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Monday, May 24, 2010

Delightful Viewing

We watched two very delightful children's movies this past week, and I had to share.

Tales of Beatrix Potter is a series of her stories performed by the Royal Ballet. The costuming, sets, music, and choreography are just lovely. The boys enjoyed looking through our set of Beatrix Potter books and finding the corresponding story while watching. This is an excellent introduction to ballet for young children. Highly recommended. We borrowed the DVD through Netflix, but I think we may have to purchase our own copy. Hmm. Maybe the newest member of the family needs an Amazon wish list... I think I'll set that up today.




When Luke was born and Levi was only two, Aunt Shannon bought Levi-the-horse-obsessed-child the movie version (1961) of Marguerite Henry's Misty of Chincoteague. Misty soon became an oft-watched movie in our house. The VHS tape suffered from use, and we no longer have a VCR, so I was thrilled to find the DVD at the library. LOVE the family values as played out in this movie with the grandparent/grandchild and brother/sister relationships.

7 comments:

April said...

Our family also loves the ballet interpretation of the Beatrix Potter books. We watch it every spring. I always enjoy your recommendations and reviews! Mt. Hope is one of my favorite resources.

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Misty of Chincoteague was one of my absolute favorite books as a child. I have a good collection of Marguerite Henry books that I still cherish.

I will have to tell my friend about the Beatrix Potter ballet - her two-year-old daughter is in a dance class and loves to watch anything with dancing in it these days.

Joni said...

Just put Misty on hold at the library...so glad to hear it's a good one!

~beautyandjoy~ said...

I left you a comment back, but just in case you don't see it: I found it for you on Netflix under the English name: The Butterfly. Sorry about that! :)

~beautyandjoy~ said...

PS I can't remember now exactly what it was but I do remember that I covered up the subtitles for one conversation. Seeing what movies you've watched/recommended I don't think you'll mind - but just in case you may want to know that. :)

Deidra said...

I loved reading Misty as a kid, I wasn't aware there was a movie version. I'll add that to my netflix.

A Contrarian's Way said...

I just wanted to let you know that I am thoroughly enjoying reading your blog. Your recommendations are wonderful, and I am beginning the homeschooling journey with my 5 young children, so it is always encouraging and inspiring to see someone ahead of me on the path!
Thank you, thank you! Blessings, Julie Zilkie