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Corduroy... and More Stories About Friendship (Scholastic Video Collection)

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CORDUROY (Written and illustrated by Don Freeman) Corduroy longs for someone to take him home from the department store. He thinks that finding his lost button may help, so he searches the store when nobody is around. Will Corduroy find the botton on his adventure? (Live Action)

YO! YES? (Adapted from the Caldecott Honor Book, Written and illustrated by Chris Raschka) Playing alone isn’t very fun. But when a simple, "Yo!" is answered by a simple, "Yes?" these two boys become the best of friends!

HERE COMES THE CAT! (By Frank Asch and Vladimir Vagin) A village of mice is in an uproar as the ominous shadow of a big cat approaches. "Here comes the cat!" they shout. What will happen when the cat finally arives?

DVD Features: Full-Length Bonus Story Exclusive to DVD: "The Rainbabies" by Laura Krauss Melmed, Illustrated by Jim LaMarche; Read Along; Interactive Menus; Story Selection

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Scholastic excels with this trio of timeless children's stories, artistically adapted to video, celebrating friendship and understanding. The most recognized of the bunch is Don Freeman's Corduroy, a live-action rendition of the beloved bear who sits on a department store shelf, in need of a button and a friend. He finds both, but not before an adventurous romp during the night shift in the darkened store. In the stylistic story Yo! Yes?, Chris Raschka's illustrations spring to life when two solitary boys--one playing basketball, the other plain lonely--meet face to face. Their simple interactions convey the sweet overtures of a budding friendship. In the last tale, a peaceful village of mice gets into an uproar over the ominous news, Here Comes the Cat! As the message reverberates, panic ensues until a surprise ending reminds us that sometimes our greatest fears can become the most, er, delicious opportunities. Included is a "read along" feature and bonus story, The Rainbabies. (Ages 2 to 5) --Lynn Gibson

Special Features

  • Three stories: Corduroy (live action; written and illustrated by Don Freeman), Yo! Yes? (written and illustrated by Chris Raschka), Here Comes the Cat! (by Frank Asch and Vladimir Vagin)
  • Bonus story: The Rainbabies (by Laura Krauss Melmed, illustrated by Jim LaMarche)
  • Read along

Product Details

  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: New Video Group
  • DVD Release Date: February 24, 2004
  • Run Time: 54 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00019G4OQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95,699 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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I bought this dvd for the Corduroy story. After checking it out of the library repeatedly for my 3 year old twins, I decided to buy it. What a surprise the other stories were! My son loved "Here Comes The Cat" and watched it four times at his first viewing. "Yo Yes" is a delightful story about friendship. However, the best surpise was the beautiful and touching "The Rainbabies" described on the package as a bonus. It is the star of the dvd. These are all wonderful stories and it makes me long for the world portrayed.
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By A Customer on March 15, 2004
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This superb video will delight viewers of all ages. Each of the stories here is heartwarming, but the classic "Corduroy" is a marvelous treat for everyone, including this 50-year-old child. The producers should be commended for this wonderful work.
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We had Corduroy on VHS when I was little. We used to put it on when it was raining or needed to be entertained. We watched so intently - Mum loved it because we went dead quiet from the moment it went on - listening and watching intently.

Time passed, we grew up, moved out of home, got married, then the pitter patter of tiny feet. We asked Mum to pull out Corduroy to show the next generation ... and she had to admit that she'd lent it to a friend who had accidentally taped over it!

I searched for it on the net and could only find this version. From the cover I thought it was a cartoon version but figured it was better than nothing so ordered it. When it arrived, we put it in the DVD player crossing our fingers that it would have some of the magic of the original. We held our breath ... and were delighted; it was the original 1986 version of Corduroy!!

As for the other stories? Just icing on the cake!

This DVD is a must for any kids (and grown up kids) collection!
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This is one of my favorite travel videos. My kids are 10, 7, and 3. Since we have had it since my oldest (now 10) was a 3, so even though it's "too young" for him, he still enjoys seeing it with his younger siblings in the car. It is comforting in its familiarity. I like it because it doesn't grate on my nerves and I don't have to worry about the 3 year old getting distressed. They laugh like crazy when Corduroy ends up on the train. The rest isn't really funny (except parts of Here Comes the Cat), but is calming. (Which is why some reviewers said "boring.") The first 3 stories are all especially great for travel because none really rely on dialogue, so even on an airplane with terrible acoustics or for a 2 year old who doesn't like to wear headphones, this is a good DVD. Four stories I remember off-hand: Corduroy, Yo! Yes?, Here Comes the Cat, and Rain Babies. 54 minutes total.
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Darling video of Corduroy. Corduroy comes to life and has misadventures as he hides from the security guard. This is not animated. I showed it many times as a teacher and am very pleased to see the same video to show my granddaughter. She loved it!
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My niece loves it when I read the book "Corduroy" to her and since receiving the movie for her 4th birthday she watches it incessantly. It's a wonderful story and a wholesome video choice for a little girl.
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Corduroy is a great movie to show to 2-4 yr olds. The old fashion style of entertainment will trance your child. The little bear moves throughout the store in the middle of the night, looking for his button. Love it!
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I'm a special ed teacher for K-1 and my students love these videos. They add a visual depth to these classic stories. Don't forget to view the extras and you can also have the words displayed as well. I find them invaluable for illuminating literature. Most stories are no more than 7-10 minutes long and so are great for getting students involved quickly. Well worth the price. Students ask for them over and over again. Get the books too and students begin to engage with the books and get excited keeping up with the video.
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