Audio books are a great way of passing the time on a long journey. Lots of our favourite picture books have great accompanying CDs so if you are looking for in car or in flight entertainment here are some that we really like. There are so many more that we could have included, we’d love to hear which audio books you enjoy listening to.
The Complete Book of Farmyard Tales continues to be a favourite and with twenty stories the CD keeps us entertained for a while. The stories are accompanied by sound effects so we really do hear Farmer Dray’s chainsaw and Ted’s tractor crashing into the pond 🙂
Giles Andreae’s rhyming text is accompanied by a wonderful calypso beat in Giraffes Can’t Dance. With such catchy music we can understand how Gerald the Giraffe turns into such a great dancer!
Doing the Animal Bop is also accompanied by some great music and I’ve often used the CD in the Early Years classroom. Children love to ‘Do the Animal Bop’ especially when their teacher joins in!
The sound effects in the Winnie the Witch audio books add a comedy element and really do bring Winnie’s amusing adventures alive. We find the noisy bed springs particularly funny 🙂
The fun, rhyming text in Lift the Flap Fairy Tales is wonderfully narrated by Anna Chancellor. She reads the stories twice, once with page turning sounds and once without.
Nosy Crow’s books have been great entertainment on long journeys as many have a free audio reading of the book. My daughter particularly enjoys The Princess and the Peas, Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam and Pip and Posy: The Super Scooter. All of the stories are read by children.
Now we’re moving into chapter books we’re enjoying stories from my childhood. Paddington and My Naughty Little Sister are two favourites but we would really appreciate any recommendations you may have for fun and entertaining audio chapter books.