THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF…AND MORE CHILDREN’S FABLES {review}

Format: DVD/Single
Run time: 74 mins. + extras
Price:
$14.95srp
Street Date: November 16

ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS FABLES OF ALL TIME COMES TO LIFE ON DVD!

Press Release…

Who doesn’t remember the familiar tale of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” as a reminder not to give false alarms?  Now, this notorious fable and four more stories spring to life on a new DVD in the acclaimed SCHOLASTIC STORYBOOK TREASURES series: THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF…AND MORE CHILDREN’S FABLES, available this November.

Featuring the title tale about the bored shepherd who alarms the townspeople one time too many (adapted from the book written by B.G. Hennessy, illustrated by Boris Kulikov, narrated by Peter Scolari), the DVD also features “Charlie Needs a Cloak” adapted from the book written and illustrated by Tomie DePaola; “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi”, an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book classic, illustrated by the talented Jerry Pinkney and narrated by Michael York; “Seven Blind Mice” narrated by B.D. Wong and“Stone Soup”, from the book written and illustrated by Marcia Brown and narrated by Mandy Patinkin about  three clever soldiers devise a plan to get food and lodging from selfish inhabitants of a French village.

With read-along captioning, discussion questions for families and interviews Interviews with The Boy Who Cried Wolf illustrator Boris Kulikov and Seven Blind Mice author/illustrator Ed Young, THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF DVD is destined to become as timeless as the fables contained within.

My Thoughts…

I recall watching a film rendition of The Boy Who Cried Wolf as child and that story has forever been a part of who I am. You should never make up stories because eventually people will stop listening to you. I love that Scholastic decided to put the “The Boy Cried Wolf…and More Children’s Fables” together to make up a collection that will do more than entertain our children but instill personality shaping morals  into who they become as adults.

This DVD supports early reading, problem solving, and friendship.  You’ll find many great features which include discussion questions and interviews with authors and illustrators of each of the stories found in this collection.

The stories featured in The Boy Cried Wolf…and More Children’s Fables” have won 5 awards including the Caldecott Medal, ALA Notable Film and Book, and more! I highly recommend this collection to add your own personal DVD library today!

Disclaimer: I received the mentioned DVD’s to review from Weston Woods, Studio (Scholastic: www.newkideo.com) and Foundry Communications(Beth Blenz-Clucas).