Retail pak Scotch Productions, Inc. 2002
CD ISBN $15.00 One CDs
These quaint and quiet stories bring the farms and countryside of the Scottish Highlands into the ears of young listeners. Friendship and respect are paramount. Burton the beaver rescues the stranded when the river floods, and gains a companion and fellow home-builder as the water recedes. Sherman the slow moving snail exasperates each creature that passes him on the path. The bond between man and animal is strong, as evidenced in the cow and sheep who, when welcomed into the house, are able to quiet the MacTattie triplets. There is also a gentle, humorous thread throughout the tales, such as the cow who gives milk in the color of the flowers she eats and the goat whose wool becomes as plaid as the kilt eaten off the clothesline. Listeners will be calmed by these stories and intrigued by the variances in the English language. While the human experience is universal, within our language, cadence, accent, and pronunciation bring such a different flavor. A.R. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB / MAR 03]
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