Grades P-6, Adult
Directed by Bill Maylone
Produced by The National Film Board of Canada
DVD Purchase $150, Rent $25
VHS Purchase $150, Rent $25
US Release Date: 1990
Copyright Date: 1989
DVD ISBN: 0-7722-1213-9
VHS ISBN: 0-7722-0243-5
Children's Stories: Live Action
Awards and Festivals
Best of Festival, North American Association for Environmental Education
Blue Ribbon, American Film and Video Festival
Editor's Choice, Booklist
East Lansing Children's Film Festival
What's Up Docs? Children's Film Festival, Hot Springs
Colorado Environmental Film Festival
Look Again Series|
Journey of the Blob
An illustration of the water cycle in a cautionary tale about pollution.
This classic, wordless film from the "Look Again" series tells a story that appeals to all ages, and is used widely in environmental education courses around the country.
A boy makes a decision about how to dispose of a green glob he has concocted. What will happen if he dumps it into a stream? Where does water come from and where does it go? This film illustrates the water cycle and raises many questions about environmental responsibility and the consequences of our decisions.
Other titles in the series are:
Between the Walls - One girl finds a clever way to remove a mouse.
Connections - Making connections between living creatures and machines.
Snowballs and Sandcastles - Children have fun in snow and sand.
Topsy-Turvy - Explores magic in fantasy and the everyday world.
Night - Night and the imagination.
"Who says the video medium has no place in literacy? In an era rife with the claims of the supremacy of print, these fine videos (the Look Again series) not only make kids look again, but they also make them think and learn."
"Very creative and imaginative--an excellent presentation of concepts for a young audience. This is a good program for repeat showings. The explanatory materials for teachers are unusually detailed."
"Well photographed, catching many details that will interest viewers."
**** Video Rating Guide for Libraries
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