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Favorite Celebrities Lend Voices in New Animated DVD "A Child's Garden of Poetry"

By Stephanie Precourt |

The 2011 Emmy winner for Outstanding Children’s Program A Child’s Garden of Poetry weaves together the words of celebrated poets voiced by favorite stars like Dave Matthews, Liam Neeson, and Julianne Moore, with the backdrop of delightful animation, as shown in the gallery below.

The half-hour DVD  includes more than a dozen short segments featuring works by Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Frost, Yeats, and William Shakespeare, just to name a few. Hear from celebrities including Claire Danes, Ziggy Marley, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and more, as well as heartfelt readings by children offering  their own insights on what poetry means to them.

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Dave Matthews, Liam Neeson Lend Voices in New Animated DVD

A Child's Garden of Poetry

Many of the poems featured in A Child's Garden of Poetry are available in a free colorful poetry booklet downloadA Child's Garden of Poetry is available exclusively from HBO Home Entertainment on November 8, 2011.

Read Stephanie’s posts at Strollerderby and her personal blog Adventures in Babywearing.
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Images courtesy of HBO Home Entertainment


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3 thoughts on “Favorite Celebrities Lend Voices in New Animated DVD "A Child's Garden of Poetry"

  1. laurena noela says:

    We have the first HBO children’s poetry DVD, and I have to say that it is WELL DONE. It is my favorite program to show my young children, and my son can now recite and talk about poetry. All kinds! Funny, serious, lovely… I am really looking forward to seeing this one.

  2. Marie louise mchugh says:

    Where has to art of reciting poems disappeared? Love to see that someone is caring about it.

  3. Louise says:

    Oh, I need to get this for my littles! It is exactly the kind of thing I like to put on for them when they need some quiet time but not a nap. Poetry is so important to help minds expand and grow.

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