Sunday, November 5, 2017

Christmas Book Advent Ideas: Pick a Pine Tree by Patricia Toht (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Pick a Pine Tree

I really enjoyed sharing this book with my girls the other day. Even though we have yet to go and tag a pine tree and cut down for Christmas, we do enjoy the whole putting the tree process.  And, as part of Bella's birthday weekend next weekend, we will be putting up our Christmas tree so that we can enjoy a little longer than usual.  Usually we put the tree up after Thanksgiving dinner, but it seems right after turkey dinner, the holidays speed by in a blink of an eye, and then we are left with finding new spots for toys Santa bringing and taking down the tree to start the new year.

This story is written in a fun short rhyming scheme that delighted my girls.  And, the illustrations were beautifully done.  I loved how the illustrations spread out over two pages so that you have a full canvas to admire the festive illustrations.

With the holidays fast approaching this book is sure to get family's into the holiday spirit and get them excited about visiting their local tree farm to choose the perfect tree, or putting up your Christmas tree and looking through all your favorite ornaments recounting memories from holiday's past.

"Pick a Pine Tree" by Patricia Toht is a perfect addition to holiday book advents, and one book that you and your family will look forward to reading for years to come.

More about this book:

"Part of the magic of the Christmas season stems from the traditions that families and friends take part in every year: hanging up stockings; putting lights in the windows; and, one of the most important of all, picking out and taking home the Christmas tree. 

With style and warmth, debut author Patricia Toht and Jarvis, the author-illustrator of Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth, evoke all the rituals of decorating the tree — digging out boxes jam-packed with ornaments and tree trimmings, stringing tinsel, and, at long last, turning on those twinkling lights. Joyously drawn and rhythmically written, this celebration of family, friends, and the holiday season is as merry as the tradition it depicts.

A festive read-aloud brimming with all the joy and excitement of Christmastime — beginning, of course, with picking out a tree!"

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick (September 19, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763695718
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763695712
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.3 x 10.9 inches


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Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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