Bob, the Tree who Became a Star

Destined to Become a Christmas Classic

by Suzanne Lintz Ives

Bob, the Tree who Became a Star

Bob, the Tree who Became a Star

Destined to Become a Christmas Classic

by Suzanne Lintz Ives

Published Apr 29, 2010
16 Pages
Genre: JUVENILE NONFICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent


Book Details

Quotes about “Bob, the Tree Who Became a Star”

This delightful fully-illustrated children's book tells the story in verse of a tree who is named "Bob" when he goes to town to become a decorated Christmas tree. After living his treehood by being kind and bringing love to those around him, Bob ultimately becomes a star in the heavens finding eternal life.

"Suddenly, all the beings in the forest bold looked up to the sky: Behold! Behold!

Bob starred in the sky ever so bright. He was winking and blinking and loving the night.

Now, ever after, when you look to the sky, you'll see Bob shining, a twinkle in his eye.

Bob blinks down a message for each one to mind: "You'll always be remembered if you try to be kind."

The story in rhyme creates an easy-to-read and easy-to-remember moral:

"Bob taught us belonging and being kind is the very first thing we should keep on our minds.

If you want to be a star, it's easy to do. Just give love to others and keep some for you.

It's that way with loving and being kind. Love will prosper and grow, and kindness you'll find."


Book Excerpt

“Suzanne Lintz Ives’ poetry is lively and filled with spirit. It pulls you from page to page along with Chris’s spunky illustrations. A true treasure!” Lewis Matheney, author and owner of GLM Books.
“I read the book again, and my heart was lightened! It is such a simple and wonderful message to spread kindness…. You are an inspiration! Your book was a big hit with everyone I have read it to.” Second-grade teacher Heather Anderson, Minneapolis, MN.Books.


About the Author

Suzanne Lintz Ives

Suzanne is a retired public relations executive who owned and operated her successful public relations/marketing firm in Washington, D.C. She is a 1963 graduate of the University of Montana School of Journalism who has spent her life writing. Suzanne has been published on hundreds of topics in a wide range of mass and trade media. "Bob..." is her first children's book.