Holiday Book Countdown – Night Tree

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Counting down to Christmas with a new holiday book each day!

night tree Night Tree by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Ted Rand

“On the night before Christmas we always go to find our tree.”  But the twist here is that the family is not looking for a tree to cut down and take home; they are looking for a tree to decorate with popcorn, fruit, and sunflower seed balls as a gift for the animals of the woods.

Page from NIGHT TREE

Page from NIGHT TREE

Bunting has crafted a simple, quiet story that emphasizes the spirit of giving and the importance of holiday traditions — a welcome antidote to the frantic commercialism so prevalent during the Christmas season.  Share this book as an introduction to starting your own classroom or family tradition of making edible ornaments for an outdoor tree!

Use these ideas for creating edible ornaments for wildlife from Clemson University.

Enjoy this Jeopardy-style game using details from Night Tree for one or two players (or teams)




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