First Snow in the Woods: The MovieSpring 2011 DVD
Nature lovers will delight in this video-version of First Snow in the Woods, the best-selling children's book by Carl R. Sams and Jean Stoick. You'll be treated to a reading of this lovely book and much more.
This 30-minute film cleverly weaves the book into a longer and original storyline featuring a worrywart Scarecrow who watches the woodland animals get ready for winter. Scarecrow resigns himself to another lonely winter stored away in the barn, until a wise-guy crow and a sincere mouse teach him that change, while maybe unsettling, isn't necessarily bad.
Stunning animal and nature footage and still photography blend with the Scarecrow's plot, a live-action feat of photography with humor and charm to spare. The animals take on real personalities thanks to amusing voice-overs, clever editing, and smart cinematography. Dialogue is witty, the sight-gags are amusing, the music is memorable-and it pays off with the happiest of happy endings!
Special DVD bonuses include a Behind-the-Scenes feature, providing a fascinating glimpse of the patience and technical expertise required for nature photography. Another DVD bonus features knock-knock jokes sure to be a hit with elementary-aged viewers.
First Snow in the Woods: The Movie is quite an accomplishment thanks to spectacular visuals and brilliant editing.