The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree, by Gloria Houston, is a wonderful Appalachian story to be shared with children. The timelessness of the story shines through in this wonderful family tale of true giving. Barbara Cooney's illustrations further enhance the story's beauty. This book is a great conversation starter to connect generations with Christmas memories of growing up. We recommend this book to start a yearly Christmas reading tradition with your family!
*Which illustration is your favorite in the book?
*What things in your house could you use to make gifts for others?
*Have you asked your grandparents about their Christmas traditions when they were a child?