on 8 October 2000
There are five Percy tales on this video, each lasting approx. 10 minutes. The stories are perfectly pitched for young children, relating to the animals building a sledge and having fun in the snow, a rabbit who was afraid of the dark, a fox who borrows some of Percy's woolly jumpers to keep him warm at night, Percy solving the problems faced by Hedgehog who loves balloons but finds they keep bursting on his prickles and Fox experiencing hiccups that just will not stop! The characters are appealing and beautifully drawn by Nick Butterworth. My two year old son and I were captivated by this gentle and deeply enjoyable animation. The stories are just the right length for short attention spans, although I must admit that once we began watching we were hooked until the end of the final story!I would recommend this video for any 2-5 year old and am sure that a Percy the Park Keeper video, especially with one of the books to accompany it, would make an ideal gift. As with anything connected with Nick Butterworth, this is a real treat.