Saturday, November 19, 2016

Children's Book Review: Pee Wee the Christmas Tree By George Wells


By: George Wells

Illustrated by: Denis Proulx

Published: July 5, 2016

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform


 I'm participating in the blog tour for PEE WEE THE CHRISTMAS TREE with several other bloggers through Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour for reviews and posts about PEE WEE THE CHRISTMAS TREE.

George Wells has been a songwriter for many years and recently came across some sheet music for a song he wrote long ago. It reminded him of the sweet and simple song he wrote for Christmas and decided to make it into a children's story.

Pee Wee has lived in the forest for years and each time the Christmas tree season rolls around, he hopes to be chosen as one of the trees to be cut and taken to the store. Sadly, year after year, he is overlooked because of his size. He is just too small to be an adequate Christmas tree. Until, finally, he is chosen and taken to a store, where again he sits and waits and is overlooked by those who want the biggest and the best trees.

Pee Wee is sad, but doesn't lose hope. You'll have to read to find out if Pee Wee's Christmas wish comes true! Will a family realize he is the perfect size and allow him to bring them joy on Christmas morning?

This is a very sweet story and a reminder that big or small, there is a job and a place for everyone. Pee Wee encourages the reader to never give up and to remain hopeful.

It's a quick read with large print and colorful illustrations. It definitely put me in the mood for the Christmas season. I like that it has a positive message that works for anytime of year as well.

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 with his wife of 58 years. 

Denis Proulx is an illustrator of many children's books. Too see more of his work, check out his website, HERE

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I'll be linking up this review with Booking Mama and other bloggers on her regular Saturday feature, Kid Konnection. To see posts related to children's and YA books, click HERE

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Thanks to the author for sending a copy of his book for the purpose of this review. This review is my honest opinion. If you choose to purchase this book through the above link, I may receive a small commission without you having to pay a cent more for your purchase. Thanks for supporting 

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