Book Tour + Giveaway: Needles the Forgotten Christmas Tree

Title: Needles, the Forgotten Christmas Tree | Author: Richard Wagner | Illustrator: Sydni Kruger | Genre: Picture Book | Publisher: Mascot Books | Release Date: March 2023

Book Description: The world is not always perfect. A scraggly little tree named Needles must endure taunts, criticism, and setbacks to realize his goal of becoming a beautiful Christmas tree.

This is a story of hope, dreams, desires, determination, and never giving up. It also offers the observation that what others think is beautiful may not really matter. Beauty is truly in the eyes of the beholder . . . and paired with the spirit of Christmas, maybe we can make the world just a little more perfect!

My Thoughts: When sweet little Needles gets overlooked at a Christmas tree farm, he wonders if he’ll ever become Christmas tree he dreams of being. Through adversity and challenges, Needles never gives up hope and never gives up his dream. Eventually, the perfect person discovers him and makes his dream come true.

Inspired by a true story, Needles, the Forgotten Christmas Tree is a charming spin on the theme of never giving up and a relatable Christmas dilemma. With a calm, quiet optimism, Needles encompasses bravery and resilience showing young readers how to hold on to their dreams. The lovely illustrations are subtle, but colourful and a perfect accompaniment to the gentle story.

Buy the Book:
(release date March 2023)
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Meet the Author:

Wagner grew up in Southern California. When he was 14-years old, a business friend of his father’s had a small Christmas tree delivered as a thank you. Their family already had a large tree decorated in the house. Not being able to find anyone who needed a tree, that small Christmas tree stood outside by itself for the remainder of the Christmas holiday.
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Giveaway: Click below for a chance to WIN a signed copy of NEEDLES THE FORGOTTEN CHRISTMAS TREE. Good luck!


Tour Schedule:
Dec 5 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
Dec 5 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / guest post / giveaway
Dec 6 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / guest post / giveaway
Dec 6  Splashes of Joy  – book review / giveaway
Dec 7  fundinmental  book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Dec 7  My Reading Getawaybook review / author interview / giveaway
Dec 8 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Dec 9 – Character Madness and Musing – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Dec 9 – Lisa’s Reading – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 9 – @regallywritten – book review
Dec 9 – Reading Authors Network – book review / giveaway
Dec 12 – I’m Into Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 12 – @amandainpa – book review
Dec 13 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Dec 13 – The Adventures of a Travelers Wife– book review / giveaway
Dec 13 – 
Library Lady’s Kid Lit – book review / giveaway
Dec 13 – Library Lady’s Kid Lit – book spotlight / author interview 
Dec 14 – Older & Smarter?– book review / guest post / giveaway
Dec 15 – Bizwings Book Blog – book review / author interview / giveaway
Dec 15 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review / guest post / giveaway
Dec 16 – Paws.Read.Repeat – book review
Dec 19 – Reading is My Passion – book review / giveaway
Dec 19 – @lovemybooks2020 – book review
Dec 19 – Liese’s Blog – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 19 – Reading Excursions – book review
TBD – Bootsie’s Book Nook – book spotlight

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