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by | Read by Carmen Agra Deedy

Children Ages 4-6 • 24 mins. • Unabridged • © 2023

Listeners will find author/narrator Carmen Agra Deedy's retelling of this folktale a delightful treat. Upbeat Caribbean music introduces listeners to the beautiful but gluttonous feline, Carina. She goes around town hilariously eating whatever she wants: crackers, a florist, a bride, and a boy. However, she meets her match when a pair of crabs help everyone escape her belly. Deedy alters her voice from an upbeat, happy tone for most of the audiobook to a snobbish tone and slower pace when portraying the rotten Carina. Music and sound effects make for an immersive listening experience. An author's note about the story's origin, a glossary of Spanish words, and a recipe for Cuban crackers add to this charming listen. The audiobook has an option for page turns. A.M. © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2024]

Trade Ed. • Scholastic Audiobooks • 2023

DD ISBN 978-1-339-02830-9 $6.99


Library Ed. • Scholastic Audiobooks • 2023

DD ISBN 978-1-339-02831-6 $20.99

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