Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin



Street Date: July 26, 2011
SRP: $24.95


The perfect collection for every aspiring young artist, musician or performer, THE YOUNG ARTISTS COLLECTION is a unique, new DVD set that will have them singing, drawing and learning all summer long!  Beautifully packaged with vibrant art from the best-selling story Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin, the 3-disc collection features animated adaptations from 17 award-winning and beloved books, narrated by celebrities such as Zach Braff, James Earl Jones, Mary Beth Hurt and a singing performance from Aretha Franklin.

An excellent introduction into the world of music and art plus a look at some of history’s most influential leaders, this collection features stories that have won dozens of awards including the prestigious ALA Notable Video, Andrew Carnegie and Caldecott Awards, such as: Art, I Like Me, The Dot, Ish, Norman the Doorman, Wallace’s Lists, Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin, Musical Max, The Star-Spangled Banner, Keeping House, Patrick, Apt. 3, John, Paul, George & Ben, Johnny Appleseed, Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain, Madam President and Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad.  The specially-priced set also includes Scholastic’s innovative read-along feature, which highlights the words as they’re read, allowing the child to follow the narrator and promote an early love of reading.

Aside from being available as part of this set, ZIN! ZIN! ZIN! A VIOLIN…AND MORE STORES FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS, THE DOT…AND MORE STORIES FOR YOUNG ARTISTS and SHRINKING VIOLET…AND MORE STORIES FOR YOUNG PERFORMERS will also be available separately for $14.95srp. Visit http://www.newkideo.com for more information about this and the Scholastic Storybook Treasures collection.


Type:  DVD/3 Discs
Catalog #:  NNVG248190
Running Time:  2 hrs., 47 minutes
Genre:  Kids’/Animation
Audio: Stereo

My Thoughts

We are a homeschool family and love adding new products to our homeschool library. The Scholastic Storybook Treasures are a great addition to any home or public library. The read-along feature is included as a bonus in Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin and a special interview with the art author/illustrator Patrick McDonnell. Also, you can view The Dot, Ish, and Amazing Grace in Spanish. This particular DVD is geared towards children ages 4 to 8.

Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin ... and more stories for young musicians share six delightful stories: Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin, Musical Max, The Star-Spangled Banner, Keeping House, Patrick, and Apt. 3.
"The Star Spangled Banner" is a wonderful story to share with our children. The history of it is very interesting and important to teach our students. Learn more about how a poem by Francis Scott Key became a wonderful icon for America. Listen as Arthea Franklin sings this glorious song.

The Dot ... and more stories for young artists consists of five stories: The Dot, Ish, ART, Norman the Doorman, and Wallace's Lists. Each are are perfect for opening the eyes and encouraging the lil' artist hidden inside your child.

Shrinking Violet ... and more stories for young performers has four stories: Shrinking Violet, Three Cheers for Catherine the Great!, Giraffes Can't Dance and Amazing Grace.

My daughter enjoyed watching Giraffes Can't Dance. Everyone seems to know how to dance except Gerald the giraffe. He thinks he is different. Find out how he learns to boogie too.

I do recommend this DVD set for anyone that wants to share the love of art, dance and performance in their own child.
Special Savings: Why not take advantage of the 20 percent discount on orders placed at NewKideo by entering the code "NKFB20" at checkout (through Aug 31).

Guess what! One of Loving Heart Designs readers has a chance to win their very own copy of  "Young Artist Collection" on DVD. (SRP $24.95) Tell us what is your favorite story is at www.newkideo.com. Remember to leave your name and email address in the main comment.This contest is open to US residents only!

Winner Announcement:#4  Coliebear said...
I like the story "Goodnight Gorilla."

Winner is pending.

A special thanks to Scholastic (www.newkideo.com/www.scholastic.com) for featuring this giveaway. This contest runs from July 27th, 2011 until August 5th, 2011 at 11 PM EST. This giveaway is open to US residents only! No PO Boxes!

Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs happily received and reviewed a copy of Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin from Weston Woods(www.newkideo.com / www.scholastic.com) through Beth Blenz-Clucas of Foundry Communications. Thank you.