Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree

Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree

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Give the gift of holiday spirit with this classic picture book celebrating all the joy a Christmas tree can bring! 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 so many of the forest dwellers. This heartwarming story is the perfect way to start your yuletide season, and a warm addition to your family's festive holiday traditions.
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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 222 x 284 x 9mm | 381g
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0385327218
  • 9780385327213
  • 36,531

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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 an author, illustrator, teacher, and graphic designer, best-known for his beloved holiday classic picture book Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree, first published in 1963 and in print ever since. In 1995 his book was made into a TV special by the Jim Henson Company. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design in 1953, he taught for many years at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Mr. Barry died in 2012 at the age of 80.
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Rating details

3,459 ratings
4.35 out of 5 stars
5 57% (1,980)
4 27% (931)
3 11% (395)
2 2% (85)
1 2% (68)
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