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!
I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from iRead Book Tours. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.
Bruce the Spruce loves Christmas and the attention it brings him. After 20 years as a family’s Christmas tree, his is thrown away for a new one. His heart is broken but not because of the memories or the joy he brought the family, but because he’s no longer admired by everyone who sees him. After a few mishaps, Bruce the Spruce learns from the most famous tree in New York City that he’s got Christmas all wrong.
Bruce the Spruce is a cute story with vibrant illustrations that teaches children that there’s more to Christmas trees than the glitz and admiration. A couple important things of Christmas are the memories and the joy which are represented by the trees.
About the Author
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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