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

Parents' Choice Awards : Audio : Audio Book
The Emperor and the Seed

The Emperor and the Seed

Spring 2017 Audio Book
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
CD Price: $23.95

Part of a motivational book-and-audio series for children with an emphasis on character-building, this Chinese parable about how a young boy is rewarded for his honesty is retold by the series' creator Carl Sommer, whose gravely, grandfatherly narration is heard on the accompanying CD. Children can read-along with Sommer, guided by a tinkly cue that alerts them when it's time to turn the page. Jorge Martinez's book illustrations are rendered in a colorful, realistic style. The audio recording ends with a fast-moving pop anthem asking listeners to "be the voice of truth."

Lynne Heffley   ©2017 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.

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