A very original plot that focuses on the importance of family and…allergies!
Maple & Willow’s Christmas Tree
by Lori Nichols
Nancy Paulsen Books, 2016
Picture book, holiday, fiction
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Interest Level: K-3; Reading Level: 1.6
4 out of 5 stars
Cute Christmas story featuring Maple and Willow. They have a very sweet relationship, and this book offers a nice twist on traditional holiday stories. After getting their first live Christmas tree, it turns out Maple is allergic and the tree has to go. How will Willow react?
Parents will love reading this story to siblings who may not be getting along. It shows that you can be disappointed when things don’t go your way, but family is more important.
I gave the book four stars because it has an original plot featuring allergies and how those can affect children celebrating a holiday. Maple and Willow teach some good lessons.