Joy always looks forward to Christmas, but this year it's definitely going to be different. It's her little brother's first Christmas, and he's ruining everything! He steals candy canes, he ruins surprises, he makes everything smelly - this year is going to have the worst twelve days of Christmas ever!
The Worst Twelve Days of Christmas is a fresh take on the old Christmas carol. I really loved the illustrations by Ryan Wood. You could definitely see that even though things were going wrong, this was a home full of love and warmth. Joy in particular was a well-rendered character. Although the ending of the book is a bit predictable, it's a fun rhyming read of holiday fun and sibling relationships.
Find it at IndieBound.
Read it with:
Pecan Pie Baby by Jacqueline Woodson
The Hog Prince by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
The Twelve Days of Christmas by Gennady Spirin