Three enchanting fairy tales, adapted to video, are a fitting tribute to the late James Marshall (1942-1992), whose whimsical illustrations are as celebrated as his playful prose. Film takes up where the storybook pages end, bringing Marshall's creations to life, such as the naive Red Riding Hood, the presumptuous Goldilocks, and the oddly endearing Three Little Pigs. Scholastic honors Marshall's fresh humor and poetic irony, while enhancing the imaginative storytelling with musical compositions by Ernest V. Troost and Jaroslav Celba. Older viewers will enjoy the added feature "Getting to Know James Marshall," a memoriam of excerpted interviews in which he candidly shares his life and craft. Also noteworthy are the DVD's two additional stories, Rapunzel by Paul O. Zelinsky, and Chicken Little, by Steven Kellogg. Suitably paced with bright colors, each story stays true to its original tale--without sugarcoating the details--yet parents can rest assured of age-appropriate renderings and happy endings throughout. (Ages 4 and older) --Lynn Gibson
The funny thing is, it was Dagger who told me not to talk to strangers.
Well, next time, maybe you'll listen to him.
Well, I shall still think it's a sad way of looking at things.
Oh, Linet, you'll never change!
Well, as long as you know the difference between being fool-hearted and being brave.
One is facing trouble and the other is looking for it.