12 terrific tales about trucks and trash and boats and bikes in a 2 DVD collection! From the smelly story of a garbage truck in I Stink!, to the classic family favorite Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and the grimy gut-buster I’m Dirty!, kids and parents will be thrilled to watch their favorite books spring to life on DVD with celebrity narration by Andy Richter, Forest Whitaker, Steve Buscemi and many others!
- I’m Dirty!
- Burt Dow: Deep-Water Man
- The Paperboy
- Stars! Stars! Stars!
- Fletcher and the Falling Leaves
- Johnny Appleseed
- I Stink!
- Trashy Town
- Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
- The Remarkable Riderless Runaway Tricycle
- The Beast of Monsieur Racine
- Arnie the Doughnut
Supports: Working Hard; Reading Skills; Science
Ah – what’s easier than popping in a DVD for your kids to relax with. Not much really! While we don’t encourage DVD or TV babysitters, we certainly are honest enough to know sometimes a little TV can be relaxing, calming and a necessary break for both children and parents! The only difficult thing here would be convincing your child that it is time to turn it off when Mom or Dad says!
As with all DVDs, there really is no problem with Durability. The problem comes into play when little hands and fingers decide that they want to pop the DVD in and out, smudge, fingerprint up, etc. If you let your kids handle their own DVDs you know what we are talking about. If you do, turn said DVD over and see the variety of foreign substances that somehow now reside on the underside. Remember, just because it looks like peanut butter doesn’t mean it is! In all seriousness, if you handle the DVDs for your kids – no problem. If you let them handle them you are asking for a shorter life of the DVDs.
We love the styles and stories and artwork. The style that New Video uses as they bring each story to life is just perfect. We are talking sweet, adorable animation, that really is unique. We aren’t talking Pokemon-style graphics here that flash and buzz and flicker across the screen. Each story is delicately, gently animated to create a wonderful, age-appropriate presentation for your children.
The I’m Dirty and I Stink DVD set includes a lot of stories. We definitely recommend popping this in for a long car trip. As always, however, we would have preferred the price to be a few dollars less. We like DVDs to come in between $10 and $15. We know you can almost always find something for your kids to watch in bargain bin at your local retailers. With that in mind we still have a hard time dropping $20 for a DVD (truth be told, that isn’t just for kids DVDs, we don’t like to pay $20 for our DVD movies either!). A few dollars less and we would have been happier.
Of course we’ve seen other DVDs for kids…we’ve even seen some others from New Video…but we just love the animation that they use to bring each story to life. There is something warm and comfortable about each story as it is told to your kids and comes to life before their eyes!
It’s really difficult to give anything but 5 stars to a DVD set like this. You’ve got a mix of wonderful kids stories, fantastic story telling from some of today’s leading actors and animation that is just perfect for little kids. Obviously, with proper care your DVDs will last, and while the price is a few dollars higher than we wanted, it certainly isn’t out of range. All in all, we love the I’m Dirty and I Stink DVD Set – and we’re sure you and your kids will too!