Holiday Gift Guide 2011: Scholastic Storybook Treasures “Caldecott Favorites”

Caldecott Favorites Featuring 23 Award Winning Stories
in  The Snowy Day 3 pk. DVD Collection.

Caldecott award winners including Ezra Jack Keats’ The Snowy Day, Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling and Denise Fleming’s In the Small, Small Pond come together for the first time in Caldecott Favorites!

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott, and it is awarded annually by the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. On November 22, Scholastic Storybook Treasures will pay homage to this prestigious award with CALDECOTT FAVORITES, a 3-disc set featuring timeless adaptations of some of the 20th Century’s best loved children’s literature.

Highlighted by Caldecott Award winners Robert McCloskey’s “Make Way for Ducklings” (1942) and “The Snowy Day” (1963) by Ezra Jack Keats and Caldecott Honor stories “In the Small, Small Pond” and Jerry Pinkney’s “The Ugly Duckling” — which are packaged together for the very first time in CALDECOTT FAVORITES — the set also features modern classics such as “Bear Snores On”, “Bark George”, “The Story About Ping”, “Antarctic Antics” and more!

Perfect for building early reading skills, the set features the ever-popular enhanced read along function, bonus stories and Spanish versions of “The Snowy Day”, “Whistle for Wille” and “Make Way for Ducklings”. Stories teach children the importance of being honest, being light hearted, and respecting themselves, others, and the world around them. Run time of the collection in entirety is 199 minutes.

My family personally enjoyed this collection very much. My three and a half year old daughter was quite taken with The Story of Ping and the Snowy Day story the most. Though I’ve noticed her taking a like to a few of the others the more she has watched. She now keeps asking me when it’s going to snow. That might be a problem because it doesn’t snow too often where we live in Oregon. So this mom is crossing her fingers and hoping for a little snow. But until then we will continue to bundle up for family movie afternoon’s and night as we make Caldecott’s Favorites some of our very own!

If you are interested in purchasing Caldecott Favorites Featuring The Snowy Day DVD collection, it’s $18.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping at and perfect for gift giving this holiday season! A must have for home, libraries, and the classroom!

Disclaimer: I was sent the above product mentioned for review. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.