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Parents' Choice Awards : Audio : Storytelling
Treasury for Children

Treasury for Children

Spring 2009 Storytelling
Ages: 5 - 12 yrs.
Producer: Macmillan Audio
CD Price: $14.95
Review:
Children and animals have always held a magnetic attraction. In Moses the Kitten, Only One Woof and The Market Square Dog, James Herriot magically unites the two with the eight stories on this double CD. Herriot's rich, literary language brings alive the animal characters as each one is treated by the English country vet. Jim Dale reads the stories with his enterprising vocal delivery and melds these tender stories into emotional yet satisfying experiences that reflect both the joy of having pets and the responsibilities involved with their care. Young listeners will learn the cycle of friendship, ownership, and companionship of unconventional pets and other animals.

This exceptional CD story collection would be best used as a supplement to Herriot's book instead of a substitute for it. The younger the child, the more he/she would profit from the richness of the illustrations provided in the print medium.

Note: Unfortunately, the packaging doesn't offer a list of the contents or track numbers.

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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