Listen to the first book, The Gruffalo.
©2004 Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler; (P)2008 Penguin
My kiddos and grandkids LOVE the BBC production... this not so much. All were excited to listen to the story and were greatly disappointed.
The only criticism I have is that the person who announces the book says the author is Julia Davidson. The author deserves her due credit.
I'm just not convinced by this narrator. It's a pretty lacking performance. Sounds like someone's uncle reading the book for the first time. 👎🏼
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Following the mouse through the forest; it's a short, fun story; we listened to Gruffalo already.
Yes, the voices are great.
No, it's a short, fun story for kids
My 4-year old and I love this book. It's so witty and enternaining. It is best enjoyed if you also have "The Gruffalo" because you can best savour the author cleverness in the succesion of the story. The reading is super entertaining and catching, i see myself many times saying "Aha! Oho! Marks in the snow!" You will love it!
The Gruffalo -- same people.
His voices were horrible. The narration for the Gruffalo movie was top-notch, so my expectations (rather ignorantly) were for something similar. It was horrible, which made the listening horrible, even for my kids.
The narration is not tolerable, even for the few shorts minutes it takes to listen to this book.
My children and I really enjoyed this follow-up to the classic children's story. Hal Hollings did a great job of narrating the story and bringing the characters to life, but the author's name is incorrect in the introduction (it is credited to Julia Davidson, instead of Julia Donaldson), and this oversight annoys me every time we listen to it. Poor attention to detail.
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