I read this book to the 2nd graders for their Christmas read-aloud day they do. I wanted something they probably had not heard and something that would keep their attention. This one fit the bill. It has nice illustrations (the kids enjoyed finding the faces on the trees), and we had several things we could discuss as we read: the kids were able to make predictions, talk about the change in the way the tree stands from beginning to end, and the message was very easy for them to talk about because it is spelled out clearly in the text. I recommend it for those readers who can sit for a small paragraph (or more) per page on about 14 pages and who enjoy a rhyming book with a good message.