A small fir tree is left all alone after the other trees near it in the forest are chosen by families at Christmas. But when the forest animals gather around the lonely little tree to cheer it up and celebrate the season, it finds festive love and warmth in the heart of a cold, snowy forest.
- Yuval Zommer's artwork is beautiful. He handles colour and perspective expertly to achieve mood and his animals are full of expressiveness but lose none of their natural essence.
- A lyrical story that is a joy to read aloud.
- A hopeful message that is wonderful for families to share.
- The words and pictures create a reverence for nature, something that we should be encouraging in young readers so that they grow up into environmentally responsible adults.