Benjamin Bratt Contributes to Nelson Mandela’s Award Winning recording of African Folktales

November 28, 2009

Benjamin Bratt let his on-line fans know  on his website, that the Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales won an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Audio Award.  The wonderful collection of tales is told by an all star cast including Mr. Bratt, Whoopi Goldberg, and Hugh Jackman. Click here to read our review.



Finally! Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Audio Awards

November 9, 2009

We’ve listened and listened and the results are in…read our reviews of this year’s Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum and Gold Seal Award Winners. Congrats!

Jim Dale…wonderful as always!

October 29, 2009

Screening audios can be pretty painful- each year we ponder giving it up.  The music is often preachy or so frenetic that you want to scream, and so many of the books on audio are so dry, you can’t imagine any child sitting through any of it–without falling asleep.

And then we get to something recorded by Jim Dale and we feel happy that we cover this category of children’s media.   If you’re looking for something to enjoy in the car, we’d highly recommend Return to the Hundred Acre Wood read by the unmatched narrator of our generation, Jim Dale.  It’s now available from Penguin Audio.  Don’t be put off by the introduction…get to the story and all of the wonderful voices of Pooh, Tigger, Piglet and gang.  As you may know this is first authorized sequet to A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh and The House At Pooh Corner in more than 80 years. There are two new characters, Lottie and Otter.  (And if you have a child that wants to begin the Harry Potter series but may have trouble with the length of the titles–Jim Dale brings the whole Hogwarts gang to life.  Perfect for long trips–you’ll all want to get back in the car.)