Pip the Gnome and the Christmas Tree – Admar Kwant


61feroyclzlPip the Gnome and the Christmas Tree – Admar Kwant, Floris Books, (9781782503286), 2016

Format: Board Book

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review)  3

Genre:   Picture Book

What did you like about the book?  Little gnome named Pip, decorates a Christmas tree with the help of some forest animals.  The evergreen is decorated with an apple from Pip, woolen thread from a robin, golden straw from a rabbit, and a rosehip from a mouse.  The final touch is a candle that Pip places on top.  The illustrations have a soft crayon-like texture and are mainly in Christmas hues of blue, green, gold and red.  A nice addition to the Pip the Gnome series and holiday stories.

Anything you didn’t like about it?  No

To whom would you recommend this book?  This is a nice addition to holiday board books for young children.  

Who should buy this book?  Public libraries

Where would you shelve it? Holiday board books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles? No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review: 1/22/17             

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