Audiobook Review: Kim Lardner Collection

If there’s a bully at your kindy but you have no muscles, what do you do? If you’ve broken something do you tell your dad…or make him guess? A bandaid shows you care, but what if your dad won’t give you one?

The Kym Lardner Collection has stories which answer all of these questions – and many more. This three CD set includes stories, songs and silliness all recorded in live storytelling sessions presented by Kym Lardner.

Each CD is approximately 40 minutes long and intersperses Lardner’s stories with songs and audience interaction. Many of the stories use Lardner’s delightful portrayal of his three year old self and his escapades with his father (also played by Lardner, of course) and give fresh twists to ordinary childhood experiences – visiting McDonald’s; wanting a bandaid; or breaking something.

The enjoyment of the live audiences is obvious and kids aged 5 to 12 will laugh along and want to listen to these over and over.

The Kym Lardner Collection: Bandaid, Sunglasses and McMuscles
ABC Enterprises

Children's AudioBook Review: Bandaid, by Kym Lardner

Kym Lardner entertains 30 000 primary school children in Australian every year. Now, for those children who can’t get to one of his performances, or who have seen him but want more, ABC Audio presents a live recording of his work.

Bandaid, recorded with a live audience, is great fun. Lardner combines tales of his childhood with silly songs and sound effects for 40 minutes of non-stop giggles.

It is refreshing in these days of constant visual stimulation, to see young listeners laughing and enjoying an audio tape presentation so much.

Bandaids is suitable for classroom listening, but is just as appropriate for private enjoyment for primary school aged children.

Bandaid and Other Stories for Giggling, by Kym Lardner
ABC Audio 2002