Tuesday, January 26, 2016

"SUPERWHY: BILLY GOATS GRUFF" DVD Available Today from PBS Kids (DVD Review)

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

Superwhy: Three Billy Goats Gruff & Other Fairy

Popular PBS KIDS Series SUPER WHY Helps Kids Learn Reading Skills

"PBS Distribution announced today it is releasing four stories from PBS KIDS’ popular SUPER WHY series on the new DVD “THE THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF AND OTHER FAIRYTALE ADVENTURES” on January 26, 2016. The four reading-powered adventures on this DVD not only help kids with the critical skills they need to learn to read, they also provide them with important life lessons. Two of the lessons kids will take away after watching these stories are the importance of good manners and that in order to learn a new skill, you need to be persistent and keep trying!

The four stories included on this DVD are “The Three Billy Goats Gruff,” “The Tortoise and the Hare,” “The Ugly Duckling” and “The Elves and the Shoemaker.” In “The Three Billy Goats Gruff,” Red’s grandmother won’t let her into the kitchen to have some red velvet cake, and she doesn’t know why. In order to find the answer, the Super Readers jump into the book “The Three Billy Goats Gruff.” After watching a troll stop all three goats from crossing his bridge, the answer emerges. The Super Readers also jump into the story “The Tortoise and the Hare!” In this episode the Super Readers spell the words G-O and B-E-L-L and learn that participating in a contest isn’t always about winning, it’s also important to enjoy the game."


Both of my girls are huge fans of Super Why and have learned so much since they began watching it.  Bella is strengthening her ABC's while Savannah has learned so many new words and how to spell them, just by watching this fun educational series.  So, whenever there is a new DVD available, I make a point to pick up a copy, so that I can share with the girls either at home or on the go in the car.  While most episodes that release on DVD have already aired, as have the 4 full-length episodes that make up this DVD, the girls will still watch them, as if they are seeing them for the first time (each and every time).  They can't get enough of Super Why! and you know what...I can't either.  It really is a wonderful show for preschoolers and even kindergarten and first grade, and the theme song is oh so catchy.

If you have a Super Why fan in your house, then you will want to make a point to pick up this new DVD, which arrives in stores today.  This new DVD has a run time of approximately 120 minutes and an SRP of $12.99. The episodes included on this DVD are listed below.  You will find the following episodes...

The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Grandma will not let Red into the kitchen to get some extra special red velvet cake – and it’s making Red really mad! The Super Readers head into the story of “The Three Billy Goats Gruff,” who really want to cross the troll’s bridge…only this time the troll gets to tell his side of the story. The Super Readers wonder if anyone can make those rude goats behave, and Red figures out what she needs to tell Grandma.

The Tortoise and the Hare
Princess Pea and Red are partners in a potato sack race but can’t decide whether to go slow and steady, or fast. The Super Readers fly into the famous race between the tortoise and the hare to help the friends decide on a winning strategy. By the time they have reached the finish line, they’ve learned that winning isn’t always about coming in first.

The Ugly Duckling
Princess Pea’s twirls are falling flat and her dance recital is just days away. The Super Readers soar into the story of “The Ugly Duckling,” who’s having just as much trouble learning to swim. With hard work and determination, the Ugly Duckling finally hits his stride and Princess Pea learns that practice makes perfect.

The Elves and the Shoemaker
Wyatt has a secret admirer and he wants to know who it is. The Super Readers visit the story “The Elves and the Shoemaker” and discover that the shoemaker is just as curious about his own secret friends. After helping the shoemaker write a note to the elves, Wyatt figures out a way to uncover his own mystery friend.

I love classic tales, and have already shared these stories with the girls at bedtime over and over again.  So, it is nice to bring the stories to life with these fun educational spins on the classics.  I wish I could tell you that my girls had a favorite out of the four episodes, but every time I asked them for a favorite, they would name each and every episode. :-)  Let's see if your little one can choose a favorite. And, don't' forget SUPER WHY airs weekdays on PBS KIDS (check local listings).


About Out of the Blue Enterprises
Out of the Blue Enterprises is a leader in children’s educational media, with a portfolio of breakthrough, interactive, and curriculum-based entertainment concepts that span a variety of viable platforms, including television, video, mobile apps, and consumer products. Out of the Blue creates and produces Super WHY, the hit Emmy-nominated literacy series on PBS KIDS;  Creative Galaxy, a new interactive art series for Amazon Studios; Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, the animated series inspired by Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood; and Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Room, and handles all licensing and merchandising activity for Super WHY and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. The company also develops top-rated mobile educational game apps, including Super WHY, and Colorforms. Out of the blue recently acquired the nostalgic Colorforms brand, with the intent to develop and expand across all media and toy platforms.   Led by Co-Founders Angela C. Santomero, Creator of the hit preschool entertainment franchise, Blue’s Clues; and Samantha Freeman, a former Nickelodeon and toy industry executive, Out of the Blue aims to engage kids and families with age-appropriate, entertaining, and engaging learning experiences.  www.outoftheblueenterprises.com

About PBS KIDS PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, digital platforms and community-based programs.  Kidscreen- and Webby-award winning pbskids.org provides engaging interactive content, including digital games and streaming video. PBS KIDS also offers mobile apps to help support young children’s learning. The PBS KIDS Video App is available on a variety of mobile devices and on platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xbox One and Chromecast. For more information on specific PBS KIDS content supporting literacy, science, math and more, visit pbs.org/pressroom, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter and Facebook.

About PBS Distribution
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Street Date: January 26, 2016
Genre: Kids
Run Time: Approximately 120 Minutes
SRP: $12.99

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


  1. This dvd sounds super cute and one the kids would love to watch.
    heather [email protected]

  2. This looks adorable and my grandsons would enjoy these episodes!