Sparkle Car #3: Adventures Ahead
This episode of Sparkle Car includes:
A story from the Martin & Sylvia series, “Grandma’s House”:
Martin, Sylvia, Momma and Daddy are all headed to Grandma’s to help her pack up her big old house and move to a smaller, newer house. Daddy is ready to dive in and get the work done, but Martin and Sylvia can’t wait to explore all the hidden corners and marvelous treasures that live in Grandma’s closets and attics. Will they have to give everything away?
A Jack Tale from the United States, “How Jack Went to Seek His Fortune”: A Southern Appalachian story about a gathering of exiled animals that find a new life in a cottage formerly inhabited by a band of robbers.
A Story from Norway, “The Cock and the Hen That Went to Dovrefjell”: A playful version of the “Chicken Little” story where a hen leads a rooster, duck and goose to Dovrefjell to avoid the “end of the world”
A story from the United States, “Johnny-Cake:” This is an southern Appalachian retelling of the “gingerbread man” story.
A story from Norway, “The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse”: A version of the classic story about two mice from very different parts of the world who wonder if the grass is indeed greener on the other side of the fence.
Plus several verses and two fun car games called “Rainbow in my Window” and classic riddle game “Hink Pink”.
Characters in this Story
Martin is the delightful older brother in all of the various Martin & Sylvia Series. Known for his bright ideas, his enterprising spirit and his kind heart, this seven year old boy finds adventure at all turns, and in all seasons.
Sylvia is the younger sister in the well-loved Martin & Sylvia stories. Five years old, she is known for her cleverness, her delight, and her wonderful sense of humor. She and her brother Martin create adventures and discover marvels -- whether they are at home or out exploring their town.