Friday, November 26, 2010

154 - Night Tree; Eve Bunting
















In this touching Christmas story, a family has made it a tradition to go and find a tree on the night before Christmas.....but, not just any tree, a special tree selected in the moonlit forest. Once they select the tree, they decorate it in the woods for all of the forest creatures to enjoy.

There is popcorn garland, apples and oranges, sunflower seed balls made with pressed millet and honey, and scattered under the tree for the tiniest of creatures to enjoy are shelled nuts, breadcrumbs and pieces of apples.




Once they are done decorating, the dad spreads a blanket for the family to sit briefly and drink the hot chocolate from their thermos. The listen to the birds singing in the distance. The birds are other forest animals watch from afar at the feast waiting for them. Soon once the family has left, and the animals feel safe, it is time for them to celebrate.


This book is fabulous. It is the perfect story to instill the true spirit of giving to for little ones during the holidays. Gorgeous illustrations in colorful design by Ted Rand, along with this beautiful story, makes Night Tree, a holiday book to be read year after year.  It was first published in 1991.  I Loved this book. Highly Recommended.
Rating - 5/5 stars
Library Book

16 comments:

  1. I love Bunting...she always creates wonderful stories!

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  2. Eve Bunting is one of my favorite children's authors. I haven't read this one and now I want to!

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  3. I love beautiful picture books and this one looks gorgeous. I wish that my son still enjoyed picture books. I miss those sweet times of innocence reading a beautiful picture book with a child:)

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  4. This looks like a gorgeous book, Diane. Thanks for sharing it.

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  5. What a beautiful story for everyone!

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  6. What a lovely story and this would make a great gift. Thanks for this, I always love to come here and read your book reviews. Have a great weekend.

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  7. The pictures in the book look fabulous !

    And thank you so much to visit my blog : )

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  8. Beautiful illustrations. Thanks for sharing this book!

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  9. Oh what a beautiful book! I love Eve Bunting and I'm sort of shocked that I don't know this one. I'm off to find it! :O)

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  10. I really like the way this one sounds! Hooray, the forest creatures are excited!!!

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  11. This is one of my favorite holiday books. I read books about many different holidays to my first graders and this is a must read every year!

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  12. This looks like a delightful book - perfect for children. The illustrations are beautiful.

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  13. I used to read this story all the time to my children when they were younger. I should find another copy to have on hand for the future. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

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  14. Oh, I know this book well — enjoyed it with my first two children when they were younger.

    Sorry I haven't been around much lately. My family and I are all happy and well thanks, I've just been very busy with some special projects that leave little time for cyber life.

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  15. Such a cute book...I'd forgotten all about it. Thanks for reminding. :)

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  16. This sounds like such a heartwarming story. I love the illustrations!

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