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Sesame Street: Abby in Wonderland

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Abby chases a red rabbit into a fun fairy tale for all ages.

Movie NR 2008 45 minutes
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This is a good choice for young fans of the show. "Life's not always a fairy tale ... There's not always a happy end," sing Abby and Elmo, when Abby finds herself unable to get home to her real life. But the friends who appear on her journey help to teach Abby a lesson. She begins to understand that looking forward to the day when she's bigger keeps her from noticing the beautiful little things in life, like the dewdrops on leaves, the colors in the sky, and her friends around her. Moreover, she learns that she can wake herself from a dream, which introduces an interesting concept of self control for small viewers.

Other lessons that might benefit viewers are those typical in Sesame Street productions: counting, speaking a little Spanish, exhibiting grace and courtesy, sounding out words, talking about emotions, taking responsibility for one's actions, and promoting friendship. Sometimes Abby speaks in rather a shrill voice, which might be irritating to adults within earshot, but the music is catchy and there are several clever moments in this DVD.

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