Saturday, September 10, 2011

Another Jim Weiss Story Collection

The second cd my children have asked to listen to repeatedly the past few weeks is Famously Funny:  A collection of Beloved Stories and Poems, recorded by Jim Weiss.  This CD includes these stories: The Emperor's New Clothes, The Princess and the Pea, Jabberwocky, Father William, Anansi the Mighty, The Yak and more.  Just as with Weiss' tall tales recording, he introduces each story with interesting background interesting.  For example, I had no idea that Lewis Carroll was actually the pseudonym used by a pastor for his writing!

One thing that particularly struck me about this cd is that the stories that were selected appeal to both boys and girls.  Yes, there is one princess story, but all of the stories generally appeal to both boys and girls.  

Jim Weiss' recordings are entertaining for both adults and children.  They are not annoying for adults to listen to as some can be!  

This collection is an all around enjoyable cd to listen to.  The age range is 5 years +.  I would say that is very accurate, though probably 5-10 year olds would enjoy these stories the most.  

I'm coming to the opinion that you pretty much can't go wrong with any Jim Weiss storytelling collection.  

Please note that I received a complimentary copy for review from Greathall Productions.

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