In Cinderella and Other Stories, you'll find four of the world's most popular children's stories and fairytales. Full of character, wit and fun, these stories have everything from a glass slipper to an invisible suit of clothes!
Could this be the ultimate fairy tale? We all know Charles Perrault's story of Cinderella, and this re-telling with its wonderful range of characters has all the elements we love: a fairy godmother, a glass slipper, and of course a handsome prince. Joanna Pinnock is the reader of her own adaptation, complete with voice characterisations and bags of fun. If you're a fan of magical stories that children will want to listen to again and again, this is a must-have!
The Elves and the Shoemaker
It's a mystery... just who is visiting the shoemaker's workshop every night to make the most fantastic shoes? The shoemaker and his wife can't work it out, but they're determined to find out so that they can repay the kindness. What they discover leaves them speechless! Alan Smith is the reader of this re-telling of one of Grimm's best-loved fairytales. Delivered in a soft, gentle style, this story is perfect for bedtime.
The Princess and the Pea
This is the story of a very unconventional princess who's happier stomping around in her muddy boots than floating around in ball gowns. So when she turns up unannounced at the neighbouring castle, the queen (who happens to be looking for someone for her son, the prince to marry) can't believe she'll be a suitable daughter-in-law. But what follows shows that appearances can be deceptive. Does our princess marry the prince? Find out when Kathy Clugston reads Moy McGowan's adaptation of this Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale with a surprising twist at the end!
Also includes "The Emperor's New Clothes".
©2009 Alan Smith (P)2009 Alan Smith
This is a lovely collection of stories and the readers deliver them beautifully too. There's no distracting sound effects or music and this is a good thing - my little one gets completely absorbed (she does a wonderful impression of the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella!). I know there are other albums from the same author and will be checking those out too. All in all, a lovely, well-read collection of favourites.
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