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

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Rueben's Favorite Paper Doll Outfit Survey - Post 2

Reuben needs your help in deciding which outfit to wear for the December 1st issue of PJ's Paper Doll Memories eNewsletter! Will it be his "Top Hat & Coat" of red and white with a black top hat, cane and spats, or his "Snow Outfit" of red wool and white fur with grey wool pants? Remember, that Rachel needs your help, too over on PJ's Paper Doll Cut Outs blog!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Bowker Recommends...

The following is a synopsis of:

"Twiglet" the Little Christmas Tree
Phyllis Mae Richardson Fisher

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.

This synopsis is posted over at, where R.R. Bowker lists their recommended reading for children.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Rueben's Favorite Outfit Survey Tally...

Follow this post to keep up on Rueben's Favorite Outfit Survey! Rueben is trying to decide which outfit to wear in the December 1st Issue of PJ's Paper Doll Memories eNewsletter. Click on the title of this post to choose your favorite outfit between his Western Outfit and his Top Hat & Coat...right now it looks like Rueben will be wearing his Top Hat & Coat!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

PJ's Seven Stop Christmas Tour!!!

It's that time of year for PJ's Seven Stop Christmas Tour! Go to to start a tour of seven products that are available in a "Special" gift bag. This tour is interactive and lots of fun! Write a book report on the children's book, cut out 14 outfits for both Rachel and myself, color those same outfits your way and cut them out for extra clothes for us. Use the stationery for your "Twiglet" book report, write a letter, or write to Rachel and I, send someone special the holiday greeting card, cut out matching stickers and gather it all into a handy gift bag. Attach the matching gift card with the enclosed curly ribbon and give this special gift this Christmas! Besides, I will post your book report and letter here on "Twiglet" the Little Christmas Tree's blog. My twin sister, Rachel will post your coloring book masterpiece and your past paper doll memories or the ones you create this Christmas over on PJ's Paper Doll Cut Outs blog! Catch the train as Rachel and I guide you through this interactive tour...

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Rueben's Favorite Paper Doll Outfit Survey - Post 1...

"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, toys in every store..." is a favorite Christmas Carol. With Christmas almost here, the excitement of gift giving is in the air. Just like his twin sister, Rachel, over on PJ's Paper Doll Cut Outs blog, Rueben is trying to decide what outfit to wear in our December 1st issue of PJ's Paper Doll Memories eNewlsetter. Help him decide by picking your favorite one in each of the "Rueben's Favorite Outfit Survey" posts. Rueben has 20 outfits to choose from and would like to know what outfit is your favorite. In this first post, Rueben is modeling his Western Outfit on the left and his Top Hat and Coat on the right.
Remember these seven things as you choose
your favorite outfit:

  1. Choose your favorite outfit from each of the "Favorite Outfit" posts.
  2. Click on the comment link to let us know.
  3. The winning outfit will be posted in the next "Favorite Outfit" post along with a new outfit.
  4. If there is a tie, we will hang both outfits back into Rueben's closet to decide later.
  5. By process of elimination we will find out which outfit Rachel will wear in the eNewsletter.
  6. Follow this link to sign up for your December 1st Issue of PJ's Paper Doll Memories eNewsletter.
  7. Have lots of fun and tell everyone about Rueben's Favorite Outfit Survey here on "Twiglet" the Little Christmas Tree's blog!

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