Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Dicslosure: I was sent a review copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Today marks the release of a special  CAILLOU 25th anniversary DVD and book gift set from PBS Distribution, just in time for the holidays! The gift set features the DVD “Caillou’s Family Favorites,” which includes four episodes (14 adventures), and a 48-page beautifully illustrated special edition double storybook, which features “Training Wheels” and “Captain Caillou.”

"For 25 years, Caillou has been inspiring generations of preschool children to grow emotionally and to explore the world around them by learning, having fun, and using their imagination. CAILLOU airs weekdays on PBS KIDS (check local listings). Join Caillou in celebrating his 25th anniversary with this fun-filled family DVD and double storybook collection.

CAILLOU’S FAMILY FAVORITES DVD + BOOK” is now available in stores starting today. The DVD run time is approximately 100 minutes. The gift set SRP is $14.99. The DVD contains special features including interactive games, coloring pages, and optional Spanish audio.

Caillou is a 4-year-old boy who delights in the small wonders of the world around him, embellishing everything he sees with his rich imagination. Thanks to his vivid imagination, ordinary, everyday events quickly become exciting adventures in which Caillou can play “make-believe.” CAILLOU is designed for preschoolers and focuses on role-playing and “make-believe.” CAILLOU is produced by DHX Media."

The episodes and stories included on the DVD are listed below.

Caillou’s Surprise
·         Caillou’s Surprise
·         A Surprise for Miss Martin
·         A Surprise Sleepover

People I Love
·         Mystery Valentine
·         Dancing at Grandma’s
·         Play Ball!
·         Caillou's Sleepover Guest

Captain Caillou
·         Captain Caillou
·         The Loudest Noise
·         Caillou's First Wedding

Knowing How!
·         Skating Lessons
·         Where I Live
·         Just Like Me

·         Just In Time

My Thoughts:

I can't believe that Caillou is celebrating 25 years.  Where did the time go?  I remember watching this when I used to babysit my neighbors back in middle and high school.  I liked the show then, and now get to watch it today with my girls.  If you have seen this popular animated preschool series on PBS Kids, then you know that it is all about a little 4-year old boy named Caillou, who is curious about growing up and learning through exploration.  Each of the 14 episodes included on this new DVD release are perfect for preschoolers and even toddlers, and keep little ones engaged for the duration of each adventure-filled episode.  

Whenever my girls watch Caillou, they spend hours afterwards trying to recreate scenes from the show, talking to one another about what they saw and how cool it would be if they could do the same thing, or simply let their imaginations wonder as they, too, pretend just like Caillou does. 

Being a fan of this series, I was happy to have received a review copy of the special 25th anniversary gift set, which includes both a 14-episode DVD with bonus features, as well as a special edition double storybook to share with the girls.  When we aren't enjoying the fun-filled episodes featuring everyone's favorite four year, Caillou, the girls have me reading the special storybook to them, which features "Captain Caillou" and "Training Wheels."  The first of the two stories is also included as a full-length episode on this DVD, which makes it fun to compare the story to the episode.

If you have a Caillou fan in your house, or are getting a jump start on your holiday shopping, why not consider picking up this special limited edition DVD and Book set to commemorate 25 wonderful years of this hit preschool series for kids, which is sure to be around for years to come.

Dicslosure: I was sent a review copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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