Judge David Johnson loves all of you crazy cakes!
Families are the focus for this buffet of Scholastic read-alongs. Three stories, plus a hefty bonus, comprise the selection for this disc, and the illustration styles range from pan and scan over the original book drawings to partial animation. What they all have in common: the desire to make you well up with emotion as the sight of families who love each other, no matter how poorly drawn their teeth are.
• "I Love You Like Crazy Cakes"
• "Three Cheers for Catherine the Great!"
• "Five Creatures"
Nice, sweet stories, all three of them. That's about all there is to say. If you're intent on cramming as many of these read-alongs as possible down your kid's throat, here's the family-oriented disc to complete your collection. Only one bonus story comes with, but it's a big 25 minute one: "Uncle Elephant," by Arnold Lobel, a trippy tale about a young elephant and how he bonds with his cool, wrinkly uncle with the unoriginal name. The stop-motion puppetry used for this story is actually pretty neat-o.
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