Bullfrog Films
30 minutes
Closed Captioned

Grades Pre-K - Grade 2

Directed by J.J. Johnson
Produced by marblemedia / Sinking Ship Productions

DVD Purchase $195, Rent $45
VHS Purchase $195, Rent $45

US Release Date: 2006
Copyright Date: 2005
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-565-2
VHS ISBN: 1-59458-564-4

Subjects
Canadian Studies
Children's Films
Children's Stories: Live Action
Community
Recreation
Technology

This is Daniel Cook Series 2 Series
Thrills and Chills Pt. 1

Daniel goes go-carting, rides a rollercoaster, and visits a theme park, a water park, and a stunt show.

"A delightful collection!...appropriate topics nicely grouped and with distinct parallels to the primary curriculum." Sandi Zwaan, Educational Consultant

This series features seven-year old Daniel Cook. Well-mannered, inquisitive and intelligent Daniel explores the world around him through his own candid questions. Simple, pure, and honest, this is a series that allows children to view everything from Daniel's perspective, seeing what he sees and learning what he learns.

Each segment is six minutes long and they have been aggregated thematically into 13 half-hour episodes, each with 5 separate segments.

There is a companion interactive website to enhance and further the Daniel Cook experience.

The five 6 minute segments in Thrills and Chills Pt. 1 are:

1) THIS IS DANIEL COOK GO-CARTING - Daniel feels what it must be like to be a professional racecar driver when he visits a go-carting arena for a few spins around the track. Alongside his new racing buddy, Daniel challenges his Dad to a race.

2) THIS IS DANIEL COOK AT A WATER PARK - Daniel has been invited to a water park to try the different slides and attractions. Daniel learns how waves are made in the wave pool, how to control your speed in the water tube and how to race down the water slide.

3) THIS IS DANIEL COOK ON A ROLLERCOASTER - Daniel learns how rollercoasters are attached to the track and how some rollercoasters can even do loops.

4) THIS IS DANIEL COOK AT A THEME PARK - Daniel learns how theme parks are created around a story, discusses what his theme park would be and enjoys a few rides.

5) THIS IS DANIEL COOK AT A STUNT SHOW - Daniel investigates a stunt car, talks to an actual stunt car driver and gets to sit in the front row to see the stunt cars in action.

The other episodes are:

14. Winter Fun - Daniel visits a winter festival, learns the sport of curling, goes downhill skiing and tobogganing, and learns how to care for and control sled dogs.

15. Celebrations Daniel carves a pumpkin, goes trick-or-treating, makes a valentine and an ornament, and decorates Easter eggs.

16. Special Things To Eat - Daniel tries new vegetables and makes maple syrup, a birthday cake, candy canes, and a yule log.

17. Special Things To Make - Daniel builds his own robot and makes a birdhouse, an animal totem, a puppet, and soap.

18. Interesting People, Interesting Jobs - Daniel gets an eye exam, learns about dog guides and yoga, visits a veterinarian, and helps a zookeeper.

19. Amazing Art - Daniel makes felt art, paints with watercolors, makes a self-portrait, draws a turtle, and makes a paper mache monster.

20. Water and Animals - Daniel sets up an aquarium, learns about fish and fishing, and goes whale watching.

21. Exploring and Discovering - Daniel learns about the desert, meets an elephant, goes on safari, and explores a cave and a beach.

23. Thrills and Chills Pt. 2 - Daniel plays baseball, rides in a helicopter and a hot air balloon, digs for dinosaur bones, and goes on a camping trip.

24. Music - Daniel learns to conduct an orchestra, writes a song, sings jazz, visits a marching band, and learns to disco dance.

25. Nature, Science, and the Environment - Daniel visits a recycling plant, learns about butterflies, visits a waterfall, goes on an eco-adventure and studies rocks.

26. How Do They Do That? - Daniel goes on a tall ship, tastes new fruits, visits Medieval Times, learns about Egypt, and makes a gingerbread house.

Web Page: http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/tdc2t1.html

Reviews
"What a delightful collection! It is a terrific variety of appropriate topics nicely grouped and with distinct parallels to the primary curriculum. Besides the value for children, I think the positive modeling of channeling the energy, focusing the interest and taking advantage of the curiosity is terrific! There is a lot for parents, caregivers, and teachers to learn from this series."

Sandi Zwaan, Educational Consultant

"[This is Daniel Cook] is a fun, entertaining, and quite interesting set of adventures... These videos are great for pre-K levels. Additionally, kids from fourth grade and under might find them somewhat intriguing. The ideal library niche for this set is a public library or early childhood learning center that might use them for both entertainment and inspiration."
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