Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A Holiday Book Ritual

As we count down the days to Winter Vacation, I try to share at least one holiday book a day with each IMA class.  Today we read, Who Would Like A Christmas Tree?  The reader follows a year-in-the-life of a pine before it goes home with a human family as a Christmas tree December.  Starting in January, the book shows how the evergreen supports different wild animals, birds, insects, and plants living on the Christmas tree farm.  The reader listens to each animal or plant describe how one pine tree offers the gift of life.  

This piece of literary nonfiction blends the magic of the holidays, habitat information, and clever drawings that give the reader a sneak-peek into the lives of local animals.  It is a book that could be enjoyed by readers of any age and will be read and reread for years to come. 


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