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Classic Stories for Boys and Girls

by Mark Binder

Favorite Bedtime Stories for Families. You've heard some of them before, some are new, and you'll gladly listen to them all again -- and again (without getting bored.).
Genre: Spoken Word: Storytelling
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Three Little Pigs
5:51 $0.99
2. Abu Ali and the Donkeys
6:15 $0.99
3. Jack and the Beanstalk
13:35 $0.99
4. Wise Woman
3:31 $0.99
5. The Little Boy Who Hated Pizza
4:51 $0.99
6. Goldilocks and the Three Bears
5:48 $0.99
7. George Washington and the Cherry Tree
4:14 $0.99
8. The Short Tale of Erika P. Spunk
8:08 $0.99
9. The Dinosaur and the Bone
3:01 $0.99
10. The Shaggy Dog's Bedtime Story
5:03 $0.99
11. Abu Hassan's Great Fart
4:09 $0.99
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Album Notes
Winner of an iParenting Media Award and Children's Music Web Award!
Reviewed in Publishers Weekly: "Storyteller Binder shines in this collection that contains favorite folktales and a handful of origonals. Armed with a soothing voice and a gift for humor--both broad and subtle--Binder captivates..."

Mark Binder is the author of countless books and stories, including The Bed Time Story Series, a collection of 100 stories for kids of all ages. He's a trained actor, a Trinity Rep Conservatory Graduate, a student of Decroux Mime Technique, and holds a third degree black belt in Aikido. (He promises not to throw anybody across the room.)

He has told stories and given workshops at preschools, elementary schools, junior high schools, high schools, libraries, churches and synagogues. He has performed at both the New England Folk Festival and Sharing the Fire.

Mark Binder holds a BA from Columbia University and an MA in English and Theater from Rhode Island College. While at Columbia, he studied Playwrighting at the Hammerstein Center for the Performing Arts, and Storytelling with Spalding Gray.

His programs include Americana, Tales from the Outdoors, Tales of Chelm, Silly Stories, and Tales of Peace. His latest presentation about the weird and wonder of Rhode Island is called Beyond the Ocean State. He also tells stories for holidays and special occasions.

Mark lives in Providence, RI with his wife and children.



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Franca from Littlebrook Child Day Care

The kids love this CD, and so do I
Since I bought your classic stories cd I've played it while the children rest. We talked about using their thoughts and imagination to think about a picture that goes along with your words.
They love it!!!
Anyway, today two children at playtime asked me if they could use the felt pieces to the three little pigs. I didn't think anything of it and handed them the envelope. After a few minutes I heard them telling the story. They were using your words . . . word for word! It was adorable, I wish you could of heard them. I can't believe they memorized your version so quickly. They even added the pizza part. They used the same tone you did. It was great. They were so into it. When they were done I applauded them on a job well done. We decided to draw out the story and tomorrow they will tell it to their classmates.

School Library Journal

A fine addition to children's audio collections
Rhode Island author and storyteller Mark Binder is the spellbinder in this clever recording. Telling both traditional and original stories, binder adds a certain flair to each story with his repertoire of voices. In "Abu Ali and the Donkeys," for example, Binder perfectly voices a middle-aged, Middle-Eastern man and a wise woman. In "Jack and the Beanstalk," the giant's wife playfully exclaims, "my husband eats little boys, but I don't. I'm a vegetarian." Binder's humor is well-timed, and he skillfully builds anticipation into his stories.... A fine addition to children's audio collections, this recording will also prove useful for listening skills, story times, and general listening. Tips for storytellers are included in the liner notes.