This timeless children's classic, first introduced in 1918 by writer and illustrator Johnny Gruelle, will elate listeners with 12 heartwarming short stories.
Before Toy Story warmed our hearts with toys coming to life after their children left the room, Raggedy Ann was the first to show the exciting and endearing world of a toy's life. Join lovable Raggedy Ann and her friends as they venture on amazing adventures together, inspiring good morals, friendship, and joy to young listeners.
Public Domain (P)2016 Andrea Emmes
This was my first experience of the Raggedy Ann books and I found them quite sweet. They were written around 1918 and are obviously of their time but I think they could still be enjoyed by small children today.
I personally don't find them as endearing as Beatrix Potter (whose books are over 100 years old) or the Milly Molly Mandy stories (which were first written in the late 1920s) but then again I read those books first as a child and so they have an emotional and nostalgic resonance for me that the Raggedy Ann books do not. However it is clear that the Raggedy Ann books and dolls have been beloved by many american children for almost a century.
I think the narrator was a good choice, she reads the stories very well with character and energy.
*Please note this audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.*
"Raggedy Ann Stories"
Andrea Emmes is the perfect narrator for Johnny Gruelles wonderful stories of Raggey Ann and her friends.Some may not be up to todays politically correct standards,but they are sweet and special.I was given this book free for an honest review.
"My girls loved this!"
I have two 4 years olds and a 6 year old. All girls and they loved these books. I would have them listen while we were in the car. I really enjoyed them getting excited for something that wasn’t on the tv.. The narrator did a great job with bringing each character to life.
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"Not the Stories I Remember"
My grandmother told me many of these stories when I'd come and visit. So, I was looking forward to reconnecting with some pleasant memories. On the whole, I was not disappointed.
There's no mention of Raggedy Andy at all (let's just get that out of the way), but most of the stories hold up quite well despite their age (they are dated and may express dated attitudes/views). There's nothing revolutionary going on here, but overall they are fun and appropriate for all ages.
Andrea Emmes does a fine job narrating. Each voice is distinct and has its own personality. My only quip was with her interpretation of the Dutch boy who sounded more Russian than Dutch, but overall a distraction-free reading.
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"Timeless, moral and significant to all children"
Before toy story there was raggedy Ann. One of the earliest tales of toys coming to life, having adventures and learning life's important lessons. This collection of short stories will make for a great round of bedtime stories. Highly recommend. I received this audiobook from the author narrator or publisher for free via audiobookboom in exchange for an unbiased review
This was a sweet and fun collection of stories. I especially liked the opening of the book. It was a nice setup for Raggedy's adventures. The author had fun putting words to so many of our wonderings as a child about our dolls and toys.
This is my second audiobook by Ms. Emmes. I really like her storytelling. These stories made me smile and wish I knew what happened to my own Raggedy.
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I loved how energetic the narrator was when reading it and my daughter and I really loved the different voices. This is my daughter's favorite book and she loved listening to this audiobook while snuggling with her Raggedy Ann doll.
Yes, but it was nice to hear Andrea do a children's book.
"Not so kid friendly"
I received this book free of charge in order to give an honest review. Sadly sitting with my two little girls I found listening to the stories to not be at all as kid friendly as I was hoping. There are a lot of big words used in the stories that confused my 5 year old and she kept interrupting to ask what it meant? Then there was the fact that Raggedy Ann seems to not be herself such a cuddly sweet dolly of my youth but a brain for the whole nursery of dolls. Didn't care for that! Also the author referred to the other dolls a lot as the Dutch doll or the French doll. My children are adopted and I felt it just kept pointing out their differences and sadly not allowing for them to be more like a family of dolls. It was really many stories and each of them had little lessons I guess you could say. But I did not care for the way it was read or portrayed in this audio. I also found the narrator to lack a happy child like quality that makes a book even a dull book come to life. I do not recommend this book.
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