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How to Decorate a Christmas Tree

How to Decorate a Christmas Tree

Current price: $18.99
Publication Date: October 10th, 2023
Tundra Books
The Book Nook
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(Holiday Catalog 2023)
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A little girl shares the steps for the perfect tree trimming — a holiday picture book for fans of Pick a Pine Tree and The Little Christmas Tree.

In this charming Christmas tale, readers will follow along with the main character as she shares all the things that go into decorating a tree:

Hot chocolate
Taffy the cat
And, most importantly, family!

With stunning three-dimensional art by Miki Sato and a delightful story by wordsmith Vikki VanSickle, including a twist ending, this book will quickly become a Christmas tree decorating tradition of its own.

About the Author

VIKKI VANSICKLE is the author of a number of acclaimed novels for children including Words That Start With B; Summer Days, Starry Nights; the award-winning The Winnowing; and picture books If I Had a Gryphon; Teddy Bear of the Year; and Anonymouse. Vikki started her career as an independent bookseller and worked in children's publishing for twelve years. In addition to writing, she curates and presents regular book segments for CTV Your Morning. Currently, she lives and writes in Toronto.

MIKI SATO is a Japanese-Canadian illustrator who uses a variety of different papers and fabrics to create layered, three-dimensional illustrations. Born and raised in Ottawa, she currently resides in Toronto, where she attended the Ontario College of Art and Design to study illustration. More examples of her work can be found at:

Praise for How to Decorate a Christmas Tree

"This warm tale will brighten spirits with its depiction of a close-knit family happily engaged in a meaningful routine." Kirkus Reviews

"A child’s breathless excitement during the Christmas season resonates in the short, animated sentences." School Library Journal

"A warm celebration of family history and holiday tradition.” The Horn Book