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PreS-Gr 3—What is a holiday roundup without a new Twelve Days of Christmas title? Griffin's version of the song is distinctive for its lovely hand-sewn, mixed-media collages and its international representation. She includes all of the traditional cumulative verses but broadens the appeal by depicting the 10 pipers piping in India and nine drummers drumming in Malawi. The stunning artwork incorporates embroidery, beads, bric-a-brac, and stamps on each ornate but carefully composed spread. Back matter includes the history and religious significance of the song and explanations of holiday traditions and decorations and offers extensions. Children and budding crafters will pore over the pages and might even come up with some creative DIY decorations of their own. VERDICT A solid addition that should inspire collectors and makers of all stripes.—Luann Toth, School Library Journal