Scholastic The Halloween Stories Collection DVD - Review

Just in time for Halloween, these new not-so-scary stories-on-DVD arrive from the nationally acclaimed, multi-award-winning SCHOLASTIC STORYBOOK TREASURES™  series, which brings best-selling children's storybooks to life and promotes a love of literature. With faithful adaptations and celebrity narrations, this critically acclaimed DVD series has won hundreds of awards and sold more than 2.5 million videos.

THE HALLOWEEN STORIES COLLECTION, VOLUME 2 (SRP $24.95) includes 14 stories perfect for early and pre-readers on All Hallows Eve. Though filled with skeletons, witches and more seasonal spooks, families can encourage creativity and music appreciation with the classic sing-along Dem Bones, learn about Latin American holidays with The Day of the Dead, and delight in the not so spooky-ooky stories of Teeny-Tiny and the Witch-Woman. The three DVDs in this ready-made library of Halloween tales are: 
  • The Day Of The Dead...And More Halloween Tales - The DVD also includes these animated stories: The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything; Kitten's First Full Moon; and Fletcher and the Falling Leaves.
    NOTE: This DVD is also available as a single title ($14.95 SRP).
  • Dem Bones...And More Sing-Along Stories - The DVD also includes these animated stories: Dinosaur Bones; Hush Little Baby; The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night; and The Erie Canal.
  • Teeny-Tiny And The Witch-Woman...And More Spooky Stories - The DVD also includes these animated stories: The Boy with Two Shadows; Los Gatos Black on Halloween; What's Under My Bed? and King of the Cats

I received this DVD set for free in exchange for my honest opinion.

Now granted I'm a little slow on the ball, but here it is.  Halloween Day is the perfect day for this!  I wasn't sure my kids would like these stories.  Not knowing what they were to start with I was a bit concerned it might be too spooky for my youngest and even my 5 year old.  He tends to be a bit melodramatic about things.  So we watched these DVDs on the way home from the beach.

At first I thought the boys didn't really like them.  It may have just been they were tired.  They fell asleep pretty quickly after watching them.  Like I said, we were stuck in the car for hours.

Since then they both have asked numerous times to watch these stories.  The photo above is a still-frame from the spookiest story: Teeny-Tiny and the Witch Woman.  That one didn't even bother my 5 year old.  Both boys have enjoyed watching these several times over the last couple weeks.   They particularly like Dem Bones.

Scholastic has done a fantastic job bringing these books to life.  The animation is geared toward younger children.  The stories are great for any kids and my husband and I enjoy watching them with our boys.  The DVDs also have stories that are educational as well as fun.  The music goes very well with the stories.  If you have younger children who aren't ready yet for Scooby Doo or anything spookier, these stories would be a perfect addition to your library.

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