Welcome to my new page of video Stories and Read-Alouds.
LITTLE COCKROACH MARTINA - LA CUCARACHITA MARTINA
Classic Caribbean bilingual story about a little cockroach who finds a coin and decides to get herself a new dress...and a husband!
YouTube Video 7:22 min.
THE STORY OF LITTLE BABAJI
A Read-Aloud of the classic tale, set in India, of a boy who encounters four tigers while walking through the jungle. They demand his fancy clothes, but in the end, the tigers' vanity gets the better of them.
YouTube Video 11:00 min.
THE BIG TURNIP
Everyone pitches in to help Grandfather pull out a huge turnip growing in his field, but it's just too big! And yet, sometimes all it takes is a little bit more.
YouTube Video 8:16 min.
NEZUMI THE RAT
In this Japanese tale where the characters' names are actual Japanese words, Nezumi the rat sets out into the world to find someone very powerful to marry his daughter, only to be surprised in the end.
YouTube Video 7:37 min.
CAPS FOR SALE: A TALE OF A PEDDLER, SOME MONKEYS, AND THEIR MONKEY BUSINESS by Esphyr Slobodkina
A Read-Aloud of story told and illustrated by Esphyr Slobodkina about a peddler who sells caps, but nearly loses them all to a group of mischievous monkeys
YouTube Video 9:40 min.
THE SWEETEST FIG
CHRIS VAN ALLSBURG
A great story with a terrific surprise ending, by author/illustrator Chris Van Allsburg whose books include The Polar Express and Jumanji.
YouTube Video 11:27 min.
THE THREE WISHES
An Old World story about a man who meets a magic elf and is granted three wishes. But when he and his wife make the wrong choices, they learn you must be careful what you wish for!
YouTube Video 5:36 min.
THE NAPPING HOUSE by Audrey and Don Wood
A read-aloud of Audrey and Don Woods wonderful picture book The Napping House. From a granny to a little mouse, everyone piles on top of each other to enjoy a nap on a rainy day. Until a wide-awake resident of the napping house comes along...
YouTube Video 5:11 min.
MONKEY FACE TELL-AND-DRAW
A Tell-and-Draw of the classic story of Little Monkey, who draws a picture at school only to have it changed by every friend he meets.
YouTube Video 8:53 min.