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Looking for Italian Frog Story Corpus

Date Submitted: 16-Mar-2011
From: Lisa Brunetti
Subject: Looking for Italian Frog Story Corpus
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Notice: Dear all,

I am working on narrative development in different languages and I am looking for recordings and/or transcripts of narrations of the picture book "Frog, where are you?" (Mayer 1969) in Italian ADULTS. Does anyone know if a (possibly freely accessible) corpus of this type exists? Thank you in advance for your attention.

Lisa Brunetti