Weird and Wonderful
This is a calm, sweet, soothing Music Audio Story about a centipede and his friends, a snail, a slug, and a spider.
The centipede explains how we have to be careful not to step on any of the little bugs and he sings a cute song about this. The group of friends make their way through the trees and the grass. They crawl through a tunnel under the ground. They climb up a vine to the top of a hill and then they slide down the hill and head off to the centipede’s house for tea.
The story includes soft unusual music with a sweet sing-along song. Accompanied by unique sound effects throughout the narrative.
Audiobook length: 3:48 | Age: 3+
How your child will benefit from this story
In this audiobook, your child will learn about the less popular insects, how many legs they have and their textures. They will experience how these animals live from their perspective and the importance of us not stepping on them! They will discover the sounds of instruments they may never have heard before such as the African Kalimba, Tapped Wine Glass sounds, the Pan Mallet, and other Jamaican instruments. Your child will feel the calming, soothing effects of this soft and sweet-sounding audiobook.
Cormac McCoy - the centipede
Adie Hardy - the snail/the slug
Anna Christina - the spider
Behind the scenes and Storytime
Find out why the music is different in this story and how I use it in my Storytime here
Weird and Wonderful
What a sweet tale! Weird and Wonderful is a great story for parents or classrooms. It includes some singing that is geared to young children. Since the attentions span of youngsters is so short, this story is just the right length!
Dawn Heslin - Bound4Escape
I was quite enamored with this latest offering by Anna-Christina. I thought the use of non-traditional instruments was an inspirational addition to this story. The bugs after all are not the common, ordinary ones everyone loves and sings about, so the use of uncommon, non-traditional orchestral instruments fit perfectly and made beautiful music. I rated this story 5 stars out of 5.
Kathryn Svendsen - Shelf Full of Books
Like the title suggests, it's weird and wonderful! Expressive and entertaining. The music background is soothing and magical. The little song at the end will have your kids humming along while they're in the crib.
Priscilla Tan - Priscilla and her Books