©1962 Dorothy Edwards; (P)2004 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
What is there to say, I am a 40-something professional man with kids who like to listen to light books while on the bus to work.
OK...this is one of those books that adults are going to have to sit through. As an adult, this book is too simplistic and clearly geared to young children to really be enjoyable. That being said, it is not a torture to listen to it. My daughter on the other hand LOVED it, she talked about it all the time, and she even teased/reassured her younger sister that she was not so quite as "naughty" as the namesake of the book. Indeed, this is the first book that she "rated" herself...she literally told me how many stars I should rate this book when she saw me on the website.
One of the nice things about this book is that the chapters are nicely divided by "story", each chapter is a stand-alone little story about "my naughty little sister" and what she and her friends were up to. I think my daughter liked the book so much because these stories were simple, realistic, and (I suspect) possibly true. She is able to relate to the stories very well, and I think it made her feel better to realize that little sisters are the same the world over. I do recommend this book, and my daughter highly recommends it.
Remebering these stories from my childhood, I thought I'd try them out on my daughters - now it is requested everyday by my 3 yr old and the older girls enjoy them too. Well presented and easy to listen too.
Bought for my daughter (just turned 3) and listened to many many times. This is a collection of Edward's My Naughty Little Sister stories. The narration is excellent (the narrator does a particularly good job with the little sister's voice) and the stories are charming. The level is just right for a kid around three with a good amount of humour. Furthermore, the stories are well written enough that I don't mind so much hearing them for the fiftieth time.
There is a follow up to this book available on audio CD, but not through audible - which is very unfortunate. I wish they would do the whole series.
Historical & SciFi Book Lover, especially Georgette Heyer, Lois McMaster Bujold, Connie Willis (& New Who). Also books for the kids.
My 7 year old listens to this when she is chilling out in her room. She enjoys the tales of the red headed little girl who "when she gets excited becomes cross and disobedient". Her favourite bit is chapter 9 (when Santa is called a horrid old man).
From her feedback this is a sweet story suitable for youngsters. Unfortunately the sequel is not available on Audible.
"naughty but fabulous"
My daughter (3) and niece (4) absolutely love these stories. They are so captivated by the naughty little sister and other characters, as well as the clear, engaging storytelling by Jan Francis, they will actually sit and listen all the way through - nearly two hours.
I wish the rest of the collection were available on audible.co.uk - we have 'My Naughty Little Sister and Bad Harry' on CD, but being able to access it on ipad and iphone (for portability) would be better. And the other three books (My Naughty Little and Friends, More Naughty Little Sister Stories, and When My Naughty Little Was Good) don't seem available as recordings. So we just read them together (which is lovely!)
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