Have you ever wondered how the tradition of a Christmas tree at the Rockefeller Center began? Where does it come from? What kind of tree is it? How big is it and how many lights are used to decorate it? And what happens to such a big tree when the holiday season comes to an end? And, perhaps the most important question, have you wondered about the birds and other creatures living in the tree?
Tavares' sweet story of two cardinals - Red and Lulu - separated when their home is taken to the Rockefeller Center, becomes an ode to the miracles of Christmas when they are reunited through their song: Oh, Christmas Tree! This is the holiday picture book I'll give to my Little Guy this year - he will love the story as well as learning about the special Rockefeller Christmas Tree.
Nonna's Recipe for Cultivating Wonder
Ideas for Making It Real
I have two suggestions for bringing the beauty of Red and Lulu to life for your kiddos:
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