Where the Wild Things Are:
Max is the hero of this beloved children's classic in which he makes mischief, sails away, tames the wild things, and returns home for supper.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears:
Three bears come home from a bicycling trip through the woods to find a little girl "all nice and cozy and fast asleep" in Baby Bear's bed.
Doctor De Soto:
A hungry fox with a toothache begs a mouse dentist to relieve his pain in this modern-day fable.
A young child and her father search the moonlit woods for the Great Horned Owl.
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Where the Wild Things Are ©1963 Maurice Sendak; (P)1987 Weston Woods Studios
Goldilocks and the Three Bears ©1981 James Marshall; (P)1987 Weston Woods Studios
Doctor De Soto ©1982 William Steig; (P)1987 Weston Woods Studios
Owl Moon ©1987 Jane Yolen; (P)1990 Weston Woods Studios
Max gets sent to bed without dinner, and rather than spiraling down, he lets his imagination take over. It is a simple, but great premise. What makes this book special is that it demonstrates how a child can channel his negative emotions into imagination.
This book is a true classic, one that i totally remember loving as a child. i remember our town librarian reading this to us aloud, and she seem to have a way to make the whole book come alive....You MUST check out the audio version of it, the drama and narration really help to bring it alive, while still letting the young person build the images in their own imagination.
Four award winning children's books bundled in this package. This was the first audio book I download for my five year old. She listened to it on my kindle again and again since. All of the stories are captivating, well read and dramatized with music, but Where the Wild Things Are is the clear favorite. This purchase was such a success, I've downloaded a few more, and yet she still chooses this one to listen to. All four are classics, and the audible format is a great way to introduce or reinforce these stories.
I just didn't care for the narrator. Personal preference.
Not sure. Voice was harsh and the kids were very frightened.
This collection was not a great mix. I purchased it for "Where the Wild Things Are" and "Owl Moon" assuming the others could not be that bad. We rarely listen to "goldilocks" and "Dr. Desoto" we have not listened to it at all. Suggest you purchase the books seperate here. "Owl Moon" is perfectly narrated in this by the author and "Where the wild things are" is not bad
This is definitely worth the money. Owl Moon is a beautiful story, beautifully told. Doctor DeSoto is charming and fast-moving. The other two are excellent, as well.
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