Benjamin Bunny - Read Aloud Edition
Beatrix Potter Read Aloud Play Books - Read by Emma Fielding
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
Your pre-schooler will delight at the beautifully restored images and charming Read-Aloud narration of this classic.
From the Series Preface:
When I was three years old my mother told me I had to start calling her Mrs. Stack. That year Mrs. Stack, formerly Mom, became my pre-school teacher every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning. My mother taught pre-school for forty-six years. I was in her class for two years.
I grew up with thousands of children’s books. Late every summer Mom would drive to the public library and return with boxes and boxes of children’s books; new books, classic books, dumb books, dumbo books, Suess books, non-suess books, picture books, fairy tales, soft books, inflatable books, miniature books, strange books. For years I wondered why everyone else was only able to withdraw five books at a time, when Mom was taking home books by the station wagon. And not returning them until Spring.
Every night, without fail, after spending all day with dozens of three and four year olds my mother would read to me with the joy and enthusiasm of a new mother to her only child, at least until I was five and was introduced to the concept of sisters. In the first four years of my life I’m quite sure that she read me at least a thousand different books.
Among my favorites were Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit books. They were little books, easy to hold, the perfect size for my little hands. The pictures were soothing, quiet, and happy.
But there was just enough adventure for young rabbits and little boys. Mr. McGregor and others provided ample dramatic tension, but not so much as to trouble my sleep.
So I am delighted to be able to publish these digital versions of Beatrix Potter’s stories for another generation. I am also delighted to have been lucky enough to have Emma Fielding read them. The minute I heard her voice for the first time as narrator in one of her excellent audiobooks, I was certain that it was as close as possible to listening to Ms. Potter herself read the stories.
The other thing I learned that first day in pre-school was where the bunnies that lived with us each summer had been spending the school year. Their names? Flopsy and Mopsy.
At the end of this Sideways Play Book™ is a list of current and forthcoming titles and an opportunity for you to provide me with feedback. Digital publishing presents a unique opportunity for authors and publishers to interact with readers. So please, please tell me what you and your children liked about this book and what we can improve. Thanks and
Publisher Sideways, Inc.
The Sequel to Peter Rabbit
Sorry it took so long to get the sequel to Peter Rabbit completed. Locating high quality images took a while. But here it is. As always I welcome your feedback. SPOILER ALERT: Peter gets his jacket back from the garden! Look for a new title about every week from now on.
Emma Fielding's voice and her reading of these books is absolutely perfect. She captures the charm and warmth of the writing, and the illustrations are beautiful. Thank you so much for these books. I adore them, and my five year old son is captivated. And thank you also for the personal remarks in the forward, i like to know that you are so personally invested in the publication.
Other Books in This Series
- Category: Animals
- Published: Jan 15, 2012
- Publisher: Sideways, Inc.
- Seller: Sideways Publishing
- Print Length: 60 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Beatrix Potter Read Aloud Play Books