Distributed by Choices, Inc., 3740 Overland Ave., Ste. F, Los Angeles CA 90034; (310) 839-1500
Produced by Caecilie Nordgreen and Laila Hodell
Directed by Laila Hodell and Bertel Torne Olsen
DVD, color, 30 min.
Animal Behavior, Education, Photography, Science, Storytelling
Reviewed by Deidra N. Herring, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Date Entered: 1/14/2008
Cock-a-doodle-doo so you want to know more about chickens too! This enlightening documentary is sure to capture audiences of all ages as it explores the history, habits and life cycles of chickens raised on a farm all year around. The film is creatively told from a childís perspective when two brothers visiting their grandmother help to take care of a flock in the country. Loads of interesting facts about chickens and their habitat are revealed and are accompanied with playful music and dance.
Film quality is exceptional and the DVD layout is easy to follow, including special features such as a colorful photo gallery and online lesson plans in a downloadable PDF guidebook. The Lesson Plan/Guidebook includes discussion questions, a writing activity, word find, vocabulary list, and four additional resource links. This is an excellent source for elementary science educators and would be a great addition to any library collection.
Our Feathered Friends was awarded Winner for the Best Documentary (Childrenís Jury), Chicago International Childrenís Festival. Other recommended films include the award winning City of Bees selected for the Editorís Choice, Video Librarian, and Video Pick, School Library Journal.