Featuring Emmy Award(R)-winner Jane Lynch as the voice of Miss Power. "WordGirl(R)" is an exciting animated series from Scholastic Media, a division of Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, that follows the life and super hero adventures of WordGirl as she fights crime and enriches vocabulary usage. This "WordGirl" special tackles the topic of bullying as the impact of words is explored.
BULLYING IS EXPLORED IN A NEW WORDGIRL(R) DVD WITH SPECIAL GUEST STAR JANE LYNCH
Available on DVD from PBS Distribution February 21st
WordGirl(R) is an Emmy Award(R)-Winning Animated Children's Program
Arlington Va. - February 3, 2012 - PBS Distribution today announced it is releasing Wordgirl-Rise of Miss Power on DVD, featuring Emmy Award(R)-winner Jane Lynch as the voice of Miss Power. "WordGirl(R)" is an exciting animated series from Scholastic Media, a division of Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, that follows the life and super hero adventures of WordGirl as she fights crime and enriches vocabulary usage. This "WordGirl" special tackles the topic of bullying as the impact of words is explored. The 70-minute DVD will be available February 21, 2012, one day following the February 20th broadcast premiere on PBS KIDS GO! (check local listings), for a suggested retail price of $9.99.
The adventure begins when intergalactic visitor Miss Power comes to earth and promises to teach WordGirl everything she knows about crime-fighting. When the lessons don't go as planned, WordGirl and her sidekick Captain Huggy Face begin to question whether Miss Power is a super hero or a super villain. Besides using strength and speed to defeat villains, Miss Power unleashes a secret weapon: the use of mean words to hurt people. Initially resistant, WordGirl tries the tactic and feels empowered, leaving friends and foes agape at the unpleasant change in her ways. After Miss Power takes bullying to the extreme, WordGirl takes a stand, only to be belittled and stripped of her superhero star. Mrs. Botsford comes to the rescue rallying all of the city's villains against Miss Power, then WordGirl pledges to use words only for good, sends Miss Power packing, and restores the city to normal.
In addition to "The Rise of Miss Power," this DVD also includes "A World Without WordGirl." In "A World Without WordGirl" Becky's most amazing birthday party ever gets interrupted one too many times by citizens in need of WordGirl's assistance and she wishes on her birthday candle for a WordGirl-free world. After they're blown out, she realizes her wish has come true. What has she done?! Not only does WordGirl not exist, but Chuck is now the King and has the city following all sorts of strange rules. Will Becky find the last piece of enchanted birthday cake so that she can wish for the return of WordGirl?
Wordgirl-Rise of Miss Power introduces 16 new vocabulary words and reinforces their meanings in a variety of fun and interesting contexts. Words featured in this DVD include obligation, enchanted, unusual, ploy and more! "WordGirl" enriches vocabulary skills, fosters better reading comprehension and instills a love of language in all children.
DVD special features include an interactive game, video shorts and coloring pages.
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Wordgirl-Rise of Miss Power
Street Date: February 21, 2012
Genre: Children's Programming
Run Time: 70 Minutes
February 13, 2012, 8:29 am - PR