|Stone Soup SRP: $14.95|
IN TIME FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR, SCHOLASTIC STORYBOOK TREASURES™ PRESENTS A NEW DVD CELEBRATING ASIAN CULTURE
Just in time to celebrate Chinese New Year and learn about some of Asian culture’s best loved tales, Scholastic Storybook Treasures™ releases STONE SOUP…AND OTHER STORIES FROM THE ASAIN TRADITION. Highlighted by author/illustrator Jon J. Muth’s award-winning take on “Stone Soup”, the new DVD also features three other classic tales, as well as a Read-Along function which highlights the words as they are spoken, allowing young viewers to follow along with the narrators.
“Stone Soup” is a classic folktale about the strength people possess when they work together. The three other stories on the DVD include “The Five Chinese Brothers”, “Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China”, and “Stonecutter”. These colorfully animated adaptations of classic stories feature celebrity narration by B.D. Wong (Law and Order: SVU).
The DVD also includes a behind-the-scenes interview with Jon J. Muth, the award-winning author/illustrator of “Stone Soup”, “The Three Questions” and other popular stories for kids. Muth also illustrated cards for Magic: The Gathering.
Run time: Approx. 43 mins. + extras
Street Date: January 15
I received Stone Soup... And Other Stories From The Asian Tradition from Scholastic Storybook Treasures to review this Chinese New Year 2013.
My daughters enjoyed watching the stories together. Stone Soup is a wonderful story about sharing. Find out how three monks got a reluctant community to share a meal together. The Asian version of Little Red Riding Hood called Lon Po Po is my youngest child's favorite from Stone Soup. Also, you can watch and/or read-along with The Five Chinese Brothers and The Stonecutter. I am sure you will enjoy watching all of these stories with your children this Chinese Holiday New Year.
To learn more, visit www.newkideo.com to read about Stone Soup and many other wonderful classic stories by Scholastic Storybook Treasures.
Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of Stone Soup... and Other Stories From the Asian Tradition... from Beth Blenz-Clucas of Foundry Communications and Scholastic (www.newkideo.com) for this review. The previously posted information was provided by Beth Blenz-Clucas of Foundry Communications.