The Little Christmas Tree - Story Snug

The Little Christmas Tree by Rachel Elliot, Vicki Gausden & Corina Fletcher

“Wow! This is cool!” were my daughter’s first words when we read The Little Christmas Tree. It’s much more than just a book, after you have read the story you can decorate the tree with stickers and make your own Christmas scene using characters from the story.

The Story: The village children have decorated all the trees in the wood but when the woodland animals come out to collect their decorations Rabbit discovers that one little tree is bare. The animals hang their decorations on the tree before a special Christmas visitor arrives with presents for them.

The Little Christmas Tree is a hardback with a beautiful sparkly cover which shows the woodland animals singing carols by the tree as snowflakes fall. The sturdy pages are perfect for little hands and the brightly coloured  illustrations are gorgeous, the animals are all wrapped up in their boots, woolly scarves and hats, we love the snowflake sweater that one of the rabbits is wearing.

This is a lovely story to introduce young children to woodland animals including rabbits, mice, a squirrel, a fox and a big cuddly bear. Our favourite tree is the one that has been decorated by the animals, they use natural objects including holly, acorns and pine cones and we love the star that they use.

The story is perfect for children from the age of two although you may need to supervise little ones with the pop up Christmas Tree at the end of the book, the tree is beautifully designed and would make a wonderful Christmas decoration for a child’s bedroom. The book covers are tied together with a ribbon so that the child can decorate the tree but it is also easy to untie so that you can reread the story.

The Little Christmas Tree - Story Snug

We love the idea of a book also being used as a Christmas decoration and are now inspired to decorate our own tree using more natural objects.

Age Range: 2 to 5

Author: Rachel Elliot / Illustrator: Vicki Gausden / Paper Engineer: Corina Fletcher

Thank you to Egmont UK for sending us The Little Christmas Tree which is beautiful and much more than just a story.

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25 responses to “The Little Christmas Tree by Rachel Elliot, Vicki Gausden & Corina Fletcher”

  1. Random Musings avatar

    This sounds like a lovely story and I love the fact it is interactive. I think your daughter’s reaction said it all 🙂
    Thanks for linking up to #ChristmasCorner

    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s a beautiful book and it makes a fabulous Christmas decoration too 🙂

  2. Coombe Mill - Fiona avatar

    I love the sound of this book and so festive. #Readwithme

  3. Mudpie Fridays avatar

    This is very cool! I wish I had seen this before putting together Monjeys book advent! It would have definitely made the list! #TriedTested

    1. Catherine avatar

      There’s always next year 🙂

  4. Yet Another Blogging Mummy!!! avatar

    That looks a lovely Xmas book. Great idea with the pop-up tree #readwithme

    1. Catherine avatar

      The pop-up tree is gorgeous and beautifully made 🙂

  5. Colette B avatar

    I love the gorgeous fold out Christmas tree!
    Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested this week x

    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s beautiful isn’t it 🙂

  6. chantelle hazelden avatar

    oh this looks wonderful, such a great way to get kids loving books! thanks for sharing with #readwithme x

    1. Catherine avatar

      It is, gorgeous and so original 🙂

  7. BookBairn avatar

    This looks like great fun! #readwithme

    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s the second book on our book Advent Calendar so that we can put the tree up this week 🙂

  8. Sian - The Mama Story avatar

    Wow this looks AMAZING! What a lovely festive book and activity to do too.

    1. Catherine avatar

      Wow was my daughter’s first word too 🙂

  9. Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs avatar

    What a lovely book and even more awesome that it is interactive 🙂 x

    1. Catherine avatar

      I love books that you can interact with, especially for little ones 🙂

  10. Mummy's Blog avatar

    I really like this idea – it’s really unusual, I’ve not seen anything like that before! x

    1. Catherine avatar

      I was intrigued by the idea when I first saw it too – it’s so original 🙂

  11. Baby Isabella avatar

    I love that it’s a book and turns into a great activity afterwards! Going to put this one on my wish list! #TriedTesed

    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s fun to combine the book and the decoration 🙂

  12. Kim Carberry avatar

    This looks so much more than a book….I love the look of it x

    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s a book and Christmas activity in one 🙂

  13. The Reading Residence avatar

    Such a lovely idea with the pop up tree, too x

    1. Catherine avatar

      Gorgeous isn’t it – a lovely decoration for a child’s bedroom 🙂