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Christmas Tree!
     

Christmas Tree!

by Florence Minor, Wendell Minor (Illustrator)
 

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

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.

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Kirkus Reviews
Imaginative Christmas trees of unusual sizes and materials are the focus of this holiday story for younger children with retro art that points adult readers back to the 1950s. This 50s flair in the illustrations includes artistic choices of hard edges, simple shapes and deep colors, with a complementary typeface set in gray with contrasting initial capitals in deep red. The poetic, rhyming text asks the reader in just a few words per page to imagine different kinds of trees: held aloft by the Statue of Liberty or attached to the mast of a sailboat, decorated with food items for animals, or made of cheese for a family of mice, or a tree comprised of swans flying in formation. The conclusion points out that the best Christmas tree, of course, is the decorated tree in your own home. A final page of supplementary information offers some interesting facts about the history of Christmas trees. (Picture book. 3-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060560355
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/27/2005
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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 hasillustrated 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 hasillustrated 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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