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Grade all levels?Penguin's production amplifies the fact that A.A. Milne has created some of the most memorable poetry and prose in children's literature. Charles Kuralt narrates all the tapes. When We Were Very Young resounds with Kuralt's lively reading of the nonsensical and onomatopoetic rhymes that fill the heads of toddlers. Opposite these poems, the narrator reads, with loving care, the verses about the real and imaginary playmates that warm youngsters' hearts. Now We Are Six reflects the growing complexity of a child's world. The narrator's voice is soft and vulnerable when reading of the innocent, inquisitive thoughts that preoccupy children, yet Kuralt speaks with a touch of exasperation when reading the poems depicting the young's struggle to understand the adult world. He does equally as well with Milne's stories. All the inhabitants of the Hundred Acre Wood are introduced and their humorous escapades chronicled in Winnie-the-Pooh. While portraying the characters, Kuralt's child-like tone reflects their goodness, innocence, and wee intellect. The House at Pooh Corner continues the adventures of Pooh and introduces the bouncing, pouncing, lovable Tigger. Besides the delight children will experience when listening to the light-hearted, captivating stories, young listeners will also identify with the universal hopes, fears, and wishes of the characters. Kuralt's deep, learned-sounding voice gives the narration a fatherly, comforting feel. Libraries will want to acquire these high quality productions.?Mark P. Tierney, William B. Wade Elementary School, Waldorf, MD
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
What a wonderful feeling it is, to know that wherever you are there is something you love. It is a feeling millions of readers have for the Christopher Robin books.
The verses here, and in When We Were Very Young, the stories in Winnie-The-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner have endeared themselves to so many readers that it is painful to try to imagine what the world would be like without them.
The perfect book for that all-important birthday, Now We Are Six is much more than a worthy successor to When We Were Very Young; it is a modern classic in its own right.
The beguiling verses are rendered more delightful by E.H. Shepard?s enchanting pictures. --This text refers to the Unbound edition.
I received this book on my sixth birthday in 1952. Each of my children and now each of my grandchildren has received it on their sixth birthdays. It is a fun book to read to them. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Grandma Birdie and Grandpa K
I always buy this book for any child I know who is turning 6. My children and grandchildren have all cherished this book and I can't wait to give it to my 3 great granddaughters... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Marjeana Davis
This book is absolutely a treasure! Milne's poems will delight and entertain children as well as adults. Read morePublished 2 months ago by A. Steven Porter
What great entertaining poetry. This is our to-to book to give to new Parents.Published 4 months ago by ScottBB
Love it. Bought it for my daughter's 6th Birthday and she loves it.Published 4 months ago by Daniel Bowers