Trade Ed. The Children's Group 2003
CD ISBN 1894502701 $15.99 One CDs
An excellent collection of Munsch stories, all told by the inimitable Munsch himself, this is an outstanding, but frustrating, production. Robert Munsch's stories are funny, exuberant, and often irreverent. They are a joy to read out loud, while looking at the pictures. If this CD came with the books, or if the listener had the book in hand, it would be wonderful. But with such a visual, physical storyteller, much is lost without his facial expressions, the movement of his hands, or at least a pictorial reference. And listening to the children in the background makes the listener feel that lack even more. Excellent storytelling, just not a great stand-alone CD. W.L.S. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 04]
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