20 award-winning and classic children s stories are faithfully adapted and brought to live in this 4-DVD collection. From Karma Wilson's best-sellers Bear Snores On and Bear Wants More, to the Beverly Clearly Classic The Mouse and the Motor Cycle, parents and children alike are sure to enjoy these storybook treasures, featuring celebrity narration by by Sean Hayes, James Naughton, B.D. Wong and others.
Scholastic videos are award-winning presentations of classic children's books that preserve the original texts and artwork while enhancing the viewing experience with fun music, read-along text, and celebrity narration. This collection of 20 favorite stories celebrates nature and its creatures with tales about everything from bears, insects, and mice to man's connection with nature. Bear Snores On and Bear Wants More are captivating tales about a bear whose friends alternately hold a party in his lair while he's hibernating and then help fill his stomach when he wakes up insatiably hungry. Henry Hikes to Fitchburg contrasts a bear's enjoyment of a countryside hike with his friend's very different day of work and train travel, and Panama explores a bear and tiger's discovery that their simple cottage by the river is the place of their dreams. While insects, arachnids, and amphibians are often considered creepy, crawly, or slimy, they're cute creatures with normal dreams in five separate stories that chronicle a school-going spider, a termite with dreams of becoming an architect, a mouse sculptor, an unusual tadpole, and a frog with a special talent for dancing. The He's Got the Whole World in His Hand disc celebrates the connection between man and nature with everything from a Native American message of thanks to a celebration of rain after a drought, a special father-daughter owl-spotting trip, a kind kitchen maid's efforts to save a pair of Mandarin ducks, and a comical live-action look at a young boy's attempts to catch an elusive frog. The final disc presents two live-action films: The Mouse and the Motorcycle, a story about a friendship between a young boy and an (animatronic) mouse with a fascination for motorcycles, and Wee Gillis, the tale of a young Scottish boy who must make a difficult choice between traditional highland and lowland living. New and old favorites abound in this thoroughly enjoyable Scholastic compilation. (Ages 2 to 8) --Tami Horiuchi