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Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree BSE156

US$14.95

Mr. Willowby, the unwitting hero of this Christmas classic, looks quite a bit like the little mustachioed mascot from Monopoly. But as befits a Yuletide tale, this diminutive millionaire turns out to be a good bit more generous. The Christmas tree in question shows up at Mr. Willowby's home by special order, aboard a big pink truck: "Full and fresh and glistening green--The biggest tree he had ever seen." But it's just a little too big, so he asks his butler, Baxter, to trim off the top few feet that brush up against the parlor ceiling. Baxter realizes that this snipped-off top would make a perfect little tree for "Miss Adelaide, Mr. Willowby's upstairs maid." But she, too, must clip off the top of her tree... which then ends up with Timm, the gardener. Timm's trimming goes on to Barnaby Bear, the tippy-top of Barnaby's tree ends up with Frisky Fox and family, and then Benjamin Rabbit finds the top few inches that Mrs. Fox snipped off. And so it goes, until soon the whole countryside learns that it's simply "grand to have a tree--Exactly like Mr. Willowby." There's many a lesson to be taken from this tale, about recycling and supply-side economics just for starters. But the cheerful illustrations of Robert Barry ensure that you'll have fun just watching as the ever-tinier tree gets passed on to ever-tinier families. In Traditional Chinese characters, Zhuyin and English (7 pages English translation is included at the end of book). An accompanying CD narrating the story in Mandarin Chinesea and English comes with the book. Choose from Simplified or Traditional Chinese characters. Ages 4-8.

威廉先生的圣诞树终于运来啦!啊,那是他看到过的最大的圣诞树,他迫不及待地要把它搬进屋呢,可是即使把它放在最高最大的客厅里,圣诞树还是太高了,于是他叫来仆人搬来家里最高的梯子,把树梢砍了下来。仆人呢,偷偷把那截砍下来的树梢送给了侍女爱达小姐,爱达把它插在了灯罩上,可圣诞树还是高了,她拿来剪刀剪掉了树梢,丢进了垃圾桶里。正巧园丁汤姆先生路过,真是太好了,他捡起树梢飞快地朝家里跑去,当妻子看到这棵圣诞树时很高兴,他们决定把它放在家里的装饰柜上,可圣诞树仍然高一截,咔嚓圣诞树又被剪掉一截,扔到了正好路过的大熊脚下在给这么多人和动物带去快乐之后,圣诞树最后却又回到了威廉先生的家里,仔细看看,它在哪里呢?

By Robert Barry, Simplified or Traditional Chinese Characters, Hardcover, 22 pages, 11.25"x8.5", 1 bilingual CD
 
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