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Jimi & his friend Joe

This story teaches children the importance of friendship, cooperation, tolerance and team effort with everyone.

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By the time I wrote this fourth story, Adie and I had really come into our own with producing Music Audio Stories! We began to exchange musical ideas, crisscrossing music genres throughout this story. Adie wrote Tyler's theme which can be heard when the character first enters the story. We were joined by Thomas Meadows - who can be found touring the world drumming for some of today's biggest artists such as Kylie Minogue, who recorded the Big Band Drums in Jimi's theme tune.

The Sound Effects in this audiobook were a real challenge! Not only were there the usual background sounds such as farm animal noises etc but there is a fire scene which required many detailed sounds! We had to build an epic soundscape and really use our imagination to create the scene. Book Details

Character voices:

  • Rob Stitch - Jimi the cat
  • Anna-Christina - Winniepeg the chicken
  • Adie Hardy - Tyler the border collie dog
  • Susie Lewis - Moorerag the border collie dog
  • Thomas Meadows - Piggy the pig and Big Band Drums
Rob Stitch recording Jimi the cool cat in audiobook Jimi and his friend Joe by Music Audio Stories
Rob Stitch recording Jimi the cool cat in audiobook Jimi and his friend Joe by Music Audio Stories
Rob Stitch recording Jimi the cool cat in audiobook Jimi and his friend Joe by Music Audio Stories

Rob recording the voice of Jimi the cool cat.

Thomas Meadows recording Big Band Drums and Piggy the pig in audiobook Jimi and his friend Joe by Music Audio Stories
Thomas Meadows recording Big Band Drums and Piggy the pig in audiobook Jimi and his friend Joe by Music Audio Stories
Thomas Meadows recording Big Band Drums and Piggy the pig in audiobook Jimi and his friend Joe by Music Audio Stories

Thomas recording Big Band Drums and the voice of Piggy the pig.

Susie Lewis recording Moorerag the collie in audiobook Jimi and his friend Joe by Music Audio Stories
Susie Lewis recording Moorerag the collie in audiobook Jimi and his friend Joe by Music Audio Stories
Susie Lewis recording Moorerag the collie in audiobook Jimi and his friend Joe by Music Audio Stories

Susie recording the voice of Moorerag the collie.

Children's Attention

I will never forget the first time I did this audiobook in Storytime. As this story is longer than the others, I wanted to test how long it could keep the children's attention! To my surprise, they sat and listened for the whole length of the story and remembered many of the scenes! They enjoyed the sounds of the farm animals and clapped along with Jimi's song. The funniest thing happened as soon as the fire scene kicked in! The children started screaming!!! I wasn't prepared for this at all and I didn't actually know what to do! The nursery manager came in to see what was going on! I was thinking, 'Oh no, she's going to tell me off', but instead she started to laugh, and I was relieved! Children absolutely love this audiobook and their reactions to it are priceless! 😂

An Important Message

Not only are my audio stories fun but they all instil positive messages too! This story teaches children the importance of friendship, cooperation, tolerance, and team effort with everyone no matter how different they are.

Feedback

Mother, Gamer, Writer like the way my children's stories are based on animals and are short enough to hold the attention span of younger children. I also like the way Bound4Escape commented on the dialogue being simple enough for children to understand yet very descriptive, so they are easy for children to use their imagination to picture the story.

I was very proud when I saw that Shelf Full of Books awarded this audiobook a 5 Star Rating! Kathryn Svendsen especially enjoyed the theme of this story as it deals with friendship and cooperation even through differences which are important things for young children to learn. Steven Brandt at Audiobook-Heaven also enjoyed this theme which you can read in his review on goodreads. More reviews here Bergers Book Reviews and here Priscilla and her Books.

Warning... this audiobook is lively and loud and not one for bedtime! 😜

💚 Anna-Christina

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