The Little Christmas Tree by Andrea Skevington, Illustrated by Lorna Hussey
Publisher: Lion Hudson
Publication Date: August 1, 2015
A charming story about a little fir tree with a special part to play on the night that Jesus is born A charming story about a little fir tree and what happens on the night when Baby Jesus is born - See more at: http://www.farawaynearbybooks.com.au/...
Deep in the forest, one dark night, it was so cold the stars were shivering in the sky . . ." A dark storm is brewing, and the woodland animals sense danger. The grand, proud trees, oak, sycamore, and birch, are determined to fight the storm wind. But the humble little fir tree knows that it is more important to shelter the frightened birds and animals. When the storm wreaks destruction, she alone is unharmed. And far away, that very night, a baby is born in a manger. The angels who herald the baby’s birth scatter shimmering stars as they pass the forest. On which tree do the stars rest? The little fir tree, the one who had shown love. This beautiful Christmas tale is told with exquisite pictures of the woodland animals, and sparkles on the page.
I requested this children's book because I live Christmas themed things. I love Christmas time. It is a time of merriment and love and even though it is cold outside there is warm in homes and fuzzy clothing. I love everything about this time of year.
The Little Christmas Tree is about a little fir tree who shows its love to woodland creatures on the first Christmas and is rewarded for that effortless decision to care for others. It is a very cute tale and the illustrations are absolutely beautiful. They look like colored pencil sketches and the detail is fantastic. I loved the images more than the tale itself. These beautiful trees and furry little forest critters - you could see every fur and twig. It was lovely.
The story itself is also very heartwarming and I think young readers will enjoy this book very much with their parents.