Author Bob Welbaum

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 The Cactus Who Wanted to Be a Christmas Tree – $8.99 

Author: Bob Welbaum;  Illustrator: Ashraf

Katie loves Christmastime. Getting presents is nice, and playing in the snow with her friends is fun, but what she likes best are all the pretty decorations. When her family moves to Arizona, Katie can’t find any friends in her neighborhood, and her mom says it probably won’t snow, not even for Christmas. No snow? Will they even have a Christmas tree? Katie is bummed out about Christmas in Arizona…until she makes a special friend that allows her to share her enthusiasm for the holiday.

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Bob Welbaum PhotoAfter a twenty-year career in the U.S. Air Force, Bob Welbaum worked for fifteen years as a book and magazine editor, and for the past eight as an educator. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and the Air Force Institute of Technology, and has also attended the University of Dayton. His writing credentials include an Internet column, a poetry book, and short stories. This is his second children’s book.