AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Chris Thomas King

Children Ages 4-6 • 7 mins. • Unabridged • © 2012

The Emberley father-and-daughter duo brings a new twist to this well-known Aesop fable. On a hot day, while staggering under a sticky load from a backyard picnic, an ant hears a magical sound—music. Befriending a grasshopper and his buggy band has a magical way of making his work less burdensome. Chris Thomas King's narration is as fresh as the story. His ant voice is as heavy as its load, and his grasshopper as energetic as his music. King shares the genuine enthusiasm when the party heads underground to "let the good times roll." The narration is perfectly punctuated by jazzy interludes. Young listeners can't help but agree that "music made everything brighter." A.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2013]

Book & Recording • Weston Woods Studios • 2013

CD ISBN 978-0-545-57140-1     $29.95 • One CDs

Advertisement Advertisement
The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×


Thank you for signing up!

Our group will review and follow up soon.

Back Home ×