BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED AND ENDEARING CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS TALE WILL HAVE YOU “ROOTING” FOR THE LITTLE TREE THAT “COULD”
Description: If you’re looking to start a treasured new family holiday tradition with your children, look no further than Claire Bowman’s gorgeous new children’s book Mert the Anxious Evergreen, the triumphant tale about a little pine tree who longs to grow up to be a Christmas tree. Mert is an endearing tale of an anxious tree who wishes to save his beloved home from encroaching land development by being chosen as a Christmas tree, though he doesn't know how. He believes that he will be able to prevent the razing of Hickory Flats farm and forest if only he can find Christmas spirit -- as he conspires with his friend John the cat to overcome new obstacles. Mert, preciously naïve, mistakenly believes he needs the powerful Christmas spirit in order to achieve anything, but as it turns out he stumbles onto success with the help and love of all those around him. Beautifully written and stunningly illustrated, Mert the Anxious Evergreen is a tale of Christmas love that you won’t soon forget, sharing warm lessons in friendship, family relationships, hope, finding humor in tough situations and understanding the “music” that keeps us connected to the people and things around us if only we slow down and really ‘listen’.