Aug 022010

PhotobucketThe Rosemary Wells CollectionScholastic Storybook Treasures just released The Rosemary Wells Collection featuring Max and Ruby on a read-a-long DVD set, and it is sure to please both kids and parents. The Rosemary Wells Collection includes stories about our family favorites Max and Ruby, but it also includes stories about Well’s other bunny characters such as Emily, Morris and Nora.

My two oldest boys ages 4 and 7 sat spellbound to the screen the first time they watched the story Max’s Chocolate Chicken, and my 12-month-old son, who has just begun taking an interest in the big screen, even stopped his play to watch as Max and Ruby went on egg-hunt adventure. My two younger children did not pay any attention to the read-a-long feature, but my seven-year-old son read along to the stories quite often.
The two sibling bunnies Max and Ruby have achieved star status through the Nick Jr. children series Max and Ruby, which is based on Wells’ characters. At my house Max and Ruby almost feel like family, as I am often asked to cook eggs like the ones Max and Ruby eat, play the games that Max and Ruby play, and do the things that Max and Ruby do. 
The Rosemary Wells Collection features eight of Wells’ original and powerful tales of childhood innocence and life lessons that teaches little ones about the joys of siblings, the importance of teamwork, honesty and good manners. The stories also put a spotlight on emotions that might not be appropriate, but that are still very valid when our children experience these feelings. 
Max’s Chocolate Chicken, a story about sibling competition and sibling love, is the favorite in the Rosemary Wells Collection with both of my older sons. My seven-year-old son also loves the story Otto Run’s for President, where teamwork and modesty win over selfishness and excessive boasting. My four-year old will be starting Pre-K this month, and he watched Emily’s First 100 Days of School with great passion and curiosity.

The Rosemary Wells Collection includes two DVDs, each of which includes four of the original Max and Ruby stories by Rosemary Wells.

  • Max’s Chocolate Chicken
  • Max’s Christmas
  • Morris’ Disappearing Bag
  • Otto Runs for President
  • Noisy Nora
  • Emily’s First 100 Days of School
  • Voyage to the Bunny Planet
  • Reading to your Bunny
The DVD set also includes the following bonus features:
  • Spanish versions of Max’s Christmas and Noisy Nora
  • Rosemary Wells Interviews
  • A visit with Rosemary Wells
  • Gonna Read to My Bunny music video
  • Read-a-long
  • Talk about the stories

PhotobucketThe Rosemary Wells Collection featuring Max and Ruby, earns a spot in the Baby’s Best First Birthday Gifts series, because it is a classic childhood treasure with a modern educational spin, which will grow with the little one and teach valuable lessons.
Buy It:
You can buy The Rosemary Wells Collection featuring Max and Ruby at the Scholastic Storybook Treasures website or at
Win It:

The Scholastic Storybook Treasures have offered one of the dvd’s from The Rosemary Wells Collection featuring Max and Ruby to one of Frugality Is Free’s readers. The winner of this giveaway will receive a copy of the read-a-long DVD Max’s Chocolate Chicken which includes four original Rosemary Wells stories.

How To Enter: CLOSED

This giveaway will end Wednesday September 2nd at 10 p.m. EST.  
The giveaway is open to U.S. residents. I will chose the winner via, and the winner will be notified by e-mail. Make sure to leave your email, gather name, or have your contact available on your blogger site. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, and if there is no response another winner will be chosen. 
Disclaimer: I received a copy of The Rosemary Wells Collection featuring Max and Ruby for the purpose of this review and giveaway, but I was not otherwise compensated. The opinions in this review are mine and mine alone.

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