Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978



Parents' Choice Awards : Audio : Storytelling
Barkface & Rootnose and Other Fables

Barkface & Rootnose and Other Fables

Spring 2009 Storytelling
Ages: 4 - 9 yrs.
CD Price: $15.00
Review:
This CD offers a collection of several stories that will help young listeners shape their thinking regarding the treatment and perception of others. Three of Aesop's best-known fables remind listeners of several important thoughts: Fox and Crow (Better to be a clever crow than a pretty bird-and, Don't fall for idle flattery); Rabbit and Turtle (Slow and steady wins the race), and Squeak and Roar (Even the smallest creature can contribute). Taken from classic well-known fables, Kruk's adaptations are lively and entertaining; his careful marriage of music and word have strong appeal.
Dr. Flora Joy   ©2009 Parents' Choice
Flora has been described as a “founder” in the world of storytelling. The following are a few examples of programs or events that she began: (1) Storytelling World, an international journal for which Flora has continued to serve as editor since its first issue in the 1980s. This journal is currently part of NSN’s Storytelling Magazine. (2) The Annual Storytelling Resource Awards Program, (3) The National Storytelling Youth Olympics, and (4) The Master’s Degree Program in Storytelling at ETSU (where she taught for 41 years and is currently a Professor Emeritus). She has won many prestigious awards, including NSN’s Lifetime Achievement Award.


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