Enchanting Christmas Stor... has been added to your Cart

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Enchanting Christmas Stories (BookBox) English-Mandarin Chinese
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Enchanting Christmas Stories (BookBox) English-Mandarin Chinese


Price: $14.95 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Amazon Price New from Used from
DVD
"Please retry"
1-Disc Version
$14.95
$14.95
$14.95 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.


Product Details

  • Actors: Animated
  • Directors: BookBox
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Master Communications
  • DVD Release Date: October 23, 2007
  • Run Time: 30 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000XDJ8WK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #340,844 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

None.

Editorial Reviews

BookBox makes learning fun! Conceived by child literacy expert Dr. Brij Kothari and his team, at Stanford University, BookBox Stories entertain children and improve their reading skills at the same time. Using scientifically tested SLS (same language subtitling), children will improve their listening comprehension, reading skills and foreign language skills by watching these enchanting stories about Christmas and the holiday spirit. BookBox is a new DVD series uses Same Language Subtitling (SLS) synchronizing the text, audio and visual components of a story shown on screen or reading Karaoke style. SLS is the simple idea of subtitling music videos, film, television and DVDs in the same language as the audio. Word for word, what is heard is what will be read on screen. BookBox Enchanting Christmas Stories is a compilation of five short animated films featuring SLS, which has been proven to aid early readers in developing their reading skills. The stories will be available in numerous different languages on different discs. Enchanting animation, dramatic vocalization, beautiful music and easy-to-follow on-screen text come together to provide hours of viewing fun! BookBox Enchanting Christmas Stories is a compilation of five short animated films featuring SLS, which has been proven to aid early readers in developing their reading skills. The stories will be available in numerous different languages on different discs. Enchanting animation, dramatic vocalization, beautiful music and easy-to-follow on-screen text come together to provide hours of viewing fun! Stories on Enchanting Christmas Stories are: The First Christmas The star of Bethlehem recounts how on the first Christmas Eve, the angels came and requested him to shine with all his brightness to lead the three kings through the desert to meet baby Jesus. The Greatest Treasure Peter stumbles upon a treasure map and decides to seek it out, meeting several animals along the way who join him on his quest. Together, they defy the obstacles in their way, find the prize and realize that the greatest treasure of all is friendship. Tucket the Bucket Tucket, a gardeners favorite bucket, develops a hole, is tossed aside and rusts after a rainstorm. One day, a little girl discovers him, cleans the rust off and places a rose plant inside. Tucket takes care of the rose bud, making him the happiest bucket in the world. The Elves and the Shoemaker A poor cobbler and his wife are aided by two elves who, during the nights, secretly craft several exquisite pairs of shoes. Soon, they become quite well known in town for their innovative designs. In the true spirit of the season, they show their thanks and appreciation by stitching the elves warm clothing and a pair of shoes for Christmas. Santas Christmas Oh, no, the usual hustle and bustle of preparing presents is gone as Santa has fallen ill! Children come to visit and offer him gifts, proving the true meaning of Christmas is wrapped up in love and kindness. BookBox Enchanting Christmas Stories are available in English only, English/Spanish, English/French, English/German, English/Italian, and English/Mandarin Chinese. In the beginning of the program, you will be asked to choose a language. You can choose Chinese and read the story in Chinese. There is an additional option to also display English while Chinese is being read. This is a great way to learn many languages. A portion of proceeds from the sale of BookBox DVDs will be donated to PlanetRead.org, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to reading and literacy development around the world.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
50%
4 star
50%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Grace's Mom on September 23, 2008
Most of my review (below) will be the same as the one I posted for the related product - Stories from Around the World - as they are very similar, just different stories. I wanted first to add, though, that really only two out of the five stories in this collection are specific to Christmas. This isn't at all a criticism, on the contrary it's to let you know that these are stories you will be able to enjoy year-round. We especially love Tucket the Bucket - and the Elves and the Shoemaker is a classic.

I first discovered Bookbox products while living in China and searching for high quality educational materials that would help my young daughter (then 4 years old) learn the language. Their "anibooks" remain some of the best products I've found - daughter still loves to watch them after over two years now. It is so helpful to be able to see subtitles in either language (in our case, English/Chinese)- sometimes I will turn off the sound entirely and "read" the English subtitles to my duaghter so she can learn the stories. Most of the time, however, she is very happy to listen to the story in Mandarin and is gradually picking up the language along the way. Beyond the excellent quality of the graphics and the audio (the Mandarin narrator is very clear and easy to understand), I love the multicultural, gentle nature of the stories themselves. Even if you try to limit "screen time" as we do, you can feel good about the time your child spends reading/watching this dvd. Finally, the dvds support a great cause - promoting literacy worldwide.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Isolde on July 27, 2008
Verified Purchase
This DVD is a helpful supplemental tool for anyone learning Mandarin Chinese. There are five animated stories: The First Christmas, The Elves and the Shoemaker, Tucket the Bucket, The Greatest Treasure, and Santa's Christmas. The animation is elementary (the kind where characters' joints seem to move on hinges), but it is fitting since the style of the movie is one of a narrator reading a book. The audio is in English or Mandarin, and the subtitles can be viewed in English, simplified Chinese characters, or both at once. The characters are displayed in karaoke style, each character lighting up as it is spoken. The slow pace of the narration and the subjects of classically Western stories are helpful in expanding my basic vocabulary and keeping my daughter's interest in learning Chinese.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Enchanting Christmas Stories (BookBox) English-Mandarin Chinese
This item: Enchanting Christmas Stories (BookBox) English-Mandarin Chinese
Price: $14.95
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

Look for Similar Items by Category