A family is going to visit their Aunt Martha whose Christmas tree "looks magical". In fact, it's "huge and sparkly and it glitters like a zillion stars". Of course, little Tommy and Laura are so excited before their big journey, they even wake up in the middle of the night and get dressed thinking it's already morning. But, unfortunately, when the morning eventually comes and they start driving through the country, the car breaks down!
And so, by the time the car is fixed, they have to go back home. Little Tommy is upset more than anyone else and his sister Laura finds a little tree that was left behind - "Come indoors with me, you look owfully lonely out here on your own". And then with the help of Laura's special secret star it becomes sparkly and glittery just as Tommy wanted.
Great illustrations and a lots of kindness in this book!