A BELLBIRD IN A FLAME TREE by Kilmeny Niland

A BELLBIRD IN A FLAME TREE

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Age Range: 3 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Substituting Australian creatures for the traditional accumulation in ``The Twelve Days of Christmas,'' a talented illustrator creates an appealing alternate version of an old favorite. ``Twelve koalas clowning...ten dingoes dancing, nine numbats knitting,'' etc. are rendered in lovingly precise detail, with lively action that takes place against attractive greeting- card-style scenes. Music included; the whole crowd reappears on a last page, arranged to form a Christmas tree and to provide an extra chance to count the animals. Not essential, but pleasingly whimsical and inventive. (Picture book. 3-8)

Pub Date: Oct. 21st, 1991
ISBN: 0-688-10797-4
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Morrow/HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15th, 1991