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November 2017 Picture Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2017
Festive cheer fuels this bouncy rhyming text as it celebrates the excitement of getting and decorating the tree for Christmas. From choosing the right pine tree, decorating it with lights and baubles in an atmosphere of friendship and sharing and finally transforming it a Christmas tree for all to enjoy, all the magic of Christmas is gathered in these words and pictures. ~ Julia Eccleshare
Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for November 2017
Christmas Dinner of Souls by Ross Montgomery
Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers
Katinka's Tail by Judith Kerr
Lucky Button by Michael Morpurgo
Pick A Pine Tree by Patricia Toht
The Stone Bird by Jenny McCartney
The Lion and the Unicorn and Other Hairy Tales by Jane Ray
The Song from Somewhere Else by A. F. Harrold
Pick a pine tree from the lot - slim and tall, or short and squat! Long straight limbs or branches bent - Mmm! Just smell that piney scent!
From Alan's Big, Scary Teeth creator, Jarvis, and author Patty Toht, comes a beautiful, irresistible Christmas gift book that all begins with ... picking a pine tree! Brimming over with the excitement of being with family at the festive season, a gorgeously rhythmical narrative accompanied by warm, joyful art celebrates all the familiar rituals of decorating the tree - from digging out jam-packed boxes of trimmings, stringing tinsel, to, at last, turning on those twinkly fairy lights.
|Publication date:||1st October 2017|
|Publisher:||Walker Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, Julia Eccleshare's Picks|
Patty Toht once owned a children's bookshop called Never Never Land, before turning a love of books into a love of writing. She is the author Daily Life In Ancient And Modern Moscow and has contributed fiction, non-fiction and poetry to numerous children's magazines. Pick a Pine Tree is her debut picture book. She lives in Chicago, USA.Jarvis studied graphic design and previously worked as both a record sleeve designer and an animation director before becoming a children's book illustrator. His picture books include Mrs Mole, I'm Home! and Alan's Big, Scary Teeth, about which The New York Times ...More About Patricia Toht