Author(s): Patricia Toht
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 Alan's Big, Scary Teeth creator, Jarvis, and author Patty 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 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.
Patty 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 Daily Life In Ancient And Modern Moscow and has contributed fiction, non-fiction and poetry to numerous children's magazines. Pick a Pine Tree is her debut picture book. She lives in Chicago, USA.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 cat. Find him on Twitter as @heyimjarvis.