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Book Title: Bruce the Spruce: A New York City Fairytale About the True Meaning of Christmas Trees by A. A. Cristi
Category: Children's Fiction (ages 3 to 7), 56 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Release date: November 2021
Content Rating: G. Suitable for everyone.
Bruce the Spruce has Christmas all wrong.
Thanks to his fancy decorations and adoring admirers, this artificial spruce tree doesn’t just wear a star at Christmas, he IS the star. But when his longtime family gets a new tree, it sends Bruce on a holiday adventure through New York City.
From a party in Brooklyn, to a run-in with rats, to a revelatory visit to Rockefeller Center, Bruce the Spruce takes an unforgettable journey to discover the true meaning of Christmas trees!
Bruce the Spruce is such a unique rhyming children’s book. Bruce is a Spruce, living it up as a family’s Christmas tree for the past 20 years. But to his surprise, the family decides to get a new tree and puts him out to the curb.
Bruce is upset that he isn’t a Christmas tree anymore. And after a whirlwind adventure through the city, he feels even more sad and dejected. But then he meets the tree he’s always admired—the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, and his whole perspective changes.
Though the story is a bit lengthy for a young reader’s attention, it certainly shares a meaningful and enlightening message. Our importance centers on what is inside us, rather than who we appear on the outside.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book. My review was not influenced.
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A.A. Cristi was born and raised in the world capital of Christmas trees and musicals - New York City. By no small miracle, she has managed to make a living writing about both topics. When she is not dreaming up fantastic adventures for inanimate objects, she is covering the Broadway industry as a journalist and editor at BroadwayWorld.com. Though writing is her calling, her true passion is playing mother to a neurotic wiener dog named Jack and Aunt Rah Rah to two truly remarkable kids.
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