Rabbit Ears Treasury of Animal Stories: How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin, How the Game Got His Hump, How the Leopard Got His Spots, The Monkey People


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Title:  Rabbit Ears Treasury of Animal Stories: How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin, How the Game Got His Hump, How the Leopard Got His Spots, The Monkey People

Author:  Rabbit Ears

Genre:  Animals / Folktale / Manners / Respect / Africa / Colombia
Year Published: 2007

Year Read: 2009

Series: Rabbit Ears Treasury

Publisher:  Listening Library (Audio)

Source:  Purchased

Content Rating:  Ages 7+ (Some Rude Behavior)

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“Rabbit Ears Treasury of Animal Stories” is one of the first audio CDs released from Rabbit Ears Entertainment (or Rabbit Ears Productions as I fondly love to call it) and this audio CD features four stories called “How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin,” “How the Camel Got His Hump,” “The Monkey People” and “How the Leopard Got His Spots.” Each story is narrated by a famous celebrity during the 80s and 90s and it will be an instant treat for anyone who is a huge fan of Rabbit Ears stories!

Blog 3 Summary
Since I have already reviewed some of these stories on separate reviews, I will just briefly summarize each story:

How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin
Told by: Jack Nicholson
Music by: Bobby McFerrin

When a rude rhinoceros eats the Parsee Man’s delicious cake, the Parsee Man starts to take revenge on the rude rhinoceros.

How the Camel Got His Hump
Told by: Jack Nicholson
Music by: Bobby McFerrin

When an arrogant camel refuses to do his share of work, it is up to the Djinn of all Deserts to set the camel straight.

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The Monkey People
Told by: Raul Julia
Music by: Lee Ritenour

When an old man comes to a village full of lazy people and shows them monkeys cut out of leaves doing all the chores, the people learn the hard way about the importance of hard work.

How the Leopard Got His Spots
Told by: Danny Glover
Music by: Ladysmith Black Mambazo

When all the animals moved to the forest to hide from the Leopard and the Ethiopian, the Leopard and the Ethiopian must learn to camouflage themselves in order to eat to survive!

Blog 4 Pros
Oh my goodness! Imagine my surprise when I first heard about this animal series coming out on audio CD! I was so excited about listening to Jack Nicholson, Danny Glover and Raul Julia narrating these fantastic tales that I remembered from my youth! Each story was extremely interesting to the next story and the narrators and the musicians have both done an excellent job at narrating and providing appropriate music to each story. Out of all four stories featured on this audio CD, my favorites were “How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin” and “How the Camel Got His Hump” which were both narrated by Jack Nicholson and both had music by Bobby McFerrin. In both stories “How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin” and “How the Camel Got His Hump,” Jack Nicholson narrates both stories in an extremely silky voice that soothes you to the bone as you hear him narrate these stories and anyone who has seen Jack Nicholson in “The Shining,” will definitely be surprised at how calm he sounds in narrating these stories! Bobby McFerrin is truly magnificent in providing music for each story as he mainly uses his voice to create music for each story which brings so much creativity to the stories. Another story that I enjoyed on this disc was “How the Leopard Got His Spots” as I loved the way that Danny Glover narrates this story in an African accent which brings creativity to this story and Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s music is truly wonderful as they vocally sing in African tones.

Blog 5 Cons
Again, there is no book to go with this audio CD; however the narration and the music provided in this audio CD will help many fans still love this audio CD. 

Blog 6 Overall
All in all, “Rabbit Ears Treasury of Animal Stories” is a true treat for fans of the fantastic Rabbit Ears series and who love Jack Nicholson, Danny Glover and Raul Julia and I am sure that many children and adults will love this audio CD for many years to come! I would recommend this audio CD to children ages seven and up since the “Just So Stories” might be too complicated for younger children to understand.

5 stars
Review is also on: Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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BOOK PHOTO SUNDAYS #30: November 5, 2017


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Hey everyone! I’m participating in this new meme called “Book Photo Sundays” which is hosted by Rabbit Ears Book Blog and the goal of this meme is to post up whatever book photos you had taken such as photos of your book hauls, library hauls, photos from book conventions or photos of you with a book!  You can take the photos from your Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, or any other account where you keep your book photos!

It’s a bit late, but here are some good books to read for Halloween!

