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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Jon Carroll, David de Vries, Diana Canova

Children Ages 6+ • 18 min. • Unabridged • © 2008

This is an outstanding example of an audio performance that far exceeds the reading of the print book by itself. As fans of author/illustrator Laurie Keller know, her pages explode well beyond the text—asides abound, as well as subplots and humorous wordplay—all in small illustrations that encircle the main ones. Her books beg to be acted out with the richness of multiple voices and musical accompaniment. Hooray for Jon Carroll and company! In this second adventure, the 50 states prepare for a talent show. The story bustles with preparations for the big night. Scenes depict intriguing relationships between various states, the drama of stage fright, acts in rehearsal—all culminating in a spectacular performance. Chuckle along with the audience and—despite all the shenanigans—learn facts about our nation! A.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2010]



Book & Recording • Weston Woods Studios • 2009

CD ISBN 9780545197021 $29.95 • One CDs

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