©1969 William Steig; (P)1990 Weston Woods
Avid listener on my daily commute!
This is a perfect picture story book for young kids ages 3-6. My grandson, age 4 1/2, loves it. Audiobooks for kids should ALL include all the pictures, as this one does! Pictures make it great and absolutely worth the price, and these illustrations are terrific. The story is Wiiliam Steig's usual blend of humor, pathos, action, magical elements, strong morals/positive messages, and a happy ending. The narrator is very good. The only reason I'm not rating it five stars is that the narrator is not quite Meryl Streep, and the story not quite every bit as fabulous as The Amazing Bone. Also, although the sound effects (birds chirping, rain, thunder, etc.) add a lot to the total experience, the music is occasionally a tad intrusive and almost competing with the voice of the narrator.
Yes, it is a good story and entertaining to listen to.
It feels more animated than when I read it.
Love all the background music. Really adds to the feel of the story.
The Weston Woods productions for young children are wonderful! Please add more of these and similar productions by Scholastic, etc. (classic picture books with narration) to Audible catalog.
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