Monthly Rhyme from Twiglet's book: "March in in, the winds begin!" Twiglet, the Little Christmas Tree Copyright 2003 by Phyllis and Janey Fisher.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Rueben Presents: Our blog is featured in a VILLAGE NEWS article!

"Twiglet" the Little Christmas Tree is one of the featured blogs in today's post at BLOG VILLAGE's community blog, VILLAGE NEWS. BLOG VILLAGE's creator and monitor, Rosemary of Dirty Butter Estates, has started featuring the BLOG VILLAGERS as a fun way for the villagers to get to know one another. The first featured blogger is Sheila over at Alabama Kitchen Sink. Her blog is "MUSINGS ON LIFE, ART AND STARTING A BUSINESS IN THE HEART OF DIXIE." Twiglet" the Little Christmas Tree and PJ's Paper Doll Cut Outs both by Janey Loree are the second featured blogs. Take the time to visit BLOG VILLAGE and browse through the 206 blogs available for your reading pleasure.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Cast of Characters (as they appear in the story)

Not only does this book have a "Cast of Characters", there is a "Cast of Animal Characters". Horses, dogs and cats have integral parts in this story, set in a little town called "Snowflake". Townspeople hold such occupations as blacksmith, Christmas Tree farmer, physician, schoolteacher, man of God, mercantile owner, lawyer, dentist, and rancher.

Friday, October 13, 2006

(Glossary of Terms)

Keeping in mind that while it is important to find a good book for our children to read, having educational qualities that help teach roman numerals, the definitions of words contained within the book, the care of animals, and helping others, make
"Twiglet" the Little Christmas Tree a complimentary book to any child's library of cherished books.
Red asterisks that look like snowflakes punctuate
the story leading the reader to the glossary of terms found in the front of the book. A note to "use a dictionary for other words", reminds children to find the meaning of words that they are not sure of.
The glossary, containing 45 words such as hemisphere, meridian, trousseau, colt and filly serves as a speller while the reader is enjoying a story of discoveries, miracles, and friendships.
"Twiglet" the Little Christmas Tree is available exclusively in PJ's Corner and is available in two sizes. The original size of 8.5" x 11" is perfect for your child to lay flat on the table or floor as they read this story to you or their friends. A collector's size of 4.25" x 5.5" makes this book handy for travel.
to break in on here and there; interrupt [a speech punctuated with applause]

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


The rough

draft was started

the day after Thanksgiving 2001.

Sam came over to our house

while we set up and decorated

our Christmas tree!!! That’s when Sam Richardson

got an idea!!! He set the scene, added a few

characters, and lost a seed in three sentences!!!

He then asked the rest of us to write

a few lines each!! We all thought Sam’s “Well”

was too funny, so we continued to use it throughout the story!

He wanted a monkey in the story, too!!!

Anthony Wayne McAnally (youngest son of Janey Loree), in two

paragraphs found the seed, added horses to the story, and lost the seed,

again!!! He helped with the horse facts! Travis Lee McAnally

(Janey Loree’s oldest son), suggested that the tree have

a white top-notch for easy detection & helped with the horse facts!

Also, the clock chiming and making placemats were Travis’ ideas.

Phyllis Mae Richardson-Fisher (Sam’s first cousin), wrote

the rest of the story and has plans for a sequel!!! (even though Sam said he

did not want a run away!!!) Some of that stubborn Richardson

DNA showing!!! In addition, Phyllis Mae illustrated the story.

The neighbor with the red REO delivery truck was contributed by George Harvey Fisher

(Phyllis’ husband). Also, he helped edit the story, and gave moral support!!!

George was the carpenter for the office shelves, small art boards and table extensions.

Douglas Wayne Fisher (George & Phyllis’ son), wanted Twiglet to be a welder,

so we added “Smithy” the blacksmith, ferrier, and livery owner!!!

Doug drew the red truck at age 15.





ter of

George and Phyllis), compiled, typed,

edited, and proofread the story.

Phyllis and Janey designed the

book. After months of work

this story is complete!!!

Introducing a children's story book...

You and your child will be able to lay this 186 page, comb bound children's book flat to fully enjoy the large print, 49 full-page illustrations, and countless color clipart that fill this story of discoveries, miracles, and friendships. Cut out two bookmarks that are included to keep your place in this treasure book.
Read along as you go back to a time long ago, when a tree with a white top-notch shows up on a Christmas tree farm. You will meet Gran'pa Shepherd and his grandson Bright who own the Christmas tree farm and through "Twiglet" the Little Christmas Tree, you will meet twins Rueben and Rachel Oliver who live with their Gramma O in a little old cabin, down a little old lane, among the tall pine trees.
As the story unfolds you will help the twins look for "Twiglet" each year, discovering the friendships and miracles that happen when you lend a helping hand. You will sit in a one room schoolhouse as Miss Sarah teaches the children of Snowflake the valuable lessons in knowing how to read, write and do their arithmetic. Memorize the monthly sayings along with the children and keep a look out for Twiglet and the new friendships and miracles that fill all seven chapters.
Read on as Rueben and Rachel learn the awesome responsibility of taking care of their own horses, go on school picnics, participate in the towns' 4th of July celebration, and continue to look for the miracles and friendships that accompany the white top-notched tree year after year.
Large Print Book ~ 8.5" x 11" ~ ISBN: 0-974561-51-7

Large Print Booklet ~ 4.25"x5.5" ~ ISBN: 0-974561-54-1

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