Round the chimneys, over the yards, and down the busy boulevard, goes Merry Crow along his way. Collecting...a button here, a feather there, a strand of tinsel, twigs and twine. What's he doing? Decorating the perfect Christmas tree! Rhyming text and beautiful scenes make this a fun book to read to children in the pre-season days to children ages 3 to 7.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 32 Vendor: Sandpiper Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 10.00 X 9.00 (inches) ISBN: 0152060839 ISBN-13: 9780152060831 Availability: In Stock
A broken chain, a piece of string, a bottle cap . . . To most people, these things are useless trash. But to a clever crow, they're just what he needs to create a special surprise--a beautiful Christmas tree that everyone can treasure. Told in jaunty rhyme by Kathi Appelt and lavishly illustrated by Jon Goodell, this heartwarming story of people brought together by a very unexpected artist has all the makings of a Christmas classic.
Kathi Appelt is the author of many picture book favorites, including Oh, My Baby, Little One, illustrated by Jane Dyer; the Bubba and Beau series, illustrated by Arthur Howard; and The Alley Cat's Meow, illustrated by Jon Goodell. She lives with her family in College Station, Texas.
"Appelt's rhyming text provides the strong, spare framework of this satisfying picture book while leaving plenty of space for the illustrator to create the setting and the mood. Goodell takes full advantage of the opportunity, using oil and acrylic to paint a series of beautiful scenes showing many facets of a town in full pre-Christmas bustle. Studded with intriguing details, these narrative pictures lead up to a quiet yet satisfying climax."--Booklist
"The simple story exudes the warmth of the holidays on each page."--Children's Literature