©1975 Margaret Wise Brown; (P)1988 Weston Woods
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The synchronized illustrations worked great on the iPhone and iPad. This is a very nice little bedtime story with very nice illustrations and very simple bedtime focused story. I personally like a bedtime story with a bit more of a message, nevertheless this is an excellent book for a sleepy child, particularly one who has been having bad dreams, or is scared of the monster in the closet. The narration is wonderful as are the illustrations that are displayed as the story plays. NOTE this is only 5 minutes and 69 cents so don’t use a book credit!
I am glad I decided to come back and revisit some of my earlier purchases. I was pleasantly surprised when I played this story on my Android phone, in the Audible ap, to find illustrations that accompany the story!
I purchased this specifically to try out the audible books with syncronized images. There are no images (besides the cover of the book). Not sure why. At first I believed it to be a Kindle issue so I also downloaded to an iphone and an ipad. Neither one of those worked either. I am disappointed by the lack of images. It makes me wary of buying any more that claim synchronized images. The reading itself and story, of course, are just fine.
I don't know if it's my kindle but the images did not come up when listening to this book. One review said theirs worked and another person said theirs did not so I'm another one that's disappointed.
Other than that, the music was nice and the reader was great! I've always enjoyed this book and the pictures that go with it so it was quite disappointing to not have the pictures. Luckily it was cheap, but I didn't receive what was advertised.
This reading was enchanting and engaging, even though the story itself wasn't especially interesting. It was definitely relaxing. I love the narrator.
I had this book for my kids when they were very little and they loved it. So I decided to check out the audible version. the narrator does a good job but it's way too slow. There's lots of music in between each short sentence. The music was nice but I lost interest less than halfway though due to how slow it is.
I like that they include the pictures to look at while listening, since the pictures are what make the story . If this is your first time listening to this book and looking at the pictures it may not seem that slow to you. But if you are familiar with the story you are likely to be disappointed.
I had difficulty seeing the pictures on my smartphone. I would recommend using a tablet or computer instead.
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