Take a lovely Christmas poem by e.e. cummings, add in beautiful illustrations by Doborah Kogan Ray, and you have a new addition to your Christmas traditions.
Two children find a little tree and bring it home. They take care of it, they decorate it, and they love it. Little tree became a symbol of Christmas in more ways than one.
Even though I am an avid reader, I avoid poetry. I usually find it over my head or melodramatic. (Poetry is one of the reasons I chose not to become an English teacher) In this case, Deboray Kogan Ray's illustrations have taken the invisible meaning of this 90 year-old poem and brought it to life for me.
I have really enjoyed reading this book to both of my boys this Christmas season. When I pack up my holiday decorations, I will carefully put this book, along with The Night Before Christmas into the box, so it will be there for us again next year.
*A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher.
About the Book: Little Tree by e.e. cummings, illustrated by Deborah Kogan Ray
Reading level: Ages 4-8