Giveaway: win a copy of The Magic School Bus: The Complete Series, Mo Willem’s Pigeon and Pals Complete Cartoon Collection Volumes 1 & 2, Scholastic Storybook Treasures My First Collection Volume 3 (featuring Chicken Little) or My First Collection Volume 4 (featuring Robot Zot)
November 15, 2012
If you’ve followed this blog for any amount of time you probably know that I am a huge proponent of reading and not a huge fan of television. There are some high-quality TV programs and DVDs for which I make an exception, however. Scholastic Storybook Treasures DVDs fall into the “exceptional” category. This time last year I posted about how excited I was to find the Scholastic Storybook Treasures DVD Collections at a deep discount. Well, over the past year, these DVDs have become absolutely our favorite things to watch. They’ve gotten us through many a long car trip, and they’ve exposed my girls to some excellent classic children’s stories!
What are Scholastic Storybook Treasures DVDs? They’re movie adaptations of the best children’s books available, some of which are decades old and some of which are very current. By watching these, your children will learn SO many of the stories that, really all children should know. (Here’s a list of many – but not all – of the stories that are featured.) They assist with literacy in two ways. First, the words to each story are displayed on the screen so children can follow along. Second, your children will recognize the books when they’re in the library or the bookstore and will beg to take the stories home and read them. (This happens to us every Tuesday during our weekly library trip.)
So, since we all know the Christmas shopping season has already begun, can I please recommend Scholastic Storybook Treasures as a possible present for your children? You can browse through all their titles here, and New Kideo (the company that brings you Scholastic videos) is offering my readers a 15% discount with coupon code NK15HOLIDAY (expires 1/6/13).
I am THRILLED to be able to offer you all a giveaway of four different collections from Scholastic Storybook Treasures! You could win a copy of The Magic School Bus: The Complete Series, Mo Willem’s Pigeon and Pals Complete Cartoon Collection Volumes 1 & 2, or Scholastic Storybook Treasures My First Collection Volume 3 (featuring Chicken Little) or Volume 4 (featuring Robot Zot). There will be four winners; if you win I’ll let you pick which collection you’d like in the order that you’re randomly chosen. Here’s more info on each collection, followed by info on how to win.
Not many children’s brands can stand the test of time, entertaining and educating generation after generation. THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, is one such brand. This holiday season, invite kids to hop aboard the world’s most famous school bus for exciting and unforgettable lessons as Scholastic Media re-launches to DVD the timeless, Emmy Award winning TV series with THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS: THE COMPLETE SERIES.
Bringing together all 52 episodes of the animated series (which followed the wildly successful book franchise) – including 30 which are available for purchase for the first time – the longest-running science series to air on television features the voices of Lily Tomlin, Wynonna Judd, Dolly Parton, Tony Randall and Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Along with the adventurous and energetic Ms. Frizzle and her pet lizard, Liz, the entire class – along with the audience invites children of every age to explore volcanoes, the inside of the human body and much, much more!
Featuring a striking 3D lenticular cover with new artwork that makes the vibrant characters leap off the page and that will encourage kids to ask the question “how did they make that?” the collectible thin-pack set also includes a guide for kids with teasers, trivia and experiments, plus a Parents’ Guide with lessons and learning options. This interactive guide creates wholesome and healthy entertainment for the entire family! (AVAILABLE NOW, DVD/8 DISCS/$79.95SRP)
Since he unveiled his unforgettable conniving pigeon who’ll do absolutely anything to drive a bus or eat a hot dog, Emmy Award®-winner and Sesame Street veteran Mo Willems has become one of the most beloved children’s author/illustrators working today. His best-selling books have won dozens of awards and honors, and The New York Times calls his Pigeon “one of this decade’s contributions to the pantheon of great picture book characters.” Now, children can laugh along as Scholastic Storybook Treasures™ brings all the authors’ characters to life and together for the very first time in colorfully animated video adaptations with MO WILLEM’S PIGEON AND PALS: COMPLETE CARTOON COLLECTION, VOL 1&2.
Across two discs and sic stories, Willems’ tales – highlighted by “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!” and “The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!” — jump off the screen in inimitable fashion! Enhanced by Scholastic’s ever-popular read-along function which helps to strengthen early reading skills, the sure-to-be-treasured collection also includes faithful and award-winning adaptations of other Willems’ best-sellers, including “Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale” (in both English and Spanish) and “Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity”, “Leonardo the Terrible Monster” and “Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed”. Made all the more enriching and engaging, PIGEON AND PALS also includes a multitude of bonus featurettes, as well as an interview with the author himself! (AVAILABLE NOW; DVD/2 DISCS/$19.95SRP)
Featuring 12 delightful stories on three discs, MY FIRST COLLECTION, VOLUME 3 FEATURING CHICKEN LITTLE includes three new stories never before released on DVD: “Chicken Little”, the perennial classic from the award-winning father and daughter team, Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley; “Scaredy Squirrel”, an hilarious adaption of Mélanie Watt’s first book in the five-book “Scaredy Squirrel” series and, “Katie Loves the Kittens”, about a puppy thrilled to have three kitten playmates. The three DVDs in MY FIRST COLLECTION VOLUME 3 – part of the line that supports early literacy skills for the pre- and early reader – also sports Scholastic’s innovative read-along function and features narrators such as Sean Hayes, John Lithgow and Randy Travis. (AVAILABLE NOW, DVD/3 DISCS/$24.95SRP)
MY FIRST COLLECTION, VOLUME 4 FEATURING ROBOT ZOT is an engaging collection of stories certain to foster creativity and learning in toddlers. Children ages 2 and up will rhyme along with “Robot Zot!”, learn the value of appreciation in “Too Many Toys”, and be inspired to take small steps that can make big changes in the world with “The Curious Garden”. Together, the three DVDs feature 12 engaging stories with narration by Zach Braff and others and include ROBOT ZOT!…AND MORE RHYMING STORIES, which feature “This is the House that Jack Built”, “Trashy Town” and “Stars! Stars! Stars!”; TOO MANY TOYS…AND MORE STORIES ABOUT PROBLEM SOLVING, containing the stories “I Lost My Bear”, “Wallace’s List” and “Inch by Inch” and THE CURIOUS GARDEN…AND MORE STORIES ABOUT NATURE, with “The Lion and the Mouse”, “Fletcher and the Falling Leaves” and “Planting a Rainbow”. Along with Scholastic’s innovative read-along function, the set includes bonus author interviews with Too Many Toys Author/Illustrator and Robot Zot! Illustrator David Shannon; The Curious Garden Author/Illustrator Peter Brown; and The Lion and the Mouse Author/Illustrator Jerry Pinkney. (AVAILABLE NOW, DVD/3 DISCS/$24.95SRP)
Here’s how to enter to win one of these great collections:
To enter to win, just leave a comment below letting me which of the above collections you’d choose if you win. That’s it! (If you’re reading this on Facebook/Twitter hop on over to thriftychristy.com to leave your comment.)
Additional Optional Entries:
You can do each of the following things for an additional entry in the giveaway. You can only do each of these once, for a possible total of 6 entries.
Please leave a separate comment for each method of entry. If you only leave one comment then you only have one entry, as each comment is numbered and I randomly choose a number. Make sense?
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This giveaway ends at midnight EST on Monday November 26. I will choose four winners on Tuesday November 27 using random.org and will contact them via email.
Thanks to New Kideo (the children’s division of New Video Productions) and Scholastic for providing the prizes for this giveaway. All opinions in this review are solely my own. Giveaway open to US readers only.