Tuesday, December 9, 2008

surprise du jour

well i have to admit,
i've never seen the movie.
but not only that,
i'd never even read the book.

but when i saw
the polar express
at my favorite bookstore that day,
when so few of the millions
of beautiful children's books 
are translated from english,
and then it had a price tag
that had both me and the cashier
thinking it was a mistake
it was so low,
well, obviously
i had to have it.
and now we've not only read it
(several times a day),
but we are loving it.

and thus our humble collection
of christmas books
has begun.


Mindi said...

That's a great book! Don't bother with the movie, you'll be disappointed.. or at least I was.

christine said...

london is watching that movie right now (as i type), and she loves it. great story, what a good book to start your collection.

d/b/c/m said...

i love to see that title in russian! it looks so cool.

how amazingly awesome that they're bilingual!

Amidei's said...

Well, I'm not so sure about Haley, but I loved the movie - and the book looks like a great start on the collection. Wish you were coming home for Christmas. I can't believe how old those kids are getting. When can we see you guys?

OnGod'sErrand said...

Another lovely holiday tradition has birthed at your house. Do you think you can find the story of Jabez Dawes, (The Boy Who Hated Santa Claus) in Russian? If not, perhaps you could translate it. That was a must-read every Christmas at our house.