This audio story is for children around the ages of 2-3 years of age. It teaches them about a centipede and his three friends, a slug, a spider, a snail. The listener learns things like how many legs they have and that we need to be careful not to step on them when we are walking. They sing a cute little song about this.
This particular little audio story uses non-traditional instruments for its orchestral music, so it has a rather different flavour. It is one of the more subdued stories that they have written.
Weird and Wonderful is one of Music Audio Stories shorter stories at under 4 minutes. Its length is great for the shorter attention span of toddlers. It’s a story about friendship, differences and being careful not to hurt small creatures.
The creatures in this story are those that are perhaps less popular, such as the slug. We don’t mind talking about the beautiful creatures such as the butterfly, so the author decided to give the less popular ones some air time in this cute story.
I really liked the music in this audio story. I thought the use of non-traditional instruments was an inspirational addition to this story. The bugs after all are not the common, ordinary ones everyone loves and sings about, so the use of uncommon, non-traditional orchestral instruments fit perfectly and made beautiful music.
Unless you listen to their stories on a daily basis you’ll probably have to listen to one of the other eight stories produced by Music Audio Stories after you hear Weird and Wonderful to see just how different the music actually is on this new soundtrack. I’ve reviewed a number of their stories and I had to compare this new story with an older one before I realized just how much different it really was. I thought the change was delightful.
I was quite enamored with this latest offering by Anna-Christina and Adie Hardy. They continue to produce quality audio stories for children in the age range of 2 to 5 years. I rated this story 5 stars out of 5.
Thank you to the publishers for providing a copy of this audio story in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts are my own.
To see my complete review, visit Shelf Full of Books: http://kathrynsshelffullofbooks.blogspot.com/2015/10/bookreview-weird-and-wonderful-by-anna.html