I am SO IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK.
Firstly, I adore singing books. I just do. I think it is a throwback to the days when a singing book could delight Gilbert, no matter how cranky he was. (I also feel people should sing more in general.)
Secondly, this is one of my favorite winter songs. I know some people think of this as a Christmas carol, but it really isn't.
Thirdly, THE PICTURES. So vivid and bursting with joy.
I had high hopes for how I would photograph this book. I envisioned gorgeous backdrops, etc. Then last weekend, I looked outside and saw the entire world was sparkling suddenly. So I trotted out and tried to capture a real time winter wonderland.
Real time winter wonderlands are hard to capture. And I didn't surprise myself with sudden talent. But take it from me, it was incredible. I kept wishing I was a better photographer so you could see how awesome it was!!
I have never really seen frost crystals/snowflakes this big and vivid before. They coated everything. Aren't they cool?!
It was close to zero and the snow was falling so slowly, so straight down. I am not sure if that was a contributing factor, but whatever it was, it was super fab!
Oh yes, we were talking about a book.
The words are just the song. Don't expect anything else. And who needs anything else?!
Those aquas with the fox and deer against them!
I love the music notes sprinkled throughout.
This version is less lovey-dovey, getting married and more family out together. Which is appropriate.
A tree full of music notes and snowflakes. And that blue! There are one or two days a winter when the world is that white with ice and snow and the sky is that blue. And they are days that soar.
You can see individual snowflakes!! I was a little fascinated by that.
These two pages are so full of bring loveliness that they are my favorite.
It does refer to the snowman as a Santa clown, but I just sub in circus clown to make it applicable all winter long.
Daddies and babies in a heap by the fire.
I am so exceptionally pleased with my purchase.