Wickety Whack-Brer Rabbit is Back
   Ages 7 & Up




     *   2008 Storytelling World Winner Award 

     *   2008 Grammy Nominee for Children's Spoken Word

     *  American Library Association's 2007 Notable                    Children's Recording Award

      *   Parents' Choice 2007 Gold Award Winner

      *   iParenting Media Award Winner

      *  National Parenting Publications Gold Award


This recording is dedicated to my mother, who always said that she was born and bred in a briar patch,  just like

Brer Rabbit.


These tales told by the slaves in the American South are brought to rousing & joyful life with music & song. Telling these tales gave the slaves hope & faith that they too could survive & persevere in the face of their troubles just like Brer Rabbit. 


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  1. Wickety Whack Song            2:41

  2. Brer Rabbit's Dance           13:49    

  3. Huss Your Fuss                   10:24

  4. Possum and Snake              14:42

  5. The Well                                16:11

  6. Number 9 Shoes                  10:40

  7. Wickety Whack Song               :58

COMPACT DISC- 69 min.-$15.00 plus shipping & handling

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Penny For Your Thoughts
Ages 11 through adult



* Storytelling World Winner Award
 for You Never Know.....

                *  Parents' Choice Recommended Award Winner

        Diane's CD of very personal stories of

breaking down walls & building bridges between

races & cultures.

  • Talking with one another is loving one another.

  • A stranger is just a friend you haven't met yet.


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  1. Next Town                         11:44

  2.     My Black Day                      14:30    

  3. You Never Know                10:38

  4. I Got Your Back                   15:09

  5. Penny For Your Thoughts   7:25



COMPACT DISC- 60 min.-$15.00 plus shipping & handling


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Thanks to the response and wonderful support for the first Knick Knack Paddy Whack recording, it has been a joy to record Knick Knack Paddy Whack 2. With Erik Pearson on banjo & guitar.

Old songs, stories, & traditions seem to die if they are not remembered and valued. This collection is designed so that young people as well as the entire family can sing, dance, & clap along with the songs, and laugh and chuckle with the stories. These songs and stories are not just for children...this is a family thing.

   Knick Knack Paddy Whack 2
         Ages 3 & up


     *  2008 Children's Music Web Award

     *  2004 Parents' Choice Silver Award  Winner  

         *  iParenting Media Award Winner 2004

         *  National Parenting Publications Gold Award Winner  



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  1. ABC Song                              2:26

  2. Half Chick                            16:48  

  3. Old MacDonald                     2:48

  4. This Little Piggy                    2:08

  5. Frog & Snake                      11:32

  6. 1-2 Buckle My Shoe              2:08

  7. My Brother                             9:56

  8. Who Stole the Cookie          2:10

  9. Baby Turtle's Song               9:50

  10. This Old Man                         3:56  




  14. COMPACT DISC- 64 min.-$15.00 plus shipping & handling         


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In this recording Diane not only tells a story about Aesop, but also adapts five of her favorite Aesop fables  with her special zest and humor. His fables have served for ages as examples of wisdom, morals, and lessons for humanity.  Aesop set the stage over two millennia ago for all storytellers to follow.


This CD is the result of a family show that her dear friend Melba Jones asked her to perform for the Once Upon a Story Festival. Diane had so much fun adapting the fables and adding music and song that this recording was just a natural.

      Aesop: Alive and Well

         Ages 5 & up



  • *  Parents' Choice Silver Award

  • *  National Parenting Publication Gold Award

  • * Storytelling World Honor Award

Accompanied by Erik Pearson on vocals, banjo, guitar, and bass, and by some of Diane's very special friends.



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  1. Aesop: Alive & Well                1:16

  2. Aesop's Story Begins             5:31

  3. Poor Crow                                8:53

  4. The Shepherd Boy                  6:49

  5. The Ant & the Dove                6:34

  6. The Monkey & the Donkey  12:30

  7. Bone Day                                  9:18

  8. Aesop: Alive & Well                 1:39






COMPACT DISC- 53 min.-$15.00 plus shipping & handling


  Aesop: Alive and Well

. . . . .  All in all, this is one of the most entertaining and best produced storytelling

audio presentations I have ever heard!

