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What would be a good story cd for long journey with 4 and 6 year olds

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alittleteapot Sun 17-Feb-13 17:40:57

I'm thinking something like Alice in Wonderland or something long and quite involved. Alice may be a bit complicated and old - can't remember. Not Roald Dahl as we find him a little dark.

Thank you!

CMOTDibbler Sun 17-Feb-13 17:47:42

Paddington has been v popular here, also 5 children and It, Arthurian legends, the younger Terry Pratchetts, the Hobbit, the Owl who was afraid of the dark, and just recently (ds is 6.7) the first Harry Potter.

I wouldn't have thought Alice for a 4 year old tbh

alittleteapot Sun 17-Feb-13 17:52:24

Thank you - we've read and loved the Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark. The 4 year old is sort of happy to listen to stuff he doesn't fully understand yet - so if I pitch it lower end of 6 he should be ok. I've never read five children and it. Will check it out. Thought Alice might be a bit far out.

seeker Sun 17-Feb-13 17:54:36

Cressida Cowell's dragon books. Honestly, best audio books ever. Read by David Tennant. Funny for everyone- including the grown ups.

nooka Sun 17-Feb-13 18:00:45

We've all loved Paddington (the Stephen Fry version). Also Winnie the Poo (there are a couple of dramatised versions which are good).

We found that the Owl who was afraid of the dark got very irritating after a while (for dh and me that is).

We've also had My Naughty Little Sister, Narnia, Tom Sawyer, Francesca Simon, Just So Stories, and a few CDs of myths and legends (King Arthur, Greek, Irish etc)

Takver Sun 17-Feb-13 22:04:11

We do a lot of long train journeys so are big on audiobooks - at around that age dd liked:

Famous Five
Secret Seven
Naughtiest Girl in the School
various Narnia books
The Wizard of Oz

Takver Sun 17-Feb-13 22:05:22

Just remembered Astrosaurs (came as a book/cd set) and Milly Molly Mandy (ditto)

cmt1375 Sun 17-Feb-13 22:06:37

Spy Dog
Just William

Go to your library and borrow some, then if you don't like them you have lost nothing.

nagynolonger Sun 17-Feb-13 22:11:19

Wind in the willows

Waswondering Sun 17-Feb-13 22:13:15

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Bimblepops Sun 17-Feb-13 22:14:22

Another vote for Cressida Cowell's Dragon books. Have just done the Pirate one with my 2 and 4 year old DS's and they loved it (think most of it went way over DS2's head, but he was happy!).

alittleteapot Mon 18-Feb-13 17:17:50

Thanks all, have ordered five children and it, and how to train a dragon. should have gone to library but no time!

seeker Mon 18-Feb-13 19:35:52

I'm really excited about you getting How to Train your Drqgon I do so hope you like it! We still listen to it sometimes on long journeys and mine are 11 and 17.

BabyRoger Mon 18-Feb-13 19:38:16

I second wind in the willows. Dd loves it.

wearymum200 Mon 18-Feb-13 20:11:17

The penguin who wanted to find out; just so stories, winnie the pooh

thewhistler Mon 18-Feb-13 20:30:57

Horrid Henry. Lasted us from abeville to London after DH had to be left in hospital and Ds had to deal with all the French tolls.

thewhistler Mon 18-Feb-13 20:31:33


Waswondering Tue 19-Feb-13 21:51:08

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

dikkertjedap Wed 20-Feb-13 22:06:14

Winnie the Witch, Tiddler

Thewhingingdefective Mon 25-Feb-13 21:23:41

Roald Dahl - The Magic Finger, The Twits, The Enormous Crocodile.

Harry and His Bucketful of Dinosaurs

Mr Gum

The Magic Faraway Tree

Milly Molly Mandy

Charlie and Lola

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