Sunday, 23 November 2008

The Best Money Ever Spent

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.

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16 lovely comments:

Lisa said...

That would be an awesome program. Around here they have the book orders and tehy just had a book fair. I try to order out of every second or so order (theyre monthly) and we went to the book fair adn bought each of teh kids books. I got Donavan a cute and colourful story about a giant squid and Samara a Wonderpets book. (I tried to steer her toward actual stories instead of television adaptations but what can I say?)


Nice find!

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

We have that one :)
It's great!

Laural Out Loud said...

That is an AWESOME deal! If Gabi's preschool had something like that, I'd be totally selfless too, lol.

The White House said...

That is a great book... I haven't heard the CD yet, but I bet it is awesome.

EmmaP said...

i love it! very cute story too!

Angela said...

Gotta' love a good deal! And it's even better when that good deal makes the kiddos sleep :)

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Hmmmm...perhaps I should get a copy of that book - sounds like a good investment!

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

I LOVE those book fairs...I really have to exercise self control at those things.

I have a little something for ya over on my blog when you get a chance!

Wendi said...

You, my dear, are brilliant!
And I am off to find a book on Cd tomorrow.
I am nothing if not a follower!

LadyFi said...

Priceless indeed! We have the book and DVD - it's such a lovely story!

BookMamma said...

Scholastic makes a DVD of this book and it is truly beautiful. No narration, no dialogue, gorgeous music & illustrated animation. Your boys might like it!

Here's the link

Clare said...

oh that is such a great book! i just pulled it out to read to bradley! i love the CD reading it to them...so smart mommy!

Claire said...

Magic.. I tried to get my kids plugged in to my old story teller tapes instead of me having to read to them (what a chore...hehehe) but they were having none of it. So congrats on being able to find something that not only gets some peace and quiet out of them, but gets them to sleep too.

AMY said...

Great idea, I'm going to get a book on CD right now!

crunchiemummy said...

That is such a lovely story -- we have the book and the movie on DVD. Always makes me think of little Aled Jones though -- "we're walking in the air!"

Krystyn said...

What a good find.

Our school had a fundraiser, too, but the books were far from on sale! They were just "for sale!"