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Sylvester and the Magic Pebble read by Reid Scott

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Listen to the Caldecott Medal-winning picture book Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, written and illustrated by the great William Steig. Actor Reid Scott reads the story as the classic illustrations come alive with simple animations.

On a rainy day, Sylvester finds a magic pebble that can make wishes come true. But when a lion frightens him on his way home, Sylvester makes a wish that brings unexpected results. How Sylvester is eventually reunited with his loving family and restored to his true self makes a story that is beautifully tender and filled with magic.

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This Sylvester and the Magic Pebble read-aloud video was created by Storyline Online, an award-winning children’s literacy program from The SAG-AFTRA Foundation. They provide a teacher’s activity guide (pdf), as well.

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sylvester and his parents

Previously from Storyline Online: Please Please the Bees read by Rashida Jones.

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