Back of Book:
Part of the 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.
One of my families Christmas traditions is getting a live Christmas tree. It is one of my fondest childhood memories. The beauty of decorating a tree is exciting and this book is beautifully written to describe the experience. The text in this book is written with detailed description and rhyming patterns. My favorite part of this story is when it talks about all the different Christmas ornaments there are to choose from. The text is charming and pulls readers into the fun and excitement of the Christmas season. The illustrations are truly remarkable. I love the fun additions to each page like the kitty in the Christmas tree. This book is a perfect addition to any holiday reading list. I am looking forward to sharing it with my student this Christmas season.
Ages 5 and up
2 thoughts on “Pick a Pine Tree by Patricia Toht”
Thank you for the lovely review, Jen! If you’d like to take a peek at some Pick a Pine Tree activities for students, my friend and literacy expert, Randi Sonenshine, has put together an educator’s guide. You can find it on my website, http://www.patriciatoht.com, at the bottom of the “Extras” page for Pick a Pine Tree. Happy decorating days to you and your readers!
Thank you so much!!