September 28, 2010

Scholastic Storybook Treasures Presents Mo Willems

I adore the storybooks of Mo Willems, particularly the quirky drawings and offbeat stories.  I was happy to find out that Scholastic Storybook Treasures series, another one of our favorite things, was releasing a DVD of Mo Willem's stories
The 49+ minute DVD includes  Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale (presented both in English and Spanish) and Leonardo, the Terrible Monster, plus the bonus live-action feature “Mo and Pigeon Visit a School,” in which the author reads his book before an audience of children.

Soren and I quite enjoyed it, his favorite part being the scene where Trixie goes "boneless" when having a tantrum (naturally he would like this).  He also enjoyed the bus and truck in the main story, naturally too.  Mo Willems himself actually voice the pigeon too, which is nice.  Like all of the Scholastic Storybook Treasures DVDs, you can turn on the "read-along" feature, which is really great for helping kids learn to read.

Along with the animation of Willem's characteristic illustrations, I enjoyed the jazz music that accompanies the segments.  It adds a touch of sophistication to a simple "cartoon" (it feels a bit insulting to just call this a cartoon).

I highly recommend Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus from Scholastic Storybook Treasures for any of you Mo Willems fans or even newbies to his work.  At $14.95, it's a great deal.
Disclosure: I received a copy of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus from Scholastic Storybook Treasures for review purposes.

2 comments:

  1. We haven't seen the video but we've read all the books. I'm sure my kids would love watching this one.

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  2. We love the books. I bet the movies are wonderful.

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