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Rabbit Ears Treasury of Animal Stories

From AudioFile
You want to know the truth about how the camel got his hump? “You can’t
handle the truth!” That’s what listeners will think when they listen to
Jack Nicholson, one of the narrators of these tales. This sweet
collection of four famous Rudyard Kipling stories is brought to life by
Nicholson, Danny Glover, and Raul Julia. The deliveries are enhanced by
musical accompaniment by Bobby McFerrin, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and
Lee Ritenour. Nicholson’s delivery is surprisingly soft. Glover does
his finest “best buddy” voice, and Julia sounds like everyone’s
favorite uncle. McFerrin might overdo his human beatbox role. Parents
or teachers must explain some exotic characters in the works, like the
djinn and the African Parsee Man. M.S. © AudioFile 2007, Portland,
Maine– Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

Product Description
The Rabbit Ears Treasury of Animal Stories entertains
and enlightens with these classic animal stories brought to life–read
by your favorite stars and featuring original music by some of today’s
greatest artists.

How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin & How the Camel Got His Hump
Read by Jack Nicholson • Original Music by Bobby McFerrin
familiar favorites from Rudyard Kipling feature the tale of a Parsee
man who seeks revenge on a nasty rhino followed by the story of a lazy
camel who learns the hard way that pride and arrogance are never a good

How the Leopard Got His Spots
Read by Danny Glover • Original Music by Ladysmith Black Mambazo
on the African plain was easy for the leopard since his light coat
blended with the yellow hues of the landscape. But once all the animals
moved to the striped and splotchy forest, things got much harder–so for
his own survival he had to acquire spots. This tale is rich with subtle
humor and enchanced by the gegntle sounds of South African a cappella

The Monkey People

Read by Raul Julia • Original Music by Lee Ritenour
this Colombian fable of a village in the Amazon jungle where the lazy
inhabitants do nothing but lie in their hammocks. Then a mysterious man
arrives one day and creates monkeys who do everything for the
villagers. When the monkeys take on every human activity–including
complaining–the humans have to deal with the serious and silly
consequences of their inaction.