Book Review: The Worst Twelve Days of Christmas by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

Today’s holiday book review is The Worst Twelve Days of Christmas by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen. Here’s what it’s about:

In this spirited reworking of the classic song “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” Joy has to deal with her first Christmas with a new baby brother—and nothing could be worse. He drools on the ornaments and ruins the presents, he eats all the cookies and smashes the snowmen, and he’s on the verge of taking over the whole holiday. Joy’s patience runs out as the baby’s mishaps pile up. A sweet surprise turns the tables on Joy, who eventually appreciates what her baby brother adds to the holiday.

Fabulous illustrations by Ryan Wood really make the book much more enjoyable. The remaking of the song into a story about a baby’s first Christmas, interfering with his older sister is funny in places. There’s something a little different in this one, which added to my love of the book.

My Grade: A-

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