The Christmas Tree Wish (3-5 yrs)

I’m really delighted to announce that my new picture book The Christmas Tree Wish is now out and available to order on Amazon 😊 You can also order it worldwide from any online bookshop – or from your local high street bookshop (delivery times may vary).

This is a heart-warming Christmas tale about hope, friendship and being different. The beautiful pen and ink illustrations by Anne Swift feature little Bruce Spruce, Penelope Pine, Douglas Fir and Cedrick Cypress, as well as a gorgeous Christmas robin and inquisitive squirrel.

Read on to learn more about the story and see more images. 


From the back page

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The story behind the story

This is a story that had been going around in my head for years after I saw a small bedraggled Christmas tree left unsold one dark evening a few days before Christmas. My heart went out to the little fellow and I knew I had to write about him and give him a happy ending!

From the outset I was certain that I wanted hand-drawn illustrations rather than digital, so it was a question of finding the right person. Anne, who is a great friend whom I’ve known for 25 years, is an architect by day, but has always been incredibly creative in other ways – I can’t believe it never occurred to me to ask her to try her hand at children’s illustrations! It was a chance image she drew for her son that made the penny drop!

A sample page spread for fun!

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