Thursday 2 November 2017

Win the Picture Book of the Month, Pick a Pine Tree

Pick a pine tree from the lot – slim and tall, or short and squat! Long straight limbs or branches bent... Mmm! Just smell that piney scent!

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 at the festive season, a gorgeously rhythmical, read-aloud narrative accompanied by warm, joyful art celebrates 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.


We have five copies of Pick a Pine Tree with limited edition prints to give away! To enter, just email your name and address to with ‘Pick a Pine Tree' in the subject line for your chance to win. 

Competition closes on 17th December 2017. Terms and conditions apply.

Pick up a copy of Pick a Pine Tree in your local bookshop and check out the fun animated trailer below.       

Jarvis studied graphic design and previously worked as a record sleeve designer, website designer and an animation director before becoming a children’s book illustrator. His books with Walker include Mrs Mole, I’m Home! and Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth, which won the 2017 V&A Best Illustrated Book. Follow Jarvis on Twitter as @heyimjarvis, and on Instagram as @booksbyjarvis.

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 All Aboard the London Bus, illustrated by Sam Usherand has contributed fiction, non-fiction and poetry to numerous children’s magazines. Find her online at and on Twitter as @PatriciaToht.