Baku The Travel Bug Episode 1: Making Friends Around The World

 
9780976360308: Baku The Travel Bug Episode 1: Making Friends Around The World
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Baku the Travel Bug says, "Hola! Namaste! And Hello!" Baku is a loveable travel bug who lives inside the travel bag of his best friend and travel partner, Aunt Sydney. When children from the neighborhood visit Aunt Sydney’s house, Baku pops out of the bag to share pictures from his magical Scrapbook. As Scrapbook makes the pictures come to life, children visit Mexico, India and Lebanon. Between making tostadas, dressing up in a sari, spinning the Big Globe, and learning to dance – Lebanese style! – kids will love this virtual adventure to faraway places and making friends around the world.

- Winner of a 2005 Parents' Choice Approved Award,
- Endorsed with an all-star rating by the Coalition for Quality Children's Media,
- Critically acclaimed in Parenting, Scholastic Parent & Child, Booklist, and other media.
- Seal of Approval recipient from The National Parenting Center, which gave this review:

"Far too often these days, cultural awareness takes a back seat to other concerns. That should not diminish its importance when raising our children. Baku the Travel Bug celebrates the diversity that makes us different and yet the same. This is a very, very good video that features an adorable host, Baku, who takes us along on journeys to Mexico, Lebanon and India through his talking scrapbook where pictures magically spring to life. Our testers gave high marks to the production values as well as the acting, praising its ability to hold the audience's attention throughout, while teaching some wonderful lessons."

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An appetizer plate of diversity...delivers on its good intentions of familiarizing kids with the backgrounds of people near and far. -- Parents' Choice

Baku celebrates the diversity that makes us different and yet the same. This is a very, very good video. -- The National Parenting Center

Parenting Pick of the Month, May 2005 -- Parenting Magazine

Teachers’ Picks: Best New Video for April/May 2005 -- Scholastic Parent & Child

This sweet-natured program introduces kids to other lands and cultures... Many Spanish, Hindi, and Arabic words/songs are introduced... -- Booklist

You can inspire a love of travel and teach some painless geography and international cultures along the way... -- Grand Magazine

From the Contributor:

"Simply wonderful." -- Bruce Kluger, National Parenting Columnist

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