As soon as I found out I was pregnant, I walked into our local independent children's bookshop (formerly and magically called The Red Balloon) and ordered a copy of this book for my unborn son. To say the impact of it and the movie on me as a child was huge is an understatement. I almost can't even think about them without getting misty and full of nostalgia. No child should be without the memory of this story in their mind.
The best of the best.
Update Friday (the day when I update old posts with fancy new pictures) welcomes a post from back in '07 with all new scans and some new words. Literally, I had to restrain myself from scanning the whole book.
The Red Balloon. Every moment, picture and morsel, absolute perfection.
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