Show Judge David Johnson a disc called Buster's Got the Beatdown and he might be more interested.
Our reviews of Postcards From Buster: Buster's Buddies (published December 6th, 2005), Postcards From Buster: Buster's Outdoor Journeys (published January 14th, 2006), and Postcards From Buster: Buster's World Of Sports (published May 10th, 2006) are also available.
Witness how a paparazzi is born…
You want more Buster? You got it! The PBS Kids sidekick has been enjoying his spin-off show, Postcards from Buster, traipsing around the country with his video camera, and documenting anyone not completely repelled by a talking rabbit in a sweater. These DVD releases each sport four episodes, tied together by a unifying theme. This one, if you couldn't already guess, is music.
• "Beats by the Bay"
To do this, he checks out a hip hop dance studio. There, he immediately befriends a trio of talented young dancers, and the group takes to the streets of San Francisco, where Buster whips out his camera and starts stockpiling footage for the video.
• "Buster and Beatrice"
• "The Music Mystery"
• "Buster's Sweet Song"
This is the third Postcards from Buster disc I've reviewed and, frankly, I'm running out of ways to say "This rabbit is a little nerd and his adventures bore me to tears, but kids will likely enjoy seeing different parts of the country and the children who live there."
Like all the rest of the shows, these episodes are crammed full of local color, foodstuffs, and, of course, music. The highlighted music styles are diverse and should prove engaging to kids interested in that sort of thing. Heck, I even learned a few things, like how hip-hop originated and that country music stars enjoy it if you interrupt breakfast with their families and shove a video camera in their faces.
So, parents, expose your kids to the different subcultures of the United States the cheap and easy way: buy these discs, stick them in the Panasonic and call it a day.
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