Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Listen Along Storybook Program

Sterling Children's Books has started a wonderful new Listen Along Storybook program with eight wonderful titles.  I was lucky enough to receive a copy of CESAR TAKES A BREAK by Susan Collins Thomas along with an audio mp3 download to test-drive.  The book is really adorable. It tells the story of Cesar, a classroom iguana, who is left on his own during Spring Break. He chronicles his adventures in the form of a diary. At first, Cesar is sad and misses all of his friends until he discovers new friends and all the adventures to be had for an iguana left to his own devices.  It is a light-hearted and fun story with really nice simple illustrations. The added bonus is the free audio download that comes with the book. 

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the audio version of CESAR TAKES A BREAK:



The voices are great and I especially loved the original music. It really adds something to the story.  I love the idea of not only getting a quality book to read but giving the kids the opportunity to read along with an audio version as well.  There are seven more titles in Sterling's Listen Along Storybook program and I am looking forward to reading them all.  Find out about the other stories and this new program at the Listen Along Storybook website.

GIVEAWAY:  Three lucky readers will receive copies of all 8 books in the Listen Along Storybook program. Leave a comment with your information below by midnight on Monday, March 8.

3 comments:

Gary said...

What a cool find! Audiobooks are the bomb - it gives your commute, errand running, etc. a whole new dimension that's really meaningful (especially when the narrator is good and there's music, as in the title you have). Plus, it will keep Aidan occupied while you're out running around!

Sarah B. B. said...

Amy, these do sound fun!! I remember how much I loved those storybook records when I was younger - on my rocking brown & orange Fisher Price record player. :) Thanks for hosting such a fun giveaway.

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