Tuesday, 23 December 2008

The Selfish Giant

selfish giantThis morning [the dining table still being covered with stuff from last night] Bob and I ate breakfast in front of the TV and watched an animated version of "The Selfish Giant".

I love this Oscar Wilde Story, which I read frequently to my children when they were younger.  So I was really pleased to find there was an animated version showing on TV this morning. However they obviously decided to re-write the last few sentences of the story [the whole point of the tale] and obliterate its Christian content. Check out the much better animation here on YouTube if you don't know the story.

shack Now I am off to buy a newspaper in WHSmiths -because this week they are selling The Shack for only £2.99 a copy, and it will be useful to have a spare or two to lend people. If you haven't read it, pick one up now while it is so cheap!


Another well told tale, and good discussion starter!

Steph is already an hour through her shift at Tesco. She went armed with instructions about finding and learning the aisle location of certain products which customers are likely to ask for in the run-up to Christmas [turkey, cream, mincemeat etc] I was intrigued to see 'goose fat'.I wonder how many customers will ask her for that today? And finding it is £3.99 will they then actually buy it for roasting their potatoes?


  1. Dear Angela,
    I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas!

  2. Oh, that book, "The Selfish Giant" sounds like a great book to read to CCD/Sunday School when we are studying about being selfish. I got to check it out! Thank you for sharing. :)

  3. It is a wonderful story - happy Christmas to you!


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