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Who Would Like a Christmas Tree?: A Tree for All Seasons

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Who would like a Christmas tree?
That all depends on when you ask.
In January, in February, in March, in April . . .
the black-capped chickadees, the field mice, the white-tailed deer, and the woodcock, come to claim the tree.
They want it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, for shelter and protection, for a place to start a new family.
Can a Christmas tree be all that?
Yes, and e
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 28th 2009 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published 2009)
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Heather
Dec 14, 2015 Heather rated it really liked it
So I enjoyed the Twelve Kinds of Ice so much I researched what else she had written and found this one at the library. A great nature habit book on the relationship between trees and the animal world who live amongst them. And then of course, the humans who love their Christmas trees. Very, very nice.
Brian
Jul 19, 2010 Brian rated it liked it
I enjoyed reading this book with my daughter and sharing with her the variety of value a tree offers to the world around it- from food to refuge. I was a bit perplexed by the author's intent. Its not an enviromental title- the story is about Christmas trees and takes place on a tree farm, but to see the tree adorned with decorations in the living room of the family that cut it down at the end puts the tradition in a different and not entirely pleasant light. I can chalk the effect up to reading ...more
Samantha
May 02, 2013 Samantha rated it liked it
A yearround look at a Christmas tree farm and the many creatures who benefit from the tree during the 12 months of the year.

Following the story there is a 12 month Tree Farm care guide put together by a Christmas Tree Farmer.

Watercolor and ink illustrations capture the seasons of the year and the distinct features of the animals included with detail and accuracy.
Susan
This is a great book to showcase how non-fiction can look like fiction, tuck in a little holiday fun, and think about animals (and plants) and their habitats. Illustrations are cute and you can make a fun guessing/predicting game as you read aloud. Also reinforces calandar (months of the year).
Gwen the Librarian
Oct 03, 2009 Gwen the Librarian rated it liked it
Shelves: kidlit, non-fiction
This is a cool and unique concept for a book - what do "Christmas trees" do all year round? Birds nest in them, deer eat them, caterpillars build chrysalises in them. The book goes through each month describing a Christmas tree farm as a unique habitat.
Tricia
Nov 04, 2009 Tricia rated it liked it
shelved in picture books, this title not only covers the concepts of the months of the year but also the ecosystem/animals who benefit from the tree throughout the year. girls really liked this title--would recommend for preschool and early elem.
Shawn
Feb 11, 2013 Shawn rated it really liked it
This picture book details the use of a Christmas tree in the wild by the wildlife around it. Great support for Gr. 1-3 non-fiction study.
Tina
Dec 10, 2009 Tina added it
Shelves: picture-books
"trees, ecology, Christmas, months"
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