Make Way for Ducklings... and More Robert McCloskey Stories (Scholastic Video Collection)
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Top Customer Reviews
Otherwise, a wonderful, older-styled video presentation for children of all ages.
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
So pleased to find the same thing that I used to get at the library for m kids when they were littlePublished 21 months ago by Lori Tamblingson
My grandchildren love it, its a nice DVD for the car when we are driving and can't read to them.Published on January 7, 2014 by Susan J. Ansell
Great stories and nicely adapted to DVD from the books. My 3 year old loves them! Especially "A TALE OF TWO CHICKENS"!!! She f watches this DVD for rest time.Published on April 2, 2013 by Elizabeth J. Buck