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The Wheels on the Bus... and More Sing-Along Favorites (Scholastic Video Collection) (2005)

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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Format: Animated, Closed-captioned, 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: October 25, 2005
  • Run Time: 45 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000B0WO58
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #86,478 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

  • 2 Extra Bonus Stories Exclusive to DVD: I Want a Dog by Dayal Kaur Khalsa and The Chinese Violin by Madeline Thien
  • Read Along
  • Story Selection

Editorial Reviews

Hop on the bus and sing along with these favorite children’s songs! THE WHEELS ON THE BUS (By Paul O. Zelinsky) The classic children’s ditty comes to glorious life with Paul O. Zelinsky’s eye-popping art and a lively musical score by The Bacon Brothers. DEM BONES (By Bob Barner) A skeleton band will tickle your funny bone with words and music to the well-known song based on the African-American spiritual. OVER IN THE MEADOW (By John Langstaff, Illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky) This endearing version of an old counting song for children is filled with the beauty and wonder of meadow life. I KNOW AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A FLY (By Rose Bonne and Alan Mills) Sung by the legendary Burl Ives, this old lady ends up swallowing much more than just the fly. DVD Features: 2 Extra Bonus Stories Exclusive to DVD - "I Want A Dog" by Dayal Kaur Khalsa and "The Chinese Violin" by Madeleine Thien; Read Along; Interactive Menus; Scene Selection; Auto-Play

Customer Reviews

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Scholastic knows something that I don't June 7, 2006
By Adh
I was looking for a few sing-along DVDs for my 28 month old son and picked this one up along with a few others.

The first one I put in was a Sesame Street, Sing Yourself Silly. He screamed and threw a tantrum crying for his Math Circus DVD. Didnt go over so well. Glutten for punishment, I put this DVD in instead of his Math Circus.

When it came on, the introduction was cute, and I thought, this is kind of nice. Then the Wheels on the Bus came on. And the people and the drawings made it look like some sort of psychodelic vision. I thought it was creepy. Plus the song was kind of slow and I was disappointed becuase I thought it would be something he could sing along with and this was way more drawn out. Thinking this was a disaster I looked over at my son who, through tear stained eyes, said:


Um, he loved it. Creepy people and all. He gets all excited by various parts and wants to watch it over and over again. He is even singing along. Now, Im so used to it, I kind of dig the singing (which is more bluesy or something, not sing songy kiddish) and I like it too.

Having not learned my lesson, I was again shocked at the Dem Bones being all these dead skeletons that appeared to have been drawn by a (not particularly talented) five year old, but once again, he thought it was great (wasnt scared) and starting singing to that one too (and pointing out the various parts on him, which impressed me he could make the connection to the freaky skeletons and himself). He asks for this DVD all the time now.

So Scholastic obviously knows something I dont and based on my son's reaction, I have no choice but to give this five stars.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The only DVD you will ever need January 25, 2007
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Wow, what a surprise this DVD was. Not only did it start with my daughters favorite song and story " The Wheels on the bus" but the list went on and on. 'Dem Bones, Over in the Meadow, There was and Old Lady Who swallowed a fly. Then the stories..."I Want a Dog" is so cute. My daughter, 2 1/2 copies the whole DVD and gets better every day. And my son 6 loves the DVD just as much. They are not fighting over which DVD to choose and I finally have a break from Barney.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful November 17, 2006
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I was fearful when I purchased my first Scholastic Video that the interpretations would somehow sully the original books for my son, or alter their meaning. The animation, the songs, the voices are all consistent with the feelings of the original books. The books that are included in this collections are all books I would want in my son's library, and I have, in fact, purchased some of them after viewing the videos. Each dvd includes about 3 stories, and usually at least two 'extras'. I would recommend that anyone interested in this collection invest in the 27 DVD bundle. However, there are more DVD's to purchase.

The Wheels On The Bus is wonderful, so is Over in the Meadow, Dem Bones, and There was an Old Lady (come on, Burl Ives!) Not crazy about I Want A Dog. But wonderful music, and animation.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another favorite Scholastic DVD January 15, 2008
We own over 20 Scholastic Video dvd's and The Wheels on the Bus is one of our favorites. We first got it from the library and my daughter just loved it. She was so thrilled when I bought in on-line. This dvd has 6 stories. The main 4 stories are sung. The first extra story (I Want A Dog) is read, but it does have a song a couple of times in it. The last story is just read; no songs at all.

