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Parents' Choice Awards : Audio : Storytelling
Circle Sam and Other Tales

Circle Sam and Other Tales

Spring 2018 Storytelling
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
CD Price: $15.00
Review:

In this hour's worth of captivating fun from Jack Pearson—expert yarn-spinner and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, 5-string banjo, fiddle, and more)—honesty earns a Chinese girl an unexpected reward in "The Flower of Truth;" it's no contest when the clever "Farmer's Fun-Loving Daughter" competes with her brothers to inherit her father's farm; and Davy Crockett dances an Earth-troubling "baby comet" to exhaustion in "Davy and the Comet." Among the other tales, "Silly Jack" is about a happy-go-lucky lad who continually misunderstands his mother's instructions with hilarious, smelly, and explosive results; and a little girl discovers the unexpected source of scary night noises in "The Bandleslurp," a charmer about changing perspectives and friendship. Scott Malchow provides stellar accompaniment on bass, percussion, and keyboards.

Lynne Heffley   ©2018 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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