Tell Me a Story 3: Women of Wonder (Audio CD)
Amy Friedman
Universal Press Syndicate (2009)
ISBN 9780979086731
Reviewed by Sophia (age 6.5) and Madeline (age 8) McElroy for Reader Views (7/09)

 

Sophia: I thought it was more interesting to listen to the CD stories instead of reading, because I liked hearing the different voices and music.

My favorite story was “The Whisker of the Lioness.” I like this story because I like animals. I think it would be crazy to try and pull a whisker off a lioness in real-life.

I also liked “Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind.” This is a story about a girl who was really sweet, but she was tough! She even picked-up rattlesnakes! I thought this was an exciting story.

Madeline: It was fun listening to the CD instead of reading it. It was like someone was reading me a story from a book. I liked the music a lot and the stories were funny and interesting and sometimes very scary!

The funniest story was “The Goddess and the Ogre.” I thought the Ogre’s voice was really funny.

The scariest story was called “The Whisker of the Lioness.” This is a story about a young girl who had to be brave enough to pull a whisker off a lioness. Her Grandmother told her she needed the whisker to make a “love potion.” The little girl missed her Mother very much after she died. This story is not only scary, but sad and has a very happy ending.

I would like to listen to more tales from the “Tell Me a Story” series.

Parent Comment: Great stories and music! I enjoyed this collection by Amy Friedman as much as the kids. We decided to listen to “Tell Me a Story 3: Women of Wonder (Audio CD)” mostly while driving in the car and boy what a great idea. The car was silent as they listened to the tales being told. I loved that the collection of stories were from all over the globe.

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