ToddWorld is a world filled with bright and bold colors, just like
the books by the distinctive and celebrated children's author, Todd
Parr. As the opening song goes, "it's a wonderful, colorful
world" where every day and everyone is "beautiful".
Hi! I'm Todd and Todd's Best Friends are the first
titles from the new ToddWorld television series. Each features four
episodes on VHS and five episodes on DVD. The series is inventive
and fresh, featuring the distinctive "look" of the book
series from which the shows get their inspiration. If you've enjoyed
Todd Parr's books (we have reviews of many of his books on our
site), you're sure to enjoy the positive messages, imaginative
fantasies, and all-inclusive feeling featured in these episodes.
Just like the books conclude with a special message from Todd,
the episodes on the videos feature a nice "wrap-up" in
which Todd speaks to kids about what happened in the story. For
example, after kids enjoy the story, Todd Builds a Fort, Todd
tells them that it's a good thing to listen to other's ideas.
In another episode, Stella's ears are two different colors, and
after a bit of struggling with the whole idea, her friends help
remind Stella that she's special. Todd is exuberant and a great role
model. He's squeaky clean, has typical childhood dilemmas, and says
such things as "neat-o mosquito".
Social Skills/Messages: The shows in ToddWorld are
socially responsible and include messages about including everyone,
being alone and how that is okay too, what makes us different makes
us special, and so forth. In case children didn't "catch
on", they'll get the bottom line or motto of each story spelled
out for them in Todd's concluding message after the episode.
Best For: Ages 3 to 6.
For more information, user reviews, or to buy: Todd World:Hi I'm Todd (DVD edition) or Todd World:Hi I'm Todd (VHS edition)
Reviewed: April 2005