Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Tinga Tinga Tales - Why Elephant has a Trunk

Why do zebras have stripes and leopards spots, rhinos horns and camels humps? Tinga Tinga Tales tells a modern, young audience what really happened.

You see there was a time when Elephant had no nose. He couldn't swat away the flies, or scrub his belly - he couldn't even blow his nose. Then one day snappy Crocodile snapped! Crocodile pulled and he pulled and he pulled - until ker-doing! Crocodile let go and Elephant's nose was all long and wiggly! And that's why Elephant has a trunk.

*Why Elephant Has A Trunk
*Why Snake Has No Legs
*Why Hippo Has No Hair
*Why Hen Pecks The Ground
*Why Bat Hangs Upside Down
*Why Warthog Is So Ugly

These popular television programmes are now available on DVD for the first time and are at the moment on promotional offer in most retailers.
When watching the DVD I was immediately drawn to the bright colours and all the animals included in each episode. The colours are ones which I immediately think of when thinking about traditional African art and tales.
I have always loved elephants and the story of Why Elephants have a trunk has always been a favorite, and it is well animated and illustrated. The African voices add to the whole theme and I loved the colouring pages included on the DVD.
The stories are from traditional African tales and I think they have been beautifully adapted into these DVDs. The music and voices all carry on the African theme and make you believe you are too in an African village.
The DVDs also have added extras - interactive games, downloadable wallpapers and printable colouring pictures which can continue the learning after the programmes have finished.
The DVDs are perfect for young children and will capture their attention and imagination. I know from friends these are popular programmes and the DVDs will be great additions to your DVD library.
Thank you to Michael from The School Run Forum for sending me these DVDs to review.

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