The Littlest Spruce tells the story of a little spruce tree that gets separated from his parents when they are taken away from the forest. But thanks to two silly field mice and a boy named Roy, the littlest spruce is reunited with his parents on Christmas Day inside Roy's home. First published in 1991, The Littlest Spruce won 'Best New Children's Book' at the North American Book Exchange. It was also featured on ABC's Good Morning America. Then director of Good Morning America, Bob McKinn, said, I was always told that big things come in the littlest packages. After reading 'The Littlest Spruce, ' I w kw why. Succinct, clever writing and colorful illustrations make if a perfect package for the big and little alike. Written in metered poetry, The Littlest Spruce is a feel-good story that doesn't dwell on the commercialism of Christmas, instead, focuses on the importance of family values.