It is time to look forward to Spring. Scholastic Storybook Treasures has put together a collection of stories to celebrate Spring. As usual, their stories are a artfully narrated and beautifully illustrated bunch. Here is what this collection includes:
- MAX’S CHOCOLATE CHICKEN
Whomever finds the most eggs gets a chocolate chicken…supposedly.
- MAX’S CHRISTMAS
Max wants to stay up to see Santa Claus, but will his being awake keep Santa from coming?
- MORRIS’S DISAPPEARING BAG
Morris is disappointed in his Christmas gift until he finds a forgotten gift under the tree. It is a delightful treasure that makes everything better.
- OTTO RUNS FOR PRESIDENT
It is election time at Barkadelphia school. Who will win? When the competition gets a mean, a quiet competitor emerges.
This DVD also includes the Spanish version of “Max’s Christmas”, an interview with Rosemary Wells, author of “Otto Runs For President”, plus “A Visit With Rosemary Wells”.
- THE RED HEN
The classic story of the hen who does it all herself and the consequences to her unhelpful friends is retold with a new flair. The illustrations are not your typical illustrations, nor are the characters your typical farm animals. The narrator for this story, Walter Mayes, will have you cracking up. What a hoot!
- BREAD COMES TO LIFE (Narrated by Lily Tomlin)
A loving ode to the thousands of kinds of bread. It includes an explanation of yeast’s work and shows the progression of wheat from seed to flour to bread on the table. What a well done movie. I loved it!
- HOW DO DINOSAURS EAT THEIR FOOD?
Do your children eat like dinosaurs, without manners? This story is for them. A variety of ill-mannered dinosaurs show how NOT to behave at mealtime and then how meals should be eaten. Humorous illustrations and accompanying music make the story especially engaging.
- ARNIE THE DOUGHNUT
A day in the life of a doughnut (and his friends), from the perspective of the doughnut. It is not quite like you might expect!
This DVD also includes an easy-to-follow recipe for Simply Splendid Cake!
- CHICKEN LITTLE
A classic story, retold with humor, this story and its hilarious illustrations, combined with the dramatic narration done by Walter Mayes, will have you rolling on the floor.
- THE GREAT WHITE MAN-EATING SHARK
What happens when a boy makes himself look like a shark so he can swim unimpeded by other humans? Not what you might think.
- THE THREE-LEGGED CAT
What happens when Tom the cat, who has only three legs, is mistaken for a warm winter hat? He gets to see the world and his wearer, Cyril, gets a warm head!
- DOOBY DOOBY MOO
Duck is at it again, but this time he enlists the help of the cows and other farm animals. Another hilarious tale from Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin.
This DVD also includes and interview with the author and illustrators of “Chicken Little”, Rebecca and Ed Emberley.
The Read-Along Feature on each DVD is one of my favorite things about Scholastic Storybook Treasure’s productions. It allows the viewer to see the words as they are spoken, offering the opportunity to increase language awareness and reading readiness. Scholastic Storybook Treasures brings literature to life and can help raise interest in reading. They make great resources to support further interest in a specific topic. And, they are so much fun that kids may not realize they are learning!
BUY IT! Each DVD can be purchased individually for $12.95 from New Kideo, or this collection can be purchased for $24.95. Plus, if you enter the code NEWKIDEO20 at checkout, you can save 20% on your entire order.
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