At Thomas' school they have a book club where you can buy really lovely books for discounted prices and the school makes commission on their sales. So when I indulge in my book purchasing addiction really I am just helping his school raise funds. See, I am totally selfless like that.
I ordered this one with the Christmas season sneaking up on us for the discounted price of £4, reduced from £12.99. You gotta love a bargain like that right?
I have really fond childhood memories of watching the short movie adaptation of this book at Christmastime and feeling fully festive.
The beautifully presented hard bound version of the book in it's super snazzy presentation case I bought also came along with a CD reading of the book.
Tonight after their bath we read some stories and then I asked Thomas if he'd like us to read the Snowman book (Eli and I had read it earlier while Thomas was at school) but he was so impressed that it came with a CD of his very own that he wanted to listen to it.
So I took the CD player in their room, tucked my boys up in bed, switched off the light and pressed play.
Silence followed, as did sleep.
And that my friends is priceless.