Age Range: 2 to 5
“Wow! This is cool!” were my daughter’s first words when we read The Little Christmas Tree. The Little Christmas Tree is 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 Christmas 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.
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.
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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