Postcards from Buster - Buster's Outdoor Journeys
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- Four episodes: Sugartime (Hinesburg, VT), Meet Me at the Fair (Knox, IN), The Giant Pumpkins (Mt. Hood, OR), Bayou by Me (Sidell, LA)
- Drawing with Marc Brown, creator of the Arthur book series
- Overview of the series for parents and educators
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Actually, they spend all of about two minutes on this topic. Buster comments on how he thinks it's neat that these kids have two Moms --- "wow, that's a lot of Moms" and that's it. No mention is even made of them being lesbians and a lot of the little kids watching might not even notice or care unless it's brought up to them.
Note that because of this episode, there are a couple things different about this DVD from the other "Postcards" DVD releases. All episodes except "Sugartime!" are preceded by a notice that funding was provided by a Ready to Learn No Child Left Behind grant. "Sugartime!" does not contain this notice because the funding was unwisely pulled. Also, the episodes do not play continuously when selected individually.
Now onto a more detailed DVD review.
There are also three other episodes "Meet Me at the Fair" (Knox, IN), "The Giant Pumpkins" (Mt. Hood, OR) and "Bayou, By Me." (Sidell, LA) These are all great episodes and feature Buster learning some important things --- not to lie to his parents for one. What's really cool is that these feature some interesting trivia and things --- you can actually learn more about these real giant pumpkins by searching around online.
DVD special features are the same as other "Postcards" releases --- an outline of the series for Parents and Educators and Drawing with Marc Brown. Wisely, I think, they chose not to include any special commentary or specials about the "Sugartime!" episode.
Below is an excerpt from an article in a Tucson paper that clears the air a bit:
In the episode that upset U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings, Buster learns how to make maple syrup in Vermont with some real children and their parents, who are all women. One little girl refers to her mother and stepmother.
"That's a lot of moms!" Buster remarks in the episode titled, "Sugarland!" Nothing more is said about the families.
This DVD is superb... it is by far the most educational children's DVD we own, and it became her favorite right away. It is especially nice for introducing city kids to more rural lifestyles.
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First of all: Please let me say that I really liked this DVD and I have it in my house somewhere. It's worth watching with your family
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my kids are 6 and 8 and they enjoyed this... they only watched it once but its nice that there all diffrent kids of famillies in this including a two mommy household. nice dvdPublished on June 23, 2011 by kolormekarla