A lively adventure story following a hamster on a quest to visit his friend. The story also features a sea shanty.
- David Ryder Prangley - Johnny the hamster
- Geffen Katz Kaye - Robin
- Paul Kaye - Captain Russell the pirate crow
- Adie Hardy - Twee the pirate crow/Cowboy Dan/Dj Vincent Randolf Jr
- Anna-Christina - Nancy the skunk
David recording the voice of Johnny the hamster.
Paul recording the voice of Captain Russell the pirate crow.
Geffin recording the voice of Robin with Adie and Paul.
Story Observations and Listening Tests
I add a lot of detailed observations to all of my stories and it's amazing how even very young children pick up on them. Not everything you hear is prominent in the mix, so there are a few subtle Sound Effects in the background to listen out for. Part of my Story Time involves testing the children's listening abilities. I have been surprised, on more than one occasion, when they were able to tell me they heard a bird flying in the distance or some other faint background sound.
I added an outro to this audiobook I call 'Radio Busy Bees'. It was recorded by Adie... the official Music Audio Stories Dj!
Behind The Scenes
This story was great fun to put together especially the Pirate Crows' song. Here is some of the behind the scenes video footage.
I love the fact that Steven Brandt pointed out that there are lots of audiobooks out there for adults, young adults, middle graders, and children, but not nearly enough for the very young, those who are not old enough to read to themselves yet. In his review on goodreads, he points out that my audiobooks are perfect for this age group. He also loves the fact that Johnny No Cash is all about never giving up no matter how hopeless a journey may seem, and the importance of being there for your friends. I do think these are good lessons for all of us, young and old alike.
Books with Tien wrote a review expressing how much her daughter loved listening to this story and how much she enjoyed dancing along to the music. She couldn't find anything negative to write in her review which is awesome! As I have mentioned, the music is my audiobooks is a big part of my stories. I have found, even the very young children I have had Story Time with at Children Centres, have responded to the stories, even when they haven't understood the words. This is because of the soundtrack. They feel the pulse and the rhythm and they love to move to the beat of the music.
This story is highly recommended by Mother,Gamer, Writer. They reviewed several stories together including this one. They awarded Music Audio Stories 5 out of 5 controllers! They wrote "They’re all super cute, have great messages to send to kids, and the music that they’re set to is absolutely amazing. I would definitely have your younger children listen to these stories."