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The Halloween Stories Collection From Scholastic Storybook Treasures: Review

A special thanks to Scholastic for providing us with free products for reviewing purposes!

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Just in time for Halloween, these new not-so-scary stories-on-DVD arrive from the nationally acclaimed, multi-award-winning SCHOLASTIC STORYBOOK TREASURES™  series, which brings best-selling children’s storybooks to life and promotes a love of literature. With faithful adaptations and celebrity narrations, this critically acclaimed DVD series has won hundreds of awards and sold more than 2.5 million videos.

THE HALLOWEEN STORIES COLLECTION, VOLUME 2 (SRP $24.95) includes 14 stories perfect for early and pre-readers on All Hallows Eve. Though filled with skeletons, witches and more seasonal spooks, families can encourage creativity and music appreciation with the classic sing-along Dem Bones, learn about Latin American holidays with The Day of the Dead, and delight in the not so spooky-ooky stories of Teeny-Tiny and the Witch-Woman. The three DVDs in this ready-made library of Halloween tales are: 

  • The Day Of The Dead…And More Halloween Tales – The DVD also includes these animated stories: The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything; Kitten’s First Full Moon; and Fletcher and the Falling Leaves.
    NOTE: This DVD is also available as a single title ($14.95 SRP).
  • Dem Bones…And More Sing-Along Stories – The DVD also includes these animated stories: Dinosaur Bones; Hush Little Baby; The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night; and The Erie Canal.
  • Teeny-Tiny And The Witch-Woman…And More Spooky Stories – The DVD also includes these animated stories: The Boy with Two Shadows; Los Gatos Black on Halloween; What’s Under My Bed? and King of the Cats 

FEATURES 

  • Read-Along Function
  • Author interviews, including Kevin Henkes, Bob Barner and Linda Williams – never before available on DVD 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Type:  DVD
Genre: Kids’/Animation
Ages: 3 and up
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo 

 

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 My Review

This great collection of movies features some of the most memorable Halloween books that our children know and love! My children were especially excited to see that one of their favorite Halloween books that we own, The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid Of Anything, was inclded in one of the DVDs! This was such a great learning experience for my three year old son and I was shocked at how much he was able to recite from the book after watching the movie. For anyone that has read this book, you will recognize the lines “boo boo” and “shake shake” which is what my son has been shouting for days now! It was such a great feeling to realize my son was making connection in the book and wanting to read it again and again to better understand the story. This collection of Halloween stories is more than just the stories being read, it also includes people on the show encouraging the children to interact and reflect. My seven year old daughter was equally impressed with this collection of DVDs and found excitement in helping her brother to learn the stories! This is overall a great collection and one I highly recommend you add to your children’s family movies!

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About Scholastic

Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books and a leader in educational technology and related services and children’s media. Scholastic creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning materials and programs, magazines, multi-media and other products that help children learn both at school and at home. The Company distributes its products and services worldwide through a variety of channels, including school-based book clubs and book fairs, retail stores, schools, libraries, on-air, and online at www.scholastic.com.

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