A Perfect Tree

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When DeeDee's parents move to a new town and into an oh-so-tiny house, DeeDee's winter holiday becomes a downsizing nightmare. It isn't that DeeDee isn't fond of dollhouses, that's okay, but it all becomes complicated when DeeDee is taunted by a classmate. She stays cheerful for her school's Christmas exchange, until she is betrayed by the cunning little girl who lies about the present with DeeDee's name on it. How can she be thankful?To top it off, dad explains that their new house is too small to set up a holiday tree. In DeeDee's spiral of disappointments, all is not lost! Surprises are in store when accidents happen.


Denise and her husband live and teach in Thailand. She writes: In my childhood, mom in her good humor encouraged my desire to tell stories to my dolls which I would line-up in their own classroom. That seed of encouragement blossomed into a life fulfilling passion to tell the good news to children through story. This particular story is dedicated to Mike and MaryEllen Cappiello, who shared the faithfulness of God with me in everyday life.