The Emperor's New Clothes
A fully illustrated retelling of the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen complete with compact disc of more than forty-five of the grandest talents in the entertainment world. “The cast is A-list. The plot, legendary” (USA Today).
Among the writers are Academy Award -winning and -nominated actors and actresses and other personalities from the worlds of entertainm...more
text doesn't match the audio exactly, so that might throw some readers off. it illustrates how the written word doesn't always transfer to the spoken word naturally.
the voice actors are great, of course, but the novelty of the particular actors chosen for each character will likely be lost on most kids.
also, there are whole chunks of text on the audio but not in the book. the moth through line has transitions between characters on the audio that ...more
Then, I listened to the CD. Once again each character is read by an all-star cast of voices;Harrison Ford, Rob ...more
The story of The Emperor's New Clothes is told from a giant cast of characters surrounding the Emperor. Each has a different, entertaining perspective on the events as they transpire.
Each character is illustrated by one of 23 of the most popular children's artists, making it widely diverse in appearance, yet enhancing the individuality of the characters.
And to add to the fun, the accompanying CD uses 23 celebrities to tell the story out loud. Everyone from Harrison Ford as the shady thief, to M ...more
Wonderful retelling, with each character a separate vignette, woven together to tell the whole story. Each vignette is written by a different person (celebrity) and each is illustrated by a different illustrator. Comes with a CD too which would probably be a great way to experience this version (although the CD is missing from the copy I read). Could be used as Reader's Theatre with each part told by a different student. Could be used as an example for a writing lesson in which each st ...more
Still looking for a good version for read-aloud for our elem. school. Any suggestions