The Emperor and the SeedSpring 2017 Audio Book
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."