Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Where the Wild Things Areand 5 More Stories by Maurice Sendak |
Scholastic Storybook Treasures
Director: Maurice Sendak
Genres: Kids & Family, Animation
Collect the entire library of Scholastic Storybook Treasures and read along on screen with your favorite classic children's stories, brought vividly to life on DVD. — *All stories written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak* ... more »
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A collection of classics
Judith | Philadelphia, PA | 01/18/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD contains a collection of the best of the Maurice Sendak children's books. The subtitles come on automatically so the child can read or SING along, but you can turn them off if you prefer, of course.
First is Where the Wild Things Are, a story of a boy having a dream about friendly monsters after being sent to his room for punishment. The illustrations are bold and the reading and accompanying sound and music add to the story. Next is In the Night Kitchen, which is read and sung. The tune is very catchy. One note, this is also a dream story. As the boy, Mickey, dreams he is falling his pajamas fall off. The nudity is not graphic, but you could skip that story if it bothers you. The rest of the stories are from the Nutshell books, which Carole King put to music for her project Really Rosie. These tunes are absolutely wonderful. Your children will sing along and sing them other times, too. Chicken Soup With Rice seems to be the favorite of my little library patrons. They will sing it any time they spot the book. And, these are good songs that adults enjoy as well, not cloyingly obnoxious kiddie songs that will fray your nerves. The Nutshell books are Chicken Soup With Rice, Pierre, One Was Johnny, and Alligators All Around.
This DVD is definitely on my "must have" list for my library's DVD collection in our children's room."
Great dvd for entire family
Twin2 Pincus | San Diego, CA USA | 11/10/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My family has had this product for about 20 yrs, since it was on VHS tape! The songs are awesome, the animation is wonderful, Carole King is awesome. We still love these songs! Your kids will enjoy it too."
There's more to this than just 'Wild Things'
notlara | Washington, DC USA | 11/09/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Bought this as part of a box set of Scholastic DVDs. This is one of our daughter's favourites (aged 3). As much as she enjoys Dora and Yo Gabba Gabba as much as the next kid, she loves singing/songs in anything. Yet because of the less-than-colourful images and simple animation style, even I was a little suprised at just how much she enjoys this one.
I do agree with other reviewers that this is not your average kids' fare and many may not take to it. However we aren't likely to take our 3 year old to see the new Spike Jonze movie (though I am very tempted and she is very interested), so this version is as close as she'll get for some time (until we parents can vet it on DVD later on). The 'Where the Wild Things Are' is straight from the book, like it has come to life. She really enjoys it - asks to see it regularly. Nothing overly frightening, safe to watch right before bedtime.
I didn't know the other stories at all before seeing them on this DVD. The Nutshell Kids segment is lots of fun (probably her favourite really) with short songs/stories (good for short attention spans!) on simple themes. 'A is for Alligator' goes through the alphabet with an alliteration of rather unconventional word choices (fun). Daughter requested that she have 'Chicken Soup with Rice' for dinner after seeing this. Now my husband found the Carole King songs (album named 'Really Rosie') and loaded them on our iPods. We are learning the words so we can all sing along in the car.
So if your intended audience likes 'Where the Wild Things Are' but isn't really of age to see the new movie, this could be the way to go. Also if they love music and singing, this could be a hit with yours as much as it is with ours for the other content."