Title: Maple & Willow's Christmas Tree Author and Illustrator: Lori Nichols Published: October 18th 2016 by Nancy Paulsen Books Format: Hardcover, 32 pages Genre: Children's Age Range: 3 - 5 years Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
What a brilliant idea and after reading this fourth book in the Maple and Willow series you will see how much I love both the story that Lori Nichols tell but also her marvelous illustrations.
Maple and Willow are as close as two sisters can be. They have been through their trials and tribulations but they do not compare to the great Christmas fiasco.
Getting ready for Christmas is hard work but this year they are getting a real tree. As the girls search for their own perfect tree, since the family has given up on the artificial one, they use their own language to decide on the perfect one. Little did they know that one of them was allergic and even though the other loves her sister very much, she was disappointed that they would not have their own tree.
Willow may be the youngest, but she has a wonderful idea to bring a tree into their home and a smile to her sister’s face. An idea that just might take hold in many households – this one included.
I love these books, I no longer have young children in my home but each year I search them out and I am once again awed by the talent of Lori Nichols.