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A Collection of Just So Stories


How did camels get a hump? Why do elephants have a trunk? Listeners will laugh out loud as Jim Weiss’s menagerie of voices brings these abridged and adapted stories to life.

Product Overview

With vivid characters and an hysterically funny choice of words, Rudyard Kipling’s beloved stories “explain” how camels got humps, great whales got tiny throats, elephants got trunks and more. These time-tested classics cause us to look at accepted qualities in new and creative ways, and even better, make us laugh out loud. With his menagerie of voices and warm, witty narrative presence, Jim Weiss brings Kipling’s own words to life. Abridged and adapted.

The result is a wondrously charming recording that is certain to become an all-time favorite for listeners of all ages.

Track List

  1. Preface
  2. How the Whale Got His Throat
  3. The Beginning of the Armadillos
  4. How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin
  5. The Sing Song of Old Man Kangaroo
  6. The Elephant’s Child
  7. How the Camel Got His Hump

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  1. 5 out of 5
    Excellent stories, beautifully told


    Truly wonderful. My 5 & 7 year old boys ask to listen to these over and over. Jim Weiss makes the beautiful, but sometimes complex, language of Kipling come alive and make complete sense.

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