                          Ruth Stotter, Former Director Storytelling Program Dominican College


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Accompanied by Erik Pearson on banjo and guitar, and by students from Meadows Livingstone School in San Francisco.

Respect for the elders is what I learned from my parents and grandparents as a child. I believe respect for others and respect for self begins with the choices we make in how we meet, greet, and talk to each other. Included are stories from African American folk tales, personal stories, fables, and even a Langston Hughes short story.

   Yes M'am, Respect for the Elders
  Ages 8 & up


       * National Youth Storytelling  Pegasus  Award 2003          

 * American Library Assoc. Booklist  Editors' Choice, 2000

        * National Parenting Publications Gold Award              

  * Parents' Choice Silver Award

    * Storytelling World Winner Award  


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  1. Feed My Cow                                3:59

  2. Thank You M'am                         11:42

  3. The Word the Devil Made Up     8:53

  4. The Talking Skull                          6:53

  5. Juba                                                2:32

  6. Donkey and the Lion Skin            7:24

  7. Dog, Dog                                        4:27

  8. The Talking Eggs                        16:53

  9. Hambone                                        3:20

COMPACT DISC- 63 min.-$15.00 plus shipping & handling


American Library Association  Booklist Editors' Choice 2000 review:          Age

        Yes M'am, Respect for the Elders;   Ages 5-adult. 

        Masterful storyteller Ferlatte distills much wisdom and humor in this 

        absorbing collection. Ferlatte's expert delivery ensures that full attention (and respect) 

        is paid. 


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Playful rendering of stories and songs for young children--and their parents!
Erik Pearson on banjo and guitar.

These songs and stories have been passed from generation to generation. I grew up hearing and singing most of these songs. As a storyteller, one of my main goals is to contribute in any way I can to the rejuvenation of storytelling and singing as a part of everyday life.

        Knick Knack Paddy Whack
 Ages 3 & up



         Parents' Choice Gold Award
           National Parenting Publications Gold Award




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     This Old Man                                    2:16

     Mary Had a Little Lamb/Twinkle     2:00

     Hey Diddle Diddle                            1:26

     The Big Race                                    7:00

     John the Rabbit                                2:08

     Skip to My Lou                                  1:52

     Why the Dog has a Cold Wet Nose 6:46

     I'm Gonna Tell                                    2:09

     Old Mother Hubbard                         1:27

     The Little Red Hen                            6:36

     Hush Little Baby                                1:26

     Miss Mary Mack                                  0:40

     Shortnin' Bread                                 2:05

     Molly Mouse                                       7:00

     Five Little Monkeys                           2:55

     Mother Goose Medley                      3:32


COMPACT DISC- 51 min.-$15.00 plus shipping & handling



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Backed by drums, banjo, flute, harmonica, guitar, and  songs
Very popular mixture of African, African American, and other folktales. These stories burst with laughter and suspense, as well as lessons for children, (and adults), that have withstood the test of time.

Favorite Stories
Ages 6 & up

Parents' Choice Gold Award
American Library Association Notable Recording Award


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Wiley & the Hairy Man              20:50

The Knee High Man                   7:50

The Horned Anima;ls Party        8:26

Why the Sky is So High               7:30

Bubba & the Snake                    12:00



COMPACT DISC- 57 min.-$15.00 plus shipping & handling



Sapelo: Time is Winding Up
Ages 8 & up


  American Library Association Notable Recording Award

Tales from a Georgia Sea Island backed by singers and drums. On January 16, 1865, General Sherman issued Special Field Order #15, ceding most of the islands in Georgia and South Carolina to the former slaves. This tape is a recording of the one-woman show Diane developed from the stories of the elderly descendants of those former slaves, who are still living on Sapelo Island.

AUDIO CASSETTE--$10.00 plus shipping & handling


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