Thursday, April 29, 2010

Who Would Like a Christmas Tree?: A Tree for All Seasons by Ellen Bryan Obed

Obed, Bryan Ellen Who Would Like a Christmas Tree? 32 p. Houghton Mifflin Books for Children 2009. $16.00. PICTURE BOOK. It seems that a Christmas tree can be used by creatures all throughout the year. The book begins, "Who would like a Christmas tree in January?" and then it explains how black-capped chickadees could use it for food and for shelter. In February, field mice use Christmas trees for food and to hide from predators. It continues to list creatures that would use a Christmas tree for each month of the year. In December, children and their parents use a Christmas tree to decorate as a family. I found the book to be too repetitive, and the explanations for each creature too lengthy. EL - OPTIONAL. Anna Mattheus, Elementary Teacher.

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