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Lindsay D. from PLANO, TX
Reviewed on 8/27/2010...
My "ha-gruck-shun" (construction)-vehicle-loving 2 year old really liked this DVD. It's chock full of big machines scooping, pushing, flattening - exactly what he wanted.
If I have one complaint, it's that the dialogue was usually over his head (for instance, a description of what surveyors do used multiple 3-syllable words in the same sentence). However, that didn't seem to bother him! He was enthralled by the visuals.
I would think if you've got a bright preschooler, a kindergartner, or an early elementary kid and sat with him or her the first 1-2 times to interpret the dialogue, this would be as good educationally as it is visually. If you have a toddler, don't expect this video to explain it at a level low enough for them to understand... but they sure will love looking at all the vehicles.
GREAT!!! EDUCATIONAL!!! MEZMERIZING!!1
ShirLee Eberle | Oak Harbor, OH United States | 06/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this for my 2 year old Grandson (whom I babysit) and he watches it everyday. He has favorite parts of each one, the cow poop scene on "The Farm Tractors" selection, blowing up the rocks on "Building a House", and scraping up the pavement on "Building a Road". Each day it's something different, depending on his mood, but we always watch the "tractor show". It is educational, I learned alot (and I have a college degree)! I think it would be too boring without the music and he loves the guys and imitates their waves. He knows Rusty's and George's waves and will ask you how they wave....you'd better get them right! I would highly recommend this DVD. Believe it or not, it is very calming, and keeps their attention for a long time. A good thing to put on while you are trying to make supper."
T. Dalton | St. Louis, MO USA | 08/09/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Our two-year old loves trucks and tractors, so him liking this video comes as no surprise. We recommend this video because it's even intestesting for adults, which is great when he wants us to watch it with him. The "Farm Country" part is the best of the three in our opinion.
Big Machines 2 is already purchased and stashed away to be a birthday gift when he turns three. We are looking forward to seeing it."
Boring and Poorly done
H. Macy | 04/19/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, below was my original review and I now have to take it all back. My boy, girl, and I absolutely love this movie. It took a while to adjust to it as it wasn't what we had expected. In particular I think the entire farm section is aboslute art! Rusty for President. Anyway, my wife has been nagging me to change this review. I sure hope I didn't cause too many people to pass up this video (BTW I'm ordering volume 2 and my buddy is buying 6 copies for all his nephews).All I can say is when you get it, watch it once or twice before taking an opinion.Sorry guys, I bought this because it seemed like the general feedback was positive. My list of problems;
1) Music plays over sound of the machines. My little boy (2 1/2) is always thrilled by the SOUNDS of the machines, not some cheap muzak.
2) What's with all the tight shots on the machines? My boy wants to see the whole thing, not some small moving part.
3) Poor monologue. Not sure what the point was but they spent too much time talking when my boy just wants to see the machines.Can't recomend it."