Bruce the Spruce: A New York City Fairytale About the True Meaning of Christmas Trees by A.A. Cristi
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!
My own children grew up with Bruce the Spruce, not in our home but in a local department store.
They were always amazed when he knew their names. They would shyly whisper to him what they wanted for Christmas, knowing he would tell Santa.
So Bruce is a dear, family friend. That, and the adorable, bright, engaging images called to me.
I had to pick up this book.
Imagine my dismay when I learned that Bruce was going to be replaced!
However, what this means is that Bruce is off on an adventure and is able to spread joy to others.
His journey is not without danger and mishap. Oh dear!
Perhaps a bit battered, he finds a new home where he is welcomed and beautified once more.
Wonderful lessons are found as you turn the pages and there is a happy ending.
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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