Welcome to the iReads Book Tour for Needles The Forgotten Christmas Tree by Richard Wagner!
Book Title: Needles the Forgotten Christmas Tree by Richard Wagner
Category: Children’s Fiction (ages 3 to 7), 32 pages
Genre: Children’s Book
Release date: Mar 7, 2023
Content Rating: G. Suitable for everyone.
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The world is not always perfect. A scraggly little tree named Needles must endure taunts, criticism, and setbacks to realize his goal of becoming a beautiful Christmas tree.
This is a story of hope, dreams, desires, determination, and never giving up. It also offers the observation that what others think is beautiful may not really matter. Beauty is truly in the eyes of the beholder . . . and paired with the spirit of Christmas, maybe we can make the world just a little more perfect!
Meet the Author:
Wagner grew up in Southern California. When he was 14-years old, a business friend of his father’s had a small Christmas tree delivered as a thank you. Their family already had a large tree decorated in the house. Not being able to find anyone who needed a tree, that small Christmas tree stood outside by itself for the remainder of the Christmas holiday.
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My Thoughts on Needles The Forgotten Christmas Tree
This book had all the feels.
Happiness, Sadness, Joy, Empathy, and so much more all wrapped up in maybe 30 pages.
I picked up this book to read because I am a sucker for a good Christmas book. I love reading them and seeing the illustrations inside.
Needles The Forgotten Christmas Tree intrigued me from the first with the beautiful cover and the sweet sounding synopsis.
I enjoyed how Richard Wagner took us on a journey with the little forgotten Christmas tree. We were swept away by his adventures and we felt his feelings in our hearts. It was touching and the illustrations only brought home the ideas Richard Wagner was conveying.
Overall this book was very lovely and a good heartwarming story.
Why 4 Stars?
This story was absolutely lovely. I enjoyed it. However, it is marketed at a young audience, the length of the verbiage on each page does not fit that. It either needed to be condensed or more illustrated pages added.
*I volunteered to read this book in return for my honest thoughts.