The Sun's Babies


Read by Laura Victoria

(3.5 stars; 2 reviews)

Charming stories and poems for young children about nature and the changes that occur with the seasons, weaving in life lessons throughout the stories. (Summary by Laura Victoria) (4 hr 49 min)

Chapters

01 - The Sun -Man's Babies 1:18 Read by Laura Victoria
02 - The Snowdrop Baby 2:25 Read by Laura Victoria
03 - Little Golden Heart 2:39 Read by Laura Victoria
04 - Dickie Codlin 2:30 Read by Laura Victoria
05 - The Apple Fairy 6:11 Read by Laura Victoria
06 - Johnny Crocus 3:18 Read by Laura Victoria
07 - The Daffodil Baby 4:31 Read by Laura Victoria
08 - Daffodils 0:45 Read by Laura Victoria
09 - Willy Wallflower 4:07 Read by Laura Victoria
10 - Sweet Violet 4:01 Read by Laura Victoria
11 - The Cherry Children 2:28 Read by Laura Victoria
12 - The Daisy Fairy 3:36 Read by Laura Victoria
13 - My Garden 0:52 Read by Laura Victoria
14 - Bed-time 0:29 Read by Laura Victoria
15 - Pansy 0:48 Read by Laura Victoria
16 - May Fairies 2:47 Read by Laura Victoria
17 - The Dragon 3:26 Read by Laura Victoria
18 - Gold Broom and White Broom 3:20 Read by Laura Victoria
19 - Kitty Crayfish's Housekeeping 3:48 Read by Laura Victoria
20 - The Garden Party 3:20 Read by Laura Victoria
21 - Bluebells 0:34 Read by Laura Victoria
22 - Cowslips 0:37 Read by Laura Victoria
23 - Of Royal Blood 4:16 Read by Laura Victoria
24 - Billybuzz the Drone 3:44 Read by Laura Victoria
25 - Honey 0:34 Read by Laura Victoria
26 - On the Hillside 3:32 Read by Laura Victoria
27 - The Sun's Nest 1:19 Read by Laura Victoria
28 - Crikitty-Crik 2:20 Read by Laura Victoria
29 - The Discontented Root 4:00 Read by Laura Victoria
30 - Creepy-Crawly 3:57 Read by Laura Victoria
31 - Blackie 3:52 Read by Laura Victoria
32 - Little Birds 0:41 Read by Laura Victoria
33 - The Brownies 3:36 Read by Laura Victoria
34 - Brave Rose-Pink 3:30 Read by Laura Victoria
35 - Sweet-Pea Land 1:07 Read by Laura Victoria
36 - Mrs. Frog, Mr. Frog, and the Little Frog 4:04 Read by Laura Victoria
37 - Buttercups 2:42 Read by Laura Victoria
38 - Spinny Spider 4:37 Read by Laura Victoria
39 - Spinny Spider's Children 3:40 Read by Laura Victoria
40 - Tinyboy 6:11 Read by Laura Victoria
41 - The Mosquito Babies 2:47 Read by Laura Victoria
42 - The Scrambler 3:20 Read by Laura Victoria
43 - Woollymoolly 4:10 Read by Laura Victoria
44 - Thistle-Mother 5:17 Read by Laura Victoria
45 - Sally Snail's Wanderings 4:18 Read by Laura Victoria
46 - Milly Mushroom 3:49 Read by Laura Victoria
47 - Wiggle-Waggle 4:34 Read by Laura Victoria
48 - The Leaf Fairies 3:08 Read by Laura Victoria
49 - Bunny-Boy 3:09 Read by Laura Victoria
50 - Love-Mother 3:39 Read by Laura Victoria
51 - The Hill Princess 9:45 Read by Laura Victoria
52 - Urchins in the Sea 3:25 Read by Laura Victoria
53 - Where White Waves Play 1: Red Bill 4:12 Read by Laura Victoria
54 - Where White Waves Play 2: The Sea-Squirt Who Stood on His Head 6:11 Read by Laura Victoria
55 - Where White Waves Play 3: Bobby Barnacle's Wanderings 6:37 Read by Laura Victoria
56 - Where White Waves Play 4: Little Starfish 4:43 Read by Laura Victoria
57 - Where White Waves Play 5: Kelp 4:46 Read by Laura Victoria
58 - Where White Waves Play 6: Black Shag 5:25 Read by Laura Victoria
59 - Where White Waves Play 7: Through Days of Growth 5:38 Read by Laura Victoria
60 - Where White Waves Play 8: Fanny Flatface 8:01 Read by Laura Victoria
61 - Where White Waves Play 9: The Oyster Babies 5:33 Read by Laura Victoria
62 - Fanny Fly 3:16 Read by Laura Victoria
63 - At Sunset 4:04 Read by Laura Victoria
64 - Summer Tears 0:52 Read by Laura Victoria
65 - The Wheat People 3:01 Read by Laura Victoria
66 - Chick-a-Pick 2:52 Read by Laura Victoria
67 - Chick-a-Pick's Crow 3:58 Read by Laura Victoria
68 - The Gorse-Mother 4:38 Read by Laura Victoria
69 - The Paling Fence 5:41 Read by Laura Victoria
70 - Tail-Up 5:25 Read by Laura Victoria
71 - The Rain Fairy 3:55 Read by Laura Victoria
72 - The Disobedient Sunbeams 3:47 Read by Laura Victoria
73 - White-Brier 4:09 Read by Laura Victoria
74 - A Trip Into the Country 3:29 Read by Laura Victoria
75 - Grey-King 3:18 Read by Laura Victoria
76 - The Season Fairies 3:26 Read by Laura Victoria
77 - Spring Story 3:58 Read by Laura Victoria
78 - Spring Time 0:56 Read by Laura Victoria
79 - Summer Story 2:57 Read by Laura Victoria
80 - Summer Time 0:45 Read by Laura Victoria
81 - Autumn Story 2:34 Read by Laura Victoria
82 - Autumn Time 0:45 Read by Laura Victoria
83 - Winter Story 2:35 Read by Laura Victoria
84 - Winter Time 1:04 Read by Laura Victoria

Reviews

Nature in story form

(5 stars)

These 84 nature stories were created as teaching tools for elementary school students. So why as a grown man did I choose this? It’s because I am a big fan of reader, Laura Victoria. I find that her extraordinary reading skills and her charming nuance of southern accent has a calming effect on me and brings back memories of my Southern family in Alabama and Georgia. Author Edith Howes was a remarkable person. It comes as little surprise to find she was a teacher. It seems to me, for every 10,000 people who accept how things are, there is one person who sees needed improvements and does something about it. Edith Howes is the Florence Nightingale of education. As a young teacher she saw students housed in abominable dilapidated school rooms where teaching was strictly by rote. Edith felt learning could be improved if presented in story form to young children. Hence this book, “The Sun’s Babies”. The title makes sense when I recall learning as a five year old that the “Sun is the giver of all life” according to scientist. The ancients knew this and the sun was worshiped as a god. Indeed, in a sense, all living things are the sun’s babies. It is readily apparent that Edith had a deep love and sense of wonder for nature; something she wanted to share with young people. If my kids were young again, I would put aside a “family time” each week to let them hear one or two chapters of this book. And today, with the miracle of Google, you can pull up photos of the current subject. Reader Laura Caldwell ( aka Laura Victoria) presented us with another book, “Ruth of Boston” where a young girl described education in early America in a Puritan school. One cannot help comparing the methods of Edith Howes with Puritan schools where the teachers were much more talented at whipping students than teaching them. The world owes much to Edith Howes.