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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Chrysanthemum DVD Review

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Chrysanthemum DVD Review



Synopsis: Great for both toddlers and kids, CHRYSANTHEMUM…AND OTHER STORIES ABOUT MISCHIEVOUS MICE AND ADORABLE ANIMALS features over three hours of fanciful content starring a memorable collection of critters from all walks.  Across three loaded DVDs, families can enjoy watching animated adaptations of such award-winning classics as “Chrysanthemum”, “Owen”, “A Weekend with Wendell”, “Make Way for Ducklings”, Is Your Mama a Llama?” and “Noisy Nora”, listening and reading along With celebrity narration by Meryl Streep, Sarah Jessica Parker, Danny Glover, and others! Encouraging a love for reading for the pre- and early reader and supporting self-esteem , growth and change, the individual DVDs – CHRYSANTHEMUM…AND MORE MOUSE MAYHEM, RAPUNZEL…AND MORE CLASSIC FAIRY TALES and IS YOUR MAMA A LLAMA?...AND MORE CLASSIC CHILDREN’S STORIES – feature 17 whimsical stories which, together, have captures more than 25 prestigious awards, including the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children’s Video and the Caldecott Honor.

Review: Chrysanthemum is the second Scholastic Storybook DVD release that we're reviewing this week.  As we said in our other review, these are amazing DVD sets that are safe, educational and fun.  The perfect trifecta!  This one has a bunch of diferent stories..in fact 17 to be exact.   They are all read and enacted from fantastic books that are still read in schools.  In fact, more often than not my daughter tells me she has read each book we see..and loves them all already! 

Other beloved stories in the collection include “The Caterpillar and the Polliwog”, “Hondo and Fabian”, “The Three Billy Goats Gruff”, “Lon Po Po, “Princess Furball” “The Little Red Hen”, “Reading to Your Bunny” and more.  Bonuses include Spanish versions of “Is You Mama a Llama?”, “Noisy Nora”, “Owen” and “The Caterpillar and the Polliwog”, as well as the featurette “A Visit with Rosemary Wells”

Interest Range: Scholastic, Kids Programming