Make Way for Ducklings ... and More Delightful Duck Stories (Scholastic Storybook Treasures)
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MAKE WAY FOR DUCKLINGS (Written and Illustrated by Robert McCloskey) In this beloved children's classic, Mr. and Mrs. Mallard look for the perfect spot to raise their young, and find it in the most unlikely place. THE STORY ABOUT PING (By Marjorie Flack, Illustrated by Kurt Wiese) A young duck gets separated from his family, and meets a new friend. The two search for Ping's family and they set off on a series of exciting adventures together. THE UGLY DUCKLING (By Hans Christian Anderson, Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney, Narrated by Lynn Whitfield) Only a mother could love this ugliest of ducklings who is teased for his awkward appearance. But seasons change - and so does he - into a graceful swan. ANGUS AND THE DUCKS (Live Action - based on the book by Marjorie Flack) What's making all of that noise on the other side of the hedge? When the door to Angus's house is left open, this curious pup gets his chance to find out. 2 BONUS STORIES! CAT AND CANARY (Written and Illustrated by Michael Foreman) While his owner is away at work, Cat's unlikely friend Canary shows him a great time. WINGS: A TALE OF TWO CHICKENS (Written and Illustrated by James Marshall) Winnie unknowingly goes on a balloon ride with a sly fox. Can sensible Harriet rescue her?
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Otherwise, a wonderful, older-styled video presentation for children of all ages.
What a delightful surprise to find the McCloskey video available in DVD format! It is my sister-in-law's granddaughter's favorite! When they got a new TV there was no way to attach a VCR and everyone was very disappointed. These are wonderful old stories, told as if one were reading a book. Their family is all very happy with this gift--and your service was excellent. Thank you.
This DVD collection gathers video versions of several of Robert McCloskey's classic children's tales, notably "Make Way For Ducklings" and "Blueberries For Sal," which were written in the 1940s and '50s, and adapted into short films in the late '60s. The format is simple, but effective. The films are not animated: the original text is read aloud (nicely, in resonant male voices) as a camera pans across the original artwork. Although the production values are simple, they are well suited to the stories, and the overall effect is rather quaint, but not so much that modern kids won't still get a lot out of them. Bonus material includes short adaptations of "Lentil" and "Burt Dow, Deep Water Man." Wish they'd had time to do "One Morning In Maine" as well.