When we first heard about PlainTales we were intrigued. PlainTales is an independent publisher of kid audio books based right here, locally in Des Moines, Iowa!
Audio books for kids is something that’s new to us. It’s also a category that we hadn’t plan on adding to our store. But after meeting with Brian Keairns, the owner of PlainTales, we decided to give it a try.
Our kids loved it! When we played Selected Just So Stories on our drive home from the mall one day, they listened intently. The whining and the crankiness went away immediately. When we got home, they insisted on finishing the story. So we sat in the van parked in the driveway and waited for the story to finish.
On a recent trip to the Omaha Zoo we played the Gingerbread Boy & Other First Tales. It’s a 2 hour drive. To entertain the kids we typically sing, play “I spy” or the “animal guessing game,” but that can only last so long. So, we were glad to be able to play an audio book for them when they got bored.
Our oldest just turned 6 and our little girl will be turning 4 soon. Their favorite titles:
- Selected Just So Stories – Both like The Elephant’s Child
- The Gingerbread Boy & Other First Tales – These are classic children’s tales. Stories they’ve read and heard before and are familiar with.
- Animal Tales – In the words of our 6 year old: “When I listen to this, I think about the animals, the baby raccoon that’s looking for ants and fish to eat.”
We decided to add PlainTales. Not only did we add PlainTales audio books to our selection at KangarooBoo, we also added features to our website to offer MP3 versions of these audio books.
Try it out. Download Animal Tales for FREE. And get 40% OFF PlainTales audio book CDs with the code TALES during checkout. This offer expires on September 6, 2009.
Plus, for a limited time all MP3 versions of the audio books are 41% off! It doesn’t get any better than this.