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Rory the Dinosaur Needs a Christmas Tree

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Dad comes through in sweet Christmas tale.

Book Liz Climo Holiday 2017
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This cute, gentle holiday tale gives an island twist to cozy traditions like caroling, making cookies, looking for a tree, and exchanging gifts while celebrating friendship and the parent-child bond. Like the best Christmas stories, Rory the Dinosaur Needs a Christmas Tree points to a deeper meaning amid all the holiday hoopla: "Rory knows Christmas isn't really about the tree. It's about celebrating with family and friends and being with the ones you love."

Author-illustrator Liz Climo's art is irresistible, from the tropical island setting to the adorable animals, including a sloth wrapped in a string of lights, a warthog wearing a red-bowed wreath, and a mouse wearing a tiny Santa hat, as well as Rory's dad impersonating a lit Christmas tree with a star on top. And the shared love and friendship shines through on every page.

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