Hershey, the notorious cat from the Robby's Quest storybook series, is still mean-spirited and a bully. He is big, strong and very fast, yet uses all his skills to prey upon the smaller and weaker animals around his yard. Nomi, the other cat living in the same house with Hershey, is older and much smaller. Nomi has many friends around the neighborhood. One day, when Nomi's new friend Tyson comes over for a visit, Hershey decides to attack, however things do not work out as he planned. Hershey finds himself in a situation that changes him forever. Enjoy Hershey Learns a Lesson, narrated by Tracy Elman, a story about helping each other to develop new and lasting friendships.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes I would, it is a lovely story with a very important lesson.
Hershey is a big, handsome cat, but unfortunately, his beauty is only skin-deep. Inside he is a bully, he loves nothing more than to frighten other animals, and this includes Nomi, an older but very pretty tan coloured cat who lives in the same house.
If you are fans of the Robby’s Quest series of children’s books, you will already have met Hershey, as the villain, a couple of times before, when he terrorises the birds. In this books he’s still up to no good, he even steals poor Nomi’s food, but what she can do, after all, he’s much bigger than her.
It seems as if there is no way to stop Hershey’s reign of terror. However, one-day, Nomi’s friend Tyson comes to play with her. Horrible Hershey spies them, and when he creeps up and scares Tyson, the events which follow, turn the tables on Hershey and change his life forever.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Hershey Learns a Lesson?
When suddenly, Hershey is scared and needs help. For the first time, he’s no longer in a position to be bully. Then a very important lesson is learnt - not everyone's the same. Luckily there are nice kind cats, and when Nomi and Tyson discover his problem, they help him and teach him a valuable lesson at the same time.
Which character – as performed by Tracy Elman – was your favourite?
I did not have a favourite, I thought that Tracy Elman narrated the story very well and bought all the characters wonderfully to life for children.
Would you consider the audio edition of Hershey Learns a Lesson to be better than the print version?
I suppose it gives children too young to read the book themselves the chance to listen to it, but both versions are great.
What did you like best about this story?
I loved the fact that it sends a very important message about bullying. The author explains the meaning of the saying "Beauty is only skin deep," as Hershey is a big, handsome cat, but inside he is a bully, who terrorises Nomi, the cat who lives with him, and other smaller animals.
However one day, Hershey gets his comeuppance, suddenly, he is the one whose scared and needs help. For the first time, he’s no longer in a position to be bully. However, luckily there are nice kind cats, and when Nomi and Tyson discover his problem, they help him and teach him a valuable lesson at the same time.
Which scene was your favorite?
When Hershey learns his lesson and is humbled by Nomi and Tyson's kindness.
Any additional comments?
The author has combined a lovely story with a clear message about bullies, which with Tracy's wonderful narration is perfect for children.
Would you listen to Hershey Learns a Lesson again? Why?
The kids will want to listen to Hershey Learns a Lesson over and over again
Who was your favorite character and why?
Poor little Nomi was my favorite character. She is small and kind and has to deal with Hershey the bully
Which scene was your favorite?
Tyson flying around the backyard with Hershey biting his tail
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
This is a very short book, great for children. Takes maybe 15 minutes. It's hard to keep a child's attention longer than that anyway