Saturday, July 26, 2008

BookPALS Storyline Online

The Screen Actors' Guild (SAG) has made my children very happy this week. We discovered that they have a website full of videos of actors reading picture books. Books like:
    Guji Guji, by Chih Yuan Chen; read by Robert Guillaume
    Sebastian's Roller Skates, by Joan De Deu Prats; read by Caitlin Wachs
    Sophie's Masterpiece, by Eileen Spinelli; read by CCH Pounder
    Stellaluna, by Janell Cannon; read by Pamela Reed
    Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, by Mem Fox; read by Bradley Whitford
    No Mirrors in My Nana's House, by Ysaye M. Barnwell; read by Tia and Tamera Mowry
    The Night I Followed the Dog, by Nina Laden; read by Amanda Bynes
    Thank you, Mr. Falker, by Patricia Polacco; read by Jane Kaczmarek
    My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother, by Patricia Polacco; read by Melissa Gilbert
    Knots on a Counting Rope, by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault; read by Bonnie Bartlett and William Daniels
    Brave Irene, by William Steig; read by Al Gore
    A Bad Case of Stripes, by David Shannon; read by Sean Astin
    Private I. Guana, by Nina Laden; read by Esai Morales
    Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, by Eileen Spinelli; read by Hector Elizondo
    The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg; read by Lou Diamond Phillips
    Me and My Cat, by Satoshi Kitamura; read by Elijah Wood
    Dad, Are You the Tooth Fairy, by Jason Alexander; read by Jason Alexander
    When Pigasso Met Mootisse, by Nina Laden; read by Eric Close
    White Socks Only, by Evelyn Coleman; read by Amber Rose Tamblyn
    Romeow and Drooliet, by Nina Laden; read by Haylie Duff
    Enemy Pie, by Derek Munson; read by Camryn Manheim

It was a real pleasure listening to professional actors read these old favorites.

After Ben and Shira listened to "Dad, are you the tooth fairy", they asked me if the tooth fairy really existed. I finally came clean as they've been suspecting the truth for a while. Their first question was, "Why do you guys only give us $2 when Benny gets $5?". I quickly reminded my spawn that the reason they get $2 a tooth is because Marc beat me to the punch when Shira lost her first tooth. If I had managed to get to the tooth first, they would only have received 25c per tooth. The kids were suddenly very grateful for their two dollars per tooth.

1 comment:

LB said...

Those are so great! We love A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon. I'm going to pass that website on. Thanks.