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Parents' Choice Awards : Audio : Audio Book
The Boy Who Cried Wolf!

The Boy Who Cried Wolf!

Fall 2015 Audio Book
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
CD Price: $16.95
Review:

Carl Sommer classics series retells fables and folktales from Androcoles and the Lion to The Tortoise and the Hare. Here, the The Boy Who Cried Wolf! folktale teaches us about being trustworthy, responsible and admitting when we've been wrong.

Each read-along audiobook is cheerfully illustrated and easily readable. The timeless character-building lessons are valuable to be sure, but the strength of each presentation is Sommer's delivery. Like an avuncular Mel Brooks, it's simple, clear, and warm. Reader/listeners can "hear" him raise an eyebrow, and "see" him look over his reading glasses when making a point. Sommer's varies the character voices just enough to make a distinction; he never abandons the continuity or familiarity of the principal story teller.

Learning from a trusted adult has both impact and staying power. Carl Sommer's retellings do just that.

Claire Green   ©2015 Parents' Choice
Claire is president of Parents' Choice Foundation and cofounder of Sandbox Summit®. She looks for toys and media that will unleash children's interests, and celebrate the fun of learning.

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Advance Publishing, Inc.
http://www.advancepublishing.com

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