In an effort to keep my daughter entertained each morning while I work, I’m willing to try almost anything.
Generally, she’s not hard to keep occupied. She likes to draw and paint. She loves reading (although she would rather do this with me than alone). She can play with her dolls for what seems like hours.
But every now and again she hits the boredom wall. Drawing and painting lose their luster. Books just aren’t interesting. A movie or a TV show doesn’t even cut it. And don’t even mention her beloved dolls when she’s in one of those moods.
So, for something different (and hopefully to change the tide of her mood), I invited her to listen to an audio book I was recently asked to review.
The book is called The Treebobs and the Runaway Cauldron. The Treebobs are adorable little elves who were rescued by fairies. The fairies and the Treebobs enjoy nothing more than foiling the dastardly plans of the forest’s two resident witches, Badlot Barbara and Rotten Rena.
In the Runaway Cauldron, the Treebobs and the fairies have to help Rotten Rena win the great egg and cauldron race. If Rotten Rena doesn’t win, she will be kicked out of her cottage and a worse witch will take up residence in the forest. Much as the Treebobs and the fairies don’t like Rotten Rena, she’s the lesser of two evils.
My daughter and I settled in to listen to the story. The sound effects were fantastic; spooky and fun. I wasn’t sure my daughter would sit through the whole story since kids these days expect a visual element. But as soon as the story started to play, she was entranced. She’s very big into witches and fairies right now, so the characters were right up her alley.
We had a wonderful time together listening to the antics of the witches and hoping the Treebobs and the fairies could help Rotten Rena. And my daughter talked about Rotten Rena and her cheating ways for the next few days. I love it when a story stays with my child.
Visit Tales4all.com to download the story and many others in the Treebobs series.
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The opinions above are my own. I received a free download of The Treebobs and the Runaway Cauldron for review. I was not compensated in any other way.