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The Christmas Tree = El árbol de Navidad: A Christmas Rhyme in English and Spanish

by Alma Flor  Ada
Illustrated by Terry Ybáńez

Published by Hyperioin, 1997
32 pages
ISBN: 0-7868-2123-X

Ages 2-5

A cumulative rhyme begins "Daddy brought a Christmas tree" followed by a wordless double page spread showing him carrying the tree into the home. Brief declarative sentences encourage careful looks at each way the tree becomes decorated in turn by Grandma, Grandpa, Uncle Irineo, Brother Alfonzo, Aunt Mireya, and Mommy. The language in each new section is minimal, and the artwork created in acrylic paint on black paper is darkly hued, uncluttered, and cheerful. Ada's one-page note at the end tells about bombas, posadas, Papa Noel, Nochebuena, and the visit on January 5 of los Reyes Magos during her childhood in Cuba. CCBC categories: Seasons and Celebrations; Picture Books.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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