Scholastic Books, in collaboration with Weston Woods, is releasing an exciting new line of DVDs specifically created to support early literacy skills and a love of reading titled Scholastic Storybook Treasures My First Series. This DVD video collection will be available May 10.
Scholastic Storybook Treasures My First Series, featuring Splat the Cat is a compilation of 14 wonderful and endearing stories on a three-DVD set. The stories are adapted from the Scholastic books, which have entertained and educated children all over the world.
The DVD I reviewed was Splat the Cat and Other Furry Friends, which features four beautifully adapted stories. This disc starts with the title tale, Splat the Cat from best-selling author/illustrator Rob Scotton (Splat and the Russell the Sheep series).
Splat the Cat is the story of a young cat on his way to his first day of school, and how he is scared to go to a new and unfamiliar place. Splat is shy and unsure of himself and of how his day will be, will he make new friends? Will he be smart enough? And what will all the other young cats think of him? Your kids will join Splat in this very special day, and find out how he was able to overcome his fears and be the cat his mother, and your family, knew he would be.
This story followed by Hondo & Fabian, a story of two friends, a cat and a dog, who each have a special day of adventures, which they share with us. We get to see how Hondo & Fabian play, frolic and be themselves.
In the story Picnic a family of mice goes on a picnic, and plans a big day of fun, but the story unfolds in surprise. You see the characters use problem solving skills and children learn how to be observant.