Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The Vibrant Retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s THE LITTLE FIR TREE is a Must Read This Holiday Season (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.

If you are looking some new holiday books to add to your family's collection to sure as you count down to Christmas, I highly recommend checking out the recent release, "The Little Fir Tree" which is a retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's story.  One of the reasons I love this new picture book is the message the story tells -- for you to be happy with the way that you are, and not try and change yourself to fit in or be liked.  You may think that if you are different your life would be much better, most oftentimes time you will find yourself disappointed, as you lose yourself along in the way in changing to fit in, just like the little fir tree did in this story.  He longed to see the world, but when he was cut down he finds out the world isn't what he had imagined.

About the book:

"Deep in the forest, there lived a beautiful little fir tree who longed to see the world. When the tree is taken to town at Christmas, it feels like all his dreams have come true. But what will happen the day after? Find out in this beautifully illustrated modern retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s festive tale. 

When he was surrounded by the splendor of nature, the little fir tree could only think about what he wasn’t and what he didn’t have and couldn’t see. After the initial excitement of venturing out, though, he finds that the world isn’t quite what he expected.

As the story of the little fir tree unfolds – brought to enchanting life with the colorful, folk art–inspired artwork of acclaimed author/illustrator Christopher Corr – so does a touching lesson on appreciating what we already have and a hopeful message of rebirth."

Format: Hardback32 Pages
ISBN: 9781786036629
Illustrations: color illustrations
Size: 8.661 in x 11.811 in / 220 mm x 300 mm
Edition: Illustrated Edition

My girls really enjoyed the story and vibrant and playful illustrations that fill the pages of this festive picture book kids, and adults will enjoy reading together.  We will definitely be adding this book to our book holiday advent calendar, and recommending it to family and friends looking for a fun read to share with the whole family to get into the holiday spirit, while also be reminded that we should all be happy with what we have.

About the Author:

CHRISTOPHER CORR is an established author/illustrator whose many books have won him international acclaim. They include The Great RaceA Year Full of Stories, and Deep in the Woods. He studied at the Royal College of Art, and now lives and works in London as an artist and tutor at Goldsmiths University.

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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