Tuesday, December 18, 2007
#3 Favorite Christmas Picture Book: The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
Winner of the Caldecott Medal in 1986 (THE award for children's picture books), The Polar Express is a spectacular book about a young boy who discovers the magic of Christmas. The illustrations are absolutely beautiful, and have a dreamy magical quality about them.
Promo info: Late one Christmas Eve after the town has gone to sleep, the boy boards the mysterious train that waits for him: The Polar Express bound for the North Pole. When he arrives, Santa offers the boy any gift he desires. The boy modestly asks for one bell from the harness of a reindeer. The gift is granted. On the way home the bell is lost. On christmas morning the boy finds the bell under the tree. The mother of the boy admires the bell, but laments that it is broken—for you see, only believers can hear the sound of the bell.
Now playing on my iPod: Wonderful Christmas Time performed by Paul McCartney