It's about time: don't miss any of Jack and Annie's adventures in the Magic Tree House series.
©2005 Mary Pope Osborne; (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
My daughters (both aged 6) have really enjoyed this series. There are eight stories, so a lot of material to listen to. The stories generated some very good conversations.
Two concerns to warn you about: 1) the characters travel to the Titanic and to 2 wars as part of their travels, so death and tragedy are discussed; 2) The characters (about 8 and 10 year olds), sneak out of the house without parents’ permission.
I haven't actually listened to this myself, but it kept my 6-1/2 year old happy and quiet for two days in the car. Afterwards she had to play "Jack and Annie" (the main characters in the series). If your children enjoy this series, they are bound to enjoy this listen. It's nice that the books are short enough to keep a young child's attention.
I am a 5 year-old girl. I like to read and to listen to stories. So I like Magic Tree House books because some of them are funny and some of them are scary. But most of all they're fun. The end.
(From the reader's mom: my daughter read at an early age so she may enjoy these books more than the average kindergartener. I don't know if that's is the case but thought I mention it because this series is targeted to slightly older children)
My 6 year old loves this audible book. I can't say I don't enjoy it myself!! I love Magic Tree House & liked getting 8 books in one!!! Wish Audible would get more collections from this author!!!
My children now 11 and 9 have enjoyed this series from the beginning. What a treat to actually hear the author tell her own stories! Although they have read all the books they enjoy having them read to them on the way to football practice. With almost 40 books to her credit you can't go wrong with these stories.
Osborne is an excellent author. She provides a series of book which will foster continuous reading. Audio can be somewhat mono tone at times
These books are so wonderful and to have audio versions narrated by Mary Pope Osborne is such a treat! my son and I listen to them on our morning commute - such a great way to start the day!
My son is not yet four and loves this series. He loves the characters and talks about the adventures. I like the historical themes and that they are empowering for children, talking about how they can make a difference.
The stories are short enough to keep my child's attention all the way, but long enough to learn something.
On numerous occasions my 8 year old have commented that something was just like in the Magic Tree House
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