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WWW WEDNESDAYS #11: November 1, 2017


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Hello everyone! WWW Wednesday is a book meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On a World of Words and you just answer three questions and leave your links down below!

 

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WWW What are you currently reading

 

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Even though I haven’t read it yet, I’m really excited to check out “The Martian” by Andy Weir since it was picked for the TBR read and I’ve been hearing nothing but good things about this book!

WWW What did you recently finish reading

 

I just finished reading “Caraval” by Stephanie Garber and it was such a fantastic read!  I loved the mysterious world of Caraval and I was actually quite surprised by the twists and turns that happened during this story!  I also loved the relationship between Scarlet and Julian as it was like nothing I have ever seen before!

WWW What do you think you'll read next

 

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The first book I wanted to read is “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline since I just recently bought this book and after hearing so many good things about this book, I really want to read it as soon as possible!  The next book I want to read is “Me Before You” by Jojo Moyes which has been on my shelf for awhile now and I want to read this book before I actually see the movie. The last book I wanted to read is “Heartless” by Marissa Meyer, since that has been on my TBR list for awhile now and I wanted to read another book by Marissa Meyer!

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THE FRIDAY FACE-OFF #6: Dragons


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Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a weekly meme here at Books by Proxy. Join me every Friday as I pit cover against cover, and publisher against publisher, to find the best artwork in our literary universe.

Hey everyone! I’m joining in this new book meme called “The Friday Face-Off” which is hosted by Books by Proxy and this week’s theme is: DRAGONS!!!

For this week, I have chosen the cover for Brandon Mull’s Fablehaven series, “Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary.”   So here are some covers for this week:

Shadow Mountain – 2009    

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Mizan Fantasi– 2012   

 

 

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Aladdin– 2015   

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And the winner is…

 

 

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This was easily the most creative and gorgeous cover out of all the other covers and I just loved the look of the multi headed dragon against a purple background!

WWW WEDNESDAYS #10: October 4, 2017


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Hello everyone! WWW Wednesday is a book meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On a World of Words and you just answer three questions and leave your links down below!

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I just finished reading “The Frog Prince” by Mike Klaassen last week as it was an ARC sent to me by Book Unleashed and I really enjoyed this book!  I loved the fact that it was a more expanded retelling of the original fairy tale and it actually developed the characters extremely well!


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I’m still reading Caraval by Stephanie Garber and so far, it’s looking really good, especially once we are getting into the true mystery of Caraval and also look into Donatella’s sudden disappearance on the island.


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Monday and Wednesday

In order to get into the spirit of Halloween, I want to read “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” by Ransom Riggs since I had that book on my shelf for awhile now and this would be a great book to read for October!  The next book I want to read is “Me Before You” by Jojo Moyes which has been on my shelf for awhile now and I want to read this book before I actually see the movie. The last book I want to read is “The Martian” by Andy Weir since that was the winner of the TBR List book read for September and it’s another book I want to read before watching the movie.

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RECOMMEND ME THIS! SATURDAYS #3: SEPTEMBER 30, 2017


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Hey everyone! I just participated in a book meme hosted by Rabbit Ears Book Blog called “Recommend Me This! Saturdays!  It’s where you can recommend various books to other book bloggers and you can choose any genre you want, as long as you suggest up to 3 books for the recommendations!  Participate in this week’s Recommend Me This! Saturday HERE.

For me, I will go with X-Men comics for this week and here are my picks for X-Men Comics that you should check out:

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THE FRIDAY FACE-OFF #5: Heart


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Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a weekly meme here at Books by Proxy. Join me every Friday as I pit cover against cover, and publisher against publisher, to find the best artwork in our literary universe.

Hey everyone! I’m joining in this new book meme called “The Friday Face-Off” which is hosted by Books by Proxy and this week’s theme is: HEART!!!

For this week, since we are a week away from October, I have decided to choose Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tale “The Tell-Tale Heart” in time for Halloween!  So here are some covers for this week:

 

Original Printing – 1843

 

 

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Creative Education– 1980

 

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Spanish Version– 2013

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And the winner is…

 

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This was another tough one this week!  All of these covers looked so awesome, but I ended up picking the 1980s version of the cover.  So creepy, especially the fact that the character on the cover is actually holding a real heart in his hands and I really loved the red coloring in the background that really brings out the creepy nature of this story!

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