The Snowy Day & More Ezra Jack Keats Stories (Scholastic Video Collection)
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- Four stories: The Snowy Day, Whistle for Willie, Peter's Chair, and Pet Show!
- Three full-length bonus stories by Ezra Jack Keats: A Letter to Amy, The Trip, Apt. 3
- Getting to Know Ezra Jack Keats
Top Customer Reviews
I especially enjoyed the interview with the author that is included as a bonus.
These pieces represent an era when producers didn't have a lot of effects to work with -- just the picture in the book, a narrator (and these narrators are all great), and music -- and couldn't count on licensed character synergies to carry a child's interest. My first video editing assignment ever was to shoot, cut, record, select music for, and edit a children's book. It's not as simple as it might seem. (I set "Where the Wild Things Are" to REM's "Perfect Circle" for the quiet bits of sailing over the sea and such, and something from Hüsker Dü's "Land Speed Record" for the wild rumpus.)
The overall mood of these pieces is very quiet, gentle, thoughtful. "Peter's Chair" would be good for discussing any new siblings that might be arriving in your house.
I believe Loretta Long, the narrator whose voice sparkles in several of these short films, went on to become Susan on Sesame Street.
I am consistently turned off by almost all children's programming. Buy this DVD.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Every child should own this book for their library. It's a true classic! And this video interpretation is fantastic as well. Recommended.Published on December 29, 2013 by Remy
I bought this along with several other DVD's to upgrade from VHS that we use in our Kindergarten class room. Read morePublished on July 7, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I bought this to use with my preschoolers as a follow up to the book. The kids enjoyed seeing the book come alive on the tv. Would definitely recommend to othersPublished on February 3, 2013 by Maria
I grew up in the seventies, with a mom who was a librarian, and who made sure that the library always had a lot of kid-friendly movies to show. Read morePublished on November 16, 2009 by Crafty Mom
Ezra Jack Keats was one of my favorite children's authors when I was growing up and he still is one of my favorites. Read morePublished on September 27, 2008 by Lynn Ellingwood