Published: Wed, October 11, 2017
World | By Tasha Manning

Book Club - The Christmas Tree, The Christmas Tree, by Alma Flor Ada & mdash; In The Lemon Tree

Book Club - The Christmas Tree, The Christmas Tree, by Alma Flor Ada & mdash; In The Lemon Tree

This month's book club is "The Christmas Tree" by Alma Flor Ada, Illustrated by Terry Ybáñez and a cumulative text about each family member adding to the tradition of decorating the tree.

The author, Alma Flor Ada notes in the back of the book, the many different traditions for celebrating Christmas. And the ornaments can hold special memories or meaning, take a look at the post on Ornaments: The Keepers of Your Stories to add a special tradition to your family.

Moths: different classes and usual methods of control
The gypsy moth caterpillars are known for the forest damage they have caused in areas of the northern United States. There are diverse opinions about the effectiveness of certain woods, such as juniper and cedar, to ward off moths.

The beauty of bilingual books: If your family is Fortunate enough to already speak a second (or third ....) Language, then bilingual books serves to reinforce those skills and continue to develop vocabulary and language.

If your family speaks one language and you wish to learn another , Bilingual children's books are a great place to begin. It is fun to hear the sounds of words spoken in another language. Because picture books have so many visual clues alongside the text, it is easier to understand the context of the book. The illustrations help children (and adults alike) learn the meaning of the text and words. Accordion Book Ornament

On a strip of accordion folded.

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