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The Tree That's Meant To Be

SKU 104490

This Christmas, families can read this heartfelt, gorgeous holiday story about a lonely little Christmas tree that learns what it means to be loved—with a powerful message to children that they are perfect just as they are.

A small, crooked fir tree is left all alone after the others near it in the forest are chosen by families as Christmas to bring home. But when the forest animals gather around the lonely little tree to cheer it up and celebrate the season, it finds the warmth of the holidays in the heart of a cold, snowy forest.

This is a charming and classic-feeling holiday picture book with a timely message about celebrating our differences and sticking by our friends. Families will love making this part of their holiday traditions, as a perfect book to talk about kindness, generosity, and the true meaning of Christmas.

  • Ages 3+
  • 32 Pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
  • Publication Date:  September 24, 2019
  • Author: Yuval Zommer
About the Author

Yuval Zommer graduated from London’s Royal College of Art with an MA in Illustration.

He has worked as a creative director at many leading advertising agencies.

His passion for picture books has now won, and he is the author/illustrator of highly acclaimed children’s books. Yuval lives and works in an old house in Notting Hill where he overlooks a small garden that is visited by urban foxes, squirrels, birds, and many insects, some of which later find their way into his stories. His other favorite places are The Natural History Museum and the Zoo.

Critics love this new Christmas classic:

"Beautiful to behold"—Kirkus

"lyrical language and harmonious art"—Booklist
Children will identify with the little tree’s plight and might find some adventure searching for 'decorations' in the woods for their own trees."—School Library Journal

"underscores the message that Christmas is about companionship and togetherness. Zommer’s illustrations capture piney textures and manage to imbue the scraggly arboreal underdog with heart and personality."—The Horn Book

"Finely brushed textures are applied with care throughout, conveying a sense of richness."—Publishers Weekly

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