THE BIGGEST CHRISTMAS TREE ON EARTH by Fernando--Illus. Krahn

THE BIGGEST CHRISTMAS TREE ON EARTH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

One of Krahn's goofier looking little girls follows her bouncing ball into a hollow tree and then (via elevator, with a gnomish bearded guide) up the tree and out the top, where high-stepping squirrels are decking the boughs with an endless array of similar balls. Twirpy birds donate their own feathers to the cause, dangling spiders place the ornaments, an eagle flies over with a star for the top, and the little girl herself sprouts a squirrel's tail for the duration of her service on the crew. The result--an oversized outdoor Christmas tree, which she summons the whole village to admire. A mildly flipped-out alternative to the slapstick and sugar of other seasonal offerings.

Pub Date: Oct. 21st, 1978
Publisher: Atlantic/Little, Brown