How to Decorate a Christmas Tree

How to Decorate a Christmas Tree is a charming and cozy book that will appeal to anyone who loves Christmas and its traditions. It will be a yearly favorite for our family!
~ Momma Braga


In this charming Christmas tale, readers will follow along with the main character as she shares all the things that go into decorating a tree: lights, ornaments, popcorn, hot chocolate, taffy the cat, memories, and most importantly, family!



How to Decorate a Christmas Tree is a delightful picture book that celebrates the joy of preparing for Christmas with family and friends. The narrator, a little girl, guides the reader through the steps of decorating a tree, from choosing the perfect one to adding the final touches. Along the way, she shares her favorite traditions, such as making popcorn garlands, drinking hot chocolate, and cuddling with her cat. She also reveals the secret ingredient that makes her tree special: memories.
The book is beautifully illustrated by Miki Sato, who uses felt, fabric, and paper to create stunning three-dimensional scenes. The textures and colors are warm and cozy, inviting the reader to join the festive fun. The illustrations also include subtle details that add to the story, such as the girl’s drawings, photos, and ornaments that reflect her personality and interests.
The book has a simple and sweet text by Vikki VanSickle, who captures the excitement and wonder of the season. The text is easy to read and rhyme, making it ideal for young children and parents to share aloud. There is a twist ending that reveals the girl’s true audience and purpose for telling her story, which is both surprising and heartwarming.
For this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give this book 5 hot chocolates out of 5! How to Decorate a Christmas Tree is a charming and cozy book that will appeal to anyone who loves Christmas and its traditions. It is a perfect gift for the holidays, and a book that will be enjoyed year after year.
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About the Author and Illustrator

Vikki VanSickie is the author of a number of acclaimed novels for children including Words That Start With B; Summer Days, Starry Nights; the award-winning The Winnowing; and picture books If I Had a Gryphon; Teddy Bear of the Year; and Anonymouse. Vikki started her career as an independent bookseller and worked in children’s publishing for twelve years. In addition to writing, she curates and presents regular book segments for CTV Your Morning. Currently she lives and writes in Toronto.

Miki Sato is a Japanese-Canadian illustrator who uses a variety of different papers and fabrics to create layered, three-dimensional illustrations. Born and raised in Ottawa, she currently resides in Toronto, where she attended the Ontario College of Art and Design to study illustration.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

~ Momma Braga

*Amazon affiliation links are included in this post. This book was sent in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.

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