Book & Recording Weston Woods Studios 2008
CD ISBN 9780689874338 $15.95 One CDs
Hennessy retells this classic tale of the shepherd boy who finds his sheep-watching responsibility too tedious. In this modern version the boy despairs over "boring" days—without excitement and without friends. Young listeners will simply enjoy the story. Older ones who are familiar with the original will wonder what the outcome will be as the shepherd boy masterminds a new routine. Peter Scolari’s narration carefully differentiates all the story’s characters—narrator, boy, sheep, and townsfolk. The humor that is so evident in artist Kulikov's fresh illustrations comes shining through in Scolari's vocalizations—sheep who baaaaaa and "munch"; wolves who see nothing but "lunch, lunch, lunch"; a despondent boy with moments of inspiration; and an omnipotent narrator. A.R. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/NOV 08]
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