Family Picture Book: Night Tree, By Eve Bunting
One cannot possibly read one's family too many wonderful picture books over the holidays. When a friend recommended Night Tree, by Eve Bunting, I immediately put a hold on it and today it came to me. Wow! The illustrations by Ted Rand -- traditional watercolors with the addition of chalk and grease pencil -- are magical. Eve Bunting's story is entirely original, evoking family, forest animals, and the decoration of a most extraordinary Christmas tree, all seen through the eyes of a child. Check it out!