I love the illustrations for my first book by the fabulous Lorna Hussey, so I thought I would take it out on a sunny day and snap a few pictures to share with you. She draws out the different characters of the trees so well, and the animals are delightful. I am particularly fond of some of the minor characters, such as this beautiful owl, and the badger who appears later.
Whenever I take the book to schools, I always take the foreign editions. The children enjoy trying to work out the different languages – and are particularly intrigued by the different scripts. It’s a wonderful thought that the book has found homes so far away.
I am very grateful for the way young readers have taken this book to their hearts.
The Little Christmas Tree remains a favourite of mine, too.
It is selling quite fast on Amazon at the moment, but other on-line shops and actual shops have it too if that’s your usual and it’s out of stock! Here is a link to the publisher’s online shop