Review of The Perfect Tree

The Perfect TreeThe Perfect Tree
by Corinne Demas; illus. by ­ Penelope Dullaghan
Preschool, Primary    Cameron/Abrams    32 pp.    g
10/22    978-1-951836-42-9    $17.99
e-book ed.  978-1-647007-95-9    $15.54

It’s the day before Christmas, and Bunny is searching for the perfect tree, one that is just her size. Along the way she meets various friends who each add a different request, sending Bunny farther and farther from home. Suspense builds as listeners wonder if Bunny will ever find the sought-after tree, while repetition in the text (each friend asks, “What are you looking for?”) will support new readers. The narrative is poetic and rhythmic, with occasional ear-pleasing alliteration. Illustrations in a muted, wintry palette nicely complement the story.

From the November/December 2022 issue of The Horn Book Magazine.

Lisa Roberts

Lisa Roberts is an editorial intern for The Horn Book, Inc., studying toward a Master of Library and Information Science at Simmons University.

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