Sunday, May 15, 2011

Scholastic Storybook Treasures: Tikki Tikki Tembo DVD Review

Do you remember reading the story of Tikki Tikki Tembo as a child?  I remember it being one of my favorites as a child, along with my sister and brother.  I can't even begin to imagine how many times that story was read in our house.

The Scholastic Storybook Treasures: Tikki Tikki Tembo DVD brings a total of six different childhood classics to life in movie form.  This read-along DVD is a wonderful way to experience a favorite childhood memory in an entirely new way.   

 The recommended ages for this DVD are ages 3 - 10 years.  My children are 7 and 10 so they fit perfectly into this range.  My 10 year old son was less than excited about the movie and was clearly bored from the beginning.   My 7 year old daughter on the other hand was glued to the tv the entire time.  She loved it and was very interested in everything going on.

The Scholastic Storybook Treasures: Tikki Tikki Tembo DVD focused on reading skills, problem solving and creating friendships.  The DVD is very educational as well as being fun and entertainingPersonally, I think it's important for children to learn about other cultures and heritages.

There is a very valuable life lesson to learn within each of the stories on this DVD.  Lessons that parents want all of their children to learn and set forth.  Compassion, bravery, loyalty and more!

The 6 Stories on the Tikki Tikki Tembo DVD:

TIKKI TIKKI TEMBO (Writeen by Arlene Mosel, illustrated by Blair Lent) This Chinese folktale explains why great long names are no longer chosen for their children.
THE TALE OF THE MANDARIN DUCKS (Written by Katherine Paterson, illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon, narrated by B. D. Wong) A compassionate couple risks their lives to reunite a pair of Mandarin ducks.
GRANDFATHER’S JOURNEY (Written and illustrated by Allen Say, narrated by B. D. Wong) A touching story about Grandfather’s travels from Japan to the United States and back again.

THE STONECUTTER (Written and illustrated by Gerald McDermott) Tasaku is a lowly stonecutter who longs for more power in this Japanese folk tale.

LON PO PO: A RED-RIDING HOOD STORY FROM CHINA (Written and illustrated by Ed Young, narrated by B. D. Wong) This Asian version of the classic fairytale brings lessons about strangers, trust, and courage.

SAM AND THE LUCKY MONEY (Written by Karen Chinn, illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu, narrated by Ming-Na Wen) On Chinese New Year Sam meets a stranger who helps him make the perfect decision on how to spend his lucky money.

**I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Results may vary. I was not compensated in any other way for this review. 

A special thanks to Scholastic and Sugar Mountain PR for this great review and giveaway opportunity!

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