David Novak | More Rhyme Than Reason

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More Rhyme Than Reason

by David Novak

In David Novak, Shel Silverstein and Doctor Seuss meet Captain Kangaroo; a refreshing and delightful storyteller.
Genre: Kids/Family: Children's Storytelling
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Boat
3:10 $0.99
2. Whether
0:34 $0.99
3. Wet the Bed Again
3:10 $0.99
4. Spisghetti
0:50 $0.99
5. Seed
3:00 $0.99
6. Little Yellow Fellow
13:52 $0.99
7. John's Baseball
10:04 $0.99
8. Rusty
4:38 $0.99
9. Scatter Brain
5:55 $0.99
10. Scratch Me Please
4:56 $0.99
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Album Notes
Family Storytelling CD from A Telling Experience
A Parents’ Choice Notable Recording

Popular storyteller, David Novak, has assembled a lighthearted collection of stories in his uniquely quixotic manner. More Rhyme Than Reason is a collection of stories aptly named in more ways than one. First, there are more rhyming stories than prose, but also there is a whimsical quality throughout that gives this listening time an air of fun and frivolity. An appropriate musical bridge using high-quality production samples separates each story. The opening rhyme, Boat, forms the inspiration for the cover art by Janetmarie Colby depicting an eclectic family of characters at sea on an adventure. That’s the spirit of this recording as well. Here you will find an eclectic assortment of stories for the entire family: an out-of-work cowboy finds a new life wrangling kids on a playground; a little boy made of yellow gel-o wins the day; and a little-leaguer shoots for the stars. Novak’s comedy has heart too, which is evidenced in the gentle way he shares his first-person lament, Wet The Bed Again, and in the way he shows how foolishness gets us in and out of trouble with Scatter Brain. Part of the fun of this recording is provided by the laughter and presence of Novak’s friends from The Gillispie School first grade class. The liveliness of the studio audience draws the listener into the storytelling circle. In Little Yellow Fellow, Novak says “one night there were enough dreams and wishes for magic to happen.” Likewise, More Rhyme Than Reason, has enough dreams and wishes for a magic experience.

David Novak is recipient of the Circle of Excellence award from the National Storytelling Network.

Running time is 50 minutes for ten stories, ranging in length from 40 seconds to 14 minutes. Rated A: for All Ages.



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Catalina Egan

Very clever and entertaining.
A friend in Europe asked me to get this for her child. I guess I need to buy two!!! It is CHARMING

Nancy Lowman

More Rhyme Than Reason
I enjoyed listening to the CD. David has a wonderful voice and can make unique sounds that children would love. I was disappointed only in the fact that I thought I was buying a video DVD, not an audio DVD. I wanted to visually see him to get ideas on storytelling gestures. I plan on going to see him at one of our local libraries at the end of July. I wanted to see him before then, because I am taking Storytelling at college and I have a project that I'm working on and hoped to be able to watch him on a video to get ideas on storytelling and maybe a story that I could tell myself on the project I'm involved with in class. But the audio was very well done. Are there any vidio DVD's that are for sale by David Novak?