Grandmother's Stories- Narrated by Olympia Dukakis

A beautiful Barefoot Books story that comes to mind  is Grandmother's Stories. Here's a little bit about the book.

Grandmothers' Stories

Appreciate the gifts of our elders with this collection of wise woman tales. The eight stories in this anthology are each from a different culture and illustrate the finest qualities of the strong women characters. Book with double CDs edition includes stories read by actress Olympia Dukakis.
Ages 7 and up
Retold By: Burleigh Muten
Illustrated By: Siân Bailey
Narrated By: Olympia Dukakis
 
About The Book:


You will find outstanding storytelling and beautiful artwork by Sian Bailey here. The messages in the book help children to listen to older and wiser people in their lives. Well written, diversity, multi cultural. The stories come from Spain, Germany, Japan, and Senegal to name a few.
With Olympia Dukakis' smooth retelling of many wonderful stories plus gorgeous detailed borders you're in for a quality treat with this selection. Don't you just love her voice?
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You might also want to consider the companion book Grandfather Mountain.


Grandfather Mountain takes ancient stories and brings them to life in a style that is both accessible to modern readers and respectful of their origins.
You might want to engage in some "G Activities" on a rainy day! I found some good ones to do:
Mozi Esme
For fun, stop by and pick up some painting ideas for your children.
Painting Ideas
Also, learn the effects of salt water on watercolors:
Painting Lessons for Kids 
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I hope you enjoy your stay at Barefoot Books-LadyD
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