Trade Ed. The Children's Group 2006
CD ISBN 1897166273 $15.99 One CDs
Why does Munsch have such a devoted fan base? Hearing provides understanding with this collection of 14 stories. The master of repetition, rhythms, and rhymes reads stories like "Mud Puddle" and "Pigs" to an enthusiastic audience of Canadian public school children. The children's blended voices are captivating in their own right; with Munsch's dramatics the effect is so vivid it's almost visual. Munsch's sound effects, characterizations, and timing enhance the humor of his wacky takes on subjects like loose teeth, "murmeling" babies, zooming wheelchairs, and ambushing mud puddles. He provokes laughter and "eeeeuws" from his child audience with details on spit, unwanted kisses, and moose juice, and it won't be long before audio-listening children will respond in kind. S.W. 2007 Audies Award Finalist © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 07]
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