When I was a child, one of my favorite books was called "Harry the Dirty Dog". I loved reading it to my son from the time he was very small. Recently, the joy of that book has been brought to life on our tv and my son is just beside himself. Scholastic has introduced a new DVD set, Treasury of 50 Storybook Classics: Animal Antics and More. This set includes 7 discs with more than an hour of fun and stories on each.

I love the read along function on these discs. My kids like to be read to but, to see their stories come alive on screen is remarkable. My son, who is starting to grasp what is going on during reading, is truly benefitting from the highlighted words at the bottom of the screen. Both children are usually in giggling heaps during some of these loveable stories. We've all enjoyed the fun from our other Scholastic DVD sets and this one just adds even more joy with stories like "Click, Clack, Moo...Cows That Type".

The Treasury DVD sets from Scholastic make unbelievable gifts for children of all ages during the holidays or any time of the year.

But, that's not all!

Just in time for the holiday season, Scholastic introduces a new 2-DVD collection The Night Before Christmas: Special Edition. The set features a dozen animated classic holiday stories. My absolute favorite part of this collection is that so many holiday celebrations have been included. Dialogues have begun with my son on Hanukkah, Kwanza and other holiday celebrations because of the wonderful stories in this set. Some amazing actors lend their voices to this Storybook Collection and I think it'd be a wonderful thing to start a family tradition with these dvd's. Pop in the second dvd and sing-along with the Twelve Days beginning story as you decorate your house! This would be a perfect gift for this year or something special to stash away for next season's festivities.

Both of these sets are wonderful and I'm just thrilled that Scholastic has taken their classic children's books and adapted them into entertaining animated stories. I've enjoyed Scholastic stories my whole life and, after 5 years of witnessing the joy my children get from these books and movies, I look forward to many more years of reading with them and their children growing up with these same stories someday.

Scholastic books and dvd sets can be purchased in retailers nationwide and from places like Amazon.com.