We have taken a lot of car trips this summer – to the lake, to the beach, and some day trips in between. And, of course, there is always the day to day running around. Sometime I use our portable DVD players as a crutch for longer car rides, but it is obviously not the best thing for my boys. Plus listening to endless episodes of Team Umizoomi & Mega Man gets a little old. The other option is listening to kid music, but if you have listened to Kidz Bop or preschool songs for any extended period of time, you realize that it is really not an option at all.
Enter the secret weapon that everyone enjoys – audiobooks.
Both Julian & Matteo are now old enough to really enjoy longer stories and keep up with them. We made this discovery when a friend of mine, Christine DiNovis Leonard, asked if I was interested in reviewing the audiobook version of her book. Of course I wanted to review it, especially since she was going to give it to me for free 😉
I downloaded Zebra Beeba from Audible and saved it for our upcoming trip to the beach. I was going down early with the boys, which meant that I wasn’t going to be able to mess with DVD players & movie requests. Instead, I turned on Zebra Beeba, & we headed out.
The car was miraculously quiet except for our chuckles every now & then. The kids loved listening to the story, and I was surprised to find how much I enjoyed it as well.
Zebra Beeba is full of adorable and funny every day situations that are narrated by Beeba – a quirky kindergartener. Seeing the world through her eyes is endearing and comical, and my own soon-to-be kindergartener could totally relate to her. You immediately fall in love with the characters – Beeba, her siblings, and her mom & dad – & can’t wait to hear what happens next.
Overall, I loved Zebra Beeba, and I especially loved it as an audiobook. It continues to live on my phone where I can simply start playing it whenever we need a quiet moment in the car – priceless!
Check it out for yourself:
- You can listen to Zebra Beeba for FREE with Audible’s free trial, or you can purchase it for $6.95
- You can also get the physical book version of Zebra Beeba with my Amazon affiliate link here