Sagwa (a kitten), her siblings, and her parents are owned by a Chinese official called "The Foolish Magistrate" (since he tends to make laws and proclamations rather grandiosely and ... See full summary »
Holly G. Frankel,
FINBAR THE STAR: Finbar dreams he's a mighty glamorous movie star. In Director Tubb's movie, can Finbar rescue Miss Winona from the Mighty Ferocious Crocodile? PRINCESS AMELIA: Amelia wishes she were a fairy tale princess.
John Gordon Sinclair,
Each episode follows the adventures of three classroom pets--Linny the Guinea Pig, Ming-Ming Duckling, and Turtle Tuck--who travel around the globe helping to rescue animals who need their ... See full summary »
An animated series based on the popular children's books. Madeline, although the smallest girl in Miss Clavelle's boarding school in Paris, nevertheless manages to get herself into one ... See full summary »
Tracey Lee Smythe,
My daughter began counting to three at the age of 15 months. Why? JoJo was counting and my little girl counted back. There is something captivating about JoJo's Circus. The animation is lively and colorful, and the voices are endearing. There is constant movement and reinforcement of a variety of skills, from motor development to counting to appropriate social behavior. There is one problem with JoJo's Circus. This show sends a subtle but deplorable message about nutrition. These characters, from animals and kids to parents and teachers, eat nothing but junk food. The healthiest thing I've ever seen them eat is a hamburger. They live in a world where cakes and candies grow on trees. A trip to the grocery store with her dad has JoJo looking for items like pie and candy. In short, JoJo's Circus is a wonderful show that offers both entertainment and educational opportunities. It is, however, a perfect example of why you must watch television with your children and be prepared to talk afterward about the things they learned. You do want them learning to count to three- you don't want them asking for cake for lunch!
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