Inspired by the true story of the 2019 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, this book was written for the purpose of encouraging children and families that each person is special and was beautifully created with a purpose to fulfill. It’s about a young dad who comes up with a wonderful idea of working with his two children to plant a tree in their yard. After caring for it over the years, the children have a special bond with the tree, which brings joy to the whole family—but there is an even greater purpose awaiting both the family and the tree.
I hope you enjoy reading this book with your family, and that it reinforces what every parent is already trying to communicate to their children: that they are beautiful and deeply loved by their family, and that they have a very special place in our world—just like this tree.
About Ed Finnerty
Teaching over 20 years in Monroe Woodbury Central School District,
Middle School Math Teacher