HILARY KNIGHT'S THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Hilary--Adapt. & Illus. Knight

HILARY KNIGHT'S THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Knight makes the true loves of the song two bears, as a woodsman-like Benjamin bears gifts from his log cabin to the larger, storybook home of domestic Belinda. The gifts are also animals--pussycat milkmaids, rabbit drummers, pig ladies leaping, frog lords a-leaping, and, in a switch from the usual pipers, fox fiddlers fiddling. As Benjamin comes down the hill with one gift after another, we see a bustling Belinda making preserves from the pears, gathering eggs from the hens, and generally preparing herself and her home--until the twelfth day, when Benjamin is invited in to a dressed-up Belinda's ""christmas Fair"": a foldout extravaganza featuring the gifts as products and performers. With all the bustle and build-up, and a visual sub-plot in which a persistent raccoon finds his true love in Belinda's garbage can, it's consistently diverting, if sometimes cloyingly cute. In other words, another Hilary Knight production.

Pub Date: Sept. 28th, 1981
Publisher: Macmillan