Chrysanthemum …and more Whimsical Stories DVD Review

About the DVD Collection:

Features 17 whimsical stories together for the first time in a 3-DVD Collection. Great for both toddlers and kids, this new collection contains over three hours of fanciful content, including Chrysanthemum, Rapunzel and is Your Mama A Llama? Kids and parents can enjoy watching these classics together, listening and reading along with celebrity narration by Meryl Streep, Sarah Jessica Parker, Danny Glover, and others!

My Review:

My daughter giggled with glee when she saw Chrysanthemum which is one of her favorite stories by author, Kevin Henkes. She was captivated as the main character, as the story of this sweet mouse that is teased by the other kids because of her name comes to life on screen. It presented a wonderful opportunity for me to discuss bullying with my three children and talk about the ways that they can be proud of their individuality just like Chrysanthemum.

This Scholastic Storybook Treasures® 3-DVD gift is quite literally a treasure trove of wonderful classic stories. With over 3 hours and 50 minutes of story on this read-aloud DVD set, my family and I are really enjoying classics such as Owen, Rapunzel, Lon Po Po and The Little Red Hen along with stories that we watched for the first time. These include the delightful Each Peach Pear Plum which is a fun “I spy” set to nursery rhyme characters and Reading to Your Bunny which showcases the joyful bond between a mother rabbit who reads to her children.

We loved curling up together on a stormy afternoon recently and watched several of these delightful stories. The animation is always exceptional and I am consistently impressed with watching these beloved stories “come to life” through the celebrity narrations. I also appreciate that these stories are not only entertaining but educational too as it supports self-esteem, reading skills, growth and change.

You are invited to visit New Kideo to purchase this Scholastic Storybook Treasures® collection for only $24.95.

*I did not receive any financial compensation for this review, though I did review a sample of the product for evaluation purposes. The opinions are based only on my experiences with the product.*


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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