Deep in the forest, a tiny pine tree waits impatiently to grow tall enough to be chosen as a Christmas tree. As the seasons change, the little tree revels in the beauty of her world and the gifts nature brings — the sky, wind, sun, and rain. Then one day, it suddenly occurs to her: What if she isn't selected as a Christmas tree? Slowly, she begins to consider what other opportunities life may hold for her. Rabbits and squirrels always need shelter, and her branches, though not festooned with garlands and ornaments, could still provide a cozy winter nest for birds. She could even be welcomed into a family's home as a window frame. Once again, the little pine tree is happy and hopeful, thankful for life's boundless possibilities. Simple prose and enchanting illustrations bring this charming story to life.