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Summary: With seven stories from around the world, young readers get a global tour of the folktale genre not just by words, but sounds, as well. There are stories from Africa, China, Australia, East India, Canada, North America and Central America. This is an audio CD of folktales.
Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading
Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 8; read yourself: 3 to 8
Interest Level: 3 to 8
Age of Child: Shared with a 7-year-old girl.
Young Reader Reaction: Our daughter (now a teen) loves these CDs. That first year, she listened to them all the time ... now it is a once or twice-a-year selection. She loves the stories and the lessons they provide.
Adult Reader Reaction: These are fun stories to listen to. The storytellers use a lot of voices and the music complements what's going on; it doesn't overpower it. I love the diversity of the collection, too. These are portable, but more importantly, they broaden our horizons.
Pros: The Tell Me a Story audio book series engages a reader's senses and broadens their worldview.
Borrow or Buy: Buy! You'll want all of the CDs in this series. It is a must-have collection for the home libray.
Educational Themes: Grab a globe! Introduce children to the places where these stories originated. For older listeners, it is a great option for exploring the folktale genre and identifying common themes across cultures.
Notes: The publisher/author donated a copy of this book to the Reading Tub. This is an unsolicited donation.
Literary Categories: Fiction - folklore, audio books, series book
Date(s) Reviewed: December 2014
Other Reviews: See Critics' Reviews and reader feedback at amazon.com.