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How and Why Stories | [Martha Hamilton, Mitch Weiss]

How and Why Stories

Did you ever look carefully at a spider's webs? Did you ever wonder what causes thunder and lighting? Why do dogs chase cats? Why does it look like there's a man in the moon? In this delightful recording of tales from around the world, each story explains why an animal, plant, or natural object looks or acts the way it does.
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Eighteen fables explain the origins of common phrases and events. Why rats have dull coats, why hens scratch the dirt, and why the sun comes up when the rooster crows are all creatively described. An ensemble of adults and young girls and boys perform individually and together. A few bars of music separate stories, and animal sound effects abound. The kids are the best, sounding about 8 years old or younger. One boy is a bit stilted, but all in all, this is a fun collection.

Publisher's Summary

Did you ever look carefully at a spider's webs? Did you ever wonder what causes thunder and lighting? Why do dogs chase cats? Why does it look like there's a man in the moon? In this delightful recording of tales from around the world, each story explains why an animal, plant, or natural object looks or acts the way it does. Four of these stories are told by Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss, authors of the companion book, How and Why Stories: World Tales Kids Can Read and Tell. Because the authors wish to inspire children to tell stories, the remainder are told by eight guest kid tellers. So listen to these stories, retell them, and then make up your own "how" and "why" stories.

©1999 Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss; (P)2000 August House Publishers, Inc.; Music ©2000 John Kirk

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