Jennifer Short, November 28, 2007 (view all comments by Jennifer Short)
I received this book for Christmas when I was six years old. It's been read more than any other book I own. Each year, on the day I decorate the tree, out comes "Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree". It's a charming story of a man who lives in a grand house, but his Christmas tree is just a little too large, so the top is clipped. Then the top is taken home by another family, and once again, it's too large, so it gets clipped again. It could be adapted into a lesson as how we shouldn't throw out things others can use, or it can be read as a charming story. It's that time of year once again when I will be reading this cute rhyming book like I have for almost 30 years.
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