Cover image for Mama don't allow
Title:
Mama don't allow
Author:
Hurd, Thacher.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Pine Plains, NY : Live Oak Media, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
1 audiocassette (approximately 21 min.) : analog + 1 book ([38] pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 25 cm)
General Note:
Side 1, page turn signals ; side 2, no page turn signals.
Language:
English
Contents:
Miles and the Swamp Band have the time of their lives playing at the Alligator Ball, until they discover the menu includes Swamp Band Soup.
Reading Level:
480 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.2 0.5 9778.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.8 1 Quiz: 07327 Guided reading level: I.
ISBN:
9780874997422

9780064430784
Format :
Sound Cassette

Sound Recording

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Williamsville Library CASSETTE KIT 223-1 Juvenile Media Kit Media Kits
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Summary

..".It is the music that makes the difference in the read-aloud version...The wonderful jazzy introductory music matches the loose, easy-going illustrations and sets the tone...Tom Chapin's friendly, relaxed voice invites us along...[his] alligator voices are excellent...This delightful audiobook takes its story beyond what reading alone can do." - AudioFile Magazine


Summary

Saxophone-playing Miles and his Swamp Band find a bevy of sharp-toothed, long-tailed alligators who love to listen to their music. But little do Miles and his band know what the alligators plan for them at the close of their jubilant all-night ball! Inspired by a traditional song, this vibrant picture book is "ebullient, fast-paced, and funny."

1985 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Illustration
A Reading Rainbow Featured Selection
Children's Books of 1984 (Library of Congress)


Author Notes

Children's book author and illustrator Thacher Hurd was born in Vermont on March 6, 1949 to children's book creators Clement and Edith Thacher Hurd. He attended the California College of Arts and Crafts. He has written and illustrated over twenty-five children's books, including Mystery on the Docks and Mama Don't Allow, which were both Reading Rainbow feature selections. He currently lives in Berkeley, California with his wife.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Children's book author and illustrator Thacher Hurd was born in Vermont on March 6, 1949 to children's book creators Clement and Edith Thacher Hurd. He attended the California College of Arts and Crafts. He has written and illustrated over twenty-five children's books, including Mystery on the Docks and Mama Don't Allow, which were both Reading Rainbow feature selections. He currently lives in Berkeley, California with his wife.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 3-This story by Thatcher Hurd (HarperCollins, 1984) about a swamp band playing music for the alligator ball is particularly well suited to the audio format. The musical score enhances the story and invites singing along. The cassette/book works on two levels. The production quality of the tape allows it to stand alone as a good story for non-readers. Tom Chapin narrates the story at just the right tempo to allow beginning readers to follow the text. His voice changes subtly, but noticeably as the characters change. The music reinforces the story. For example, when the lead character meets the trumpet player, we hear the sound of a trumpet. When the alligators are finished dancing and are ready to eat the swamp band for dinner, the band plays a lullaby to put the hungry alligators to sleep. At the end of the story, youngsters will want to sing along and make up their own verses. It can be used with small groups in language arts or music classes.-Ann Taylor, Lame Deer School District, MT(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 3-This story by Thatcher Hurd (HarperCollins, 1984) about a swamp band playing music for the alligator ball is particularly well suited to the audio format. The musical score enhances the story and invites singing along. The cassette/book works on two levels. The production quality of the tape allows it to stand alone as a good story for non-readers. Tom Chapin narrates the story at just the right tempo to allow beginning readers to follow the text. His voice changes subtly, but noticeably as the characters change. The music reinforces the story. For example, when the lead character meets the trumpet player, we hear the sound of a trumpet. When the alligators are finished dancing and are ready to eat the swamp band for dinner, the band plays a lullaby to put the hungry alligators to sleep. At the end of the story, youngsters will want to sing along and make up their own verses. It can be used with small groups in language arts or music classes.-Ann Taylor, Lame Deer School District, MT(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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