Friday, May 27, 2011

Update Friday: The Red Balloon

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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Joane said...

I love this story. I used to watch this film (yes, film back then, no video or DVD's!)in school and whenever I did I would have to hold in the tears. I absolutely love your blog. I'm a huge fan of children's books, old and new and, have quite a collection. Thanks for sharing!

Burgin Streetman said...

Thank joane! Have a great one!

se7en said...

Oh this is so one of our all time favorites. My son recently made his own illustrated version:

Marta G. (A Bilingual Baby) said...

I haven't bought the book yet, but I have seen the film many, many times! My son was also very impressed with the film, and it was a happy surprise, as I was afraid he didn't appreciate the film because modern children's films are full of colour, music and many other stimulus. Thanks for your tip,

DCSportsChick said...

I just bought the book, based on this review. I had never heard of it but my husband remembered the movie. I read it to my 3-year-old and she was enthralled. Thanks for the recommendation!

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