Slower reading pace, less forced dramatic expression and more distinct elocution are required. The dialect seems fake and disingenuous.
No more magic tree house.
Radiant, Terrific and Humble
E.B. White's reading was perfect for my third grader to read along. Listening and reading allowed her to discover precious gems on her own within the dialogue. One favorite example is when Templeton says " I am a glutton but not a merrymaker." Comprehension becomes a delight when it is discovered, rather than a tested task. This particular presentation accomplishes this beautifully.
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