The Wheels on the Bus is based on the book by Paul Zelinsky. When my oldest daughter, now 15, was little we had this book. It's a really neat moving parts book. I am now looking for it for my 4 year old. The story on the dvd is animated and just like the pictures in the book.

Dem Bones is kind of educational; at the end a narrators voice talks about all the bones of the skeleton and then the song is sung again. This one is also animated.

Over in the Meadow is my favorite and it's so cute to hear my daughter try to sing along. I like the song/melody so much that I ordered the book by the same author and illustrator (we'll be able to sing it and see the pictures without always having to put the dvd in). This story, on the dvd, has very little animation; mostly just still shots of the pictures from the book.

I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly is an old one from 1964; before I was born. The animation is the old cartoonish style. This is sung by Burl Ives. It's not one of my favorites....but I've never been overly crazy about that story anyway.

I Want a Dog is another one of my favorites on this dvd. There is a song in the story and it's great. I find myself singing it throughout the day after we've watched it (boy, do I gotta get out, or what??). It is a very catchy song. This has cute animation and is very colorful.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't ask for anything better! February 6, 2006
Received as a gift and currently looking for more titles in the scholastic collection. Dem Bones had my daughter dancing. Over in the meadow just made you feel good about the world. Highly recommend. All the stories/music were fantastic.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, no-frills, classic entertainment. October 23, 2007
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I originally borrowed this DVD from our public library, and my two-year-old liked it so much that I bought it for her third birthday. She watches it a few times a week, and it's one of those rare kids' sing-alongs that I don't mind listening to over and over, either. My 'tween doesn't even mind it, and that's really saying something!

My little one usually asks me to replay the title song, which I was surprised to learn is performed by The Bacon Brothers Band---actor Kevin Bacon and his brother Michael. It's a very pleasant song, and it has me looking into more of their music. (They also perform the title song on Sandra Boynton's "Dog Train" CD, and they have their own adult-music CDs.)

We enjoy "Dem Bones," "I Want a Dog," and "The Chinese Violin," and Burl Ives' version of "I Know an Old Lady" makes me laugh out loud at the end. My personal favorite is "Over in the Meadow," which also makes a great lullaby.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD
This is a great DVD for kids and has a wonderful book that goes with it that is interactive. I purchased this book for my son's children and they wore it out watching it. Read more
Published 4 months ago by oddmark
5.0 out of 5 stars sing along favorites
the kids in my class love to "see" the songs we sing. Fast shipping and reasonable price. Thanks for helping keep them occupied.
Published 13 months ago by Mandy Viator
5.0 out of 5 stars A BIG HIT
My 2 year old boy loves this dvd. He wants to sing it over and over again, especially the wheels on the bus song. My son loves to sing and he can't get enough of this DVD.
Published 17 months ago by Rochelle Mitchell
5.0 out of 5 stars wheels on the bus
Love this. The music is great. Takes you back in time. The babies and kids of all ages LOVE IT.
my 86 year old dad loves it
Published 20 months ago by helen welsh
5.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD
Bought this last year for my three year old granddaughter, and she has enjoyed it immensely. Her two favorites are the Wheels on the Bus, and I Want A Dog, in the bonus stories... Read more
Published on December 30, 2010 by rusty5
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommend
I teach Music K-5. This is a great DVD. I showed it to Kinder, First and Second. They love seeing all their library book characters during the introduction. Read more
Published on March 25, 2010 by Catherine R. Mcadams
5.0 out of 5 stars Great video for 2 year old
My two year old has been obsessed with Paul O. Zelinsky's book for a long time now. He gets so excited to have someone look at it with him. Read more
Published on March 22, 2010 by Mary
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have for Parents
I have purchased several Scholastic Storybook Treasures including Harold and Curious George, Make Way for Ducklings, Goodnight Moon and Wheels of the Bus and truly money well... Read more
Published on February 25, 2010 by Amazon Junkie
5.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD!
My son saw this version of "Wheels on the Bus" on TV and loved it! It's realxing and he would often fall asleep to it. Read more
Published on January 18, 2010 by cyprusgirl
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible
This video was so painful. My 22mo old daughter and I couldn't even finish the whole thing. What a waste of $.
Published on January 9, 2010 by Rebecca A. Boyer
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