Chopin described “Rubato” as the speeding up and slowing down of a song. It works amazingly well in picture books.
Sometimes you speed up and climb up and up and up, and then sometimes ……..
a pause is worth a verse of a thousand words.
Here’s me doing the Gingerbread Man picture book. Not the best narration in the world, but I always at least *try* to get the kids’ attention! (Starts 35 seconds in!)
P.S. There are two narrations in the download pack, one soft and one genki.
They both work great for homework or for teachers whose native langauge isn’t English!