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Audio books for 4 year old

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pacificlass Tue 17-Nov-15 17:23:53

Any recommendations for good quality audio books on CD to play on the school run for my 4yo? We currently have Fantastic Mr Fox which DD is enjoying, so books of similar complexity would be good. If there is a particular version/reader that you'd recommend, that would be really helpful. Or ones to avoid too.

imsorryiasked Tue 17-Nov-15 17:54:42

The puffin ones "stories for 5 year olds" etc aren't bad. I would say age 5 & 6 are a similar level to fantastic Mr Fox.

mrsmortis Wed 18-Nov-15 16:20:40

Dick King Smith's Sophie books (starting with Sophie's Snail) read by Bernard Cribbins. Or any other of his books, read by anyone at all, I remember listening to The Sheep Pig and Saddlebottom in the car as a child and loving them. The Sophie ones are just particuarly good.

I'd suggest the Narnia books but you need to think about if the theme's are appropriate (Aslan's Death etc.). There is a really good BBC dramatization if you decide to go that way.

mrsmortis Wed 18-Nov-15 16:20:50

Oh and the Just William books read by Martin Jarvis.

pacificlass Sat 21-Nov-15 07:53:04

Great suggestions. Thanks. I used to love Dick King Smith books when I was a child so I might try and hunt those out

notmynameohno Mon 23-Nov-15 12:21:37

Paddington read by Stephen Fry.

cornflakegirl Mon 23-Nov-15 13:25:04

Johnny Morris Bedtime Stories are fab - nice and short, great voices.

PaulaBright Mon 14-Dec-15 18:43:57

Please try the musical audio-books 'Adventures in Mu Mu Land'.

Book One got a Mum's Net Best Award - see link below - and Adventures 2 has just been released on Amazon / Audible and ITunes and is equally engaging.

We have friends who find the material works with 4 to 6 years really well.

The new series has a great new 'boy' character - a talking, singiong, dancing dog!

PaulaBright Mon 14-Dec-15 18:45:48

Sorry if digitial downloads don't suit you on the school run, then the CD format is available from

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