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It's a Big Big World - Everybody's Different
Snook Sloth, Wartz Tree Frog
1 DVD 5 episodes
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2008
77 minutes

Everybody's Different is a collection DVD of the television program It's a Big Big World. 

It is the story of the World Tree, and the creatures that live all around and in it.  The creatures are puppets of various rainforest animals that include Snook the sloth (the "host" of the show) and Wartz the tree frog, and lots of others as well (birds, monkeys, turtles, and fish).  There is lots of  "green screen" stuff going on here, so the backgrounds and "sets" are varied and vibrant.

There are 5 episodes in this collection, and the focus is on the differences in the rainforest, and therefore the creatures that live there.  World Tree Cuisine (differences in taste), Ick Alone (stereotypes can isolate), One Monkey too Many (trying to be something you are not), The Big Race (celebrate how each individual can add to a situation), and Ant Ray Vision (seeing things from another's perspective) are the episodes included on this disc.

As you can imagine, there is lots of substance here for discussion between parents and kids.

Lots of good stuff to say about It's a Big Big World Everybody's Different DVD:  the characters themselves represent all types of creatures, and also lots of different ages (Wartz the frog is young, and Madge the turtle is old) showing how ‘people' of all ages can get along and learn from one another. 

There are some great songs on this disc - the relaxing tone and good beat had my kids singing long after the DVD was off. 

There are also some fun facts presented after some of the episodes, giving some interesting animal facts. 

One caveat - this disc is better suited for kids over the age of 5, as some of the topics and themes might be too advanced to hold the attention of younger kids, even if the creatures are engaging and colourful.

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Carolyn Genge

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