Genre: Childrens educational/Scholastic
Target Age Group: Ages 3-8 years
Runtime: Approx. 35 minutes
*This is a review of the animated Scholastic DVD, there is also a live action Where the Wild Things Are movie.
Where the Wild Things Are - Overview
Scholastic DVDs provide animated adaptations of beloved children's stories. The narration is exactly the words from the story, and the animation looks like the book illustrations. This Scholastic DVD contains the following popular children's stories:
- Where the Wild Things Are: When Max is sent to bed without supper, he sails off to a world inhabited by wild creatures. He becomes the king of the Wild Things, until he misses his home.
- The Nutshell Kids: Charming poems set to music sing and dance through the alphabet, good manners, numbers, and the months of the year. The poems are sung by Carole King.
- In the Night Kitchen: Mickey is awakened by noises in the night. Who's in the night kitchen making all the clatter?
Where the Wild Things Are - Guide Review
Where the Wild Things Are has become one of the most renowned children's stories of all time. The story is full of imagination, and the author's unique use of language not only adds to the mysterious feel of the story, but it also gives children a wonderful experience with manipulating and artistically using the English language.
The DVD version of this captivating story retains all components of style and effect, and provides an excellent opportunity for children to hear the story read aloud and see the original animation come to life. Peter Schickele enthusiastically narrates Where the Wild Things Are and In the Night Kitchen, and he also composed the jazzy music that adds additional life to Where the Wild Things Are.*Parents should know that In The Night Kitchen contains animation of a boy who "falls out of his clothes and into The Night Kitchen." The boy is drawn naked, and although the animation is not graphic, it is anatomically correct.
Where the Wild Things Are - DVD Bonus Features
- Getting to Know Maurice Sendak
- Spanish Version of Where the Wild Things Are
- Read Along (option to turn on subtitles for reading along with the stories)