The Give Away is over- Congratulations, SHANNON!
I think it can be tough to find listening and reading material of good quality for my kids. I find that the longer ago the book was published, the safer we are when it comes to quality of content. So much that is put out there for kids to read and listen to today is either much too old for the age targeted or twaddle. But that's just my opinion.
That said, I can't believe I haven't written about the Little Orley Stories before now. These stories were created and narrated by Hugh "Lumpy" Brannum (also know as "Uncle Lumpy") for a radio program in the late 1940's. I know about these treasures because my dad and his brother listened to these weekly radio programs when they were boys. Hugh Brannum went on to join the cast of Captain Kangaroo as Mr. Green Jeans.
The Little Orley Stories tell of the amazing adventures of a little boy on his farm. The stories are narrated in many different voices with instrumental accompaniment. We have all the CDs and the children LOVE them. At the end of each story is often a little lesson or moral, some quite amusing. These stories are wholesome, entertaining (some told in rhyme) and often very funny- even for adults. I've made tapes of our CDs for friends and have given these CDs as birthday gifts. They are a fun listen for all ages.
There are three Little Orley Stories CDs out there (Little Orley Stories, More Little Orley Stories and Little Orley Radio Shows)- all carried by Red Hen Books and Toys.
Click here to listen to three entire Little Orley Stories. Go ahead! Go give them a listen and come back. I'll wait.
Now, here's the fun part...while I was getting ready to publish this post, I thought how fun it would be to give away one of these marvelous CDs. I contacted the good folks at Red Hen Books and Toys and they said they would be happy to give the winner of this drawing their choice of one of these Little Orley Stories CDs! Thank you Red Hen Books and Toys!
To be entered in this giveaway, leave a comment telling me who you would give your copy of Little Orley Stories if you win. Once the winner is identified, they will need to tell me which CD they would like and provide me with their address, so that Red Hen Books and Toys can mail them their free CD. Only one entry per household. If you enter anonymously, please leave your initials or some way for me to identify you. I will randomly draw the winner sometime on Thursday!
"That's all!" - Uncle Lumpy Pin It