You've got a family car trip ahead, and it may be a long one. What to do with the little ones? Sparkle Car! This monthly series features hour-long collections of original stories mixed with traveling verses, songs, and fun car games. We know excellent audio stories can make family travel times fun — and so much easier!
About the Stories
This episode of Sparkle Car includes two original holiday stories and one classic tale:
"Mr. Gabriel's Toy Store"
At the far end of a small town, Central Green is a toy shop owned by Mr. Gabriel. As long as anyone could remember, Mr. Gabriel's shop had always been there, selling its old-style toys from times gone by. Once a year, everyone from miles around came to see the front window of his toy shop magically transform over the course of the days leading up to Christmas and then the twelve days that followed. There was much to beyond, but the most incredible part of the display was the light; where did it come from? No one knew until the day a young girl had the courage to ask.
Rosy, Grayson, Skippy and Peach are best friends who all live in the same town and go to the same school. Their families have a New Year's Eve tradition to gather together and have a party that lasts into the night. It is a lot of fun but as the night unfolds, Grayson starts to feel excluded and it takes the work of the other three to help him find his way back.
"The Bronze Ring"
A folktale from Ancient Persia about a gardener's son whose kindness and generosity help him win the advice of an old wise woman. She guides him to a king and helps him choose a magical bronze ring that protects him on his many and varied adventures. This story is most suitable for children 5 years and older.