Release Date: 10/18/2011
Format: DVD Length: 64 minutes
UPC: 767685251775 Studio: New Video Group, Inc.
This collection includes three stories from children's author Mo Willems: "Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog", "Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity", and "Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed". In "Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog", Pigeon comes across a hungry duckling who wants a bite of his hot dog, while "Knuffle Bunny Too" finds Trixie dismayed when a classmate brings in an identical item for show and tell. In "Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed", Wilbur is ostracized by his peers due to his propensity for wearing clothes.
We have been fans of Mo Willems ever since my husband bought our daughter, Savannah, the Knuffle Bunny books last year. I fell in love with the beautiful illustrations and story lines, and since then, we have been buying up all the books that Mo Willems have released. So, when I found out that Scholastic was releasing a DVD which would bring some of Mo Willems' stories to life, I just had to get my hands on a copy and watch it with Savannah. Scholastic kindly sent me a review copy, and this past weekend was spent watching this DVD over and over again. Savannah couldn't get enough of Knuffle Bunny and Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed. She was glued to the television when these two stories came on. And, when the DVD was not playing, she was grabbing the DVD from under the Christmas tree we had put up and bringing it to me -- hinting that she wanted to watch the DVD again.
Usually when it comes to watching DVDs, it is hard to get our daughter to sit still and watch them. But, not with this DVD. She was captivated and entertained with each story. And, best of all, each story teaches a lesson to viewers, making for a great DVD to watch as a family and discuss afterwards. Even if you have read these books by Mo Williams, it is great to see them brought to life with this DVD. And, Mo and and his family narrate the stories.
There are extra features to the DVD set that both adults and children will like, including “Getting to Know Mo Willems”, “Animating Pigeon” and an “Interview with Mo Willems”. My husband and I especially loved the "Interview with Mo Willems." And, Scholastic added a read-along feature to the DVD, so children learning how to read can follow along with captions at the bottom of the screen with each story.
I can't wait to pick up the first volume in this DVD set to share with Savannah, and add to our DVD collection. These DVDs will truly make for a great teaching tool and family entertainment as my daughters' grow up. If you are looking for a great DVD set to share with your child(ren), or you and your child(ren) are fans of Mo Willems like we are, then why not check out this DVD today. I know you will love it just as much as we do!
Head on over to Scholastic to buy this DVD for only $14.95. While there, don't forget to check out other DVD and books that will make for great stocking stuffer and holiday gifts for kids and grandkids this holiday season.
Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this DVD from Scholastic, in order to write up an honest review. The views above are mine and mine alone.