Decorate the Tree

Cameron Kids. Sept. 2023. 32p. Tr $15.99. ISBN 9781949480566.
PreS-Gr 1–An interactive Christmas picture book. The tree first appears bare, with basic triangle and rectangle shapes. But as readers are prompted to do a variety of activities before the turn of every page, colors and decorations are added to the tree. After the last decoration, a star, is put on the tree, readers need to “turn out the lights” in the book and say good night. Jones adds narration that enhances the interactions in this story, including asking questions, making observations about what readers did, and providing compliments as the garland and ornaments are added. When an ornament breaks, Jones deals with it in an easygoing manner and uses a fun clean-up method.
VERDICT This is for children who enjoy books like Press Here by Hervé Tullet. With the clapping, singing, tapping, and shaking children will be doing as this story is told, it’s a sure hit for the Christmas holidays for both readers and the audience.

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