KidVid: Good Night, Gorilla…and More Wacky Animal Adventures
Somehow the wild life I live interfered with my priorities and I missed the June 28, 2011, release of Good Night Gorilla…and More Wacky Animal Adventures. As a loyal fan of the Scholastic Storybook Treasures series, I am mortified. I expect any day Max will show up at my door and throw a wild fit, or The Teacher from the Black Lagoon will send me back to kindergarten. Oh well…I deserve it.
Good Night, Gorilla…and More Wacky Animal Adventures is a boxed set comprised of three DVDs: Good Night, Gorilla…and more great sleepytime stories for ages three through eight, Danny and the Dinosaur…and more friendly monster stories for ages four through ten, and The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash…and more amazing tales for ages four through nine. There are 16 Read-along stories presented on three discs, along with four Spanish versions, an interview with author Robin Page and illustrator Steven Jenkins (What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?), and an interview with author Laura Vaccaro Seeger (First the Egg). The stories support reading and social skills, cooperation, science, friendship, and creativity.
Dinosaur lovers will delight in Danny and the Dinosaur…and more friendly monster stories which includes three dinosaur stories: the much-loved “Danny and the Dinosaur,” “T Is for Terrible,” and “Stanley and the Dinosaurs,” as well as a story about some very brave mice who sail to The Island of the Skog, a place inhabited by a Skog with gigantic feet.
The zookeeper is not the only one in the dark in “Good Night, Gorilla”; it’s nighttime and Gorilla is letting all of the animals out of their cages. This children’s favorite is included on Good Night, Gorilla…and more great sleepytime stories, along with the tale of a bear who wants to give the moon a present in “Happy Birthday, Moon,” the hilarious “The Napping House,” “The Rainbabies” about a gift from the moon, “Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin,” and “Elizabeti’s Doll,” in which a little girl fashions a baby from a rock.Continued on the next page