Sixteen more charming animal stories, read by everyone's favorite zookeeper. The tales are: 1. Winkle, the Zoo Cat, is lost and found. 2. Nibble, the Squirrel, has his revenge. 3. The arrival of Otto, the German Giraffe. 4. Coconut, the Orang-Utan, has fun with the lawn. 5. Otto and Georgina, the Giraffes, give their tongues a rest. 6. Bernard, the Baboon, and clever Little Titch. 7. Side-splitter, the Kookaburra, gives the game away. 8. Fanfare, the Peacock, sounds the alarm. 9. Half-a-tick, the Mongoose, is ‘egged’ on. 10. Dago, the Capybara, becomes established. 11. Ever-so-teeny and Ever-so-weeny, the Harvest Mice. 12. Hilda, the Ostrich, is annoyed. 13. Private Eye, the Vulture, gives a consultation. 14. The Budgerigars’ Record Book. 15. Small Change, the Guinea-pig, tries hard. 16. Trit-Trot, the Pony, over-turns his cart. Vintage Beeb: classic albums first available as BBC LPs, now reissued on CD as as downloads. Guidance: as this contains archive/offair material the sound quality may vary.
1 CD. 1 hr.
|Publisher:||Blackstone Audio, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 4.90(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Age Range:||2 - 5 Years|
About the Author
ORIGINAL LP SLEEVE NOTE: A long, long time ago I used to be the manager of a large farm in Wiltshire. We had lots of cattle, lots of pigs and a few horses. And when you work with a lot of animals for a long time you realize that some of them have very distinctive characters. There was Flying Kate, a wild brown cow who, when she felt like it, could jump a tall hawthorn hedge as easily as anything. She used to jump hedges three or four times a week. And yet nobody actually ever saw her jump. But there is no doubt that she did jump, and that is how she got out. She was a secret jumper. There was Cast Iron Charlie, a pig who could stand the electric shocks of the electric fence. He seemed to enjoy leaning against the wire and being shocked and shocked. There was Drummer the horse who always knew when it was Sunday. We usually did not ask him to work on a Sunday but if we did he would not let us put his harness on him. He would kick, stamp and create havoc if we asked him to work on Sunday. You cannot help noticing the human qualities in animals when you live side by side with them and inevitably of course you start talking to them. And they practically talk back to you. Well at least they let you know what they like and what they don't like. So you see it was no surprise to me when I went to work at the Zoo to find that the animals there also had very distinctive characters. There was a gibbon who had learned to swim - they usually hate water. There was a gorilla who learned how to make mud balls and sling them at the visitors. There was a cockatoo who nicked people's pens and pencils and just cracked them in half with his nutcracker beak. They were all of them up to something. And so I talked to them and they talked back. Or at least I thought they did. Sometimes when you talk to your cat or your dog you can almost hear it talking, can't you? Or at least you can imagine what it is saying by the way it looks at you. The stories on this record are about some of the things that can happen at a Zoo and what I believe the animals have told me. Johnny Morris