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Bedtime Stories

By Daniel Thorne, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Toddler-aimed DVD is gentle as a lullaby.

Movie NR 1998 44 minutes
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Children will find the little animal friends amusing and endearing. The opening stories, "Dad! I Can't Sleep" and "Bedtime Story," are the most clever on the video. "Get Into Bed," "Go To Sleep," "Little Princess' Bedtime," and "Sleep Tight" are enjoyable, but all teach very similar lessons about the importance of rest. Seventh in the collection, "I'm Not Sleepy," will captivate few kids. It's an attempt to identify children's tactics to avoid bed, but the uninteresting story rambles to no real end.

In the last cartoon, "Goodnight Everyone," a small boy's wild imagination brings his toys, his toothpaste, and even the moon to life as he tells them goodnight. This charming cartoon will bring a smile (and hopefully a yawn) to their faces.

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