Patricia Toht once owned a children's bookshop called Never Never
Land, before turning a love of books into a love of writing. She is
the author of Pick a Pine Tree, illustrated by Jarvis,
All Aboard the London Bus, illustrated by Sam Usher, and has
contributed fiction, non-fiction and poetry to numerous children's
magazines. She lives in Chicago, USA. Find her online at
patriciatoht.com and on Twitter as @PatriciaToht.
Jarvis studied graphic design and previously worked as a record sleeve designer, website designer and an animation director before becoming a children's book maker. His books with Walker include Tropical Terry, Mrs Mole, I'm Home! and Alan's Big, Scary Teeth, which won the 2017 V&A Best Illustrated Book. Jarvis lives in Manchester with his wife and their dog and cat. Follow him on Twitter as @heyimjarvis, and on Instagram as @booksbyjarvis.
Jarvis' illustration is absolutely remarkable, and its soft
retro-styled beauty makes this book really stand out - especially
the Christmas tree spread at the end. * BookTrust *
From Alan's Big, Scary Teeth creator Jarvis and author Patricia Toht comes a beautiful, irresistible Christmas gift book that all begins with picking a pine tree! Brimming over with the excitement of being with family in the festive season, the gorgeously rhythmical, read-aloud narrative is accompanied by warm, joyful art celebrating all the familiar rituals of decorating the tree, from digging out jam-packed boxes of trimmings, stringing tinsel, to, at last, turning on those twinkly fairy lights. * Bishop Stortford Independent *