The Twelve Days of Christmas by Britta Teckentrup

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Britta Teckentrup’s attractive folk-style illustrations feature two pixies, and an innovative peep-through cut-out technique that increases to show the number of gifts given on each day (starting with a partridge and finishing with the drummers). A fun and unusual introduction to counting. (Ages 2–5)
~ Fiona Lafferty


The Twelve Days of Christmas by Britta Teckentrup

Introduce children to the traditional song, The Twelve Days of Christmas, in this beautiful new book, featuring illustrations by Britta Teckentrup. The peep-through pages reveal each new Christmas gift, creating a stunning layered effect. A perfect gift for your true love!


It would make a wonderful gift, one to keep in the Christmas books box and bring back out every year. It's delightful. The Book Bag

About the Author

Britta Teckentrup

Britta Teckentrup is an award winning illustrator, author and fine artist. She was born in Hamburg, growing up in a town called Wuppertal. She moved to London in 1988 to study illustration and fine art at St Martin’s College and the Royal College of Art.

Britta is the author and illustrator of many well-loved books for children, including the bestselling The Memory Tree, The Odd One Out and Grumpy Cat, which was selected by the Booktrust’s Bookstart scheme - 250,000 copies to be distributed to families throughout the UK.

Britta has written and illustrated over 80 children’s picture books which have been published in over
20 different countries. Her fine art work has been frequently exhibited at her London gallery and at
art fairs all over the world. After 17 years in the UK Britta now lives and works in Berlin with her Scottish
husband, son Vincent and their old cat, Oskar.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

1st September 2014



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