ISBN: 978-0763675561

PUBLISHER: candlewick press

A boy who really loves his Christmas tree finds a way to preserve its spirit year-round in this sweet and child-friendly holiday story.

Fritz knows that the best parts of Christmas happen around the tree, whether decorating it with traditional and unexpected ornaments, sharing snacks, or opening presents. But when Christmas is over and the tree begins to drop needles, Fritz isn’t ready to let his tree go. How can Fritz keep his Christmas tree—and the happiness gathered around it—with him all year through?

“Fritz’s thoughts and emotions shine through with clarity. A good read-aloud choice, this Christmas picture book reflects one child’s quiet joy in his favorite parts of the season.”—Booklist

“As in the previous book, Fritz proves an able and thoughtful guide for children facing a transition. Murguia sensitively reminds readers that memories of good times linger even when the holidays themselves must pass.”—Publisher’s Weekly


activity and discussion guide (PDF DOWNLOAD)

In this guide, you’ll find suggestions and directions for holiday ornaments, a maze, and discussion questions that will help you to explore the book and its themes in a variety of ways.