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The red hat
Green, Katie.
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Publication Information:
[United States] : Oak & Stars, [2003]

Physical Description:
1 compact disc (approximately 68 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Summaries of stories in container insert.
The red hat -- Masha and the bear -- Little house -- Turtle flies south -- Forest bride -- Fair Rosa -- Slops.
Reading Level:
Ages 4-9.
Format :
Audiobook on CD


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Parents? Choice Recommended Award, 2003; Parents? Guide to Children's Media Award, 2003; Children's Music Web Award Winner 2003.The Red Hat: Adventure Tales for Young Listeners and Their Friends is a collections of stories, with songs and activities for children ages 4 to 9. Katie Green is a speech /language pathologist, educator, and National Storytelling Association Award winner (1998). On this recording, she combines her interests and talents. It includes seven stories, many of which include environmental sounds and special effects that are further enhanced when listened to with earphones or well separated speakers.

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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 3-Seven original and traditional stories make up this album. Katie Green has a pleasant voice, and tells her stories with excellent expression. She also has a lovely singing voice. The liner notes include useful language activities to use with young children to improve their speech and vocabulary. In "Red Hat," all the fish in the sea mistake the sun for a red hat. When an elephant tosses one of the fish high in the air, the fish realizes that the red hat is really the sun. Some of the fish believe him and others don't, but despite their differing opinions, they remain together in their school. Green includes several simple songs with which children can sing along. "Masha & the Bear" is a Russian folktale in which Masha is caught trespassing in Bear's hut, and he makes her stay to be his slave. She finally escapes, and never goes into the woods by herself again. A little mouse finds a wooden box and turns it into his "Little House" in this variation on the Russian folktale "The Mitten." A frog, a hare, and a fox join him. When a bear arrives, they abandon the house minutes before the bear sits on it and crushes it. "Turtle Flies South" is based on a story in Keepers of the Earth by Michael Caduto and Joseph Bruchac (Fulcrum, 1988). Turtle wants to go south for winter. Turtle hangs on to a stick with his mouth while two birds take either end of the stick and fly towards the south. When Turtle tries to ask a question, he falls back to the earth. In a folktale from Finland, "Forest Bride," the youngest of three brothers takes a mouse for a bride and his love transforms her back into a princess. This story has been published as Mouse Bride by Linda Allen (Philomel, 1992). "Fair Rosa" is a traditional song that tells the story of Sleeping Beauty. "Slops," a Welsh folktale, can be found in Peace Tales by Margaret Read MacDonald (Linnet Books, 1992). This fine storytelling album will enhance library audio collections.-Beverly Bixler, San Antonio Public Library, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.