You may have heard of the old traditional rhyme ‘The 12 Days Of Christmas,” but have you heard of ‘The Jersey 12 Days Of Christmas?’ Over the past year I have illustrated and written my own version of this rhyme into a little picture book. The words and illustrations include many typical icons of Jersey’s heritage. The book is ideal for younger children and can be used as an early reader or counting book! It is also ideal for the elder generation to share with their younger family members or friends, so they can share their own knowledge of Jersey traditions.
Here is an extract;
On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me…
A puffin in a pear tree.
On the second day of Chritmas, my true love sent to me…
2 Jersey cows
And a puffin a pear tree.
On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me…
3 ormer shells
2 Jersey cows
And a puffin in a pear tree.
© text copyright 2012 Ramona Davey
It is now available at the following shopping outlets in Jersey, Channel Islands:
It is also available on itunes bookstore as a free interactive ebook here: The Jersey 12 Days Of Christmas. The inside title page and each illustration makes a sound when you tap on the image. The final illustration has 12 sounds.
The 12 days of Christmas have alos been known as Christmastide or Twelvetide. The first day of Christmas starts on Christmas Day, 25th December and the 12th day of Christmas ends on January 5th. To find out more about this here – Wikipedia.
I would love to hear any feedback from readers who have the ebook or bought/ received the paperbook!