Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Flashback Tuesday: Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree by Robert Barry

This wonderful book was originally published in 1963. It was a simple book with simple illustrations. About 10 years ago it was rediscovered and reprinted in full color. I am so glad it was....actually if I recall correctly a former boss of mine loved this book. I think he was instrumental in bringing it back. He would go on and on about how this was his favorite Christmas book, a book I vaguely remembered but loved the minute I saw it. The newer version has a richer feel but it is the story's message that is timeless.

It is a classic story that stands as a testament to today's idea of never letting anything going to waste. There is a love and warmth to it that begs to be read. This is a must have on every child's Christmas storybook shelf~to be read & reread year after year.

Mr Willowby's Christmas Tree would make a lovely gift for any family you know! Enjoy!!

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