I am having vision issues which are terrifying to someone whose work and interests lie in reading and writing. Because of this, I am falling behind in some of my reviewing commitments and ask for your support and patience.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The Three Trees...Review
Three forest trees dream of what they will one day become. One dreams of becoming a royal throne; one of being a ship that can withstand any storm; and one longs to stay in the forest and grow as tall as tall can be. When they are felled, it seems their dreams are over. But as each tree is crafted into a new item - a manger, a fishing boat, and a rugged cross - it becomes clear that through the role they play in one important life their hopes are more than fulfilled. This traditional folktale is accompanied by stylish artwork from a highly sought-after children's book illustrator, and will help set the Christmas and Easter stories into the overall context of the Christian faith.
This is one of my favorite stories and one I always read at Christmas. This retelling is illustrated in a rich folk style. While not my most favorite style of art, it's still a gorgeous book. The story is short and concise and perfect to share with any age.
I collect Christmas books and we read them all season long. Our family tradition, dating back to when I was a girl, is to read our favorite stories on Christmas Eve. We each choose a story and read it aloud and then we finish with reading the birth of Jesus from the Bible. It's one of my favorite parts of the Christmas season and is the perfect way to usher in Christmas. This little book will go into my collection, to be read each Christmas season.
I think it would make a lovely gift as well.
Thanks to Kregel Publications for the opportunity to review this book. You can purchase your own copy here.
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