THE SNOWY DAY (Adapted from the Caldecott Medal Book) One winter morning Peter wakes up to see that snow has fallen, covering everything in the city! What exciting adventures will he have on this snowy day?
WHISTLE FOR WILLIE -- Wouldnt it be great if P
A handful of enchanting stories by Ezra Jack Keats (1916-1983) are beautifully adapted as "moving storybooks" in this treasury of tales beginning with the Caldecott Medal winner, "The Snowy Day." When Peter discovers a pristine world of white outside his window, his wondrous day unfolds with the simple pleasures of sticks, snow-laden trees, and snow angels. Peter appears in six more stories growing from a small boy in "Whistle for Willie" to adolescence in "Pet Show!" In Keats's words, "All that happens in a child's life is meaningful." His stories depict common childhood experiences such as moving and making friends, facing fears, adjusting to a new sibling, and discovering nature. Faithful to the gently paced books, Scholastic's film tribute is narrated by soothing storytellers, and accompanied by flute and guitar instrumentals. Viewers have the option of reading along with words on the screen... and don't miss the bonus featurette, a 1969 interview with the beloved author. (Ages 3 to 7) --Lynn Gibson