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The Essential Colorado Christmas Book: The Twelve Days of Christmas in Colorado

November 27, 2011

The Twelve Days of Christmas in Colorado
written by Linda Ashman, illustrated by Dawn Beacon
Sterling Children’s Books, 2011
picture book

Sophie gets a letter from her cousin, Zach, who lives in Colorado. He tells her all the fun things they’ll do when Sophie visits for Christmas! The rest of the books is letters from Sophie to her mom and dad, sharing all the fun things she sees and does in Colorado — accompanied by beautifully illustrated pictures and Ashman’s Colorado version of the familiar song, The 12 Days of Christmas.

On the first day of Christmas,
my cousin game to me . . .

a bunting in a spruce tree.

Sophie sees a Bighorn Sheep at the Denver Zoo, the Blue Bear at the Convention Center, Pike’s Peak, the Great Sand Dunes, Leadville, caves in Glenwood Springs, and a replica of Bent’s Old Fort, . . . among other things.

She makes snow sculptures, earns her junior ranger badge at  Mesa Verde, learns to ride a horse, and tries skiing.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, 
my cousin gave to me . . .

12 skiers swooshing
11 horses prancing,
10 covered wagons,
9 woven baskets,
8 dinos roaming, . . .

It’s a fantastic book for those of us who love Colorado and want to share that with our kids! Don’t you want to run out and buy it right now for your Colorado kiddos? I highly recommend you include this book in your gift giving this year!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 28, 2011 7:58 pm

    I love the book. The 12 Days part of the book is perfect for my son, while he’ll grow into the letters.

  2. August 19, 2013 11:43 pm

    Greetings! Very useful advice in this particular article!
    It’s the little changes that produce the greatest changes. Thanks a lot for sharing!

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