BEST-SELLING AUTHOR MO WILLEMS MOST MEMORABLE CREATIONS COME TO EXCITING LIFE IN THIS DOUBLY-DELIGHTFUL DVD COLLECTION!
MO WILLEMS’ PIGEON AND PALS:
COMPLETE CARTOON COLLECTION, VOL. 1&2
Street Date: April 17, 2012
Since he unveiled his unforgettable conniving pigeon who’ll do absolutely anything to drive a bus or eat a hot dog, Emmy Award®-winner and Sesame Street veteran Mo Willems has become one of the most beloved children’s author/illustrators working today. His best-selling books have won dozens of awards and honors, and The New York Times calls his Pigeon “one of this decade’s contributions to the pantheon of great picture book characters.” Now, children can laugh along Scholastic Storybook Treasures™ brings all the authors’ characters to life and together for the very first time in colorfully and whimsically animated video adaptations with MO WILLEM’S PIGEON AND PALS: COMPLETE CARTOON COLLECTION, VOL 1&2.
Across two discs and sic stories, Willems’ tales – highlighted by “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!” and “The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!” -- jump off the screen in inimitable fashion! Enhanced by Scholastic’s ever-popular read-along function which helps to strengthen early reading skills, the sure-to-be-treasured collection also includes faithful and award-winning adaptations of other Willems’ best-sellers, including “Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale” (in both English and Spanish) and “Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity”, “Leonardo the Terrible Monster” and “Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed”. Made all the more enriching and engaging, PIGEON AND PALS also includes a multitude of bonus featurettes, as well as an interview with the author himself!
· Featurette: “Getting to Know Mo Willems”
· Featurette: “Animating Pigeon”
· Featurette: “Mo and Pigeon Visit a School”
Type: DVD/2 Discs
Catalog #: NNVG253895
Running Time: 113 minutes + extras
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
I was first introduced to Mo Willems when I picked up the Knuffle Bunny books to read to Savannah, prior to her being born. As my husband and I lay in bed at the end of the night, we would take turns reading books to Savannah in the womb, so that she would recognize our voices. After I read Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale in English, my husband would follow up with the same story, but in Spanish. As we read this and other Mo Willems titles to her, we would always look at each other and smile as we liked his style of writing, and knew that once we welcomed her into this world, that these books would become bedtime books -- which they have. Savannah loves pointing to the bunny as we read the stories to her. And, one of her first words, after Mommy and Daddy was bunny.
In addition to the Knuffle Bunny books, we also picked up Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus to share, which Savannah couldn't get enough of. She loves the pigeon so much, that she has an app on her Daddy's iPad from Mo Willems, that lets her draw her own pigeon, as well as read this and other Pigeon stories to her. So, when I heard they were coming out with a DVD set of Mo Willems' Pigeons and Pals, I knew I had to get a copy and share with Savannah. With 113 minutes of classic Mo Willems fun and storytelling, your little Mo Willems fan will be in heaven. It has been hard to choose a favorite story, as Savannah, her Daddy and I love to watch each and every one. I have lost count on the number of times we have watched this two-disc set in its entirety since receiving for review. And, for older children and adults, you will love the interview with Mo Willems, which is part of the bonus features.
So, if you have a Mo Willems fan in your house, why not surprise them with this 2-disc set today? It will become a treasured box set, which will be viewed over and over again. :-)
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Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this DVD from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. The views above are mine and mine alone.