We Disagree About This Tree
Bear and Mouse are back and living harmoniously together at Christmas time. But what happens when they have a difference of opinion about how to decorate their Christmas tree? Mouse likes baubles, tinsel and unusual tree-toppers, and Bear likes dazzling lights, candles and unique tree placement – will they ever manage to agree?
Collins' delightfully expressive illustrations and solid rhyming text bring these two characters to life for a Christmassy tale with a message about difference and what’s really most important in life. Bear and Mouse are full of action and personality, with the difference in their relative sizes used to great comic effect. The bright backgrounds used for each double-spread means that each scene packs a punch, and young children will enjoy turning over and examining each page.
In the end it becomes clear that even though we might argue with those we live with, it’s being together and sharing life that really matters. The final refrain, “We have a perfect Christmas tree, when I’m with you and you’re with me”, is an upbeat message that rings true this time of year. A great Christmas themed book that would be perfect under the Christmas tree, whatever way it’s decorated!