'20 Back-To-School Tales: Scholastic Storybook'
(DVD / NR / 2015 / Scholastic + Cinedigm)
Overview: You can collect the entire library of Scholastic Storybook Treasures and read along on screen with your favorite classic children's stories, brought vividly to life on DVD.
DVD Verdict: In '20 Back-To-School Tales: Scholastic Storybook', a new single-disc release from Scholastic Storybook Treasures: The Classic Collection, get ready to learn ABCs and 123s with these colorful movies faithfully adapted from classic books!
For those unfamiliar with the Scholastic Storybook Treasures collection, in general, each DVD includes an assortment of favorite children's picture books on DVD. The picture books (and their DVD renditions) range from the `70s to the current day and include a wide variety of presentation styles.
There are live-action renditions, fully animated versions, versions where a camera pans over the original illustrations to provide movement and visual interest, and so forth. These collections are always eclectic (and that is GOOD!) and I'm always surprised by the new favorites my children discover.
The full list of stories is: How Do Dinosaurs Go to School?, Splat the Cat, Wheels on the Bus, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Sky Color, Crazy Hair Day, The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash, Monty, Emily’s First 100 Days of School, The Gym Teacher from the Black Lagoon, The Librarian from the Black Lagoon, Miss Nelson Has a Field Day, Miss Nelson Is Back, Will I Have a Friend, Open Wide: Tooth School Inside, Otto Runs for President, Owen, The Scrambled States of America Talent Show, Shrinking Violet, and The Teacher from the Black Lagoon. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1:78.1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.
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