The Rosemary Wells Collection : Review + Giveaway

By | August 6, 2010 at 5:30 pm | 100 comments | Educational, For the Kids, Media

Are your kids Rosemary Wells fans? Ours are. They think that Max & Ruby, Nora, Morris, and all of the other silly, furry creature characters she’s created within her tales are super entertaining.

Scholastic is excited to present a new 2-DVD set celebrating the varied stories by Rosemary Wells: The Rosemary Wells Collection (featuring Max and Ruby). There are eight beloved stories housed within these two DVDs, some of Wells’ most famous and enjoyed tales.

Narrated by famous voices such as Maggie Gyllenhaal and Diana Canova, these stories are sure to bring smiles to your kids’ faces:

NOISY NORA (Written and illustrated by Rosemary Wells, narrated by Mary Beth Hurt) What’s a wee little mouse to do when little brother and big sister take up all of Mom and Dad’s time? Make noise!

EMILY’S FIRST 100 DAYS OF SCHOOL (Written and illustrated by Rosemary Wells, narrated by Diana Canova) As the days and weeks of school go by, Emily and her classmates learn new ideas, expand their world, and grow closer together one day at a time.

VOYAGE TO THE BUNNY PLANET (Written and illustrated by Rosemary Wells, narrated by Maggie Gyllenhaal) Three bunnies are whisked off to the gentle Bunny Planet – a place that lies – far beyond the moon and stars.

READING TO YOUR BUNNY (Written and illustrated by Rosemary Wells, performed by Mary Chapin Carpenter, voices by Diana Canova, David DeVries, Rosemary Wells, and others) An original story by Rosemary Wells highlights the importance of reading to little ones.

MAX’S CHOCOLATE CHICKEN (Written and illustrated by Rosemary Wells, narrated by Clavelle Dalferes) Will Max and Ruby find the most Easter eggs to win the chocolate chicken? Only the Easter Bunny knows for sure.

MAX’S CHRISTMAS (Written and illustrated by Rosemary Wells, narrated by Jenny Agutter, and Rex Robbins) Max is told that he can’t stay up to see Santa, but he sneaks down anyway. Will Santa still come if Max is awake?

MORRIS’S DISAPPEARING DOG (Written and illustrated by Rosemary Wells) Morris thinks his brother and sisters have better Christmas presents. But inside the last box under the tree he finds a magical gift that makes all his troubles disappear.

OTTO RUNS FOR PRESIDENT (Written and illustrated by Rosemary Wells, narrated by Diana Canova) Who will win the big school election at Barkadelphia School? Popular Tiffany, Sporty Charles, or good friend Otto?

What I love about Rosemary Wells’ stories is that they appeal to boys and girls alike….there’s a story for just about every season, just about every interest, just about every subject. This spectacular set is an all-around kid pleaser!

You can order The Rosemary Wells Collection 2-DVD set directly from Scholastic/NewVideo for $19.95.

Win it! Courtesy of Scholastic/NewVideo, one of you will win your own copy of this wonderful Rosemary Wells-authored 2-DVD set!

Here’s how to enter:

1. MANDATORY: Tell me, in a comment below, another one of the Scholastic Storybook Treasures DVDs or DVD sets you’d love to add to your video library.

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I’ll close the contest next Sunday, August 15th, 2010 at 11pm EST. Sorry; US mailing addresses only. Good luck!

CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

Congrats to the lucky winner, #24, Julia!

FTC info — Disclaimer: I received this product for free for review purposes; however, my review was honest and my opinions are my own. I only received the product itself; I received no other monetary compensation for this review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”