N. Thomas | 03/11/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I can't figure out which of the magical, wondrous skits I like most:
"Fossilized", where two little kiwi birds are shocked when a collection of fossils springs to life and sings (in a forlorn, maudline little ditty) how they became fossils; "The Messy Fairies", where a group of elfin sprites are reprimanded for being careless about the garden's general upkeep; "The Sly Fox", where a hungry fox dresses up as a sheep and fronts her bloodthirsty search for lambs by pretending to run a laundry; or "The Computer Geek", where a drab, stick-in-the mud little girl is forced to learn how to have "fun" when her even younger brother pushes her into the C-drive of a PCU (dude, what the devil is THAT about?)
I think the greedy fox and the hapless girl in the computer are the BEST!
Honestly, I've watched this New Zealand-made DVD with my young relatives more than once, and, if nothing else, the creative tunes and lyrics that accompany each brief skit make for an excellent earworm one cannot eradicate from playing on the loop of the inner mind.
Think "It's A Small World After All".
My 3 year old LOVES this dvd!
Debbie Beckwith | Jefferson City, MO USA | 12/20/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"My 3 year old daughter found this dvd at the library.
We'll have to return it soon, after renewing as many times as we are allowed. She has watched it hundreds of times, sometimes asking for it twice or more a day.
The costumes are very well done and the actors (children) are wonderful. The songs are catchy, tho sometimes it's hard to understand the words (but I'm catching on after hearing it so many times).
I'd recommend this for your toddler or preschooler. It's not too girly, so the boys will like it too.
Each segment is just 5 minutes, and you can choose to play them all or just one at a time."