Tell Me A Story 1: Timeless Folktales From Around The World


This collection of eight folktales lets children explore the qualities we hope they learn (wisdom, wit, compassion, generosity) as well as those we don't (selfishness, greed, theft).

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This collection of stories offers an excellent alternative to books (when parents can't sit to read) because children can still explore and visualize the stories.

Content Awareness Factors:

The music used to introduce the CD and as part of the transition between stories can get overwhelming. It's like watching a TV show where you need to turn up the volume to hear dialogue, but then the music is too loud.

Little Kid Reaction

This CD of stories has been a constant companion for our child in more than a week. It has even trumped television as a choice for entertainment. The Selkie Bride is our child's favorite story, as the heroine returns to the sea.

Parent Reaction

We have enjoyed the stories, although we would like to have more. The repetition of eight, some with very similar themes, gets a little monotonous after a while.

Type of Book:
This is an e-book collection of folktales from around the world that has a CD, too.
Educational Themes:

The stories, on their face, offer lessons in life, character, ethics, and choices (not to mention attitude). The multicultural elements to the stories allow you to further explore fables and folktales within a culture or to explore stories with the same themes across cultures.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
3 to 8
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 8
Age of child:
Started reading with child nearly 6 years old.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow, at least. At home it is a nice alternative to TV that you can share together (even if you are cooking dinner), and it is easily transported if you are on the road, too.

Title Timeless Folktales From Around ahe World

Tell Me a Story, Book 1

Author Amy Friedman
Publisher Friedman & Danziger © 2006
Illustrators Jillian Gilliland
ISBN 9780979086700
Material Hard Cover
Cost $18.95
Genres Cultures & Tradition, Fable | Folklore, Short Stories
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