This new, upbeat, original sequel to the classic legend of Aladdin describes-- in rhyme with music-- how non-violent superhero, Bubblebee, meets Aladdin. Bubblebee can blow soap bubbles from the antennae on his head.
Also, by listening to this exciting story on the CD while looking at the soft-cover book of the story it can help kids learn to read. Book is available from publisher (Rymar Publishing Co.)
Kids love to sing and dance to the two songs.
The story begins, “If you’re ever in some trouble/Find the bee who blows a bubble/...He works for good and not for glory/ He’s a hero; here’s his story!”
After a brief summary of the traditional Aladdin story, the authors tell the tale of a brilliant son named Al, born to Aladdin and the princess. “The baby smiled and said, ‘Hello,/There is a lot I’d like to know!’” Because of his doting parents and the famous genie, young Al has a luxurious, yet unsatisfying, childhood.
One day, Al is about to ask for a special wish, but the genie gets stuck in his lamp and is unable to grant any wishes. After numerous failed attempts to free the genie, the mysterious Bubblebee appears, succeeds and is rewarded for his efforts with three wishes.
Rather than using his wishes for the usual “package” -- riches, castles and a beautiful princess -- Bubblebee asks the genie for something much different. He wants skills to help make the world a better place.
Bubblebee’s bubbles are enhanced so they can carry the latest technological equipment and transport characters to various times and places. Al, who has the same goal, is also given special powers to work together with Bubblebee to help humanity.
Burton Goodman is the author of 70 language arts texts for use by elementary, middle and high school students. He has also written more than 200 animated cartoon scripts for King Features Syndicate, Paramount Pictures, WABC TV, etc. He wrote the Crafts and Culture segments for the acclaimed educational TV program, “Vegetable Soup” for the Public Broadcasting System.
He is the author of “Fist Against the Night,” a young adult novel for the McGraw-Hill Company. Burton has an MA in English and an MS in Guidance and Counseling and has taught for many years in secondary schools and college.
Gloria Rinderman was an elementary school teacher for more than 20 years. Both she and her husband, Richard Rinderman, are award-winning ASCAP songwriters. One of their songs was chosen for a MAC/ASCAP Showcase and is in a new movie, "Mango Tango." The Rindermans wrote the two songs on the audio book CD of "The Tale of Aladdin and Bubblebee."
They wrote book, lyrics and some of the music for a children’s musical,
"Bubblebee (or, Aladdin Was My Grandpa)." A CD of the songs, “Bubblebee: Songs for the Young at Heart,” (favorably reviewed by the School Library Journal), has been sold to hundreds of schools and libraries so far throughout the US, Canada and the Caribbean. Samples of those songs can be heard at http://cdbaby.com/cd/gennaro2.
Samples of songs on their CD, “Gennaro…from Cool to Hot,” of various genres--country, satire, love songs, jazz, etc.--can be heard at http://cdbaby.com/cd/gennaro. Gloria has a BA from Barnard College, and an MS in Elementary Education from Long Island University. Richard has a BA and MBA from Harvard.
VOICE-OVER RECORDING, SOUND DESIGN and VOCALS
Gennaro Tedesco is an award-winning composer and arranger. He founded GenTeddy Music, a production company that has composed and arranged music for films and award-winning commercials for TV and radio. Gennaro is also an accomplished singer: Worked with Rod Stewart, Julio Iglesias & Gloria Estefan; Performed on "Star Search"
INSTRUMENTALIST-Misha Tsiganov is a recording artist and prize-winning pianist.
PURCHASED FOR KIDS BY SCHOOLS, LIBRARIES, FAMILIES.