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Peep and the big wide world. Peep finds
Cusack, Joan, 1962-
Publication Information:
[Boston, Mass.?] : WGBH Boston Video, 2005.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Peep, Chirp, and Quack find the finniest things! Visit Peep's big wide world and join in the search. Discover a flashlight, a bouncing weasel, a stand-offish duck, and the very last flower of summer. Explore the wonders of a mirror-and enjoy the comic spell it casts on a certain blue duck. This animated series gives the innovative ides of teaching science to young children.
General Note:
Special DVD features include: anywhere science, downloadable activities for young children, downloadable coloring pages, great science tips for encouraging kids to love science, access to the Peep and the Big Wide Worlds Web site.
Quack hatches an egg -- Spring thing -- Springy thingy -- Night light -- The real decoy -- Mirror, mirror in the dump.
Reading Level:
Not rated.
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DVD 66192 Juvenile DVD Audio Visual

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"Not since Tweety has a little yellow bird looked so cute." -TV Guide"Preschoolers will take to Peep...well, like ducks to water."- Time Out New York For Kids"Peep is intelligently written and thought-provoking." -Boston Globe"It's fabulously creative, and what one suspects scientists might like to do on their own, given the chance?Parents should be 'trilled' these birds know their science." - Dallas Morning News"PEEP and the Big Wide World softly encourages amazement?What sneaks up on you is that you're learning about the scientific process while watching a little kids' show!" - Denver Post


Peep, Chirp, and Quack find the funniest things! Discover a flashlight, a bouncing weasel, a stand-offish duck, and the very last flower of summer. Explore the wonders of a mirror, find out what's growing under a pile of leaves, and more!

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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-This animated series offers a humorous and engaging introduction to the sciences geared towards young children. Each DVD features six episodes. The series currently airs on TLC and the Discovery Kids channels. The stories feature three characters-Peep, Chirp, and Quack-and are narrated by actress/comedienne Joan Cusack in a voice wonderfully suited to the wry humor of the series. Peep is a newly hatched chick, Chirp is a brainy robin, and Quack is a lovable, yet slightly smug duck. The animation is simple and endearing. Peep is a sweet, inquisitive little creature who young viewers will love and identify with. Peep and his friends spend their time exploring their park world, while learning about various science concepts such as shadows, sound, light, gravity, ecosystems, animal adaptations, and more. After each animated segment, live-action episodes follow featuring real children as they experiment in their own big wide worlds, implementing the science concepts featured in the animated sequences. For example, children race leaves in a sidewalk stream, try to make boats that float, build a beaver dam, and discover what's growing under a pile of leaves. The stories are engaging and children will be entertained while learning about science and being encouraged to be inquisitive. The DVDs include English and Spanish audio tracks as well as downloadable science activities and coloring pages. This series is a wonderful way to introduce young viewers to the wonders of science and the world around them. Sure to be a hit with young public library patrons.-Maren Ostergard, King County Library System, Issaquah, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.