Facets Non Violent Non Sexist Video Guid

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Facets now brings the best movies for kids to the living room: more than 800 films for children up to 12 years, each indexed by age level and subject matter, as well as by title. Each film is available for rental or purchase and is free of violent or sexist content. An indispensible resource for parents, teachers and librarians.

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Parents searching for alternative films for their children will be alternately baffled and outraged by Lyons's volume. In his search for age-appropriate movies other than the currently popular Disney cartoons, Lyons suggests numerous titles that are at best questionable. Consider some of his choices: Hoosiers for children aged ten and older; and Field of Dreams, Damn Yankees, and The Bishops's Wife for children aged eight and older. Lyons seems more interested in providing biographical tidbits than any information concerning level of violence, sex, and/or language. If you need an overview of available video offerings, stick with the cheaper, and more comprehensive, annuals, e.g., Mick Martin and Marsha Porter's 1996 Video Movie Guide (Ballantine, 1995) and Blockbuster Video Guide to Movies and Videos (Dell, 1995). The 800-plus videos annotated in the Facets guide are geared toward toddlers through age 12, with a healthy mix of popular (Sesame Street, Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre series) and more esoteric titles throughout. Price and availability are included. Parents will appreciate the nonpreachy tone, and educators will value the subject index. The work is ideal for locating multicultural titles and/or films with strong female characters. Facets has long been known for the quality of its publications, and this guide continues that tradition. Highly recommended.?Anthony Adam, Prairie View A&M University Lib., Houston, Tex.
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