A Sneaky Gorilla (and other animals gone crazy) {Review + Giveaway)

By | August 4, 2011 at 4:24 pm | 91 comments | Educational, For the Kids, Media

Another fun-filled DVD set from Scholastic/NewKideo’s Scholastic Storybook Treasures collection….this time with a sneaky gorilla!

Good Night, Gorilla…and more Wacky Animal Tales contains 3 DVDs full of stories about animals of all kinds. From cuddly cats to cunning foxes to dog apprentices, this collection has it all. Any animal-loving kid will love adding this set to his or her DVD collection.

The title story, Good Night, Gorilla, is a well-known bedtime book by Peggy Rathman. It shows what happens when a zookeeper locks up for the night…or so he thinks. It isn’t long before he has a big surprise waiting him back at home!

Other tales in this 3-DVD set include:

Happy Birthday Moon
The Napping House
The Rainbabies
Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin
Elizabeti’s Doll
Danny and the Dinosaur
The Island of the Skog
T Is for Terrible
Stanley and the Dinosaurs
The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash
Doctor De Soto
Flossie and the Fox
First the Egg
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?
Joey Runs Away

Notable figures such as Anthony Edwards, Mary Beth Hurt, Elle Fanning, and more narrate these fun-filled tales. Also included is read-along captioning for comprehension and vocabulary building, as well as Spanish versions of a few of the stories and never-before-seen interviews with some of the authors and illustrators.

At over two hours of entertainment and of heirloom quality, Good Night, Gorilla…and more wacky animal adventures is a set that’s well worth the price ($24.95).  You can order it directly from Scholastic/NewKideo (Use the coupon code “NKFB20″ until August 31, 2011 to save 20%!) or find it at most retailers nationwide.

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Win it!

Courtesy of Scholastic/NewKideo, one of you will win Good Night, Gorilla…and more wacky animal adventures!

Here’s how to enter:

1) MANDATORY: Tell me, in a comment below, another Scholastic Storybook Treasures title your kids would love.

2) For a second entry, subscribe to Muse Reviews’ feed OR subscribe via email — tell me in a separate comment if you’re a new subscriber or already a subscriber.

3) For a third entry, become friends with Muse Reviews on Facebook, then tell me you did so in a separate comment below.

4) For a fourth entry, twitter about this contest using @MuseReviews within your tweet, then tell me in a separate comment that you twittered! (Only one tweet per person per contest, please.)

I’ll close this contest at 11:59pm EST on Thursday, August 11th, 2011. Sorry; US entries only. Good luck!


Congrats to the winner, #63, Monte!

FTC info — Disclaimer: I received the above product at no cost from ChildUp per my review….but my review is honest and my opinions are my own. I did not receive any other monetary or product 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.”