I did not record this book. It is one of my favorite and I think this wonderful version hits all the right notes. It is An Opus Christmas Story: A Wish for Wings that Work, by Berkeley Breathed. I adored his Bloom County and later Outland comic strips as a kid. I used to cut them out and keep them in a cigar box. This story is about embracing the gifts you have instead of wishing for impossibilities. I always read this to first graders talking about how penguins ant fly in the air but in the water. Afterward I have them write a Christmas wish on a red or green construction paper strip to turn into a wish chain for our tree. I love the words of this story-they are clever and yet simple in their message. It always engages the interest. I hope you enjoy it as much as me.
Keep Calm and Read On,