a rather remarkable little book, blending so well those memories of Christmas with his childhood imagination. The DVD is also quite delightful, and we own a record of Dylan Thomas himself reading the book. But best of all are Trina Schart Hyman's illustrations in our copy on the shelf...
'With sprinkling eyes and wind-cherried noses, on spread, frozen feet they crunched up to the doors and mittened on them manfully. But all that the children could hear was a ringing of bells.' "
" 'Were there Uncles, like in our house?'
'There are always Uncles at Christmas...' "