Storyteller Book & Cassette
By Marshall Cavendish
I remember this cover well, except I am fairly sure in Australia they were titled Story Time Books. My mum collected this book and cassette set for us and I would listen to them as I went to sleep of a night. The thing I find most amusing is that I remember only one story Gobbolinio the Witch’s Cat…although I remember it as Sootica the Witch’s Cat, perhaps it was because we had a cat named Sootica. As soon as I heard the story on YouTube I knew it was the story that I kind of loved but was also kind of scared of. Being in the time of the Cassette, I am surprised that the tapes didn’t wear out because I played them over and over.
Each issue had several stories in them; the Emperors New Clothes, The Shoe Tree, Jester Minute and The Three Wishes. These tapes were just another part of my childhood literacy journey. I used to find the readers quite engaging, their voices perfect for storytelling. There is just something special about people who are gifted at storytelling, their voices smooth and so enchanting.
I would love to hear from anyone else that had these as a child, why did you love them?What was your favourite story?
Here is a little snippet I found: