With her distinctive Texas twang, storyteller Barbara McBride-Smith presents family tales close to her heart. Remarkably expressive, she vocalizes her work in a distinctive comic style. In this tribute to her mother, McBride-Smith demonstrates Mama's unenviable singing style while sharing memorable lessons that can't be obscured by sour notes and botched lyrics.
In her trademark Texas twang, award-winning storyteller Barbara McBride-Smith recounts stories from her family that speak to all of us.
"When telling of her mother's button box, the slapstick humor is shoved aside for a serious, nostalgic look at family life imparted through the buttons cut from various garments. McBride-Smith's Texas-accented voice jumps easily among humor, dialogue, and sadness, adding emphasis where needed." (Voya)
I was raised in Tennessee in 1940-60s. Similar experiences. Stories meaningful. The accent and expressions are exactly like my best friend who attended Baylor U. In Texas. I was captivated. This storyteller brought laughter and tears to my day. I hope to share this rendition with my children and grandchildren.
Would you try another book from Barbara McBride-Smith and/or Barbara McBride-Smith?
Would you recommend The Button Box to your friends? Why or why not?
What three words best describe Barbara McBride-Smith’s performance?
flat, mono, and yawn
Do you think The Button Box needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
Oh please no.
Any additional comments?
Maybe the kids will like it but I won't be joining them while they listen.