The Wheels on the Bus... and More Sing-Along Favorites (Scholastic Video Collection)
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Top Customer Reviews
The first one I put in was a Sesame Street, Sing Yourself Silly. He screamed and threw a tantrum crying for his Math Circus DVD. Didnt go over so well. Glutten for punishment, I put this DVD in instead of his Math Circus.
When it came on, the introduction was cute, and I thought, this is kind of nice. Then the Wheels on the Bus came on. And the people and the drawings made it look like some sort of psychodelic vision. I thought it was creepy. Plus the song was kind of slow and I was disappointed becuase I thought it would be something he could sing along with and this was way more drawn out. Thinking this was a disaster I looked over at my son who, through tear stained eyes, said:
Um, he loved it. Creepy people and all. He gets all excited by various parts and wants to watch it over and over again. He is even singing along. Now, Im so used to it, I kind of dig the singing (which is more bluesy or something, not sing songy kiddish) and I like it too.
Having not learned my lesson, I was again shocked at the Dem Bones being all these dead skeletons that appeared to have been drawn by a (not particularly talented) five year old, but once again, he thought it was great (wasnt scared) and starting singing to that one too (and pointing out the various parts on him, which impressed me he could make the connection to the freaky skeletons and himself). He asks for this DVD all the time now.
So Scholastic obviously knows something I dont and based on my son's reaction, I have no choice but to give this five stars.
The Wheels On The Bus is wonderful, so is Over in the Meadow, Dem Bones, and There was an Old Lady (come on, Burl Ives!) Not crazy about I Want A Dog. But wonderful music, and animation.
The Wheels on the Bus is based on the book by Paul Zelinsky. When my oldest daughter, now 15, was little we had this book. It's a really neat moving parts book. I am now looking for it for my 4 year old. The story on the dvd is animated and just like the pictures in the book.
Dem Bones is kind of educational; at the end a narrators voice talks about all the bones of the skeleton and then the song is sung again. This one is also animated.
Over in the Meadow is my favorite and it's so cute to hear my daughter try to sing along. I like the song/melody so much that I ordered the book by the same author and illustrator (we'll be able to sing it and see the pictures without always having to put the dvd in). This story, on the dvd, has very little animation; mostly just still shots of the pictures from the book.
I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly is an old one from 1964; before I was born. The animation is the old cartoonish style. This is sung by Burl Ives. It's not one of my favorites....but I've never been overly crazy about that story anyway.
I Want a Dog is another one of my favorites on this dvd. There is a song in the story and it's great. I find myself singing it throughout the day after we've watched it (boy, do I gotta get out, or what??). It is a very catchy song. This has cute animation and is very colorful.Read more ›
My little one usually asks me to replay the title song, which I was surprised to learn is performed by The Bacon Brothers Band---actor Kevin Bacon and his brother Michael. It's a very pleasant song, and it has me looking into more of their music. (They also perform the title song on Sandra Boynton's "Dog Train" CD, and they have their own adult-music CDs.)
We enjoy "Dem Bones," "I Want a Dog," and "The Chinese Violin," and Burl Ives' version of "I Know an Old Lady" makes me laugh out loud at the end. My personal favorite is "Over in the Meadow," which also makes a great lullaby.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great DVD for kids and has a wonderful book that goes with it that is interactive. I purchased this book for my son's children and they wore it out watching it. Read morePublished on June 23, 2014 by oddmark
the kids in my class love to "see" the songs we sing. Fast shipping and reasonable price. Thanks for helping keep them occupied.Published on September 7, 2013 by Mandy Viator
My 2 year old boy loves this dvd. He wants to sing it over and over again, especially the wheels on the bus song. My son loves to sing and he can't get enough of this DVD.Published on May 21, 2013 by Rochelle Mitchell
Love this. The music is great. Takes you back in time. The babies and kids of all ages LOVE IT.
my 86 year old dad loves it
Bought this last year for my three year old granddaughter, and she has enjoyed it immensely. Her two favorites are the Wheels on the Bus, and I Want A Dog, in the bonus stories... Read morePublished on December 30, 2010 by rusty5
I teach Music K-5. This is a great DVD. I showed it to Kinder, First and Second. They love seeing all their library book characters during the introduction. Read morePublished on March 25, 2010 by Other Plesh
My two year old has been obsessed with Paul O. Zelinsky's book for a long time now. He gets so excited to have someone look at it with him. Read morePublished on March 22, 2010 by Mary
I have purchased several Scholastic Storybook Treasures including Harold and Curious George, Make Way for Ducklings, Goodnight Moon and Wheels of the Bus and truly money well... Read morePublished on February 25, 2010 by Amazon Junkie
My son saw this version of "Wheels on the Bus" on TV and loved it! It's realxing and he would often fall asleep to it. Read morePublished on January 18, 2010 by cyprusgirl