Author: The Curto Family and Rusty Fischer
Review: This is a sweet little picture book about a Christmas Tree. He grows up on a Christmas Tree farm and dreams of being taken home to make a family happy over the holiday season. At 24 pages it is a quick read to your children and the large colorful illustrations will keep them glued to the story.
I enjoyed the story and so did my kids. I think the message of making others happy is a wonderful one that all of us can learn to do. Giving really is better than receiving.
My only problem with the story was that when we go to a Christmas Tree farm, the trees are cut down not put into pots. I think that idea is fabulous, but the tree would have to be a much smaller version then the ones in this book. Planting the tree after Christmas would work in many parts of the world, but not here in the frosty north. The tree wouldn’t make it all those months in a small pot in the house until the thaw.
Publisher: Good Times At Home LLC (August 6, 2012)
Quick Review: 4 stars (out of 5)
Why I Read It: Sent by the author for review.
Synopsis: Alfred is a young tree at Carl's Christmas Tree Farm in beautiful Spruce Creek, North Carolina. As all trees do, Alfred starts out with big hopes about being picked each Christmas to be a wonderfully decorated tree for the family he 'inherits.' Time passes and Alfred becomes disappointed that he has not been picked yet. To comfort him, his friend, Mr. Phipps, urges him to be patient and that one day he will be welcomed into a warm, inviting home for the perfect family. Does Alfred get his wish? Will he become a welcome addition to a loving family? Find out - read One Little Christmas Tree today!
Author Biography: The Curto Family.
Rusty Fischer is the author of several YA supernatural novels, including Zombies Don't Cry, Ushers, Inc., Becca Bloom & the Drumsticks of Doom and Panty Raid @ Zombie High.