Jumbo Box of Storybook Classics

Jumbo Box of Storybook Classics

Director: Chevy Chase, David Piel, John Lithgow, Maurice Sendak

Cast: Chevy Chase, David Piel, John Lithgow, Maurice Sendak


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Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
DVD marks an exciting new chapter in picture book adaptations. This box set gathers an indispensable library of classic short films that have become staples of classroom curriculums and the film festival circuit. What better way to engage budding readers than to let them see some of their most cherished books and favorite characters faithfully and thoughtfully brought to life onscreen? This set includes: "Where the Wild Things Are," a collection of Maurice Sendak's fanciful stories and poems; Crockett Johnson's "Harold and the Purple Crayon and Other Harold Stories"; "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" and Lots More Learning Fun"; "Chrysanthemum and More Kevin Henkes Stories," featuring narration by Meryl Streep and Sarah Jessica Parker; "Pete's a Pizza" and other stories by Shrek author William Steig; and the grade-A "Miss Nelson Has a Field Day" by Harry G. Allard. Each of the DVDs (which are available separately) features bonus stories and a read-along onscreen text option. The Sendak and Steig discs contain illuminating segments about the authors and will enhance appreciation of how these storytellers work their magic.

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