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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Inspires curiosity about and respect for nature.
Violence & Scariness
Some scenes show animals hunting and eating prey.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the only potential concern in this nature series -- which features beautiful footage of the tundra and its wild inhabitants -- is the occasional scene showing an animal hunting and eating its prey (so be ready to answer kids' questions about life in the wild). But otherwise, the host's excitement over each new discovery will inspire viewers' curiosity about nature, and the knowledgeable narrative is presented in a way that even youngsters will understand.
Is It Any Good?
The show's beautiful scenery and close-up views of nature will simultaneously educate and entertain the entire family. Marven's obvious enthrallment with his wildlife encounters is infectious, and viewers of all ages will be inspired by what they see. With some prompting, the show can easily jump-start discussions about the environment, global warming, and conservation. Just be sure you've brushed up on your knowledge of basic animal behavior, since scenes of animals interacting or hunting and eating prey may raise some questions from very young kids.
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