Unhappy with his place in the pecking order at home, Max creates his own world of creatures where he is their ruler.
Mark Roald Dahl Day with Tim Burton's retelling of the tale of an eccentric chocolatier and a poor boy with a golden ticket.
The Cat in the Hat who goes by that name is played by Mike Myers of comedy fame! It starts with two kids on a cold, cold wet day their mum is at work and they've no games to play! Then in walks the fun in the form of a Cat who pulls out the laughs from the brim of his hat. Things really get wild when the Cat and his crew (who go by the name of Thing One and Thing Two) take over the house of Conrad and Sally in this fine family film that's right up your alley!
This segment features author Jeannie Baker and the processes Jeannie uses in making her amazing collages.
Charlotte decides to write another word in the web. Why does Wilbur choose 'terrific'? What other words do the animals come up with? How do you feel when people come together to help you? Can you think of any synonyms for 'terrific'?
What does Charlotte write in her web? Why do you think she writes this message? How do the Zuckermans react when they see the message?
Wilbur saves Charlotte from being captured by Fern's brother. Templeton says 'Ironic isn't it? He saved you and they're saving him for Christmas.' What does Templeton mean? Why does a 'spring pig rarely gets to see the snows of winter?'
Charlotte says 'salutations' to Wilbur and they become friends. The other animals are not impressed. Why don't the other animals like Charlotte? Are their opinions fair?
Wilbur talks with Charlotte before he goes to sleep. Can you think of another word for 'converse'? What does 'nocturnal' mean? Do you know of any nocturnal animals?
Wilbur says 'I'm not so sure being in the same place is the same as being friends.' What do you think? What makes a good friend? What games do you like to play with your friends?
Fern saves the runt from the axe. Why does Fern's dad get the axe? How does Fern convince her father to let her keep the runt? What is the significance of the frypan? How does the opening scene in the film differ from the opening scene in the book?
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Jake Evans reports on the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in 1997 and meets some children who explain what they like about the books and movies.
A mouse uses his brain to outsmart his predators and learns there really is a Gruffalo.
Adapted from the children's book by Walter Farley, this animal-lovers' treat follows a boy named Alec from shipwreck to the winner's circle with the stunning horse that befriends him. While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion who is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks both he and the horse survive only to be stranded on a desert island. He befriends it, so when finally rescued, both return to his home where they soon meet Henry Dailey, a once-successful trainer. Together they begin training the stallion to race against the fastest horses in the world.
It's been hundreds of years since William Shakespeare was alive and yet, we're still reading his work and performing his plays. You ever wonder why Find out about how influential Shakespeare was including a number of words and famous phrases he invented and why his work still resonates in modern times.
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