Cyndi Lou finds herself in a quite a fix when her beau, Billy Ray, tries to secure her affection with an assortment of Christmas gifts. This sounds like a pretty good deal for Cyndi Lou and her Memaw, but when the gifts go on for twelve days straight and include such Christmas “treasures” as razorback hogs, live catfish, and a dozen possums, it’s hard for Cyndi Lou to really get into the Christmas spirit. What with all of the armadillos and those Nascar racers taking up residence in the double-wide, is it any wonder the sheriff has to put Memaw in the sanitarium? This enchantingly fractured version of the well-known rhyme for adults will truly “bless your heart!”
About the Author
Librarian Nancy Allen is devoted to celebrating the unique attractions of Southern culture. She earned a BA in psychology at the University of Washington and a teaching certificate for special education and educational psychology at Saint Martin’s College. A talented musician, Allen is a member of the American Library Association, the Arkansas Library Association, and several community arts organizations. She and her husband live in Conway, Arkansas, a place very close to Cyndi Lou's hometown.
About the Illustrator
After obtaining her BFA in Fine Arts and Illustration from Brigham Young University, Apryl Stott moved to New York City, where she interned in publishing. She enjoys living in Nevada with her husband and two daughters.
DOWN HOME TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
Written by Nancy Allen
Illustrated by Apryl Stott
HUMOR / General
32 pp. 8 x 8 31 illus.