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Children's DVD Review:

Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends: A Cloudy Day in Sunny Patch

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By Lion Gates Home Entertainment

Our Recommended Age: 2-6

Our Rating: A

Release Date: July 26/05

Reviewed: July 2005

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Based on the best-selling books by David Kirk, Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends debuts on DVD and video with the release of All Pupa'ed Out and A Cloudy Day in Sunny Patch. Both DVDs feature eight stories, and the VHS editions contain four stories from the television series.

A Cloudy Day in Sunny Patch features the title episode in which Miss Spider's adopted beetle daughter, Shimmer, is having a birthday party. A rainy, cloudy day worries Shimmer, but the indoor party turns out to be special anyhow. In another episode, Shimmer wants to learn how to play the bagpipes, and she finds out just how much practice and commitment is required to do so. Squirt is down in another episode because he believes he wished a star right out of the sky.

The CGI animated series is richly colorful--children are mesmerized. But it's more than just good looks. The stories are entertaining and responsible, approaching topics that both engage children's interest and exercise their creative thinking skills.

The DVD edition features twice the number of episodes as well as two interactive games. One involves guessing the "mystery bug" along with Detective Stinky, the stink bug. Running time is 88 minutes on DVD and 44 minutes on VHS.

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Reviewed: July 2005

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