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Rabbit Ears Treasury of Christmas Stories, Vol 2: Gingham Dog and Calico Cat; Lion and Lamb

Rabbit Ears Treasury of Christmas Stories, Vol 2: Gingham Dog and Calico Cat; Lion and Lamb

Spring 2009 Audio Book
Ages: 6 & Up
CD Price: $11.95
Review:
When two Christmas presents fall out of Santa's sleigh, the gifts, a gingham dog and a calico cat, have only each other; they must learn to get along despite their differences. The two children on a remote farm in "The Lion and the Lamb" learn a similar lesson of the value and strength of friendship. Both stories show the protagonists' realization of the strength gained when one has a confidant looking out for him/her.

Amy Grant is the solo reader of "The Gingham Dog and The Calico Cat;" she and Christopher Reeve emotively deliver the narration in "The Lion and The Lamb". Accompanying music - reflecting the mood of each story - and valuable sound effects successfully enhance the realism and sentiment and hold the listener's attention throughout each story. Both narratives stress the humanity in animals and the surprising friendships that can arise in the least expected places - themes apt not only for Christmas, but throughout the year.

Josie Kals   ©2009 Parents' Choice

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