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KidVid: My First Collection Vol. 2 featuring Spoon from Scholastic

Author: Bob Etier
Published: September 26, 2011 at 4:02 pm
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New on September 20, 2011, is Scholastic Storybook Treasures' newest read-along DVD set for ages two through six, My First Collection Vol. 2 featuring Spoon. The thirteen stories on three DVDs are designed to light the literacy fire under pre- and young readers.

Scholastic Storybook Classics can be relied on to support positive social attributes and early reading. My First Collection Vol. 2 featuring Spoon concentrates especially on language skills, confidence, cooperation, friendship, problem solving, music appreciation, and reading skills, and illustrates anatomy and rhyming concepts.


 


The three included DVDs are Spoon…and more stories about friendship, Dem Bones…and more sing-along stories and That New Animal…and more stories about the new baby (making the collection an excellent gift choice for kids who have just gotten a new sibling).

You wouldn’t think that a Spoon would have a sudden inferiority complex, but that’s exactly what happens in the collection’s title disc, Spoon…and more stories about friendship. Spoon worries that Fork, Knife, and Chopsticks are much more popular, but—let’s face it—did you ever try to eat ice cream with a knife? Other stories on Spoon’s DVD are: the 1967 live-action film “A Boy, a Dog, and a Frog, ” a wordless, pastoral story about a clever frog chased by inept hunters; “Otto Runs for President” when two of the other dogs in his school fight it out with elaborate campaigns; and Bob Barner’s “Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!” features flying friends as guests in a whimsical verse narrated by Chrystal Taliefero. Also included are a documentary, “Creating the Music for Spoon,” and an interview with author/illustrator Bob Barner.

A DVD that concentrates on families and babies, That New Animal…and more stories about the new baby includes stories about new additions: when two dogs discover “That New Animal” that has taken up residence in their home, they are less than thrilled—he can’t even bark or roll over; “I Love You Like Crazy Cakes” details the author’s (Rose Lewis) trip to China to adopt a baby girl, and the family bond they developed; “Smile for Auntie” centers on a silly aunt who will do anything to get the baby to smile; and the nostalgic “Blueberries for Sal,” about a girl and a bear cub who are out gathering blueberries, but somehow end up with the wrong mamas.

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