'WordWorld: Let's Eat!'
(DVD / G / 2018 / PBS Kids)
Overview: When Ant gets sick, Pig tries to take care of him by making special Get-Well-Soon soup. It has all the letters of the alphabet in it, so Pig can build any word that Ant needs to feel better. Can Pig figure out what that word is?
DVD Verdict: For those not in the know, Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Children's Animated Program, 'WordWorld' is a CGI animated television series that debuted on PBS Kids. It was produced by The Learning Box and WTTW-TV. The series premiered on September 3, 2007 and ended on January 17, 2011 with 80 episodes and 3 seasons.
Here in 'WordWorld: Let's Eat!', and once Pig (finger's crossed) figures out what that word is that Ant needs to feel better, then Pig and Ant are thrust playfully in another situation.
This one has them making cookies when their bag filled with the letter "C" gets away! Others abound, but the finale is a joyous on when we get to join the WordFriends as they go on a wild goose chase all over WordWorld!
In short, the loveable WordFriends take children on adventures in a world of words where they encounter all sorts of situations that can only be solved by building a word!
Playfully demonstrating the connections between letters, sounds, words and meaning, WordWorld empowers children to advance from learning letters to learning how to read.
The 8 fun stories included here are: J-J-Jelly, Get Well Soon Soup, Catch That C!, The Mystery of the Disappearing Pie, Pies, Pies, Pies!, Pig's Big Moonlight Feast, Mmmm-mmm-milk! and A String's the Thing.
The characters are lively and cheerful. The story is easy to follow and good for kids. Catchy songs abound too! Watch and learn with letter and word sounds, blending word parts into words, and build confidence, because, well, reading is fun!
All in all, it keeps kid's attention and helps them learn letters and spelling. Nothing bad about that, at all. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.