The Christmas tree in question shows up at Mr. Willowby's home by special order, aboard a big pink truck: "Full and fresh and glistening green--The biggest tree he had ever seen." But it's just a little too big, so he asks his butler, Baxter, to trim off the top few feet that brush up against the parlor ceiling. Baxter realizes that this snipped-off top would make a perfect little tree for "Miss Adelaide, Mr. Willowby's upstairs maid." But she, too, must clip off the top of her tree... which then ends up with Timm, the gardener. Timm's trimming goes on to Barnaby Bear, the tippy-top of Barnaby's tree ends up with Frisky Fox and family, and then Benjamin Rabbit finds the top few inches that Mrs. Fox snipped off. And so it goes, until soon the whole countryside learns that it's simply "grand to have a tree--Exactly like Mr. Willowby."
There's many a lesson to be taken from this tale, about recycling and supply-side economics just for starters. But the cheerful illustrations of Robert Barry ensure that you'll have fun just watching as the ever-tinier tree gets passed on to ever-tinier families. (Ages 5 to 8) --Paul Hughes
This has been one of my favorite Christmas stories. It is well done and shows the spirit of Christmas by all creation. A really adorable story.Published 2 months ago by Roxanne Eddy
Was my childhood favorite. Now I get to share it with my grandchildren!Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
My little sister had this a child. I read that one to my son. Don't have it anymore, but searched the internet for the proper name and accidentally came across it on Amazon. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Shaton Joyce
Great old-time Christmas story for little kids. Great for bedtime reading.Published 5 months ago by M. ROSENSTEEL
One of my favorite childhood books for Christmas. Would recommend to any parent.Published 5 months ago by suzcq
This is a wonderfully sweet Christmas story about a very large Christmas tree that is cut and shared with a whole community. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mrs. Neil