Trade Ed. Rattling Books 2005
CD ISBN 978-0-9737586-5-8 $9.95 One CDs
DD ISBN $9.95
Are you ready for a special treat? Not only is this a quaint tale of the joy that is Christmas, it also offers a remarkable narration. Ignoring his grandfather’s advice to let well enough alone, Eckhart, a new mouse born in the summer, is on a quest to find out more about the special winter day when delectable crumbs abound in the house. The story’s narrator is 5-year-old Antonia Francis, who recorded it for her mother’s radio program. How refreshing her narration is! Miss Francis’s enthusiasm abounds as she elongates words and hesitantly approaches “big” words in the tale. Her voice rises and falls with exaggerated suspense and wonder. The combination of Francis’s heartfelt empathy for Eckhart and her youthful, earnest presentation captivates. A.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 06]
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