A vast array of poems old and new joyously celebrates each special day of the year, telling of New Year's resolutions, Valentine's Day love, Easter parades, Fourth of July fireworks, and more. Featuring verse from favorites like Walt Whitman, Jack Prelutsky, and Langston Hughes and poetic lyrics from the likes of Cole Porter and Oscar Hammerstein, plus heartfelt introductions by Julie Andrews describing favorite family holiday moments, this is the perfect collection for families to share together.
©2012 Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton (P)2012 Hachette Audio
As my BFF says, "I could listen to Julie Andrews read a phone book". Nice selection of poems covering the entire year. This and her other book of poems puts me to sleep at night... NOT because the book is boring but because of her soothing voice.
I have MS and LD and make spelling and grammar mistakes, please forgive the handicap.
That it was fun, but more geared to kids, I still enjoyed it, they read some good poetry, and stuff. It just missed being a 5 star thing by a little but it just lack that little spark for me the adult listener. (Why I was listening to kids was the problem but it said it had a lot of poetry I liked to hear and also like Andrews.)
It was a few people reading poems, it had to find a favorite character, My favorite poem was by Langston Hughes.
I have a Julie Andrews book Home waiting for me to listen too, I enjoyed the book completely and it was on sale so I bought it but have not had time to listen yet.
I smiled a bit at some of the poems, I really enjoyed listening to them.
For a mostly kids book, its not too bad for adults too.
Say something about yourself!
I could listen to this over and over. Julie Andrews' Treasury for all Seasons is just that...a treasure! No matter what the occasion, Julie and Emma have compiled a delicious collection of diverse selections that are sure to touch the heart.
This collection includes many old favorites as well as some I've never heard, and a few wonderful poems by Julie and Emma as well.
Julie and Emma's expressive readings bring each poem and song lyric to jubilant life! What could be better than having that famous voice read to you?!
I'm saving this, as well as the Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs and Lullabies, to read to my future grandchildren, and of course, enjoy them myself until then!
Some of the poems bothered me. There was one I skipped because it grossed me out when I was eating! I didn't care to hear about gross rotting teeth and gas so bad it cleared a room (I was eating but would I want to hear that any other time? No) I can't say how the end of that one was because I stopped listening. I like Julie Andrews but wish I had not wasted my money on this!
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