I only listened for 40 minutes until I could not take it any more. I did not find the main character believable or likeable, the story seemed like it was going nowhere and efforts to be cute and witty fell so flat that they were simply annoying and sad. The writing and performance both
This was the first audio book my son enjoyed. We began listening when he was 3.5 and he is almost 5- now his little brother (2.5) loves it too.
My 2 year old listens to this every. single. night. While I can't say GP's character "voices" are that great, she is pleasant enough to listen to, which is important when you have listened to her for the past 90 consecutive nights- sometimes more than once.
This is the 4 "bear stories". GP gets calmer and quieter with each one, helping your little one to relax and doze off. Problem? After baby bear, the last story of the 4, when the child is near sleep, it automatically goes into the Spanish versions- which start out loud and full of energy- jolting the kid awake.
I wish they had set it up where the bedtime timer could correspond with the end of the English version.
I'm glad we decided to listen, it is different than the film, but I enjoy it more. My 5 yr old son is just loving it.
We tried this when my son was 4, but the accent was too hard for him. We tried again a year later and it was a hit.
My 4 year old son loves this book and we really enjoy listening to NPH reading it.
My kids (3 and 5)would have liked the story, but they had a really hard time understanding the narrator.
At first I was kind of annoyed with the narrator, but I got over it quickly and ended up enjoying her performance. I thought the story was fun as well. One of the better newer books I've read in a long time.
My boys, 3 and 5 are enjoying this story. Lavelle is easy to understand and the story is fun.
To be honest, I listened for about 10 minutes but I just could not stay with the story. I like Penny's books, but maybe it was the accent, maybe the narrator, but I just kept drifting off.
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