Rae, The Brave
||(Win95/3.1/Classic Mac) (Jewel Case) (SHEILARDJ)
systems you can use ScummVM to run
Ages: 3 to 7
Multilingual: English and Spanish
3 1/2 stars from CD-ROM Today
A Sing-Along Adventure in Reading by Kevin Henkes
Sheila Rae isn't afraid of anything: not spiders, not the
dark, not even monsters in the closet! Then one day she decides to walk home a
different way and gets hopelessly lost. Join Sheila Rae as she learns to face
her fears and gains a new respect for her little sister...and herself.
Like a Broadway show, the story is brought to life with
catchy melodies. Children practice reading skills as they read and sing with
Easy-to-use interface. Learning to read becomes hours
Award Winning. Praised by parents and educators, Living
Books has won over 60 awards.
Free Book Inside. Enjoy the story away from the
Parent Guide Included. Activities for parents and kids
to enjoy together.
In English and Spanish. Story text and dialogue is in
English and Spanish
Plays on Home Stereo. Play the disc on an audio CD
player to hear the songs.
Mapping Game. This special game encourages exploration
and problem solving skills.
Requirements: For Windows - IBM or 100% compatible 386SX or
higher with 4MB RAM, Windows 3.1, Super VGA (640x480, 256 colors), Sound
Blaster or SBPro and 100% compatible sound cards, mouse, CD-ROM drive.
Requirements: For Macintosh - CD-ROM drive, System
6.0.7-9.2, 256 color monitor, 4MB RAM.
CD-ROM Today, June 1996
"She's no Little Orphan Annie, but Sheila Rae - a little
mouse who sings and dances her way through Living Books' latest project - is
similarly gifted. Many children will know Sheila Rae from the Kevin Henkes'
book Sheila Rae, The Brave (a paper back copy of which is included with
"It's obvious Sheila has made up her mind that musical
theater is her true calling. Kids can watch her unabashedly pound the boards
while a narrator reads the tale aloud in either English or Spanish, or they can
interact with the story. (Although some kids will become frustrated waiting for
Sheila to settle down so they can use their mouse).
"In either case, youngsters will reap the benefits of
Sheila's vocal lessons as she spontaneously burst into song as the spirit (or
the plot) moves her."
Computer Shopper, July 1996
"Sheila Rae, an intrepid mouse who learns a valuable lesson
about bravery and fear when her younger sister comes to her rescue.
"In addition to beautifully illustrated storybook pages,
enhanced with sound effects and animations, this Living Book features seven
sing-along songs in English or Spanish. Musical numbers are presented as
animated scenes, complete with lyrics that are highlighted and transformed into
pictures or exaggerated word forms as they are sung. The animated
transformations help beginning readers associate a written word with its
pronunciation, while turning reading into a playful experience."
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