Friday, September 3, 2010

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That (review)

 Everyone has a favorite Dr. Seuss book: Cat in the Hat, Hop on Pop, The Foot Book, Horton Hears a Who, etc (my personal favorite is Green Eggs and Ham). Now the children in your life can watch as the Cat in the Hat comes to life (voiced by Martin Short) on the new show "The Cat In the Hat Knows a Lot About That!"

We got the chance to review the DVD "Wings and Things." I watched the first episode: 'Show Me the Honey' with Moose (and Squirt) and Big A. In this episode, Sally & Nick learned about where honey comes from: bees.

I really loved the animation; it reminded me of the classic Seuss books. I appreciated that they did go back to the loveable Cat in the Hat (rather than the one personified by Mike Meyers); the other is just not appropriate for children. I did feel that this content was a little higher level for my kids, but would be well-suited for a class unit on honeybees. The DVD really does explain age-appropriately about how honey is made. Although I don't think he understood the subject of the DVD, Moose seemed fairly enthralled with what was going on (the honey dance was pretty funny) during the show. So a great show for old and young alike.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of "The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That: Wings and Things" from NCircle Entertainment in order to write this review. I did not receive any money to write this; my words are my honest thoughts. Others may or may not have the same experience(s) that I have with the DVD and/or company.

1 comment:

Nicole said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog!

I thought about doing a Cat in the Hat TV show review, then forgot. To be honest, I didn't care for it. The song is sure catchy though. I thought the premise was good, in that it tries to teach concepts. However, it's a little too ADD for me, just when you think something is going to be explained a little more in-depth, they get distracted by something. We'll keep watching and I'll see if my opinion changes. Maybe I'm just too grumpy in the morning ;) LOL! But I'm glad to see another person's perspective.

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