Pip the gnome gets help decorating the Christmas tree from his friends—robin, rabbit and mouse. Discover the beautiful, natural things they bring: a red apple, soft woolen thread, golden straw and a bright, shiny rosehip.
Colorful illustrations and simple words introduce very young children to the joy of preparing for Christmas. Soft, wintery colors illuminate the day from morning to dusk, ending with the candle-lit tree.
Perfect for bedtime during Advent, the story ends as we say, “Happy Christmas, Pip.”
(Ages 1 to 3 years)
“Kwant's art is the star of this simple story. Rendered in what looks to be soft colored pencil or oil pastels, the scenes beautifully evoke the playful joy of decorating a tree. Pip is especially endearing, with his apple-doll face, Santa-red hat, and apple-green suit.”—Kirkus
Admar Kwant lives with her husband and two children in the Netherlands, by the edge of a lake. Her family life and love of nature inspire her drawing and painting. She regularly creates illustrations for Educare, a Dutch parenting magazine. She is the author and illustrator of Pip the Gnome, Pip the Gnome and the Christmas Tree, and Pip the Gnome's Bedtime, gentle board books for young children.