Monday, May 20, 2013

Now Available on DVD -- Newberry Winner Kate DiCamillo Teaches About Friendship in BINK & GOLLIE, the All-New DVD from Scholastic Storybook Treasures!-- Review and #Giveaway

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this DVD from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.



"This new DVD in the SCHOLASTIC STORYBOOK TREASURES™ collection is perfect for kids as they wind down the school year, get ready for camp and look forward to spending the summertime with friends.  BINK & GOLLIE... AND MORE STORIES ABOUT FRIENDSHIP is an all-new compilation headlined by "Bink & Gollie", from Kate DiCamillo, the Newbery Medal-winning author of Because of Winn Dixie and The Tale of Despereaux and Alison McGhee.  A story of two very different girls who are the best of friends, Bink and Gollie don't agree on anything, but they learn ways to keep their friendship going strong. The original story for early readers, illustrated by Tony Fucile, won the Theodore Geisel Award, and a new book in the series "Bink & Gollie: Best Friends Forever" is available from Candlewick Press this spring. Three other stories about friendship are also included in this fun-packed video:

·         "A Sick Day for Amos Mcgee" (by Philip C. Stead, illustrated by Erin E. Stead, narrated by David de Vries) - Amos receives unexpected guests from the zoo when he's home with the sniffles and sneezes.
·         "The Other Side" (by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E.B. Lewis, narrated by Toshi Widoff-Woodson) - A friendship develops between two kids from opposite sides of a segregated town.
·         "Cat and Canary" (written and illustrated by Michael Foreman) - Cat's unlikely friend Canary shows him a great time when his master is away at work.


·         Author and illustrator interviews
·         Read-Along Function


Type:  DVD
Catalog #:  NNVG288930
Running Time: Approx. 36 minutes + extras
Genre:  Kids'/Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo 

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My Thoughts:
From friends with differences to unlikely friends, this recent Scholastic Storybook Treasures DVD is a joy to watch with little ones.  My girls are both going through their terrible two's -- well Arabella is only 18 months, but acts just like Savannah. :-)  So, I have been trying to find books and DVDs that not only talk about sibling rivalry, but also about friendship and how you may not agree with one another at times, but how comprimise and talking it out, is what keeps a friendship going strong.

I have always been a fan of the Scholastic Storybook Treasures, and love sharing the assortment of stories that make up each DVD collection.  This new DVD release deals with friendship, tolerance and respect, and will keep young children engaged throughout each short onscreen story.  Parents have the option of having captions appear at the bottom of the screen, so that beginner readers can practice reading and learning new words. 

My girls have a nice collection going of Bink & Gollie books, that they have me read to them, so seeing one of the classic Bink & Gollie stories come to life on the screeen, was so much fun!  While they liked the other 3 short stories, this one was their favorite.  As for me, I enjoyed the bonus features, which included interviews with the authors and illustrators.

So, if you are fans of Bink & Gollie, or love Scholastic Storybook Treasures, you will want to check out this recent release from New Video.  It would also make for a great DVD to share with your children if you homeschool, and are looking for a fun way to talk about friendship, tolerance and respect with your children.

Thanks to the folks at New Kideo, one lucky reader will win a copy of BINK & GOLLIE... AND MORE STORIES ABOUT FRIENDSHIP on DVD, to enter with their child(ren).  To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this DVD from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.


  1. both my kids woudl really enjoy these what a neat series

  2. My grandson & I can watch together.

  3. I want to win this for my niece.

  4. I want these for my daughter!


  6. no i havent seen this movie but it sure sounds sure me and my son would love this on our movie night

  7. Id like to win for my daughters and me!

  8. I would like to win for my daughters.