Lovely rhyme and charming illustrations, take us delightfully through each of the many steps in the annual Christmas Tree ritual. From picking a tree until finally gathering 'round the majestically decorated creation, the story is at once fresh and old-fashioned and it’s easy to imagine it becoming part of many-a-family’s tree-trimming tradition. — Patricia Vunk
— Candlewick Press
A festive read-aloud brimming with all the joy and excitement of Christmastime -- beginning, of course, with picking out a tree 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. Joyously drawn and rhythmically written, this celebration of family, friends, and the holiday season is as merry as the tradition it depicts.
About the Author
Patricia Toht once owned a children's bookshop called Never Never Land before turning a love of books into a love of writing. Pick a Pine Tree is her debut picture book. Patricia Toht lives in Chicago, Illinois. Jarvis is an illustrator and animator who has worked as both a record jacket designer and an animation director. He is the author-illustrator of Alan's Big, Scary Teeth. Jarvis lives in Manchester, England.