Comments on: Book of the Week: Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/book-of-the-week-mr-willowbys-christmas-tree/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:49:45 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Carrie Finison http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/book-of-the-week-mr-willowbys-christmas-tree/comment-page-1/#comment-424234 Carrie Finison Sat, 22 Dec 2012 01:21:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28649#comment-424234 This sounds wonderful, Carter. I’m adding it to my wishlist.

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By: Dana Carey http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/book-of-the-week-mr-willowbys-christmas-tree/comment-page-1/#comment-423474 Dana Carey Wed, 19 Dec 2012 16:05:50 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28649#comment-423474 Thanks for pointing out a lovely book, Carter. So nice to think there’s a home and love for even the tiniest tree. One size does not fit all!

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By: Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree « Design of the Picture Book http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/book-of-the-week-mr-willowbys-christmas-tree/comment-page-1/#comment-423469 Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree « Design of the Picture Book Wed, 19 Dec 2012 15:47:23 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28649#comment-423469 [...] my days of sharing stories directly with kids, this time of year even. I wrote about it over on Design Mom, and have been cheered by the comments and the warmth around this little [...]

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By: Caryn http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/book-of-the-week-mr-willowbys-christmas-tree/comment-page-1/#comment-423463 Caryn Wed, 19 Dec 2012 15:30:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28649#comment-423463 One of my all-time favorite Christmas books. It makes me sad to see them reprint it in full-color. The original two-color is just so gorgeous. Love it any way you have it though I guess. And yes, the Muppet movie is awesome, but not nearly as awesome as the book itself… but that’s coming from a book purest! :)

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By: Carter Higgins http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/book-of-the-week-mr-willowbys-christmas-tree/comment-page-1/#comment-423407 Carter Higgins Wed, 19 Dec 2012 02:14:00 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28649#comment-423407 Oh, April. That is such a bittersweet story. I’m so glad you were there.

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By: Carter Higgins http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/book-of-the-week-mr-willowbys-christmas-tree/comment-page-1/#comment-423406 Carter Higgins Wed, 19 Dec 2012 02:13:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28649#comment-423406 Oh, yes! Love that little special!

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By: Kelsey http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/book-of-the-week-mr-willowbys-christmas-tree/comment-page-1/#comment-423392 Kelsey Wed, 19 Dec 2012 01:42:28 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28649#comment-423392 And, might I recommend, if you can find it– The Muppet version, with Kermit narrating and the mouse family (http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Mouse_Family). Robert Downey Jr. as Mr. Willowby (hysterical) and Leslie Neilson. :)

The book is lovely, but there’s something so funny and cute about the little half hour made-for-tv Muppet movie. (OK, it’s on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htfmTSgdKfY )

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By: april http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/book-of-the-week-mr-willowbys-christmas-tree/comment-page-1/#comment-423384 april Tue, 18 Dec 2012 23:34:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28649#comment-423384 I still have my tattered edition of this childhood favorite, although I have supplemented our Christmas book collection with a new copy. My son is 7, a first grader, and I have been shaken to my core about Friday’s sadness, especially since I can’t stop thinking they were all his age. Every month, I go to his classroom and bring treats and a book to read to them, usually holiday-themed. This was the book I brought this past Monday to read and it was all I could do to not snatch up every child in there and hug them for the rest of the day. Oh, this poor, sad, beautiful, awful world. :/

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By: vandegee http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/book-of-the-week-mr-willowbys-christmas-tree/comment-page-1/#comment-423244 vandegee Tue, 18 Dec 2012 03:53:56 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28649#comment-423244 Mr. Willowby’s Christmas tree, came by special delivery…

Love this book. I never had it as a kid, but someone gave it to us when our oldest was born. It is such a sweet book.

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By: hcarroll http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/book-of-the-week-mr-willowbys-christmas-tree/comment-page-1/#comment-423236 hcarroll Tue, 18 Dec 2012 03:18:11 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28649#comment-423236 My grandmother had an old, well-loved library copy of this book that she read to my sister and I when we were kids. It was always a very special book to us and continues to be one of my all-time favorites. I was so happy to find it was being reprinted a few years back and I’ve bought several copies to give to people, though none quite as great as Gram’s copy.

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By: Casandra http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/book-of-the-week-mr-willowbys-christmas-tree/comment-page-1/#comment-423177 Casandra Mon, 17 Dec 2012 20:15:24 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28649#comment-423177 Our most favorite Christmas book!!

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By: Angela DeMuro http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/book-of-the-week-mr-willowbys-christmas-tree/comment-page-1/#comment-423174 Angela DeMuro Mon, 17 Dec 2012 19:51:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28649#comment-423174 Thank you for a sweet recommendation! I had never heard of this title before, and I am excited to read it to my little one:)
Happy Christmas!

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By: Pamela Balabuszko-Reay http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/book-of-the-week-mr-willowbys-christmas-tree/comment-page-1/#comment-423167 Pamela Balabuszko-Reay Mon, 17 Dec 2012 19:00:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28649#comment-423167 My six-year-old fella loves this book. :) Enjoy.

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By: Carter Higgins http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/book-of-the-week-mr-willowbys-christmas-tree/comment-page-1/#comment-423161 Carter Higgins Mon, 17 Dec 2012 18:40:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28649#comment-423161 So, so happy. The love around this little book has bolstered my spirits today!

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By: Ashley http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/book-of-the-week-mr-willowbys-christmas-tree/comment-page-1/#comment-423156 Ashley Mon, 17 Dec 2012 18:16:18 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28649#comment-423156 One of our family’s favorites!

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By: Missy http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/book-of-the-week-mr-willowbys-christmas-tree/comment-page-1/#comment-423151 Missy Mon, 17 Dec 2012 17:59:12 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28649#comment-423151 I ADORE this book. Many years ago (four decades!), I attended a lovely private neighborhood kindergarten run out of a converted garage. I still treasure songs and lessons from our wonderful, creative teacher, Mrs. Bodkin. For Christmas, she gave each student a book especially chosen for them, with a personal inscription on the title page. My book was “Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree.” I treasure that book. My children have their own copy — I think we will read it together tonight.

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By: Sara @ What About Sara http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/book-of-the-week-mr-willowbys-christmas-tree/comment-page-1/#comment-423143 Sara @ What About Sara Mon, 17 Dec 2012 17:34:12 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28649#comment-423143 adding this to my wish list for our little guy!

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By: Andrea http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/book-of-the-week-mr-willowbys-christmas-tree/comment-page-1/#comment-423134 Andrea Mon, 17 Dec 2012 17:22:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28649#comment-423134 Oh, what a sweet book! I think I’ll need to add this one to my Christmas collection. Thanks for the recommendation!

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By: Cathy http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/book-of-the-week-mr-willowbys-christmas-tree/comment-page-1/#comment-423109 Cathy Mon, 17 Dec 2012 15:57:19 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28649#comment-423109 This book has been a family tradition for many, many years. We have an early copy that was printed in only green and white. That copy was gleefully snagged by one of our daughters. I had to buy copies of the version pictured above for our grandchildren.

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