Greetings travelers, and welcome to our second to last promotion of the week. We’re visiting a lovely holiday-themed place in the Otherworld today, suitable for kids and kids at heart. If you’re already excited for Christmas, read on to learn more about The Tallest Christmas Tree.
Author Julia Zheng has a wide assortment of lovely children’s books, but perhaps no topic is explored so much as various holidays. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Mother’s Day and Easter are all represented, as well as Christmas. It’s her holiday story, The Tallest Christmas Tree, that we’ll be looking at today. Together with artist Anjali Raj, she brings to life a tale filled with magic and personality. Even though it’s a brief tale, it is perfect for who it is marketed to. Zheng’s stories each have a special message that they try to convey, and in this tale, she spreads the message that everyone has value and beauty, even if sometimes they have a hard time seeing it.
On Christmas Eve, the tallest fir tree, Everest, is crying with a broken heart because she is the only tree left on the farm. Upon hearing the cry, farm owner Ms. Green and her animal friends, Cow, Sheep, Pig, and Hen, work together as a team to decorate Everest into a beautiful Christmas tree. Everest has a merry Christmas with her new helpful friends.
The Tallest Christmas Tree is a book to teach children that it’s okay to be different and that a friend in need is a friend indeed, and is intended for children aged 4 to 8.
With a cute cast of characters that are given enough personality across the length of the book to be memorable, the story and the art will certainly appeal to children. While the chief message is of course about acceptance (both of yourself and of others), Zheng’s story also shows generosity, creativity, and empathy. It’s a great little story that can be enjoyed at any time, but it certainly helps that Christmas is right around the corner! Check out The Tallest Christmas Tree: A Heartwarming Bedtime Story About Being Yourself and Accepting Others as They Are on Amazon today!
Images provided courtesy of Julia Zheng.