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Chrysanthemum - and More Kevin Henkes Stories (1991)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Sarah Jessica Parker
Meryl Streep
Movie Details
Genre Animation; Children
Director Virginia Wilkos
Studio New Video DVD
Language English
Audience Rating NR (Not Rated)
Running Time 60 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Scholastic videos let big folks rest their reading glasses by adapting Caldecott-winning and other worthy kids books for the small screen, with consistently impressive results. Chrysanthemum, based on Kevin Henkes's adorable stories, focuses on an agreeable mouse who adores her lengthy name until a classroom of regular students, plus the venomous Victoria, pokes fun at her for its floridness. Narrator Meryl Streep flits from valley-girlish Victoria to beloved bully-silencer Mrs. Twinkle with delightful effect. The video also contains "Owen" which is about a mouse who's approaching preschool but can't part with his blankie (Sarah Jessica Parker narrates) and "Weekend with Wendell" which bends our sympathy toward Sophie, who's tired of her two-day-long, trickster play date. The transformation from book to screen will captivate page-flipping preschoolers, and parents will pat themselves on the back for presenting this fine video. --Tammy La Gorce
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 980
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 11/5/2007
Links Amazon US
DVD Empire
Product Details
Edition Scholastic Video Collection
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.33:1
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
UPC (Barcode) 767685951835
Release Date 9/24/2002
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
3 Full-Length Bonus Stories Exclusive to DVD:
  • Picnic by Emily Arnold McCully
  • Monty by James Stevenson
  • The Wizard by Jack Kent

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