Scholastic Introduces Two New Storybook Treasures

scholasticScholastic will release two new DVDs from the award-winning Scholastic Storybook Treasures line—Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late and Children Make Terrible Pets.

Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late features three animated adaptations of stories by author Mo Willems. Narrators for these stories include Cher Willems, John Scieszka, and Mo Willems himself. Features on the Don’t Let The Pigeon Stay Up Late DVD include a read-along function, an interview with Mo Willems, and the recipe for Edwina’s chocolate chip cookies .

Peter Brown’s beloved children’s book also arrives on the small screen as the featured story in Children Make Terrible Pets. In the animated tale, a young bear named Lucy means a charming young boy in the forest and brings him home. Her mother, however, cautions her that children make terrible pets. Lucy then sets out to prove her mother wrong.

New Product: Don’t Let Him Drive!

Based on Mo Willems’ children book by the same name, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! … And More Stories By Mo Willems is a new DVD release from Scholastic Storybook Treasures. The DVD also includes two other Willems stories, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale and Leonardo, the Terrible Monster. Each story is animated to resemble the original story’s illustrations and the frame rate is very fluid. Subtitled captions from the storybook appear on screen, with an option to turn them off.

A special Spanish edition of Knuffle Bunny also appears on the DVD. Other special features on the disc include Willems’ trip to a school with the pigeon, a trailer, a quiz game based on the films, and more.