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Pick a Pine Tree

By Patricia Toht
Illustrated by Jarvis

Pick a pine tree from the lot – slim and tall, or short and squat! Long straight limbs or branches bent... Mmm! Just smell that piney scent!

From the winner of the V&A Best Illustrated Book 2017 From Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth creator, Jarvis, and author Patricia Toht, comes a beautiful, irresistible Christmas gift book that all begins with … picking a pine tree! Brimming over with the excitement of being with family at the festive season, a gorgeously rhythmical, read-aloud narrative accompanied by warm, joyful art celebrates all the familiar rituals of decorating the tree – from digging out jam-packed boxes of trimmings, stringing tinsel, to, at last, turning on those twinkly fairy lights.

  • A Christmas gift of a book to be brought out and re-read every year.
  • Jarvis painted the window of the Tate Modern Turbine bookshop over Christmas 2017, with art inspired by this book.
  • Jarvis' Alan's Big, Scary Teeth was the winner of the V&A Best Illustrated Book 2017, chosen for Booktrust's 2016/17 Bookstart Treasure Pack (gifted to 750,000 pre-schoolers) and has been translated into 11 languages worldwide.

About the author

Patricia Toht once owned a children's bookshop called Never Never Land, before turning a love of books into a love of writing. She is the author of All Aboard the London Bus, illustrated by Sam Usher, and has contributed fiction, non-fiction and poetry to numerous children’s magazines. She lives in Chicago, USA. Find her online at patriciatoht.com and on Twitter as @PatriciaToht. Jarvis studied graphic design and previously worked as both a record sleeve designer and an animation director before becoming a children's book illustrator. His picture books include Mrs Mole, I’m Home! and Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth, about which The New York Times said, "The witty Jarvis makes all the right moves". Jarvis lives in Manchester with his wife and their dog and cat. Find him on Twitter as @heyimjarvis, and on Instagram as @booksbyjarvis

ISBN: 9781406379778
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: October 1, 2018
Dimensions: 245 x 270mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 02/10/18 at 01:52:18
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