Saturday, July 30, 2022

Book Review: 'What the Little Fir Tree Wore to the Christmas Party' by Satomi Ichikawa

✰✰✰✰✰ On the edge of a forest, the fir trees are eagerly awaiting Christmas. Each has a plan for what they will wear to the Christmas party, but no one asks the littlest fir tree. When a truck arrives and takes the beautiful fir trees away, the littlest tree is heartbroken. Now she'll never get to dress up, but at least she's not alone. An old, bare tree was left behind too. Together the old tree and the littlest tree talk about their dreams and wait for Christmas. When Christmas arrives, the two tree friends are surprised to see their dreams come true.

The Bottom Line: This heartwarming, imaginative tale of friendship and hope is the perfect way to share storytime with your little one on Christmas Eve. Illustrated with luminous watercolors, Ichikawa's gentle tale will get you in the holiday spirit. Enthusiastically recommended for all.

Details: What the Little Fir Tree Wore to the Christmas Party by Satomi Ichikawa. Picture book published by Philomel Books in 1999. 40 p. ISBN: 0-399-23746-1  

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