CORDUROY (Written and illustrated by Don Freeman) Corduroy longs for someone to take him home from the department store. He thinks that finding his lost button may help, so he searches the store when nobody is around. Will Corduroy find the botton on his adventure? (Live Action)
YO! YES? (Adapted from the Caldecott Honor Book, Written and illustrated by Chris Raschka) Playing alone isnt very fun. But when a simple, "Yo!" is answered by a simple, "Yes?" these two boys become the best of friends!
HERE COMES THE CAT! (By Frank Asch and Vladimir Vagin) A village of mice is in an uproar as the ominous shadow of a big cat approaches. "Here comes the cat!" they shout. What will happen when the cat finally arives?
DVD Features: Full-Length Bonus Story Exclusive to DVD: "The Rainbabies" by Laura Krauss Melmed, Illustrated by Jim LaMarche; Read Along; Interactive Menus; Story Selection
Scholastic excels with this trio of timeless children's stories, artistically adapted to video, celebrating friendship and understanding. The most recognized of the bunch is Don Freeman's Corduroy
, a live-action rendition of the beloved bear who sits on a department store shelf, in need of a button and a friend. He finds both, but not before an adventurous romp during the night shift in the darkened store. In the stylistic story Yo! Yes?
, Chris Raschka's illustrations spring to life when two solitary boys--one playing basketball, the other plain lonely--meet face to face. Their simple interactions convey the sweet overtures of a budding friendship. In the last tale, a peaceful village of mice gets into an uproar over the ominous news, Here Comes the Cat!
As the message reverberates, panic ensues until a surprise ending reminds us that sometimes our greatest fears can become the most, er, delicious opportunities. Included is a "read along" feature and bonus story, The Rainbabies
. (Ages 2 to 5) --Lynn Gibson