Penguin's Special Christmas Tree

Penguin's Special Christmas Tree
Jeannie St. John Taylor writes Penguin’s Special Christmas Tree. A contest for Santa’s “Best Tree Award” is open. The Penguin enters the contest, but he has one small problem. He cannot think of the perfect tree topper. His small Angel friend decides to help him.

Children and Penguin know a tree topper is usually an Angel, Santa or a Star. Yet, Penguin wants something to make his tree special, so he and his friend try different toppers. Kids enjoy seeing the odd things Penguin uses as a tree topper. He tries a turkey, mouse, traffic light and other silly objects. Children giggle at the twosome’s choices and reasoning. They wonder whether a topper will ever be found before Santa arrives.

The picture book by Jeannie St. John Taylor captures the fun children have when decorating a Christmas tree. Children have active imaginations and have different thoughts of what is appropriate for the family tree. If children could, they may try to place a live monkey or frog on the tree as Penguin.

Molly Idle’s illustrations capture the antics of Penguin and his little Angel friend. The colors are eye-catching bright. She captures the animals’ emotions with her paint brush. Their joy, their sorrow, Molly Idle artfully depicts their confusion.

A Christmas tree ornament is on the last page of the picture book. Children can punch it out and assemble it. The special ornament can decorate the family tree. Penguin’s Special Christmas Tree is for children between ages four and eight-years-old. Children in this age group can easily assemble the ornament and hang it with a little help from parents or care givers.

The children picture review book is a paperback book with twenty-two pages. Its size is 11 by 8 ½ inches. Penguin’s Special Christmas Tree is available in hardback, too. Young readers will giggle while reading about Penguin’s silly choices and the book’s font size makes it easy to do.

Drop in the forum. Share your favorite Picture and/or Board book! Sign up to receive the Children's Books Review newsletter. Do not miss any future articles.

Picture Books for Children
Infants and Toddlers Board Books
Christmas, Hanukkah and other Holidays
Children Books on Opposites
Colorful Maisy Books

More Children Books

List of Dr. Seuss Books
Don Freeman's Books
Stan Berenstain's Books
List of Magic Tree House Books
Chronicles of Narnia Books
A Series of Unfortunate Events Books

You Should Also Read:
The Jolly Christmas Postman
The Night Before Christmas
How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map

Content copyright © 2022 by Taisha Turner. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Taisha Turner. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Launa Stout for details.