Item description for The Adventures of Sir Bernard, The Good Knight! by Steve Green...
Overview Steve Green presents THE ADVENTURES OF SIR BERNARD THE GOOD KNIGHT! A top notch children's CD product featuring over an hour of easy-to-learn music and dialogue packaged with a 24 page, fully color illustrated read-along booklet. Sir Bernard is an action-packed adventure story about learning virtues like kindness, obedience and cleanliness as taught by Sir Bernard to his rag-tag buddy, Little Dog. Also includes a condensed bedtime version of the story. Ages 2-8.
Community Description The Adventures of Sir Bernard The Good Knight!
A musical tale presented by Steve Green
"A knight doesn't become a knight overnight. Over and over you practice what's right!" - Sir Bernard
Kids are the target audience. But don't even ask about the genre & that's a thing unto itself. Boasting over an hour of content including a clever story, snappy songs, comical characters, and eye-popping illustrations, The Adventures Of Sir Bernard The Good Knight! is a delightful epic musical adventure (complete with illustrated, full-color storybook) that parents and children can plunge into together. And while Sir Bernard is highly entertaining, it's also highly instructive. Not to mention innovative, lively, colorful, compelling and fun!
"When I had the idea two years ago to build a children's project around the 12 chivalric virtues," says Sparrow recording artist Steve Green, "I didn't know what it would look like, but I knew it had to be something geared to today's kids. It had to be very high quality, very entertaining, and at the same time it needed to communicate important things in a way that would make sense to a kid. It wasn't enough just to tell kids to be virtuous. We wanted kids and adults to come away with a better understanding not only of what virtues like bravery, kindness, and trustworthiness are, but of why they're important in our daily lives."
Under the direction of an all-star creative team of writers, producers, arrangers, illustrators and voice actors, the musical story of Sir Bernard and Little Dog took shape as a rollicking, bigger-than-life, Broadway-influenced, Disneyesque audio adventure. Set in a time of knights, castles and dragons, the fast-paced tale centers on Sir Bernard, a heroic knight and champion of the realm (who also just happens to be a hefty St. Bernard dog) and his scrappy sidekick Little Dog, a well-intentioned but misguided pup who dreams of one day being a virtuous knight as well.
"Sir Bernard is the strong, seasoned knight, the embodiment of chivalric virtues," Steve explains. "Little Dog is still very rough around the edges. Little Dog's notions of knighthood are misguided. He's clueless, but eager to learn. He makes blunders along the way and puts his paw in his mouth a few times, but his understanding grows with each successive mishap. Kids really seem to identify with the Little Dog character and make the journey with him. At the end of the story, when this fun little rambunctious pup takes the first step toward his dream, kids see the accomplishment as their own."
Steve Green's previous kids' projects have included the highly successful Hide 'Em In Your Heart series (over 800,000 units sold), as well as the best-selling Prayer Bear videos. Though these continue to sell well even twelve years after their initial releases, Steve sensed it was time to tailor a new project for the youngsters who continue to make up about 20% of his concert audiences.
"The hearts of children are still tender," Steve says. "Kids whose hearts are molded by truth at an early age are saved from a lot of difficulty later on. I've noticed a trend in kid's programming toward cynicism and unbelief, even a pointed agnosticism woven into the fabric of TV and movies. Implicitly woven through the Sir Bernard project is a Christian worldview. It's not didactic. It doesn't come across as 'Okay, now we're gonna teach you something.' The story has integrity as a story. The songs are tremendous. It catches you by surprise. It comes alongside of you, makes you laugh, and when you get done with the song you find yourself thinking about the truth of it. It peels back the deeper meaning of these virtues in a way that even adults are responding to."
Included in the Sir Bernard packaging are a CD featuring an hour-long musical adventure (32 tracks to be exact) with an eight-minute bedtime story version narrated by Steve that corresponds with the richly illustrated 24 page read-along storybook and an enhanced link to the web site www.sirbernard.com featuring printable coloring pages. There's even a mini-coloring poster of Little Dog on the backside of the cover art in the packaging.
"Kids have changed over the years," Steve observes. "It takes a little bit more to get their attention. The pace of this is quicker than on my previous kid's projects, the energy is higher. But it's still the same heart and caring because everyone involved in Sir Bernard worked sacrificially to produce something of exceptional quality, something really valuable and necessary. The way these virtues are explained and taught will exceed people's expectations."
1. Sir Bernard Theme Song
2. Good Is Good
3. Friendly To The End
4. O Boy, My Boy, Obey
5. Every Minute, Every Penny
6. Common Courtesies
7. On Your Honor
8. Kindest Kind
9. Serve An Extra Helping
10. An Earful Of Cheerful
11. Be Brave! Be Brave! Be Brave!
13. Launder, Lather, Swab & Shower
14. My Reverence
15. Good Is Good (reprise)
16. Sir Bernard Theme Song (reprise)
17. (Read-along story)
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Sir Bernard Theme Song
Good Is Good!
Friendly To The End
O Boy, My Boy, Obey!
Every Minute, Every Penny
On Your Honor
Serve An Extra Helping
An Earful of Cheerful
Be Brave! Be Brave! Be Brave!
Launder, Lather, Swab & Shower
Good Is Good Reprise
Bernard Theme Song Reprise
Record Label Sparrow Records
Dimensions: Length: 7.48" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.59" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Oct 5, 2004
Publisher EMI- CMG DISTRIBUTION #36
ISBN 0012292141 ISBN13 0724359305004 UPC 724359305004
Availability 4 units. Availability accurate as of Dec 08, 2013 02:14.
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More About Steve Green
Green, Sparrow Record Label Group's contemporary inspirational vocalist and president of Steve Green Ministries, is recognized around the world as a passionate artist.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Adventures of Sir Bernard, The Good Knight!?
Outstanding CD - my kids' favorite Jan 24, 2006
This was recommended to me by a friend and boy is it a hit in my house! The quality of the music is outstanding and very singable -- I can see a Broadway musical in my mind's eye! The storyline is seamless and has characters my kids (age 5 and 3) can relate to and love. When my kids get in an argument, and my 3 year old tells the 5 year old "I think we need to learn some virtues", something is going very, very right. By the way, the 12 virtues taught in this musical story are the same as the 12 Laws of Boy Scouts of America. Don't hesitate about this one.
AMAZING & ENTERTAINING!! hours & hours of listening & learning... Aug 9, 2005
I got this for my daughter when she was 4. It's been over a year now and this audio book is still listened to very often. In fact for the past 2 weeks my daughter has been listening to it when she wakes up, at room time, and begs us to listen to it with her all throughout the day. So entertaining and fun, while teaching amazing lessons of virtue and right choices! I am so hopeful they will make a sequel! :-)
They Can't Get Enough May 15, 2005
When I purchased this CD, I thought my kids (ages 5 & 7) might enjoy the story once or twice. I haven't had much luck in the past with products that were supposed to be "educational", and I thought they would see right through my attempt to sneak in a lesson about virtues. Boy, was I wrong... they can't get enough of this great story. I hear them singing the songs, even when the CD isn't playing. Steve Green is an excellent storyteller. I hope your young children will love this as much as mine.