Alfred A. Knopt/Random House Children’s Books
Age 0-3, 3-5
by Janet Schulman, illustrated by Linda Davick
Synopsis from Random House Children’s Books:
1 shiny golden star at the very tip top. 2 strings of flashing lights that just won’t stop. Count your way to the holidays with ten little neighbors trimming the tree in their building’s lobby. Janet Schulman and Linda Davick, the creators of 10 Trick-or-Treaters and 10 Easter Egg Hunters, return with this brightly colored Christmas board book that begs to be read aloud again and again.
The colourful counting book 10 Trim the Tree’ers follows some very festive kids as they turn a plain tree into a treasure trove of decorations. Each tree trimmer dresses the part of the decoration they are adding to the tree, which is cute. The rhyme goes through the numbers 1 to 10, with little readers looking for and counting the various decorations for each number (and they don’t always end up on the tree).
My kids also noticed some other counting elements in the background too, like the increase in the number of stockings hung by the fireplace. The last page ends with a little song your kids probably know well, plus a recap of the numbers 1 to 10 with the various ornaments used in the book.
You can add 10 Trim the Tree’ers to your personal library by visiting your local book store or visiting Random House Children’s Books. Visit our Kid’s Books section for other great book recommendations. What are you reading with your kids?
I have to thank Jessica and Cassandra at Random House Children’s Books for my review copy.