I have a really different review for you today, it was written by my 4-year-old son Logan! I’m taking the credit for the typing though!!
The blurb . . .
Heartwarming illustrated story about a Christmas tree overlooked for his small size who refuses to give up on finding a family to spend the holidays with.
For years, Pee Wee has lived in the shadow of the bigger trees on the Christmas farm. Without enough sunlight to grow tall and strong, he has been forced to watch helplessly as the other bigger and more attractive trees are picked every year, going home with a happy family. Just as Pee Wee is about to give up hope that he will ever get the chance to bring joy to a family during the holiday season, he is finally cut down to be sold!
After years of waiting, Pee Wee is disappointed to find that he is still overlooked by customers wanting fuller trees to decorate. With his dream of celebrating Christmas with a family of his own fading fast, he is at last discovered by two children who tell their father that they found one that is the perfect size. Driven back to their home and adorned with lights and decorations, Pee Wee is finally able to accomplish his life’s big dream: to make children happy at Christmas!
Pee Wee the Christmas Tree by George Wells is the perfect story for young kids this holiday season, encouraging them to never give up on their own dreams and proving that – large or small – there is room for us all.
Following a request on Book Connectors over on Facebook, I couldn’t resist offering to look at this book with my own bambinos, they see me reading and writing reviews all the time so it was a great opportunity to get them involved! So, I’ll hand over to Logan and let him tell you what he thinks about Pee Wee the Christmas Tree!
M: What do you like best about this book Logan?
L: The tree with the smiley face, not at the start when he’s sad but when the kids put stuff on him and he smiles.
M: What made Pee Wee sad?
L: All the big trees covered him up so he couldn’t see anything, like when I have sit in a small car and I can’t see out of the window (I didn’t want to bamboozle him with talk of photosynthesis and stuff so just left it there!)
M: Does he look like a nice tree?
L: Well, he’s really little isn’t he, not big like the other ones, but he could have fit on our table for Christmas. Can we get a small tree for the table this year?
M: What are the pictures like?
L: Funny! All those big tress are giants (then off he went to draw a picture of big trees!)
M: But are they good pictures?
L: Well . . . Daddy can draw good trees (makes his dad draw a tree and compares them) actually . . . Daddy’s is rubbish, I like the trees in the book.
M: Why do you think no one chose Pee Wee at the start?
L: ‘Cause they couldn’t see him and the people had really big houses so needed really big trees but then those little kids wanted a little tree, Mummy, can I have a little tree to decorate this year? (Erm . . .)
M: Did you like the words in the book?
L: They are all big letters (capitals) and we haven’t done them at school yet so I can’t practise my phonics (bless him! He does love reading and learning his phonics!!)
M: What about how mummy read them? Did they sound like nice words?
L: Nice is a nice word (collapsed into a fit of giggles at his own joke!)
M: Funny boy . . .
L: Mummy, I’m going to get a small tree for my birthday (8th December if anyone wants to know!) and I’m going to call him Pee Wee and put lights on him and keep him up all the time, not just for Christmas . . . Can we read it again please? (and we did, six times!!!)
Well George! I think Logan liked this! He didn’t stop raving about it and told the kids in the playground the next morning all about the little tree he’s getting for his birthday! I’m going to leave it there, it’s a children’s book and my children enjoyed it, I had a couple niggles with it but they aren’t really that important when my kids are enjoying something!
Thanks so much for letting us read this and for allowing me to feature it on my blog.
You can get your copy over at Amazon UK
About the author: George Wells has been a songwriter for over fifty years with over 100 of his songs having been recorded. He has worked with artists including Charlie Walker, Neil Bonnett and Patsy Trigg and has had a song featured in the 1969 film, From Nashville With Music, as well as numerous television and radio programs over the course of his career. Wells currently resides in Huntsville, Alabama. Pee Wee the Christmas Tree is his second book.