a collection of iconic Australian creatures, objects and familiar faces…
On the second day of Christmas, Verandah Santa gave to me… 2 magpies and a fruit bat in a mango tree.
While there have been a number of Australian versions of the carol over the years, put Bluey in a book and it doesn’t need much more to be an instant hit but team it with the excitement and anticipation of Santa coming and this is a great way to engage them in a range or countdown activities, especially if it is used as an advent calendar with just one tab being explored each day!