The Little Fir Tree
Margaret Wise Brown
HarperCollins (2009)
ISBN 9780064435291
Reviewed by Cayden Aures (age 5) and Mom for Reader Views (11/09)


“The Little Fir Tree” by Margaret Wise Brown is the story of a little tree that stands all by himself in an empty field away from all of the other trees.  After seven lonely years he finally finds himself to be a part of something very special.

Cayden:  “I liked when the man took the tree to the boy who couldn’t walk.  Then I liked when he put the tree back in the field for the other seasons.  The tree wasn’t lonely anymore and the boy was happy too.  My favorite part was the end of the book though- that was a good story!  The pictures in the book were good too.  The one I liked best was when the tree was all decorated with lights and ornaments and the people were singing around it.”

Parent’s comments:
“The Little Fir Tree” by Margaret Wise Brown is a heartwarming holiday book illustrated with beautiful paintings by Jim LaMarche.  Although apparently a classic holiday story, I had not read it before and was pleasantly surprised with the ending.  We highly recommend this touching book for the upcoming holiday season.

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