The 13 Dog Days of Christmas Paperback by Melanie Johnston (Author), Bob Reedy (Illustrator) #Review #HolidayGiftGuide



I knew as soon as I saw the cover that this was the perfect book for my daughter Paige because she is obsessed with animals! We would have a whole house full of dogs if it were left up to her so The 13 Dog Days of Christmas was a perfect selection for her!

This cute spin on the classic song the Twelve Days of Christmas is adorable for dog lovers! They will get a kick out of all the different kinds of dogs, what they are doing and their adorable illustrations.

It also happens to be a great learning tool for counting and for memorization since they previous numbers repeat themselves just like in the song until you have gone through all 13 Dog Days of Christmas!

This book cleverly spoofs the book by staying close to the song but putting a doggie spin on it! For example instead of five golden rings it was five golden retrievers. I actually looked up the lyrics to the song because I couldn’t remember it all and was so impressed by how Johnston was able to get so close to the song using dogs!

The big question is why 13 days instead of 12? Well I can’t give away the ending now can I? Get a copy of The 13 Dog Days of Christmas for the doggie lover in your life this Christmas!


About the Book

Merriam Press Children No. 1
First Edition, 2015

A children’s counting book based on the “Twelve Days of Christmas” song, “On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a Pug snoring by a Pear Tree…”

A variety of dogs are amusingly illustrated – Pug, Basset Hound, French Bulldog, Cocker Spaniel, Golden Retriever, Scottie, Setter, Lab, Dalmation, Dachshund, Boxer, and puppies. The colorful illustrations were especially commissioned for this work.

Your child, and the child in you, will thoroughly enjoy this wonderful variation on a Christmas classic.

Part of the proceeds from this book go to Tony LaRussa’s Animal Rescue Foundation, ARF!


For more great gift ideas visit the 2015 Holiday Gift Guide



The IE Mommy

The IE Mommy

I am a stay at home mom of three; ages 7, 6 and 1! I love doing product reviews and finding the best things to use for my family. Reading and writing have always been my passions so this allows me to incorporate them with the things that mean the most to me!
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