The exploits of Henkes's beloved, fiercely independent girl mouse Lilly and her friends, stars of numerous bestselling picture books, are collected on this chipper but rather spare production. Though supported by solid performances from the two seasoned actors at the helm, these mouse adventures fall a bit flat when heard without their visual picture-book counterparts. Henkes's original text and illustrations are such a seamless pairing—and his artwork contains much emotion and humorous detail—that something seems lost in this translation to stand-alone audio. Ebersole and Thomas give it their all, conveying the attitudes and feelings of the characters, but due to the lack of sparkle here, youngsters may want to stick with the print version. Ages 4-up. (Nov.)Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Lilly's Big Day and Other Stories CD: Lilly's Big Day and Other Stories CDby Kevin Henkes, Richard Thomas, Christine Ebersole
A Weekend with Wendell: Can Sophie survive a weekend with the wild Wendell? Can she even learn to enjoy it? Sheila Rae, the Brave: Sheila Rae is not afraid of anything. But when Sheila Rae becomes lost on the way home from school, it is her "scaredy-cat" sister Louise who must save the day. Chester's Way: Chester and Wilson/em>/em>/em>… See more details below
A Weekend with Wendell: Can Sophie survive a weekend with the wild Wendell? Can she even learn to enjoy it? Sheila Rae, the Brave: Sheila Rae is not afraid of anything. But when Sheila Rae becomes lost on the way home from school, it is her "scaredy-cat" sister Louise who must save the day. Chester's Way: Chester and Wilson always do things together in their own special way, until Lilly arrives with new ideas about everything. Julius, the Baby of the World: Lilly is convinced that the arrival of her new baby brother is the worst thing in the world, until she hears what Cousin garland has to say about him. Chrysanthemum: She was a perfect baby, and she had a perfect name—Chrysanthemum. When she was old enough to appreciate it, Chrysanthemum loved her name. and then she started school . . . Owen: Mrs. Tweezers thinks Owen is too old for his blanket, Fuzzy. But when school starts, Owen's mother knows just what to do, and everyone—even Mrs. Tweezers—is happy. Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse: Lilly loves her teacher, Mr. Slinger, but when he asks her to wait a while before showing the class her new purse, she does something for which she is very sorry later. Wemberly Worried: Wemberly worries about everything. Especially the first day of school . . . but then she gets there and things are not quite as she feared. Lilly's Big Day: Lilly finds out that her favorite teacher, Mr. Slinger, is getting married. She's going to be the flower girl! Or is she?
PreS - Gr 2 - The well-loved texts of nine picture books by Kevin Henkes are brought to life in these readings by Richard Thomas and Christine Ebersole. The titles include: A Weekend with Wendell(1986), Sheila Rae, the Brave(1987), Chester's Way(1988); Julius, the Baby of the World(1990), Chrysanthemum(1991), Owen(1993), Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse(1996), Wemberly Worried(2000), and Lilly's Big Day(2006, all Greenwillow). Thomas reads three of the picture books in a warm baritone voice, using vocal inflections flawlessly. Ebersole's crisp enunciation is perfect and her vocal intonations are on-target as she reads six titles. Opening and closing credits are delivered with jazzy music playing in the background.-Stephanie Bange, Wilmington-Stroop Branch, Dayton Metro Library, OHCopyright 2007 Reed Business Information
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- Unabridged 1 CD, 1 Hr.
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- Product dimensions:
- 5.60(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.50(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Kevin Henkes has been praised both as a writer and as an illustrator. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Owen and Waiting; two Newbery Honors—one for Olive’s Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller—and Geisel Honors for Penny and Her Marble and for Waiting. His other books include Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.
Richard Thomas, in addition to his Emmy-award winning work on The Waltons, has starred in well over 40 television series and specials, among them Roots: The Next Generation, Law and Order SVU, and The Practice; he has also starred in numerous classic and contemporary plays around the country and on the London and Broadway stage, most recently in Richard Greenbergs A Naked Girl on the Appian Way.
- Madison, Wisconsin
- Date of Birth:
- November 27, 1960
- Place of Birth:
- Racine, Wisconsin
- University of Wisconsin, Madison
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