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Storytime: The Little Engine that Could

I’ve wanted to record myself reading a few picture books for a long time now, and since today is Elli’s birthday, and she loves my recordings, I asked Dan for help last night. He set up a tripod and pointed my lovely Olympus PEN E-P2 camera over my shoulder, and made sure everything looked and sounded good. And afterward he even converted the video to a reasonably-sized format that would look good on Elli’s iPad. I’ve just put it up on youtube in case anyone else wants to hear the story too. Happy birthday, Elli! :)

The Little Engine that Could, by Watty Piper:

I read this book 4,728,759,276 times to Henry when he was little, and of course my mom read it to me. I love the illustrations, especially the cheerful food. I don’t know if you can see the illustrations clearly enough, but all the food has happy faces, and the milk bottles are marching along while the spinach dances. I also love it that a jack-knife is included in the list of toys.

Chug chug chug. Puff puff puff!

Category: Audiobooks, Blog 7 comments »

7 Responses to “Storytime: The Little Engine that Could”

  1. Elli

    Awwww, that’s the very best birthday present ever!!! Love, love, love it! Thanks! :)))

  2. Rachel Sanchez

    So cute! My boys have the Netflix movie in the living room right now and they’ll love this- they’re both big readers. :)

  3. Tom Cunningham

    I just wanted to say “Bravo!” This was my very favorite book growing up, and I was excited to see it upon first finding your link on I’m sure my Mom read it to me a zillion times, too.

    Keep up the good work…!!!! ;)


  4. Alexis

    Hey there, just wanted to let you know that my daughter is a HUGE fan of your audiobooks! We’ve listened to practically every episode you have posted. I tried to put on an audiobook from another reader and my daughter told me point-blank that it had to be ‘Kayray or nothing’…thanks for the great readings! We are looking forward to whatever you’re working on next. :)

  5. kara

    Hi Elli, Rachel, Tom, and Alexis. Thanks for all the nice comments! I’ve just posted a new book, “By The Great Horn Spoon!” by Sid Fleischman. You can find it on this page:

    Happy listening!

  6. Tonya

    I just love your audiobooks! Thank you for making this video. I can’t wait to share it with my 5 year old. I know she will love it!

    Thank you for sharing your voice!

  7. Christy

    What a great idea. My four kids loved it! Thanks so much!

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