Hop on the bus and sing along with these favorite children?s songs! THE WHEELS ON THE BUS (By Paul O. Zelinsky) The classic children?s ditty comes to glorious life with Paul O. Zelinsky?s eye-popping art and a lively music... more »al score by The Bacon Brothers. DEM BONES (By Bob Barner) A skeleton band will tickle your funny bone with words and music to the well-known song based on the African-American spiritual. OVER IN THE MEADOW (By John Langstaff, Illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky) This endearing version of an old counting song for children is filled with the beauty and wonder of meadow life. I KNOW AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A FLY (By Rose Bonne and Alan Mills) Sung by the legendary Burl Ives, this old lady ends up swallowing much more than just the fly. DVD Features: 2 Extra Bonus Stories Exclusive to DVD - "I Want A Dog" by Dayal Kaur Khalsa and "The Chinese Violin" by Madeleine Thien; Read Along; Interactive Menus; Scene Selection; Auto-Play« less
Creator:Kevin Bacon Genres:Kids & Family, Animation Sub-Genres:Animation, Animation Studio:NEW VIDEO GROUP Format:DVD - Color - Animated,Closed-captioned DVD Release Date: 10/25/2005 Original Release Date: 01/01/2005 Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2005 Release Year: 2005 Run Time: 0hr 45min Screens: Color Number of Discs: 1 SwapaDVD Credits: 1 Total Copies: 0 Members Wishing: 0 MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated) Languages:English
Rachel M. (Shooglenifty) from BEAVER, PA Reviewed on 1/6/2009...
I love this DVD. It has unique animation and keeps attention. It's clearly based on books (except for the Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly, which is a little overboard, but a classic nonetheless). My daughter is fascinated by the Dem Bones song, which outlines all the bones in the body ("toe bone connected to the ... foot bone"). All in all, a good, sweet way to spend 45 minutes.
Scholastic knows something that I don't
Adh | 06/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was looking for a few sing-along DVDs for my 28 month old son and picked this one up along with a few others.
The first one I put in was a Sesame Street, Sing Yourself Silly. He screamed and threw a tantrum crying for his Math Circus DVD. Didnt go over so well. Glutten for punishment, I put this DVD in instead of his Math Circus.
When it came on, the introduction was cute, and I thought, this is kind of nice. Then the Wheels on the Bus came on. And the people and the drawings made it look like some sort of psychodelic vision. I thought it was creepy. Plus the song was kind of slow and I was disappointed becuase I thought it would be something he could sing along with and this was way more drawn out. Thinking this was a disaster I looked over at my son who, through tear stained eyes, said:
Um, he loved it. Creepy people and all. He gets all excited by various parts and wants to watch it over and over again. He is even singing along. Now, Im so used to it, I kind of dig the singing (which is more bluesy or something, not sing songy kiddish) and I like it too.
Having not learned my lesson, I was again shocked at the Dem Bones being all these dead skeletons that appeared to have been drawn by a (not particularly talented) five year old, but once again, he thought it was great (wasnt scared) and starting singing to that one too (and pointing out the various parts on him, which impressed me he could make the connection to the freaky skeletons and himself). He asks for this DVD all the time now.
So Scholastic obviously knows something I dont and based on my son's reaction, I have no choice but to give this five stars."
The only DVD you will ever need
Teresa Lambert | South Pacific | 01/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wow, what a surprise this DVD was. Not only did it start with my daughters favorite song and story " The Wheels on the bus" but the list went on and on. 'Dem Bones, Over in the Meadow, There was and Old Lady Who swallowed a fly. Then the stories..."I Want a Dog" is so cute. My daughter, 2 1/2 copies the whole DVD and gets better every day. And my son 6 loves the DVD just as much. They are not fighting over which DVD to choose and I finally have a break from Barney."
Couldn't ask for anything better!
William Petrides | Papillion, NE USA | 02/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Received as a gift and currently looking for more titles in the scholastic collection. Dem Bones had my daughter dancing. Over in the meadow just made you feel good about the world. Highly recommend. All the stories/music were fantastic."
Another favorite Scholastic DVD
Mom Of Many Munchkins | Central WI, USA | 01/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"We own over 20 Scholastic Video dvd's and The Wheels on the Bus is one of our favorites. We first got it from the library and my daughter just loved it. She was so thrilled when I bought in on-line. This dvd has 6 stories. The main 4 stories are sung. The first extra story (I Want A Dog) is read, but it does have a song a couple of times in it. The last story is just read; no songs at all.
The Wheels on the Bus is based on the book by Paul Zelinsky. When my oldest daughter, now 15, was little we had this book. It's a really neat moving parts book. I am now looking for it for my 4 year old. The story on the dvd is animated and just like the pictures in the book.
Dem Bones is kind of educational; at the end a narrators voice talks about all the bones of the skeleton and then the song is sung again. This one is also animated.
Over in the Meadow is my favorite and it's so cute to hear my daughter try to sing along. I like the song/melody so much that I ordered the book by the same author and illustrator (we'll be able to sing it and see the pictures without always having to put the dvd in). This story, on the dvd, has very little animation; mostly just still shots of the pictures from the book.
I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly is an old one from 1964; before I was born. The animation is the old cartoonish style. This is sung by Burl Ives. It's not one of my favorites....but I've never been overly crazy about that story anyway.
I Want a Dog is another one of my favorites on this dvd. There is a song in the story and it's great. I find myself singing it throughout the day after we've watched it (boy, do I gotta get out, or what??). It is a very catchy song. This has cute animation and is very colorful. I think I'll have to try to find this book also to add to our collection.
The Chinese Violin is probably my least favorite on this dvd, only because I'm not crazy with the illustrations. This is animated also. The violin is totally different than the typical violin that you might think of, so that always sparks my child to tell me that it's not a real violin (to which, of course, I have to explain that it's just a different kind). The voice, I believe, is a child. He sounds like an Asian boy and I do like the voice of the narrator...it goes very well with the story. It is a bit long and my daughter often doesn't sit through it.
Overall, I think this dvd is a great one to add to your collection. I know it will be a favorite with us for a long time. You can also put the words on the screen so you can sing along, which is nice. Some of our other favorite Scholastic dvd's are Chrysanthemum, Swimmy, Harry the Dirty Dog, and Bark George."