Little Bill - Big Little Bill [VHS]

ISBN 13: 9780792174462

Little Bill - Big Little Bill [VHS]

 
9780792174462: Little Bill - Big Little Bill [VHS]

Little Bill loves being five, but he can't wait to get bigger! In these four episodes, Little Bill doesn't gave to wait, as he takes some big steps towards growing up. 50 Minutes.

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Review:

Five is the age when the rules of the grown-up world start to seem sensible and less about wrecking everybody's good time, as Big Little Bill reminds us. In four episodes, each one further reinforcing viewers' good taste for having picked up this four-star Bill Cosby creation, the bald, gap-toothed title tike tiptoes into double-digit-age territories. "Big Kid" is short on action but long on love and learning, as Little Bill and great-grandma Alice the Great while away an afternoon practicing big-kid skills. Little Bill is strutting, peacock proud, in his dad's hat and shoes when panic strikes: Will Alice the Great still love him when he's all grown up? In "Just a Baby," Little Bill wants to cozy up to his baby cousin, but he can't get it right--his tweaks are too rough and his songs aren't sung softly enough. Then, in "The Bills Go to Work," Little Bill punches a pretend time card at the Department of Housing, his dad's version of school, where he sharpens pencils, buddies up to the boss, gets funky to the rhythm of the copy machine, and considers calling a meeting on the importance of circle time. "Miss Murray's Wedding" fuels a day of fantasy for the ring-bearing Little Bill, who doffs his signature "B" T-shirt in favor of a tornado--make that a tuxedo--and step-togethers his way down the aisle. Cosby checks in between episodes for a guessing game that's more like a gigglefest, proving he's still fantasy-parent material all these years after Fat Albert. Little Bill's sunniness alone could captivate any kid over 2; he's no wisecracker, never overly clever. How this series snares grown-ups, though, is through music. A jazzy piano tune threading throughout causes instant, toe-tapping cheer in classic Cosby style. --Tammy La Gorce

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Little Bill loves being five, but he can't wait to get bigger! In these four episodes, Little Bill doesn't gave to wait, as he takes some big steps towards growing up.

Big Kid - Little Bill discovers that he doesn't have to be a big kid to act like one! With the guidance of his great-grandmother, Alice the Great, Little Bill begins to do things like a big kid would.
Just a Baby - Little Bill wants to play with his little baby cousin, Jamal. But everything Little Bill does is too rough or too loud! Who will help him figure out how a big kid plays with a baby?
The Bills Go to Work - When Little Bill asks his father about his job, Big Bill decides to take his son to work. Little Bill spends the day working at the office, just like a grown-up!
Miss Murray's Wedding - Little Bill has a big responsibility - he's the ring-bearer at Miss Murray's wedding! With his friend, flower girl Kiku, Little Bill gets ready for his important role.

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