When I was a child, my father would put a train around the bottom of our Christmas tree. I remember watching it go around and around. My mother had a blue parakeet and that little bird loved hitching a ride on the train as it zoomed around. Sometimes the bird would get off in back of the tree and then hop on when the train came around again.
Many years later when we could afford it, my husband bought a train to put around our tree. We wanted our children to have the memory of a Christmas train.
Sorry the picture isn't very good, but the train was going fast. The thing is, Hubby and I had no idea what fun a Christmas train would be for our grandsons. They love it.
Oh, and about the picturebook . . . it's a keeper. The story is wonderful for young boys and learning the lesson of sharing and giving. It's a great Christmas gift.
Do you like trains around your Christmas tree?