The Heart Shaped Tree
By Max Tell (A.K.A. Robert Stelmach)
Music By Doug Banner
CD – Audio Book with Bonus music tracks
MP3 of the Story Reviewed
The people of the House of Argu hated the people of the House of Argy so much that they clucked their tongues at them when ever they saw they. Same thing for the people of the House of Argy, they hissed at the people of the House of Argu. Neither House EVER stepped foot on the land of the other. One day a boy from the house of Argu made friends with a girl from the house of Argy and they found a safe place to play near a heart shaped tree. The roots of the heart shaped tree joined the land of the House of Argu with the land of the House of Argy. The children didn’t see any difference between them and realized that their people had no right to be fighting. When the children’s parents find out they are playing with each other, their punishment does not turn out as the parents expected.
This is the first time I have reviewed an audio story. I think that Max Tell is a great story-teller. I liked how he mixed music, sound effects and story-telling in the recording. It is cool how the different voices come out of different speakers so it sounds like you are in the middle of the story. We have some other audio stories that we listen to in our car when we go on trips. It is nice when my family listens together to the stories. “The Heart Shaped Tree” is a great story too. I like how it shows that people really aren’t that different from each other. It has a really good message for kids.
I don’t feel right giving the story a bookworm rating because I only heard this story and the story is on a CD with some music too so I didn’t hear everything (so I can’t tell you what I think of the whole thing). I can tell you I liked the story enough that I asked my parents to get me the whole CD!