Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Giggle, Giggle, Quack DVD Review

Look at what was just released from Scholastic Storybook Treasures!!!! 

Here's what they have to say about it...

Featuring everyone’s favorite personified animals, GIGGLE, GIGGLE, QUACK … AND MORE STORIES BY DOREEN CRONIN includes adaptations of many of the author’s best-loved books and celebrity narration by Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), Alexander Gould (Weeds) and Grammy® Award-winning singer Randy Travis. The DVD, which supports reading comprehension, vocabulary and problem solving, will be available in stores and at on March 30th for $14.95SRP.

The title story is the hilarious sequel to “Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type”. This time, Farmer Brown’s animals pull their old tricks on Farmer Brown’s brother, Bob. Duck instigates the action, ordering pizza with anchovies for the hens and renting “The Sound of Moosic” for the cows. The lively animation and witty ploys of the animals will keep kids laughing, as will Randy Travis’ warm and humorous style of narration. Adapted from Cronin’s story and Betsy Lewin’s illustrations Weston Woods Studios original production captured an Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children’s Video and Notable Video selection by the American Library Association.

GIGGLE, GIGGLE, QUACK … AND MORE STORIES BY DOREEN CRONIN also includes four additional stories, animated from the original storybook illustrations of Betsy Lewin and Harry Bliss: “Dooby Dooby Moo”, “Duck for President” and the best-selling “Diary of a Worm” and “Diary of a Fly.” As an exclusive bonus, the DVD also includes an interview with illustrator Harry Bliss and Spanish versions of “Giggle, Giggle, Quack” and “Duck for President.”  

Perfect for early readers, ages 3 to 8, the DVD features an enhanced read-along function and NEW Talk about the Story questions to enhance early literacy skills. Children will also have the opportunity to hone their bilingual skills with the two of Spanish adaptations, which also includes the enhanced read-along where they words are highlighted as they are read.

Now.... what did Burkett Blessings think about it?!?!
Mallory and I really enjoyed it!  Let me just say that "Duck" is a character!!!  He will crack you up with his antics!  I especially love the fact that this dvd has an optional "read along" component that can be turned on or off.  Out of the five stories on the dvd, Mallory enjoyed "Giggle, Giggle, Quack" and "Dooby Dooby Moo" the most. "Diary of a Fly" and "Diary of a Worm" were not very appealing to her.  They were cute, but didn't interest her as much as the other stories.  I have to agree that the title story was also my favorite.  I enjoyed the smooth, recognizable voice of Randy Travis as he told the story. 

Overall, I liked this dvd.  For me, the read along option is the best part and what makes this dvd stand out from other children's videos.  This video was just released yesterday!!!  You can get your very own copy at!

***Disclaimer: I was given my own copy of this dvd for review purposes.  The opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced in any way.***

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