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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Tikki Tikki Tembo and more stories to celebrate asian heritage DVD Review

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Tikki Tikki Tembo and more stories to celebrate asian heritage DVD Review



Synopsis: 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.

TIKKI TIKKI TEMBO (Writeen by Arlene Mosel, illustrated by Blair Lent) This Chinese folktale explains why great long names are no longer chosen for their childdren.

THE TALE OF THE MANDARIN DUCKS (Written by Katherine Paterson, illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon, narrated by B. D. Wong) A compassionate couple risks their lives to reunite a pair of Mandarin ducks.

GRANDFATHER’S JOURNEY (Written and illustrated by Allen Say, narrated by B. D. Wong) A touching story about Grandfather’s travels from Japan to the United States and back again.
THE STONECUTTER (Written and illustrated by Gerald McDermott) Tasaku is a lowly stonecutter who longs for more power in this Japanese folk tale.

LON PO PO: A RED-RIDING HOOD STORY FROM CHINA (Written and illustrated by Ed Young, narrated by B. D. Wong) This Asian version of the classic fairytale brings lessons about strangers, trust, and courage.

SAM AND THE LUCKY MONEY (Written by Karen Chinn, illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu, narrated by Ming-Na Wen) On Chinese New Year Sam meets a stranger who helps him make the perfect decision on how to spend his lucky money.

Review: Scholastic is famous for fantastic stories and books.  The new release, Tikki Tikki Tembo, features six beautifully illustrated tales about asian heritage, read to your child in a spirited and engaging manner.  This is a fantastic way to allow your child to watch a DVD and at the same time get them interested in reading.  We love this one and highly recommend it to any parent or teacher.

Interest Range: Scholastic, Children's Stories