Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978



Parents' Choice Awards : Audio : Audio Book
The Friendship Seed

The Friendship Seed

Spring 2008 Audio Book
Ages: 3 & Up
Producer: Dream A World
CD Price: $13.95
Review:
"How do you grow a friend?" asked Phylos.
"You have to plant a friendship seed," said Butaan.
"But where do you find a friendship seed?"
"I have one right here...."
His "seed" was a SMILE.

The story conversation between Phylos and Butaan probes the challenge of how to "grow a friend." Butaan continues with an explanation that friendship must be nourished in the same way as a plant that needs water and care, and he delicately describes this process to Phylos.

This mini-book/CD combination is designed to help pre-schoolers understand good will and harmony in interpersonal relationships. The six tracks on the CD provide four songs about friendship (sung by Grammy Award winning songwriter Bunny Hull) and two tracks containing the story (one with page cues, and one without). The peaceful, soothing voice of story reader Elayn Taylor ushers listeners into private chambers of understanding and introspection.

Dr. Flora Joy   ©2008 Parents' Choice
Flora has been described as a “founder” in the world of storytelling. The following are a few examples of programs or events that she began: (1) Storytelling World, an international journal for which Flora has continued to serve as editor since its first issue in the 1980s. This journal is currently part of NSN’s Storytelling Magazine. (2) The Annual Storytelling Resource Awards Program, (3) The National Storytelling Youth Olympics, and (4) The Master’s Degree Program in Storytelling at ETSU (where she taught for 41 years and is currently a Professor Emeritus). She has won many prestigious awards, including NSN’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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