Smithsonian's Backyard Collection

  • by Soundprints
  • Narrated by Alexi Komisar
  • 1 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This Backyard Library set teaches children about the amazing animals, insects, and birds that live in backyards all across North America. The audio features read-along narration for ten titles, including Ladybug at Orchard Avenue, Monarch Butterfly of Aster Way, Bumblebee at Apple Tree Lane, River Otter at Autumn Lane, Red Fox at Hickory Lane, Raccoon at Clear Creek Road, Groundhog at Evergreen Road, Firefly at Stonybrook Farm, Canada Goose at Cattail Lane and Alligator at Saw Grass Road. Each title includes a glossary that highlights key plant and animal terms, along with fascinating facts.


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Customer Reviews

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Almost Perfect

I am a HUGE fan of the Smithsonian's Backyard printed books series. The stories about the animals and insects are indepth, informative and the illustrations are excellent.
The book series also came with a companion cassette tape with extremely well done audio production. So, I was expecting "all" the audio from the tape cassettes to be included with the downloaded audio files.

Unfortunately Soundprints chose to leave out the additional information about the animal (after the story) found on the taped version.

In addition these stories all have the page turn sound effect, which is fine if you own the book series, but I do not and honestly didn't expect the page turn sounds to be included on the downloadable versions. It would have been nice had soundprints or audible given me a choice of which version I would have prefered to download.

Other than those two somewhat minor disappointments, the story and production of this series is extremely well done and informational.
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- Randall

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-20-2008
  • Publisher: Soundprints