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Studio: Uni Dist Corp. (new Video Release Date: 06/29/2004 Run time: 63 minutes Rating: Nr
Scholastic continues its well-crafted video adaptations of award-winning children's picture books in this trio of classic folktales. Tomie dePaola's Strega Nona tells the tale of an old, eccentric witch and her magical cooking pot that provides a hearty lesson for a young lad. Simms Taback writes, Joseph Had a Little Overcoat, the endearing fable of a kindly man and his beloved coat, both of which take on new life as they age--providing the delightful reminder that you can make something from nothing. Finally, Marcia Brown's tale of three savvy soldiers has charmed readers for more than a quarter century. Stone Soup is the ingenuous concoction of these soldiers when they visit a town bringing nothing but wits to feast on. Each story is an animated replica of its printed predecessor. The collection also includes a bonus story and the option to read along or hear a couple of the stories in Spanish. (Ages 3 to 10) --Lynn Gibson
This has always been one of my favorites in storytelling for kids......a moral lesson is told with great humor.
I highly recommend this video.
I recently ordered the Scholastic Treasury of 100 Classic Stories DVDs. Since I was impatient to get the order, I went to the library and checked out the Strega Nona DVD. Read morePublished on October 19, 2009 by Fulltime Nana
Grand kids love this story, so they really enjoyed seeing it come to life. Other folk tales on this DVD were also enjoyed. Great way to add fun to books they have read.Published on October 11, 2009 by mama C