A Nation of Moms had the opportunity to review another Scholastic DVD title. Let’s hear what our two reviews had to say about it…
One of my favorite things ever about being a teacher is the ability to walk into the children’s section of the bookstore or the library and grab the latest and greatest children’s books and read them without getting looks. That’s how I found Click, Clack Moo. It quickly became a favorite of mine, and now, it’s a favorite of our family!
When the Click, Clack, MOO Cows that Type … and more fun on the farm DVD set came our way, we were totally excited. Not only is there Click, Clack, MOO, read by Randy Travis, BUT there’s a total of 17 stories on this 3 DVD set.
The list of stories on all 3 of these DVDs are:
- Click, Clack Moo: Cows that Type
- The Cow who fell in the Canal
- Chicken Little
- I, Crocodile
- Hot Hippo
- Waiting for Wings
- Let’s Give Kitty a Bath
- Giggle, Giggle, Quack
- Dooby Dooby Moo
- Duck for President
- Diary of a Worm
- Diary of a Fly
- Diary of a Spider
- Roberto, the Insect Architect
- Norman the Doorman
- The Mysterious Tadpole
- The story of the Dancing Frog
The first thing Isaac asked for was “Duck for President.” We were happy to oblige, because not only is it a great story, but we were able to turn on the read along captions and have him work on his sight words and reading comprehension. We were thrilled about the way the words lit up as they were read. They were in a print that was easy to read and follow for a beginning reader to easily read along with.
Then, there are the narrators. Scholastic has done a terrific job bringing in the perfect narrators for each story. In this collection, narrators include Randy Travis (wait until you hear him say the word moo. It killed us for days!), Abigail Breslin and Hank Azaria.
All of the original art is used in each of the stories and it really adds to the whole awesomeness of this set.
Want a quick treat to pop into the DVD player? These are the perfect solution. My kids have asked anyone they can nail down to read many of these books to them, but never Randy Travis, Helen Hunt, Hank Azaria, Tim Curry, Sean Hayes, and Abigail Breslin! That makes it fun for the adults who are watching, too! The animations are well done and do not detract from the story’s original drawings. I was afraid someone would completely redo (and therefore mess up) the illustrations from the books! We especially liked a few extra bits of character the animator added to Duck, a character in the Doreen Cronin/Betsy Lewin books. We can’t seem to watch these too many times in a row!
Even the (previously unknown) bonus stories on the DVDs have become favorites. “Let’s Give Kitty a Bath” is a precious, albeit far-fetched, rendition of the adventures of two children and a cat! It had us laughing and cheering for the cat! And my four-year-old loves “The Story of the Dancing Frog.”
As a teacher, I appreciated the extra features including the Read Along option (which can be turned off), discussion questions, and an interview with the illustrator of “Diary of a Fly”, Harry Bliss. There are even several stories that are available in Spanish.
These stories have won over 30 awards including the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children’s Video and the Caldecott Honor, so you know that you are sharing quality material with your children.
More collections like this are available on New Kideo.
We are particularly interested in Dinosaurs, trucks and more, The Scholastic Treasury of 25 Storybook Classics and Fairytales, magic and more, The Scholastic Treasury of 25 Storybook Classics.
Whether these stories are already favorites, or you are hearing them for the first time, this series is truly a treasure!
BUY IT! Click, Clack, Moo – Cows That Type & More Fun on the Farm! retails for 24.95 from Scholastic but you can purchase it from Amazon for $22.49 with free shipping. It’s worth every penny!
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