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Very, very funny,
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This review is from: Arabel's Raven (Arabel and Mortimer) (Paperback)
I have extremely fond memories of listening to Bernard Cribbins reading Arabel's Raven on Jackanory when I was a child. I used to love these books and it's fantastic to find them back in print. This is a book with three of the stories in it, Arabel's Raven, The Bread Bin, and The Escaped Black Mamba and Other things.
I have just finished reading these to my own children and they absolutely love them. We were all laughing so much at the story of the Escaped Black Mamba that we could hardly finish it. Mortimer is so naughty that he delights the heart of my rather evil four year old, and Mrs Jones' ridiculous language makes my nine year old fall on the floor with laughing. I hope they reprint all the stories very soon.
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Initial post: 4 Dec 2010 19:46:17 GMT
loved the tone of this review and the evil four year old exactly catches the spirit of reading aloud to one's children. I hope my grandchildren enjoy this!
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Dec 2010 10:19:50 GMT
They should. It is truly a wonderful book, and there are plenty more of them if they do.
Posted on 26 Apr 2011 21:48:29 BDT
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Begging your pardon, but I think you will find it was Roy Kinnear who told this story on Jackanory. At least that's what it says on the back of my 1972 BBC Books copy.
In reply to an earlier post on 27 Apr 2011 11:38:12 BDT
I'm sure Bernard did some of them. Honest!
In reply to an earlier post on 27 Apr 2011 11:41:47 BDT
He did, he did! Although I'm sure Kinnear did some too.
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