Early this spring, PBS Distribution released a new addition to its collection of Wild Kratts DVDs in the form of The Briny Blue Sea. Released April 9, the DVD features two more episodes of the hit animated series. The episodes in question follow the theme of the DVD’s title throughout. This will be addressed shortly. The secondary lessons about what makes the episodes’ featured creatures so great adds to the DVD’s appeal. That content and the DVD’s primary content coupled, they make the DVD’s pricing affordable. That affordability joins with the DVD’s primary and secondary content to make the DVD in whole another welcome addition to any family’s Wild Kratts collection.
PBS Distribution’s latest addition to its ongoing series of Wild Kratts DVDs is a welcome addition to that series and to any family’s Wild Kratts collection. That is due in part to the DVD’s four featured episodes. The episodes in question – “Osprey,” “Aye Aye,” “Puffin Rescue” and “Sea Otter Swim” – all follow the DVD’s central theme of the DVD’s title. Given, “Aye Aye” does not necessarily follow the them in the purest sense of the word, as the story finds the Wild Kratts gang learning about the aye aye – a land creature – as they pretend to be pirates while aboard the Tortuga. The other three episodes however, tend to follow the DVD’s central theme much more directly. “Osprey” finds Chris and Martin having to recover the keys to the Tortuga after Jimmy accidentally loses them in the ocean. It’s up to the brothers Kratt to recover them before Zach Varmitech gets his hands on them. “Puffin Rescue” finds the Wild Kratts “gang” being separated after a rogue wave hits the Tortuga, spreading the group across the ocean. Martin ends up washed up on a deserted island inhabited only by Puffins, which end up helping Aviva develop a Puffin creature suit for him. He uses the suit to rescue the rest of the group, leading Chris to use his squid creature suit to help pull the Tortuga from the water. “Sea Otter Swim” features Jimmy learning how to swim from a sea otter whom Chris and Martin have aptly named “Coach.” In the process, the group learns about the “powers” that make sea otters stand out. Again, all of thee episodes follow the DVD’s central theme of “The Briny Blue Sea.” It’s hardly the first time a Wild Kratts DVD has done so, either. To that end, it’s just one way in which the DVD impresses just as much as its predecessors. The secondary lessons featured throughout the stories adds even more appeal to the DVD.
The secondary lessons featured in each of the DVD’s episodes are once again about various creatures and their interesting “creature powers.” Audiences learn, for instance, in “Aye Aye” that the Aye Aye, which is a member for the lemur family, uses one of its fingers very much in the same way that a woodpecker uses its beak – to find and catch their meals. It also notes the power of aye ayes’ ears. “Osprey” teaches viewers how Ospreys use their wings and their powerful eyesight to spot fish in the water and catch them so quickly and precisely. While “Sea Otter Swim” focuses mainly on sea otters and their powers, it also features other sea creatures, such as the starfish, bottlenose dolphin and the bald eagle, and how their interact with one another in and above the waves. “Puffin Rescue” focuses on puffins’ beaks and wings, as well as their quite impressive vision. Simply put, there is a lot of in-depth content that teaches young viewers what makes the featured creatures so interesting. Once again, that content is delivered in a way that makes it accessible for any viewer. Yet again, it’s a positive way to get young viewers interested in the biological and ecological sciences. When this is considered along with the DVD’s primary content and its value, the whole of that content gives audiences a lot to appreciate. On the same note, it makes the DVD’s average price point worth its low price point.
The average price point of Wild Kratts: The Briny Blue Sea is $11.98. Amazon, Walmart, Target and Best Buy offer the lowest prices at $9.90 (Amazon and Walmart) and $9.99 (Target and Best Buy) while PBS and Books-A-Million list the DVD at the most expensive price at $14.99. Barnes & Noble Booksellers’ price of $14.12 is just below that of PBS. Given, PBS presents one of the most expensive listings, but regardless of where audiences get the DVD, a portion of the money will still go to benefit PBS, so the money is well-spent no matter which retailer consumers choose. Add in the content featured in the DVD, the price is affordable and worth paying regardless of retailer. Keeping this in mind, the DVD proves, in the end clearly why it is a welcome addition to any family’s Wild Kratts collection.
Wild Kratts: The Briny Blue Sea is another enjoyable addition to PBS Distribution’s ongoing series of Wild Kratts DVD releases. That is proven in part through the four episodes that make up the body of the DVD. They all follow the DVD’s central theme of the ocean. The secondary content, which features more lessons about the featured creatures and their powers adds even more enjoyment and engagement to the DVD’s presentation. Collectively, they make the DVD’s average price point money well-spent, regardless of retailer. Each item noted here is important in its own way to the whole of the DVD. All things considered, they make the DVD one that will make plenty of waves in the best way possible. More information on the DVD is available online along with lots of Wild Kratts games, activities, printables and more at:
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