I’m always on the lookout for new DVDs for my daughter. I think it’s good to have a wide variety of educational entertainment that is fun to watch and a learning experience. My most recent discovery is a set of 16 DVDs released by Scholastic.
The Treasury of 100 Storybook Classics is one of the coolest collections of classic storybooks on DVD that I’ve come across! It includes 100 classic tales narrated by well-known celebrities like Meryl Streep, Patrick Stewart, and Danny Glover. The illustrations are just as charming as they’ve always been, but they’ve added character sound effects and charming animation to make the stories even more fun. You really need to see a preview to appreciate it, so take a look at this example from one of the DVDs here at the Amazon.com listing.
What I really like:
- The stories are separated by category (all of the stories about dinosaurs on one disc, etc).
- The way Scholastic kept all of the original illustrations but added some excitement by animating them!
- The selection of stories (all of my favorites!).
- Your child can read along on the screen.
- Love that I recognize celebrity voices reading the stories! Very cool.
What I don’t like:
It does take some looking to find exactly what you want. It would be nice to have it all on a few DVDs. But this in no way changes my opinion of the set.
The Treasury of 100 Storybook Classics 16-DVD set retails for $99.95. You can buy it on Amazon.com for $89.99 with free shipping right now. :-)