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by | Read by Jeffrey Hedquist

Children Ages 6+ • 13 mins • Unabridged • © 2022

In a soothing voice, Jeffrey Hedquist narrates a story based on the Maine author's own life. Listeners meet amiable Woody, a skilled boat builder who works by the sea. Sound effects--for example, the cries of seagulls and the sizzle of frying pancakes--are irresistible. When Woody finds a hole in his flour sack, he becomes angry and sets a trap. His sadness and regret are palpable when he discovers he trapped a mouse. To cope, Woody boards his boat to contemplate a better solution. Hedquist deftly conveys how Woody is calmed and inspired by the gentle sea as he decides to design a compassionate "trap" that allows one to free the mouse. This inspired listen shows children that even the lives of small creatures have value. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2024]

Digital Download • GoKerPlunk • 2024

DD ISBN $3.95

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