Rabbit Ears has done it again as this audio cd is about the wonderful tales of Beatrix Potter. In the first story, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," Peter lRabbit Ears has done it again as this audio cd is about the wonderful tales of Beatrix Potter. In the first story, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," Peter learns the hard way about disobeying his mother's warning about going to Mr. McGregor's garden and in the second tale, "The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher," Jeremy Fisher's fishing trip turns into an intense adventure he will never forget. In the last tale, "The Tailor of Gloucester," some good mice make a poor tailor's dream come true when they try to help finish the coat that the tailor was making for the mayor of Gloucester.
Meryl Streep's narration is tender and beautiful and her narration will make anyone listen to this story many times. Lyle Mays' music is soothing during "The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher" and jazzy during "The Tale of Peter Rabbit." In "The Tailor of Gloucester" the Chieftains' old fashioned music fits the story perfectly. Anyone who is a true fan of Meryl Streep and Beatrix Potter will definitely cherished this story for a long time....more
“Thumbelina” is one of the most cherished stories in the Rabbit Ears Storybook Classics series and is surely a classic iIllustrated by David Johnson
“Thumbelina” is one of the most cherished stories in the Rabbit Ears Storybook Classics series and is surely a classic in its own right. Kelly McGillis’ tender narration, along with Mark Isham’s memorizing music and David Johnson’s exquisite drawings, combine to make “Thumbelina” one of the tenderest stories in Rabbit Ears history.
Kelly McGillis’ narration is extremely tender as she makes this story extremely touching and soothing to watch and she also greatly expresses Thumbelina’s sorrow of being married to the mole in a sorrowful tone which brought life to that scene. Another great aspect of Kelly McGillis’ narration is that she provides a wide variety of vocal talents like Robin Williams when she uses a high-pitched voice to voice the field mouse and a croaking voice when she voices the toad. Mark Isham’s music is extremely soothing and memorizing to listen to and the scene where Mark Isham’s music takes center stage is in the scene where Thumbelina finds the flower angels’ kingdom as Mark Isham accompanies this scene with soothing guitar sounds. David Johnson’s illustrations are extremely beautiful and light toned especially when he illustrates Thumbelina as an extremely beautiful girl with blond hair wrapped up in a braided ponytail and who wears a blue overall dress. Also, the scene where there is an image of the white marble palace by the lake is extremely breathtaking as you can see the reflection of the palace in the lake.
“Thumbelina” is probably Rabbit Ears’ most beloved story and it will surely be an instant treat to children young and old. I would recommend this story to children ages three and older since it has nothing inappropriate for the children.
"Red Riding Hood" is apart of Rabbit Ears Storybook Classics and is probably the most dramatic one to date. Meg Ryan is the narrator of this story and"Red Riding Hood" is apart of Rabbit Ears Storybook Classics and is probably the most dramatic one to date. Meg Ryan is the narrator of this story and she brings intensity and humor to this story as she narrates with a tender tone. She brilliantly gives the Wolf a French accent, making the story extremely creative. Art Lande's music is old fashioned yet sweet and tender and he makes the music extremely dramatic when Red visits the wolf in the bed. Laszlo Kubinyi's illustrations are beautiful, especially of Red herself.
"Red Riding Hood" is surely a classic story that children will read over and over again for many years. Although, there are some scary parts in this tale such as the infamous scene with the Wolf dress up as Granny and trying to trick Red into thinking he is her grandmother. Check out the whole Rabbit Ears series, they are full of good celebrity narrators and good music to keep the children entertain....more