Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree

Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree

By: Robert Barry
Published by: McGraw-Hill Book Company
Publication Date: 1963
List: 25 Picture Books to Read This Christmas, Weekly Reader Children's Book Club

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"Mr. Willowby's Christmas tree

Came by special delivery.

Full and fresh

     and glistening green,

—the biggest tree

     he'd ever seen."

The was the trouble. Mr. Willowby's Christmas tree was so big and tall that it couldn't stand up straight in Mr. Willowby's parlor. As he said: "Something must go"...and indeed something did go—and wouldn't Mr. Willowby be surprised if he were to know all about it.

Small boys and girls will laugh with delight over this original story of how Barnaby Bear, Frisky Fox and the other forest animals come to share Mr. Willowby's Christmas.

Told in cheerful, jouncing lines and gay pictures, this is a story that grows more amusing, and appealing with each page.

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Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree Reprint

Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree        
Reprinted in 2000 by Doubleday Books for Young Readers (Imprint of Random House Children's Books)
Available formats: Hardcover
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