Author, Rita Esterly, greeted friends and strangers who stopped in to have her sign their copy of The Magical Christmas Tree. One lady came in to buy a book as a Christmas present for her neighbor who moved to Alaska. Many came in to buy so they could read it to grandchildren. The author gave suggestions about how to read the book so that children will be engaged. The trick is to ask them to watch for the little yellow bird. Thanks to all.
Author, Rita Esterly, read her book The Magical Christmas Tree at the James Memorial Public Library's Christmas Story Hour. The children sat fascinated by the illustrations. They watched for the little yellow bird and yelled excitedly when they saw the bird on the pages, "There he is. I see him." You too can see what happens with the little yellow bird when you read The Magical Christmas Tree.