The Littlest Christmas Tree

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Dawn Friedman, Common Sense Media
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Nice, simple holiday story for preschoolers.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this book follows a grand tradition of humble trees who aspire to be Christmas trees. There is nothing offensive about this book.

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Parent of a 7 year old Written byVictoriam01 July 13, 2009

Great for early independent readers.

My daughter enjoys the message of this book, which is to aspire to be more- than is expected of you--to be the best you can be. This is an easy book for kinder... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old April 9, 2008
Kid, 8 years old April 9, 2008

it is cute it made me cry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

it,s good for little kids like 3-4 year olds.

What's the story?

A little Christmas tree yearns to be a celebrated Christmas tree.

Is it any good?

This is a slight but inoffensive book for holiday reading. The classic style of illustration -- small animals in human clothing writ in great detail -- helps bolster the timelessness credentials of the story.

Treacle? Sure. And while parents may roll their eyes when requested to read it yet again, young children will root for the little tree and they'll be satisfied with the ending, which places a kid in the role of hero. A more soothing Christmas bedtime story is hard to imagine.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about their own holiday traditions. Do you decorate a Christmas tree each year? If so, do you chop one down, buy one at a lot, or pull a fake one out of the basement?

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