• Title: One Voice, Please
  • Author: Sam McBratney Russell Ayto
  • ISBN: 9780763634797
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Hardcover
  • One Voice Please How does a money hat work How does a stone make soup Why doesn t the hound catch the hare Find the answers to all of these questions and in this collection of short tales from past and present near a
    How does a money hat work How does a stone make soup Why doesn t the hound catch the hare Find the answers to all of these questions and in this collection of short tales from past and present, near and far Told with the spark and skill of Sam McBratney and illustrated with whimsical line drawings by Russell Ayto, these stories amuse while imparting bits of wisdomHow does a money hat work How does a stone make soup Why doesn t the hound catch the hare Find the answers to all of these questions and in this collection of short tales from past and present, near and far Told with the spark and skill of Sam McBratney and illustrated with whimsical line drawings by Russell Ayto, these stories amuse while imparting bits of wisdom to live by, making a great resource to liven up any story hour But for the duration of the telling, shhhhh one voice only, please

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    1. Many readers may recognize Sam McBratney as the author of beloved picture books, including my own personal favorite Guess How Much I Love You. Now, McBratney has put together a collection of short stories for older readers under the title One Voice, Please. In the books introduction, McBratney explains how he once heard this phrase silence a crowded pub so that one man could share a story with the entire crowd. This is a fitting title, given the nature of the book's collection of tales. Many of [...]

    2. This is a collection of very short stories; most are only one or two pages in length. The stories are folktales, morals, and oral stories from around the world. What I really liked about this collection was the variety of stories and that they were short. I feel that this is a good way to ease children into the folktale genre since many folktales tend to be lengthier. These stories also can be used as a tool to encourage children to tell what they think the stories mean. Asking children question [...]

    3. One to two page read alouds for kids. My daughter read a few of these aloud while we were waiting in the car at a drive through. They are funny and interesting to listen to. A good length for kids to read to other kids. I'd like my kids to practice their read-aloud skills too!Update: We're reading this some at night. I like the short stories with a message, but some of them aren't so great. When I ask, "What did you think about that one?" it's about 30/70, didn't like/like. It does give the oppo [...]

    4. This book offers numerous short stories, many of which are classic tales we've heard or read before. Several of the tales are set in Ireland, but many are religous parables and there's even a greek myth. The stories are very short, many just a page or two in length (and the book is rather small). Some even seem a bit too condensed, but it's nice to have an option to tell just one story that only takes a minute or two to read. Overall, the stories are very fun to read aloud and we really enjoyed [...]

    5. This is a collection of very short stories (like Stone Soup and The blind men who feel the Elephant). They are short and that is about their only redeeming quality. I was thinking as I started that I wished I had found this when my children were younger to read as bedtime stories but I'm not sure I would even do that after reading them. It is a tiny book with 167 pages that I took 4 days to read because I just didn't care I continued reading cause I couldn't beleive that I wouldn't like it!

    6. I thought this book was fairly good. I enjoyed reading the short stories but wish my daughter would have been a little older to understand them. I would recommend this to anyone with elementary age children. It is a clean, fun read-aloud book.

    7. A collection of page long stories, parables, and morality tales. McBratney gives a short one or two sentence intro to many of them, leaving you with a delightful impression of a narrator. Vivid, poignant writing.

    8. MSBA Nominee 2009-2010I enjoyed this book because I really like fairy tales and folklore. I'm not really sure if kids will.

    9. I started reading this to my kids and enjoyed it, but decided they would enjoy it better in a year or three.

    10. 3.5 stars. Really short little parables and fables. I was surprised it held Owen's interest, but it did.

    11. We all liked it. The kids looked forward to reading it and it was fun to have new stories every night. Some of them were a little strange, but overall a good read aloud book.

    12. I adore collection of short stories or fables, and this is just my cup of tea. They were interesting and well written, and most of them were new. All of them were interesting.

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