This is by far the best audio version I've heard of Winnie-the-Pooh. Peter Dennis as narrator gets the characters just right; the music is just enough to add to the delight, without distraction; and the warm tone set by the narrator is incredibly inviting. [The real-life Christopher Robin - AA Milne's son - says Peter Dennis re-creates the characters as his father intended - and as he grew up hearing them.] Public Radio ran this Blackstone Audio version as a series some years ago, and I fell in love with it then. I'm thrilled to now share it with my preschooler. Be aware that the other version offered by Audible (the "dramatized" one) doesn't have any of these characteristics - I found it quite grating, and the characterizations were all wrong. The Peter Dennis version is perfect!
Our whole family has been delighted by this short little audio book. The music and sound effects are perfect - not too sparse, not over the top - and listening to the narration, you will be convinced there are two different actors reading. We most often listen to children's audio books in the car, so there's something of a captive audience. With some of those books, I feel bad subjecting adults and older children to the rendition. Not this one! Occupants of all ages get a chuckle out of this reading of Green Eggs and Ham. Highly recommended.
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Why spoil great reading and a wonderful book with loud silly music throughout? Someone has been watching too much bad video. Dr. Seuss did not write this with background music.