So if my glasses and necktie threw you off, I’ll confess a little something to you: I’m actually kind of a nerdy, sensitive guy. When I was young, my Motley Mother used to read the Polar Express to me and my sister on Christmas Eve, every year before going to bed. We’d curl up in front of a roaring fire, listen to the cheesy sound effects she’d make when the train whistled….. yeah yeah go on and laugh. Family Christmas traditions! C’mon!
Little did I know that Houghton Mifflin was the proud publisher of this holiday favorite. They now have special books with CDs so you can listen to a professional speak with accents and annunciation…… maybe that’s the author? Houghton Mifflin publishes other fine books I read as a child – Curious George, the American Heritage Dictionary, you know – classic favorites. If your kids are without a holiday classic this year, check out the link here for the Polar Express.
Or if you go bananas for Curious George like I used to, you might instead prefer to click here and see the page for Curious George. Want to know a true story? All kidding aside here, I used to read Curious George into a tape player for cousin Johnny Motley when he was learning to read. That’s right — HM you can take credit also here, we got him to read along with my terrible spoken voice of maybe 10 years back then.
Good thing HM you record your own now 🙂 Please don’t sue for infringement! ~TMG