The Living Christmas Tree by Kristin Sponaugle is one of the sweetest stories I’ve ever read. The idea that the Christmas tree comes to life each night is incredible.

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  • Title: The Living Christmas Tree
  • Author: Kristin Sponaugle
  • Publisher: Mascot Books on September 7, 2021
  • Genre: Children’s Fiction
  • Pages: 38
  • Formats Available: Hardback
  • Rating: 5/5

Trigger Warnings: None

Many thanks to Kristin Sponaugle for providing me with a digital PDF copy of The Living Christmas Tree with a request for an honest review. Thanks also to iRead Book Tours for inviting me on this tour and providing the materials to build this post.

About The Living Christmas Tree

Winner of the 2021 Family Choice Award

During the day, the Miller family’s Christmas tree stands tall in their living room, sparkling with lights and ornaments. Little does the family know that their Christmas tree is anything but ordinary. Each evening, the magic of Christmas brings their tree to life—much to the delight of Hannah and William Miller. Follow along as Hannah and William experience the magic of Christmas in a whole new way.

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My Review

I adored each one of the ornaments and their interactions with each other and the children. Santa and Frosty are my favorites, but Jack the Nutcracker is hilarious. The premise that the magic of Christmas allows the tree and everyone who lives on it to come to life each night makes me giddy. I may be far from a small child, but I too believe in the magic of Christmas, so I will keep the magic in my heart that our tree also comes to life.

The illustrations in this picture book are wonderful. The colors are bright, and each page holds a new treasure. The font works well with the illustrations. None of the elements of the book clash with each other, making it easy to read.

I award The Living Christmas Tree a full 5 out of 5 stars. I can’t imagine there is a kid out there who wouldn’t enjoy this book. Christmas magic is certainly the best kind of magic. I hope you share it with your kids or grandkids. You’ll be glad you did.

5 Star Review

About the Author – Kristin Sponaugle

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Kristin Sponaugle was born in Butler, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Duquesne University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in health sciences and her master’s degree in physician assistant studies. Kristin had always dreamed of becoming an author and made that dream a reality with her two published children’s books, The Princess Puppy and The Living Christmas Tree. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cross-stitching, and playing with her Maltese dog, Rosie. Kristin lives with her husband, daughter, and Rosie, and resides wherever the Air Force sends them.

Author’s Contact Links: Website | Facebook | Instagram


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