Let's Make a Record!: 10 Little Pumpkins by Stacy Peterson
10 LITTLE PUMPKINS, SITTING ON A GATE.
"OH, MY!" SAID ONE. "IT'S GETTING LATE!"
It's the familiar nursery counting rhyme/song, expanded to a countdown from ten to none, in bouncy rhyme, with jolly illustrations by Stacy Peterson. But Record a Story: Ten Little Pumpkins (Publications International Kids, 2011) offers one twist that has appeal for grandparents, favorite aunts and uncles, or anyone who can't always be there to read this popular preschool concept book to a small child. Press the purple button, and voila', you can record your own performance of the story, done as a rhythmic verse or, if you are a daring diva, as a song to the familiar tune.
Instructions are played back to start off, and each page can be re-recorded until the performing artist is satisfied with the product. The recording can be also be locked in so it cannot be accidentally erased by little fingers. It sounds like a lot of fun, even for precocious readers who may want to record their own reading of the famous Halloween tale of ten pumpkins on their big night out.