10/28/2009

Holiday Gift Guide: Treasury of 100 Storybook Classics

100 Storybook Classics



Treasury of 100 Storybook Classics by Scholastic 
Retails: $99.95  


Product Description

100 award-winning and classic children s stories are faithfully adapted and brought to life in this comprehensive 16-DVD collection. From the Maurice Sendak classic Where the Wild Things Are, to the beloved adventures of Curious George and Corduroy, parents and children alike are sure to enjoy these classic treasures, featuring celebrity narration from Sarah Jessica Parker, Meryl Streep, James Earl Jones, and many more!

Treasury of 100 Storybook Classics, just like it's name, contains 100 wonderful classics from as far back as the 1950's(or even farther since I haven't watched every single show yet, but plan to.)There are 16 DVDS containing several animated and unanimated stories, as well as additional, bonus content to boot. On the back of the DVD's are short descriptions of the stories, the name's of the authors, and even the year when they were originally released. Each DVD lasts about and hour or more.

Some storybook classics will be easily recognizable, like Where The Wild Things Are, which has been made into a movie recently and the fairy tale, Rapunzel. From stories of Curious George to the Three Billy Goat's Gruff, there is plenty to see in this set. With a Read-Along Feature, kids, from 2-9, can enjoy reading along with the stories, as the words being read are highlighted in blue. The whole set lasts for nearly a day at 19hrs, 6 minutes, plus extras. On the box at the bottom is a A to Z listing of the stories, which is helpful in knowing what the set contains without removing every single DVD just to see them. The box the DVD'S come in is just as sweet and colorful, I like the thin cases the discs come in as well; they are very space conserving. 



I was amazed at the reaction from my 4 year-old sister when she watched the shows. She was completely fixated by the stories being told and sat quietly on the couch the whole time. She even did something I've never seen her do before. She started to cry when she watched Angus Lost, a story about a real life Scottish Terrier Puppy who escapes from his yard and frolics about town. Eventually the puppy gets lost and starts to miss home, this is when my sister started to shed a few tears, haha. Of course when classic fairytales are added to the mix you will get some crazy life and death situations occurring in the stories. The twist on the Billy Goat's Gruff was just shocking but hysterical for me. If you have really young children watching this I advise that some of the stories should be watched with an adult, definitely. Other than that, our whole family enjoyed this blast from the past, especially my mother who recognized a few cartoons she used to see on TV when she was a child. 




The Treasury of 100 Storybook Classics will invoke nostalgia in the older generations and continue to teach and entertain the new generation of our time with its morals, wit and humor in which our elders had so appreciated....


***** 5 out of 5 Stars

Guest Writer & Reviewer:  Fawn Carter of Fcreations

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Disclaimer: A special thanks to Scholastic for providing a FREE sample of the Treasury of 100 Storybook Classics DVD and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom & Chicka Chicka 123 DVD for us to review.
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1 comment:

  1. Boy, these would make a fabulous Christmas gift!

    I wanted to let you know that the Make-Ahead Meals cookbook came today in the mail. Thank-you for drawing my name in your giveaway.

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