Here we are again! It’s Perfect Picture Book Friday!
I hope everyone had a Thanksgiving where good food, friends, and family took center stage. I have so much to be thankful for…starting with all of you, dear readers. And also all of these wonderful picture books of 2017 and their talented authors and illustrators!
Our book review today is perfect for the season…but first, we have some winners to announce. A lot of winners thanks to our generous authors!
A copy of MOTOR GOOSE: RHYMES THAT GO! by Rebecca Colby. And the winner is…
MIDGE BALLOU SMITH
A copy of CAPTAIN BLING’S CHRISTMAS PLUNDER by Rebecca Colby. And the winner is…
A copy of FINN FINDS A FRIEND by Jenna Grodzicki . And the winner is…
A copy of ALIENS GET THE SNIFFLES, TOO! by Katy Duffield . And the winner is…
A copy of NANTUCKET SEA MONSTER: A FAKE NEWS STORY by Darcy Pattison. And the winner is….
Oh my gosh…is it the season of giving gifts or what?
And here is my gift to you today…a review of Patricia Toht’s fabulous new picture book!
PICK A PINE TREE
Written by Patricia Toht
Illustrated by Jarvis
Published by Candlewick Press (2017)
Themes: Christmas, decorating a tree, family time
From Amazon: A festive read-aloud brimming with all the joy and excitement of Christmastime — beginning, of course, with picking out a tree!
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.
Why I like this book:
- Wonderful rhyming text that parents will enjoy reading and kids will enjoy listening to over and over again.
- Great illustrations…I especially love the double-spread fully decorated Christmas tree that you turn the book on it’s side to see.
- A perfect addition to any home bookshelf – it’s nice to have a new holiday book to add to your collection!
CHRISTMAS TREE CRAFTS
Photo courtesy: https://handsonaswegrow.com/easy-christmas-crafts-kids/
Here are a bunch of awesome crafts for the season. You will find details on each one here: https://handsonaswegrow.com/easy-christmas-crafts-kids/
Please don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway for a copy of PICK A PINE TREE. If you’ve already read this wonderful book, why not hop over to Amazon to leave a review. And definitely be here tomorrow when author Patricia Toht stops by to chat about her writing journey.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!