Book Review + Giveaway: Bruce the Spruce

Title: Bruce the Spruce | Author: A. A. Cristi | Category: Picture Book | Publisher: Mascot | Release date: November 2021

Book Description: Bruce the Spruce has Christmas all wrong.
Thanks to his fancy decorations and adoring admirers, this artificial spruce tree doesn’t just wear a star at Christmas, he IS the star. But when his longtime family gets a new tree, it sends Bruce on a holiday adventure through New York City.
From a party in Brooklyn, to a run-in with rats, to a revelatory visit to Rockefeller Center, Bruce the Spruce takes an unforgettable journey to discover the true meaning of Christmas trees!

My Thoughts: What happens to a Christmas tree after Christmas? Or in the case of an artificial tree, after many Christmases? When Bruce is replaced by a “sprucier” new version, he finds himself all alone. What is Bruce supposed to do now?

This sweet picture book is filled with warm Christmas traditions, reminders of what makes the holiday so special and a journey of self-discovery. Through a variety of situations, Bruce sees how he plays a special part of Christmas, but is perhaps not the star of the show as he once thought of himself. And that’s just find with Bruce when he realizes what Christmas is all about.

In fun, rhyming text, Bruce the Spruce will bring a smile and maybe even a tear to readers across all ages. The story is a lovely reminder of what Christmas means written from a wholly-unique perspective. The setting — New York City — even includes a cameo by the most famous Christmas tree of all, adding a cheerful buzz that can only come from this iconic city. This is one gift that everyone would appreciate finding under the tree.

For a sneak peak inside the story, check out the book trailer on YouTube…

Buy the Book:
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Meet the Author:
A.A. Cristi was born and raised in the world capital of Christmas trees and musicals – New York City. By no small miracle, she has managed to make a living writing about both topics. When she is not dreaming up fantastic adventures for inanimate objects, she is covering the Broadway industry as a journalist and editor at Though writing is her calling, her true passion is playing mother to a neurotic wiener dog named Jack and Aunt Rah Rah to two truly remarkable kids.

Connect with the Author:  Author’s Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Instagram
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Enter the Giveaway: Click the link below to enter the contest for your chance to WIN a copy of BRUCE THE SPRUCE. Good luck!

BRUCE THE SPRUCE Book Tour Giveaway

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  1. Pingback: Guest Post: Author A. A. Cristi – Stephanie Ward

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