cover image Little Tree

Little Tree

E. E. Cummings. Element Books, $16.95 (24pp) ISBN 978-1-902618-55-5

This joyously illustrated version of cummings's well-loved poem should take root in many household collections. Crisp, airy watercolors, occasionally kissed with the sparkle of a foil-stamped gold star, show the evolution of a ""little silent Christmas tree"" in the snowy woods to a family's happy, glistening holiday symbol, sporting ""spangles... the balls the chains red and gold."" Ages 3-up. (Oct.)