I am excited to announce the release of my very first audiobook, The Teddy Bear Town Children’s Bundle (Three Complete Picture Books), now available as an audio download on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes .
The audiobook contains three stories: The Flag Keeper, Victoria Rose and the Big Bad Noise, and Sticker Shoes. It was narrated and produced by the highly talented Bill Russell, who is sure to capture the attention of children with his rich storytelling, energetic children’s voices, amusing sound effects, and the chimes he taps out on a toy piano. Among his accomplishments, Bill has narrated over 90 children’s books, was chosen for five characters for the new animated series Wannabeez, and was a Veggie Tale sound-a-like for A Very Veggie Christmas Live. Here is more information on the three stories that Bill narrates in Teddy Bear Town.
The Flag Keeper - Elizabeth may be a little bear, but she treats the American flag with big respect. After Dad leaves for a trip, Elizabeth pledges to raise the flag all by herself and follow all of the flag etiquette rules that her father has taught her. However, her dad never told her what to do if the flag gets dirty or the police show up. Teaches children about U.S. flag etiquette through a fiction story, flag facts, activity idea, and discussion
Victoria Rose and the Big Bad Noise – Victoria loves her home and family, but boy does she hate the noises that invade her daily life. Her imagination transforms the blender into a growling bear, the vacuum cleaner into a lion and the lawnmower into a spaceship filled with monsters. With the help of a CD player, she decides that maybe a nasty noise like the blender is just music that doesn’t know how to sing. This sweet bedtime story can help young children learn that household noises aren’t so scary after all.
Sticker Shoes – When Jenny gets a sticker stuck to her shoe, she has a new invention – Sticker Shoes! She covers her sneakers with shiny sparkling stickers and runs outside to try out her beautiful shoes. Unfortunately, Sticker Shoes aren’t meant for rough and tumble play in the dirt and her invention doesn’t last. Jenny makes her way through her closet, trying on old boots, dress-up shoes and slippers in her hunt for the perfect Sticker Shoe. Teaches young children about problem-solving and taking the first early “steps” toward independence.
If you’d like to have the whimsical teddy bear illustrations to complement the audio edition, visit this link for retail links to the Teddy Bear Town Children’s Bundle e-book edition, or you can also order The Flag Keeper in paperback. The Flag Keeper has received many reviews and endorsements, including this one: “A wonderful story about Elizabeth, who through life’s day-to-day adventures learns how to care for and display the flag. An excellent read!” – Mike Buss, Deputy Director, Americanism, American Legion National Headquarters
If you and your children enjoy listening to the Teddy Bear Town Children’s Bundle, please take a few moments to leave a review on Amazon, Audible or iTunes. Look for my upcoming interview with Bill Russell on Dec. 26 and watch my Audiobook page for four new releases in early 2013.