Wonderful entertainment as well as educational value!
Jodi Renshaw | Corinna, ME United States | 10/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First, let me say that my son loves Elmo, so just about anything with Elmo in it would be rated as 5 stars if he were writing the reviews. But I, the Mommy, am also giving it 5 stars for the following reasons:
1) This video not only explores the world of pets, but also teaches the responsibilites of keeping them happy and healthy. And it doesn't teach in a didactic manner, but instead uses a fun and subtle approach.
2) This video has a cohesive theme. The first segment is about Pets, the 2nd is about Dogs and the 3rd is about Cats. I appreciate that my son is able to understand the connection between segments. In many Elmo's World videos, there is no unifying theme to the segments offered and I have wondered if this is confusing.
3) There is entertainment value for adults. My husband and I actually enjoy watching this with our 18-month old. Maybe we just love pets, but this video doesn't lose its charm as quickly as Elmo exploring clothing articles or bananas, etc.
4) There are some very tender messages in this video. Kids and adults are shown lovingly caring for their pets, discussing why and how they love their furry, scaly or slimy friends. Elmo talks about his love for Dorothy (his fish). Love, companionship, and responsibility are pronounced themes.
I highly recommend this video. It has pure entertainment value but can also be used as a means to discuss the variety of potential pets for families in the market for one ... and is also a great tool for discussing the responsibilites involved with pet ownership."
Good, BUT. . .two-thirds old material!
Chrisper | Ireland | 12/13/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"These are great segments, and my three-year-old loves them. However, of the three segments, two are already included on other Elmo DVDs: "Dogs" is part of "Babies, Dogs & More", and "Pets" is the 'more' in "Birthdays, Games & More". We've seen "Cats" on Sesame Street, and it is a good one, but we were disappointed that this recycled old material."
Elmo is always a hit!
Jude Binkhamis | 01/10/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"My Son Loved the "Cats" part of this DVD. My only comment on it is that it includes a segment on "Dogs", which is exactly the same as the segment on the "Babies, Dogs and More" DVD that I had already purchased before. The duplication was dissapointing to me, I would not have bought this DVD had I known it contained some of the same material I had."