Favorite Poems for Children Audiobook | Lewis Carroll, James Reeves, Oliver Herford, Edward Lear, Kenneth Grahame, Hilaire Belloc, William Blake, Thomas Hardy | Audible.com
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Favorite Poems for Children | [Lewis Carroll, James Reeves, Oliver Herford, Edward Lear, Kenneth Grahame, Hilaire Belloc, William Blake, Thomas Hardy]

Favorite Poems for Children

Dance with a lobster, telephone an elephant or knock on a moonlit door - this collection includes magical, macabre, dramatic, funny, bizarre, absurd, delightful, moving and charming poems by Lewis Carroll, A.A. Milne, Edward Lear, Hilaire Belloc, Kenneth Grahame and many others. Readers such as Anton Lesser, Simon Russell-Beale and Timothy West bring the lines beautifully to life and make this an ideal introduction to some of the best-loved children's poetry.
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Children of all ages will enjoy the wide range of poems, authors, and narrators in this spirited collection. There are many works by Edward Lear, including one about himself, which is somewhat negative but quite funny. Accents vary, even Cockney appears occasionally, as in "Framed in a First Story Window." The firemen yell, "Jump into this net what we are holding." "The Pied Piper of Hamlin" is an ideal conclusion, with the performer's vigorous voice. Music is used occasionally, with a rousing march at the close.

Publisher's Summary

Dance with a lobster, telephone an elephant, or knock on a moonlit door - this collection includes magical, macabre, dramatic, funny, bizarre, absurd, delightful, moving, and charming poems by Lewis Carroll, A.A. Milne, Edward Lear, Hilaire Belloc, Kenneth Grahame, and many others. Readers such as Anton Lesser, Simon Russell-Beale, and Timothy West bring the lines beautifully to life and make this an ideal introduction to some of the best-loved children's poetry.

The complete list of narrators includes Katinka Wolf, Anton Lesser, Roy McMillan, Richard Wilson, David Timson, Anne Harvey, Simon Russell-Beale, Rachel Bavidge and Timothy West .

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    Terry Calgary, AB, Canada 02-04-11
    Terry Calgary, AB, Canada 02-04-11 Member Since 2006

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    "A treasure in poetry"

    Beautifully read with great talent, these poems are presented with more than just the plainspoken word. Children’s poems here are preformed for the listener’s great pleasure with artful theatre in voices of faithfulness to the poem’s spirit.

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    SusieB Chadstone, Australia 08-06-12
    SusieB Chadstone, Australia 08-06-12 Member Since 2012

    I have always loved reading encouraged by my Mum from a very early age. I spent time driving to work and audible is brilliant for this. I'm a nurse and the job can be quite hard at times listening to books can help me to switch off and find some balance in life.

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    "Childhood favourites"

    Wonderful to play these poems to my granddaughter and to remember them from my own magical childhood.
    Beautifully read with such different actors who obviously enjoy the process.

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    "Poetry Revisited"

    When you are young you hear poems without understanding half the vocabulary. It is quite funny and pleasant to listen again as an adult.

    Narration - varies, and some (especially the rather exaggerated cockneys) were not to my taste.

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