I loved the story of Peter and the Wolf as a kid.
I had the Disney record from the 1946 cartoon featuring Serge Prokofieff's music when I was a kid. I listened for hours while staring at the album cover.
My husband stumbled upon a copy of the cartoon several years ago and my kids were just as hooked!
When I discovered Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood, I knew my kids would love it. As soon as the music started playing from the app, the kids started looking around to see where it was coming from and were in for a treat!
Alice Cooper narrates this updated version of Peter and the Wolf to Serge Prokofieff's brilliant score. Peter comes to Hollywood to live with his grandfather and he struggles to fit in. Alice Cooper plays all the parts and narrates along to the music.
Go to peterandthewolfinhollywood.com to download your copy for iPad or iPhone.
The kids and I wanted to share this app with their cousins who were coming to visit. And, thanks to MomSelect, we were able to throw a party.
With the CD playing in the background, I set to work making popcorn, fruit punch, and chocolate covered pretzel flutes. The kids were tasked to cut out paper treat boxes and photo booth props.
MyPrintly from HP along with my HP printer made printing props easy and looking great. Free printables for treat boxes, photo props, and Jell-o toppers can be found on MyPrintly's website. I'm certain not to run out of ink because of HP's InstaInk program. My HP knows when it needs ink and arrives on my doorstep before I run out!
I set up the kids on our front porch to take advantage of the sunshine and the cool breeze. I put snacks around the pillars of our porch so it was easy to reach, even for the littlest hands. Once they had snacks, we crowded around my iPad to watch. I am amazed by the animation and love Alice Cooper's voices.
Once it was over, we talked about some of the characters and the instruments that represented them leading up to a 'guess which character am I' game.
They ended the day playing outside and taking turns with the games in the app.
I just adore this rendition and I hope you check it out. If you aren't certain the kids will like it, there is a free version to try, but trust me, you'll want to hear how it ends.