Long ago I made the call to let my 6 year old daughter read the Harry Potter series. It's obviously not written for 6 year olds, but her tastes and skills are unique (just like every child) and it worked for us. She's read each book in the series almost 20 times now! I don't regret it at all and love how much her world is opened up by books.
Reading, carrying, packing, holding and loving a book for that long can take its toll. A few have no covers as well as torn and missing pages. She was going to throw them away, but I decided to give them a new life - just like literature does for us.
We cut shapes out of the page, two at a time, and then stitched them together with a little cinnamon in the middle and a knotted piece of jute twine coming out the top (the loop is what is showing and the knot is stitched into the tree).
I think its the perfect touch for our rustic, personalized tree.