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Bink & Gollie Receive The Scholastic Storybook Treatment
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Bink & Gollie Receive The Scholastic Storybook Treatment

Can I be perfectly honest with you? It’s just you and me here, right? While I adore the theory and concept behind the Scholastic Storybook Treasures DVD series, all of us here at OWTK HQ have grown very tired of them arriving at our door featuring the same old stories […]

Kid’s DVD Review: Babar and Father Christmas
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Kid’s DVD Review: Babar and Father Christmas

Slowly but surely, we’re coming around to Babar.  I don’t remember the series when I was a child in the 80’s, so I have no built in affinity for it, and for the first 7 years of my life as a parent I paid little attention to the royal elephant […]

Kid’s DVD Review: TEENY-TINY and the Witch Woman (Scholastic Storybook Treasures)
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Kid’s DVD Review: TEENY-TINY and the Witch Woman (Scholastic Storybook Treasures)

I’m all for recycling, I am, but far too many of the new Scholastic Storybook Treasures DVD sets include stories that were just used in recent collections.  This rapid recycling trend has left me mostly ho-hum when Scholastic packages arrive at my front door. But what to my wondering eyes […]

I’m Sorry Huckle
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I’m Sorry Huckle

A couple months back, in OWTK’s 2010 Holiday Gift Guide, I wrote this: I’m not the biggest fan of [Richard] Scarry’s books. Today I’d like to formally apologize to Richard Scarry, to the good, um, people of Busytown, and yes, even to the toothbrush, corn on the cob, and hammer […]

Kid’s DVD Review: Scholastic Storybook Treasures – The Halloween Stories Collection
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Kid’s DVD Review: Scholastic Storybook Treasures – The Halloween Stories Collection

A Very Brave Witch is my girl’s all-time favorite Scholastic DVD (and we have dozens of ’em).  For them, it’s not seasonal viewing.  They watch it all year ’round. As Scholastic is known to do, they’ve re-purposed the fantastic Brave Witch collection as part of a newly assembled, larger box […]

Kid’s DVD Review: Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus – The Mo Willems Cartoon Collection
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Kid’s DVD Review: Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus – The Mo Willems Cartoon Collection

One major drawback, for some, of the Scholastic Storybook Treasury series is the somewhat staid voice-over-top-of-pages-from-the-book thing.  While we love the vintage feel of that kind of book-to-video presentation, generally preferring it to the slick computer graphics of today, I can see why it may leave others feeling ho-hum.  This […]

Kid’s DVD Review – Scholastic Storybook Treasures Adventures At School
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Kid’s DVD Review – Scholastic Storybook Treasures Adventures At School

Over the past couple months, Scholastic DVDs have been piling up in my office.  Included in the stack are Max & Ruby’s Max’s Chocolate Chicken, the new ASL sign language formatted videos – a simply marvelous idea – for the classic Goodnight Moon, and The Wheels on the Bus Sing-Along […]

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The Dirty Sock Funtime Band – DVD Review

The Dirty Sock Funtime Band is a psychedelic mashup of Aerosmith, the B-52’s, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and The Monkees custom built for the Spongebob generation.  The band’s inaugural DVD contains the 1st three episodes of their music video and humorous skit-based TV show; a well paced, charming and visually […]

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