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Story Discussions #2: East of the Sun West of the Moon (1991)


East of the Sun West of the Moon Book Cover

Hey everybody!  Welcome to  “Story Discussions,” where we talk about various Rabbit Ears stories each week and you can talk about what you liked or hated about the Rabbit Ears story we will discuss for that week.
This week’s Rabbit Ears story we will be discussing this week is:
East of the Sun West of the Moon (1991)

Narrated by: Max Von Sydow
Music by: Lyle Mays
Illustrated by: Vivienne Flesher

One of my favorite stories from the “Rabbit Ears: We All Have Tales” Collection, Max Von Sydow was fantastic in narrating this story about true love and I really loved the fact that this story has a strong female protagonist who actually went on a journey to save her prince from a spell cast on him by an evil troll queen!  Lyle Mays’ music was truly beautiful and it fit the soothing mood of this story and Vivienne Flesher’s artwork greatly brought out the beauty of this story!

So, what did you liked or hated about Max Von Sydow’s narration on “East of the Sun West of the Moon?”

Please feel free to answer below!

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The Sunday Post Meme (3)


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Hey everybody! I am participating in a book meme called the Sunday Post which is being hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer! The goal of this meme is to share news you have on various books and things you’ve read or received and also talk about what is coming up for your blog! Book hauls can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought books and you can share these finds with other book bloggers!

What’s Happened Last Week?

Koi and the Kola Nuts by Brian Gleeson Review

Koi and the Kola Nuts (1991)

John Henry by Brad Kessler Review

John Henry (1992)

Rabbit Ears Treasury of Storybook Classics Volume 1: Pecos Bill and Puss in Boots

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Well, that’s the Sunday News for today and I will have more news for the various books I’ve read in the near future!
Posted on Sunday, November 2, 2014

Cosgrove Hall Research


A great research on the British Animation Company, Cosgrove Hall!

Cosgrove Hall Research Portfolio

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I don’t know if it’s because I grew up with them but as far as I’m concerned the 80s and early 90s will always be the best era for children’s television, especially with British animation. Shows like Superted and The Trap Door, even the ones for younger kids like Postman Pat, I could still happily watch today.

I considered quite a few different animators and studios when thinking about who I wanted to research. I thought it would be lazy of me to do someone glaringly obvious like Disney or Pixar; they’re companies that I could write quite a lot about without necessarily having to do too much research. I wanted a company I didn’t know too much about but also one whose work I was familiar with and enjoyed. I chose Cosgrove Hall. I remember it having quite a big impact on my childhood, which is strange when I…

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Cowgirls, Cowboys and Cowcookies…


Lit for Kids great list for books!

Lit For Kids

posted by Meghan

There are some obsessions that we only seem to have in childhood.  Dinosaurs, knights/princesses, trucks, cowboys – all seem to be things that we could not be passionate about as kids, but all but forget about as adults. (Ok, except the princess thing, which almost every woman I know secretly wants to turn into, and maybe the love of trucks turns to cars, specifically BMW’s and yes, I’m talking to you, honey.)  I guess because there aren’t all that many job listings for paleontologists or cowboys.  But as kids… ah, the fantasies abound.  And so, we bring you our favorite cowboys, cowgirls, and other assorted stetson- wearing creatures.

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Giddy Up, Cowgirlby Jarret Krosoczka

Krosoczka is a huge favorite of ours, and this simple book is no exception.  Cowgirl is a big help to her Momma, in her own way, which any parent of a…

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Meryl Streep – Reading ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’


Review on the Velveteen Rabbit narrated by Meryl Streep!

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Meryl Streep reading “The Velveteen Rabbit”. The official video you can see after the pic below, but the sound isn’t so clear so I put them up on 4shared. Click to download

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Official video:

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Children’s Books


check out abbykutscher’s top children’s books list!

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When I was little, my mother, grandmother, and aunt always read to me. It is thanks to them that I have been a bookworm for my entire life. Recently, I read an article featuring the top books you should read to your children and was disappointed that only a very few of my favorite childhood books made the cut. So here is a list of my top 15. Have you read any of them? What were your favorite books as a child?

1. Stellaluna by: Janell Cannon

2. Once Upon a Potty by: Alona Frankel

3. Emily’s Autumn by: Janice May Udry

4. Mary Ann’s Mud Day by: Janice May Udry

5. Miss Suzy by: Miriam Young

6. Love you Forever by: Robert Munsch

7. How The Rhinoceros Got His Skin by: Jack Nicholson

8. Wombat Stew by: Marcia K. Vaughan

9. Freya’s Fantastic Surprise by: Libby Hathorn

10. The…

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