A Very Brave Witch…and more Halloween stories, a new title from the New Video Scholastic Storybook Treasures collection, will be released for sale on September 29, 2009!
Despite the title (which includes the slightly scary word “witch”), A Very Brave Witch…and more Halloween stories contains 62 minutes of mildly spooky, preschool appropriate animated storytelling.
A Very Brave Witch is a story by Alison McGee, illustrated by Harry Bliss. In the story, a little witch decides to participate in Halloween festivities, even though she is afraid of humans.
A sweet new friend shows the little witch that trick-or-treating can be fun!
The other stories on this DVD are:
* By the Light of the Halloween Moon (written by Caroline Stutson, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes, narrated by Sherry Stringfield) is a kind of frightening yet tame account of various spooky creatures attempting to nibble the toes of a young child as she hangs them over the edge of a bridge!
* A Dark, Dark Tale (written and illustrated by Ruth Brown). My son Jojo (age 4) really likes this one. It is simply a narration of walking through a darkened house, but in a very spooky, suspenseful voice. Jojo finds it delightfully frightening!
* Georgie (Written and illustrated by Robert Bright, narrated by David DeVries) is the story of a friendly ghost in search of a place to haunt. This is another one of “Jojo’s picks”.
* The Witch in the Cherry Tree (written by Margaret Mahy, illustrated by Jenny Williams) is the tale of a mother and son trying to save their pies from a witch who lives in a cherry tree.
* The Three-Legged Cat (Written by Margaret Mahy, illustrated by Jonathan Allen) is a funny story about a cat with a peg-leg, who is mistaken for a hat. Whoops!
* The Three Robbers (Written and illustrated by Tomi Ungerer) is a story with a happy ending, as an orphan named Tiffany convinces three robbers to do something good with their spoils.
* Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain (Written and illustrated by Edward Ardizzone) young Tim becomes a sailor; can he prove himself on the high seas?
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