Australian Twelve Days of Christmas

Illustrator: Heath McKenzie

Binding: Board Book

Imprint: Black Dog Books

Age 3+

Picture Books

New board book edition.

A well-known Christmas song given a distinctly Australian feel - everything from kookaburras to sharks to Tassie devils! It's December in Australia and the days are getting warmer. When a young woman receives a kookaburra up a gum tree from her true love, it's a sign that Christmas is on the way.


Heath McKenzie is a much-loved and highly successful Melbourne-based children s book illustrator whose work ranges from early childhood picture books to YA novel covers. The funniest illustrator not on the stand-up circuit, and much in demand for his school appearances, Heath learned the alphabet a little while ago and can still remember it all to this day!


The Australian Twelve Days of Christmas, puts an Aussie slant on the old song, with partridges and maids a milking replaced with a kookaburra up a gum tree, wombats, possums and, of course, flies…This is a fun Christmas offering which will appeal to Aussie kids, but would also make a novel gift for overseas friends and family.

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