Teachers (and parents) I don’t know if you are aware that Weston Woods/Scholastic have created videos of two of my books, Bear Snores On and Bear Wants More. The exciting news is that I’m the narrator!
The production is top-notch, and the art is all straight from the orginal books. The animation is very limited. These are true “story time” videos.
I cannot begin to tell you what a nervous wreck I was when I recorded the Bear Snores On video! I had to drive to Spokane and go to a professional recording studio. The whole session was phone-patched to the Weston Woods’ offices in New York. I literally quaked in my books, and we had to do a few takes before I calmed down enough to read without a quiver in my voice. It was all very terrifying–and great fun. There’s nothing like standing in a recording studio with those big ear phones on to feel like a “pop star”. I wanted to burst out in a rock song.
My kids and husband got to watch the proceedings–and it turned out to be a grand adventure and a learning experience.
These videos are a great resource for the classroom. Kids actually get to hear me read them my story.
Funny thing, I had braces on for the recording of Bear Snores On…if you listen you can hear a slight lisp. Still, Audiofile gave my effort a nod in their review: “The author/ narrator allows young listeners to appreciate the rhyme and beat of the story, to soak in the humor, and to admire the illustrations. She is gruff yet tender…. She gives sparkle to supporting creatures
Note: these link to the DVD version. If you want audio or VHS you need to specify when you order.