Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | March 3, 2010

PlainTales presents First Tales, timeless stories retold

It was my pleasure to review a CD collection of timeless children’s stories from PlainTales called “The Gingerbread Boy & Other First Tales” which included five stories retold by Melody Warnick and read by Tavia Gilbert.  All but one of the stories are ones I remembered from my childhood.  Included are “The Gingerbread Boy”, “The Little Red Hen”, “The Bremen Town Musicians”, “The Frog Prince” and “The Three Billy Goats Gruff”. 

As children, we didn’t always pick up on the lessons of the stories.  They were just fun stories to listen to.  But as I’ve grown older, the lessons come through and some have a variety of teachable ideas.  My four-year-old begged to listen to them again.  She loved the stories especially “The Frog Prince” and “The Three Billy Goats Gruff”.  I have an opportunity to teach her about the importance of keeping a promise and the benefits of hard work. 

There are many more CDs to choose from and I would highly recommend them.  You can order them at and find them on Facebook at

I think any of the children in your life will love these stories.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from PlainTales in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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