Rupert the Bear has been a favorite British comic strip character since 1920. In this BBC production, colorful drawings are accompanied by the spirited narration of Ray Brooks, much like in the popular Winnie the Pooh
shows. Rupert's world is a magical land of make-believe where animals talk, imps and fairies abound, and folk-tale legends like Jack Frost and Old King Cole spring to life. The 57-minute collection features 12 separate episodes in which Rupert shines as a caring bear always willing to lend a helpful hand. In "Rupert and the Magic Ball," Rupert helps his friend Tiger Lily corral a wayward magic ball. He discovers a magical flower, occasioning the daily awakening of Rip Van Winkle's cousin in "Rupert and the Ice Flowers," and tames a ferocious dragon in order to locate a lost pet in "Rupert and the Dragon Sweets." Rupert's good friends Bill Badger, Jack Frost, and Merboy feature prominently in these episodes along with plenty of mythical creatures like imps, fairies, and sea serpents. Rupert
is classic, wholesome entertainment that's perfect for children ages 1 to 4. --Tami Horiuchi
From the Back Cover
American children can now enjoy the charming antics of Britain's cutest comic strip character, Rupert The Bear. Ever since he first appeared in 1920, Rupert has enchanted generations of children and become a fond part of their childhood memories. In these twelve delightfully illustrated stories, Rupert leads children into a whimsical world full of excitement, wonder and magic. Along for the journey are his favorite friends Bill Badger, Tiger-Lily and Jack Frost, as well as dragons, sea-serpents and a most of other fanciful creatures. Recommended for ages 1-4.