Review & Giveaway: Scholastic Storybook Treasure’s Stellaluna DVD

Take flight with a heartwarming tale for the whole family!

Based on the beloved children’s book, this fun-filled animated feature follows a spirited young fruit bat who finds friendship, love and acceptance in the most unexpected places! Brimming with music, laughter, warmth and excitement, Stellaluna is sure to capture your heart! When the adorable fruit bat Stellaluna is separated from her mother, she is adopted by a family of birds, but soon finds that she just can’t fit in. Her playmates like to sleep at night; she wants to fly. They whistle and sing; she doesn’t even have a beak! But just when it seems like she’ll always be an outsider, Stellaluna makes an amazing discovery. Now she’ll learn to cherish the things that make her different from everyone else. And she’ll see that an open mind and an open heart can lead to the greatest gifts of all.

Bonus Features:

  • On Screen Read-Along
  • Sing-Along Feature
  • 5.1 Surround Sound
  • PLUS: Stellaluna Activity Booklet

AWARDS:

  • Parents’ Choice Recommended Award
  • iParenting Media Award
  • Newport Beach Film Festival Outstanding Achievement in Family Entertainment Award

My Thoughts

The story of Stellaluna  has been quite the hit in our home. I remember first hearing this story being read by Anne Jackson on an episode of the Reading Rainbow as a very young child. When I found out that Scholastic Storybook Treasure’s was releasing a brand new fully animated DVD feature of  Stellaluna on the 21st of February 2012, I was extremely excited to view it myself as well as share it with my two young children!

The Scholastic Storybook Treasure’s version of Stellaluna does not disappoint! The animated feature follows very closely to the book and even adds a few songs to the mix. The runtime is 41 minutes long which isn’t too long or too short. I for one really enjoyed the included bonus features such as the read a long and sing a long!

Children can learn about accepting who they are, discover the differences of others and themselves, and making friends. Key things displayed are friendship, compassion, love, and being obedient. Your children will also learn a few things about bats and birds!

Being geared toward children ages 2-8, my 3 1/2 year old daughter has asked to watch Stellaluna several times since she has first seen it! I’m incorporating the feature into our homeschooling as we plan to spend a week learning all about bats and other nocturnal creatures. I also liked that with the DVD, a Activity Booklet was included featuring a maze, word find, and two coloring sheets!

You can learn more and purchase Scholastic Storybook Treasure’s at Newkideo and at Amazon.com .

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Disclosure: 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.