I love love films for kids that aren't all loud bells, whistles, violence and puppy love, but age-appropriate narrated stories, more akin to a book on (video) tape than a movie. Which is why I'm a huge fan of Scholastic Storybook Treasures adaptations of children's book to film. These DVDs support reading comprehension, vocabulary and problem solving. I always turn on the read-along function on these DVDs so the kids can follow along with the words as the stories unfold.
Giggle, Giggle, Quack ... and More Stories features more than an hour of animated storytelling by celeb voices like Abigail Breslin (Olive) and Randy Travis. Kids aged 3 - 8 are the target age.
Official DVD synopsis:
The title story is the hilarious sequel to “Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type”. This time, Farmer Brown’s animals pull their old tricks on Farmer Brown’s brother, Bob. Duck instigates the action, ordering pizza with anchovies for the hens and renting “The Sound of Moosic” for the cows.
Also included are four additional stories, animated from the original storybook illustrations of Betsy Lewin and Harry Bliss: “Dooby Dooby Moo”, “Duck for President” and the best-selling “Diary of a Worm” and “Diary of a Fly.” As an exclusive bonus, the DVD also includes an interview with illustrator Harry Bliss and Spanish versions of “Giggle, Giggle, Quack” and “Duck for President.”So if you think every pig deserves a bubble bath, and every cow deserves a good long cry at the end of "The Sound of Moosic", well, this is the DVD for you. I mean your kids.
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The good people of Scholastic Storybook Treasures sent my children their own copy to review.