This companion to Twelve Days of Winter is another book to read or sing along with children. In this reimagined version of “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” wildlife is observed during summer. The animals enjoy warmer weather, the blooming of flowers, and sunny days. Summer is also a busy time for animal parents who are wrangling their little ones. “On the first day of summer we looked around to see a black bear in an oak tree.”Can you find a curious chipmunk watching other animals enjoying the summer?
Sherri Maret is a former English teacher/library media specialist. Her book, The Cloud Artist: A Choctaw Tale, published by The RoadRunner Press was a finalist for First Nation Communities Read Award, Oklahoma Book Award, and Writers' League of Texas Book Award. She is also the author of Lela and the Butterflies (Muddy Boots, 2020) and Twelve Days of Winter (Muddy Boots, 2022) She lives in Walla Walla, Washington.
Thomas Hilley is the illustrator of several picture books for children. He has worked with author Sherri Maret on two previous books: The Book of Untold Stories: Fourteen Prompts to Spark the Imagination and Twelve Days of Winter. Although most of his work is drawn digitally, he is inspired by old woodcut prints and scratchboard drawings. Thomas lives in Oklahoma and enjoys looking for animals while hiking and spending time outside.