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You can collect the entire library of Scholastic Storybook Treasures and read along on screen with your favorite classic children's stories, brought vividly to life on DVD.


THE RED HEN (Written and illustrated by Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley, narrated by Walter Mayes) Filled with humor and sparkling illustration, this is the classic story of Red Hen and her adventures in baking.


BREAD COMES TO LIFE (Written and illustrated by George Levenson, narrated by Lily Tomlin) Watch each step of how to bring bread to life, from the sowing of the seeds to the shaping and baking of the bread dough.


HOW DO DINOSAURS EAT THEIR FOOD? (Written and narrated by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Mark Teague) These mischievous dinosaurs show that burping, spilling and playing with one s food are not the best ways to enjoy a meal.


ARNIE THE DOUGHNUT (Written and illustrated by Gerald McDermott, narrated by Michael McKean) When Mr. Bing buys Arnie in a doughnut shop, Arnie realizes he must persuade Mr. Bing that a doughnut can be more than just a sweet snack.


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  • 4 Stories Plus: Easy-to-Follow Recipe for Simply Splendid Cake; Read-Along


Product Details

  • Actors: Lily Tomlin, Michael McKean
  • Directors: Scholastic Video Collection
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: New Video Group
  • DVD Release Date: February 12, 2013
  • Run Time: 56 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B009O07NHK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,901 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Harris HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on February 14, 2013
The Scholastic Storybook Treasures series certainly has a wide and eclectic variety of topics. Just when I thought I'd seen almost everything, here comes "The Red Hen." The unifying topic that ties the four short stories together on this DVD is cooking. So if you have any aspiring gourmet chefs in your brood, this is a nice introduction to foodie culture. The four stories presented on this disc are all enhanced with the "read along" function to promote reading aptitude. If this is your first experience with the Storybook Treasures line, that basically means that the words are put on the screen as the narrator is telling the story. It's a great way to get the kids more actively involved, especially as the recommended age group of 3-7 are at the sponge stage of intellectual training!

The disc has four tales as I've mentioned and runs just shy of an hour. A big surprise on this set is the presence of star power in two of the narrated stories. Lily Tomlin and Michael McKean present two of the tales, and I was not expecting a celebrity presence. The only Bonus Feature is a cake recipe that you might want to try out with your little bakers.

Here are the four included stories which promote themes such as Problem Solving, Cooperation and Friendship:

1) The Red Hen: Speaking of aspiring bakers, the hen in this piece has quite a passion for it. Rather charming.
2) Bread Comes To Life: This is the Tomlin narration, and my personal favorite in the set. With its limited focus, it really does teach you about the process of making bread which I think the little ones will love.
3) How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?: As you might imagine, dinosaurs don't have the best manners! This is good for the smaller viewers as it models appropriate behavior.
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By Keri Schow on June 22, 2014
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This will work quite well in my various aged classrooms. I enjoy having the books on a DVD to review as well. Thank you.
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