Systems Librarian, Susie Bille, recommends Winnie-the-Pooh, The Complete BBC Collection
Written by A. A. Milne; read by Alan Bennett; available on YOTO.
DeAnn Campbell, Children’s and Young Adult Library Director, asked me to add some new children’s audiobooks for YOTO players – which she recently purchased for the Children’s Library – to our Collection.
Kids pick out an individual story card, stick it into the player, and listen. Is it a toy? Yes. Does it play stories? Yes, and kids love them. Does it need the internet to work? No. Do we have a Winnie-the-Pooh story card? Yes.
So this ticked all the boxes on my list, and THEN I discovered I can download the app on my phone, and check out stories there as well. So on our last drive to Boise, my husband and I listened to Pooh on the hunt for honey. He looked somewhat like a dark cloud (shaped like a bear) floating in the sky under a blue balloon.
The bees became suspicious. Then we listened to him licking honey out of a jar, tracking himself in the snow, and finding Eeyore’s tail. He interrupted his adventures frequently for ‘a little something’ out of a honey jar.
It was delightful. Listening to Alan Bennett (the award-winning British playwright) reading Winnie-the-Pooh brings all the characters to life, exactly as I imagined a long time ago.
It’s time for more adventures in the hundred acre wood.