Christmas Tree!

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If you were a Christmas tree,
what kind of tree would you be?
A mighty tree or a tiny tree?
A city tree or a country tree?
A tree with curious features or a tree made just for creatures?

Voyaging from cities to plains and in renderings of things miniature to grand, Wendell and Florence Minor lead young ...

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Overview

If you were a Christmas tree,
what kind of tree would you be?
A mighty tree or a tiny tree?
A city tree or a country tree?
A tree with curious features or a tree made just for creatures?

Voyaging from cities to plains and in renderings of things miniature to grand, Wendell and Florence Minor lead young readers on an imaginative journey across America in tribute to one of our most beloved symbols — the Christmas tree.

Christmas trees come in all shapes and sizes and can be found in almost any setting, but there is only one "best" Christmas tree.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In Christmas Tree! by Florence Minor, illus. by husband Wendell Minor, readers are asked, "What kind of tree do you think you could be?" A "high" tree is pictured as the torch on the Statue of Liberty, while a wedge of Swiss cheese serves as a "small" tree in a mouse hole. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
If you could be a Christmas tree, what kind would you be? In simple verse with colorful paintings, many options are presented. Fanciful decorations complement the theme of each illustration and verse; for example, a fire hydrant ornament appears on the page with "a tree just for dogs," whereas the next page has a fish ornament destined for the tree for cats. As the book concludes, the best tree is the one that is your own. The endnotes present the history of Christmas trees. The endpapers contain a geometric pattern of fir trees, which carries through the rest of the book as well. A handsome book but not compelling enough to become a new classic. 2005, Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins, and Ages 2 to 4.
—Dr. Judy Rowen
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060560348
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/27/2005
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 945,588
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Florence Minor is the author of Christmas Tree!, illustrated by Wendell Minor, which Kirkus Reviews praised for its "imaginative Christmas trees and poetic, rhyming text." If You Were a Penguin, her second collaboration with Wendell, was selected by Pennsylvania for its "One Book, Every Young Child" early literacy program. If You Were a Panda Bear is her third picture book for children.

Wendell Minor is the illustrator of more than fifty award-winning picture books for children, including Mojave by Diane Siebert, Abe Lincoln Remembers by Ann Turner, The Seashore Book by Charlotte Zolotow, and the New York Times bestseller Reaching for the Moon by Buzz Aldrin, as well as numerous books about the outdoors with his frequent collaborator, Jean Craighead George, including their classic Everglades.

The Minors live in Connecticut, where they share their home and studio with their cats, Sofie and Cindercat.

Wendell Minor has illustrated numerous award-winning picture books, including Sierra by Diane Siebert, Reaching for the Moon by Buzz Aldrin, and America the Beautiful, based on the poem by Katharine Lee Bates. Mr. Minor's art has been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Norman Rockwell Museum, among other prestigious institutions. He lives in rural Connecticut with his wife and their two cats, Cindercat and Sofie.

Wendell Minor has illustrated numerous award-winning picture books, including Sierra by Diane Siebert, Reaching for the Moon by Buzz Aldrin, and America the Beautiful, based on the poem by Katharine Lee Bates. Mr. Minor's art has been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Norman Rockwell Museum, among other prestigious institutions. He lives in rural Connecticut with his wife and their two cats, Cindercat and Sofie.

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