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There's more to this than just 'Wild Things',
This review is from: Where the Wild Things Are...and 5 More Stories by Maurice Sendak (Scholastic Storybook Treasures) (DVD)
Bought this as part of a box set of Scholastic DVDs. This is one of our daughter's favourites (aged 3). As much as she enjoys Dora and Yo Gabba Gabba as much as the next kid, she loves singing/songs in anything. Yet because of the less-than-colourful images and simple animation style, even I was a little suprised at just how much she enjoys this one.
I do agree with other reviewers that this is not your average kids' fare and many may not take to it. However we aren't likely to take our 3 year old to see the new Spike Jonze movie (though I am very tempted and she is very interested), so this version is as close as she'll get for some time (until we parents can vet it on DVD later on). The 'Where the Wild Things Are' is straight from the book, like it has come to life. She really enjoys it - asks to see it regularly. Nothing overly frightening, safe to watch right before bedtime.
I didn't know the other stories at all before seeing them on this DVD. The Nutshell Kids segment is lots of fun (probably her favourite really) with short songs/stories (good for short attention spans!) on simple themes. 'A is for Alligator' goes through the alphabet with an alliteration of rather unconventional word choices (fun). Daughter requested that she have 'Chicken Soup with Rice' for dinner after seeing this. Now my husband found the Carole King songs (album named 'Really Rosie') and loaded them on our iPods. We are learning the words so we can all sing along in the car.
So if your intended audience likes 'Where the Wild Things Are' but isn't really of age to see the new movie, this could be the way to go. Also if they love music and singing, this could be a hit with yours as much as it is with ours for the other content.