contains three episodes from the very popular Madeline series that is on ABC
TV at the moment. It tells the tale of an old house where twelve little girls
go to school and live, tended to by nuns. Our hero is Madeline, the smallest
simplistic animation featured on this DVD the kids will love the tales that
are in it, and chances are that you will as well. It's pretty classy and the
mannerisms of all the characters involved will endear you to them and give the
show a certain something that I cannot put my finger on.
tales of magpies stealing clothes for the poor, a dog show where the girls
defend the right of a dog to enter even when she is not a purebred animal and
an entertaining ditty about an Easter Bonnet that flies off the head of a
horse and into the door of a struggling designer.
pure of heart and an instantly likeable character. Her offsider is Pepito, a
boy from a nearby boy's school who often will team up with her on these
adventures as they make their way through the small world that they inhabit.
that I've noticed and I actually found it quite clever is that often you'll
find that the children are actually rhyming quite often when they speak, it's
done so subtly that it's something that you sort of notice when you are not
paying attention to the show. There are different elements to the imagery as
well that make it a lot of fun to watch.
I'd be happy
recommending this disc for girls aged 2 to about 8 years of age. It's a lot of
fun, highly entertaining and contains good moral content.
- Tory Favro