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Mo Willems' Pigeon and Pals: Complete Cartoon Collection, Vol. 1&2

Mo Willems' Pigeon and Pals: Complete Cartoon Collection, Vol. 1&2

Fall 2012 DVD
Ages: 4 - 9 yrs.
Manufacturer: New Video
DVD Price: $19.95
Review:

Mo Willems' Pigeon and Pals: Complete Cartoon Collection Vol. 2 will delight fans of Willems' popular children's books - and instantly make fans of those being introduced to his work for the first time. This DVD offers up three stories based on some of Willems' most popular children's books, including The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog; Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed; and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity.

In The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog, deceptively simple animation, sophisticated music, and new material at the story's end means even children familiar with the wildly popular book will find this animated interpretation to be fresh and hilarious. Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity was one of three Willems' books to be awarded a prestigious Caldecott Honor, and parents will be as mesmerized as kids by this story of show-and-tell-gone-awry. And, in Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, listen closely and you'll recognize the voice talents of singer and actress Cher in a story about a mole rat named Wilbur who finds the courage to stand out when everyone around him is telling him to fit in.

Total runtime for this superb DVD collection is 64 minutes. Additional bonus material includes an interview with Mo Willems, and a segment explaining the animation of popular character Pigeon. The DVD also offers an optional read-along feature.

Mo Willems' Pigeon and Pals: Complete Cartoon Collection Vol. 2 may be aimed at young children but the quirky characters, sly wit, and exceptional production value will win over viewers of any age.

Gina Catanzarite   ©2012 Parents' Choice
Gina Catanzarite is an award-winning television producer, writer, teacher, mom and media consultant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She began her career in 1987 and counts 9 Emmy awards, 26 Emmy nominations, a Matrix award, two Pennsylvania Broadcaster's Association Awards, 8 Telly Awards, and a screenwriting grant from the Theatre Association of Pennsylvania, among her professional honors.


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