Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree

Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree

4.38 (4,384 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.38 (4,384 ratings by Goodreads)

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Give the gift of holiday spirit with this classic picture book that celebrates how one Christmas tree brings joy to a whole forest of critters!

Christmas is here and Mr. Willowby's tree has arrived. There's just one big problem: The tree is too tall for his parlor! He cuts off the top so it will fit, and soon the top of that tree is passed along again and again to bring holiday cheer to all the animals in the forest.

Kids will love watching the tree move from home to home, and families will appreciate the subtle message of conservation and recycling, as the tree top spreads joy to all.

This heartwarming story is the perfect way to start the yuletide season, and a warm addition to any family's festive holiday traditions.
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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 219 x 283 x 9mm | 369g
  • Doubleday Books for Young Readers
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0385327218
  • 9780385327213
  • 46,676

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"Mr. Willowby's Christmas tree
Came by special delivery.
Full and fresh and glistening green--
The biggest tree he'd ever seen.
That was the trouble. The tree was so tall, it couldn't stand up straight in his parlor. Mr. Willowby asked his butler to chop off the top of the tree. What happens to the treetop? Where will it be for Christmas? Snuggle up with this story and follow along through a forest full of friendly creatures who get to share in a bit of Christmas joy.
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Review quote

"The comical illustrations . . . are outstanding and add more spark to the zany holiday rhymes."--Kirkus Reviews
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About Robert Barry

ROBERT BARRY was the author and illustrator of many prizewinning books for children. A lifelong resident of Newport, Rhode Island, he was a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design and a professor of design at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree has been cherished by readers young and old since 1963.
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4,384 ratings
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4 27% (1,203)
3 11% (469)
2 2% (94)
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