Little Christmas Tree

Little Christmas Tree

by Jessica Courtney-Tickle

Board Book

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"Courtney-Tickle’s friendly digital illustrations teem with life, while the sparkly, snow-dappled trees and lift-the-flap surprises are pleasantly reminiscent of an Advent calendar." – Publishers Weekly (starred review)

One white and snowy night, a little Christmas tree stands alone in the forest. Everything is white and lifeless. As the night goes on, there are signs of life: an orange fox, a red-breasted robin, a cloud of fireflies. By the end of the book, the little Christmas tree is transformed by nature. Another glorious lift-the-flap exploration of nature in the same series as Little Tree and Little Honeybee.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781536203110
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 10/16/2018
Pages: 12
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 11.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 2 - 5 Years

About the Author

Jessica Courtney-Tickle is an illustrator, writer, and creative based in Cambridge, U.K. She creates her work through a combination of watercolor, gouache, and digital drawing.

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Little Christmas Tree 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ChatWithVera More than 1 year ago
This is such a sweet book. It is a large sturdy board book that is safe in little hands. Yet it is designed to enthrall the little ones. There are fascinating lift-the-flap opportunities and when you lift a flap you discover an object or a creature. It is nice that the flaps' underside has the word for what you discover. Some of the flaps are very small and you must look closely to discover them all. Nice! The book is lovely with the woodland illustrations and creatures highlighted with touches of silver embossing. Lends a nice pretty touch. I like that the tree remains in the forest. Uncut. Undecorated except with the glitter of snow and ice alight from the light of Moon or Sun. Lovely. The story is a poem and reads very nicely with good cadence and rhyme. Love it because this method of story telling captures the child's imagination, ensures later recall, and promotes a love of poetry. I highly recommend this as a Winter-Season book and not simply a Christmas book. Be sure you look for this one. I received a complimentary copy from the publisher to facilitate this review. Opinions are mine alone and are freely given.