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Sarah & Duck - Lots of Shallots and Other Stories [DVD]
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Sarah is a seven year old girl with big eyes and a green hat, who lives with her quacky, flappy, best friend Duck. Together they embark on simple but exciting adventures, discovering the world in their own imaginative way. This is the pairs first DVD containing ten quirky stories. You’ll meet the Shallots, Rainbow, Donkey, Scarf Lady and Cake whilst joining in with a day of kite flying, a visit to the library, a trip to the zoo and much more!
LOTS OF SHALLOTS
SARAH DUCK AND THE PENGUINS
CHEER UP DONKEY
SCARF LADY'S HOUSE
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This is a wonderfully imaginative animation. It's simple yet it has a depth that is lacking in much of today's contemporary childrens programming.
It follows the daily adventures of Sarah and her friend Duck. The 7 minute long episodes play out with gentle coaxing from narration by Roger Allam. The dialogue, which at times is quite matter of fact, gives rise to some genuinely funny interactions between Sarah, Duck and the narrator.
Although the show is aimed at pre schoolers, although I think it does appeal to a wider audience and older children would engage with this just as well (and clearly 30-40 somethings too).
Oh, my 13 month old daughter loves this too by the way.
Any programme with a talking pile of wool, a girl who always carries a plate, and a forgetful lady who has a grumpy bag to remind her what she is doing is always going to be a winner.
I have a passion for the satisfyingly surreal and this gentle, odd little programme fills my heart with warmth! I shall definitely be purchasing this when it comes out, and recommending that every person on this earth does the same.
Her adventures are impeccable observations of a young mind. On her travels, Sarah meets talking rainbows, cakes, and vegetables. She accepts them all without prejudice as her friends. Fantasy and reality are blended in a way that only the very young would be completely comfortable with. Sarah is not pressured to make the "right" decision to solve her gentle predicaments, and often comes up with an unusual approach, whether it obeys the laws of physics or not - just like real a real human child.
The folky and kaleidoscopic music is wonderfully soothing, and complements the deep voice of the narrator wonderfully. The editing is also spacious and calm, making this a perfect bedtime wind-down for pre-schoolers and infants. Importantly for parents, this makes repeated viewing less annoying too.
Sarah and Duck is a BBC gem which revives the tradition of great british children's animation!
The release date is just in time for my son's birthday so I'm buying it for my partner and I as a "survived our first year as parents" prezzie :D
This DVD could only be improved by including a billion more episodes. Five stars is insufficient to show how much I love this <3
The gentle flow of the programme masks a depth of writing that entertains children and parents, and subliminally educates, often through the interjections of the narrator, a sort of off-screen Uncle character. Roger Hallam voices this role as beautifully as it is written. My favourite character is Scarf Lady's lovingly ignored husband, who has been reduced to an occasionally talking handbag. One of the writers must know a characterful older couple to have had that particular inspiration.
My children (better not forget them) love every character in every episode. This programme is funny and charming. Heaven forfend that the series should ever be withdrawn from the iPlayer. But then you could always buy the DVD, I suppose....
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My daughter loves Sarah & duck. All her favourite sarah & ducks in one. Great for all the family too.Published 4 months ago by Clare Bear
Our little ones just love Sarah and duck. These characters evolve in a poetic world full of imagination. A pleasure to share again and again.Published 5 months ago by NT4
Absolutely brilliant animation, the whole family loves this, very endearing cartoon.Published 6 months ago by Cecile
My four year old just loves Sarah and Duck this dvd is playing constantly in my house. My daughter even asks for lemon water now. LolPublished 10 months ago by Anonymous11
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