The DK Eyewitness series has been a favorite of my children for many years. Eyewitness
Plant is a great example of why we so enjoy these DVDs.
Dorling Kindersely is well known for its fantastic use of graphic images. In the DK Eyewitness DVD series, they continue this grand tradition. Eyewitness
Plant, narrated by Andrew Sachs, takes us on a thirty-five minute tour of the fantastical plant world. We see a plant that germinates after lying dormant for 6,000 years. We discover that there are kelp forests that are as large as evergreen forests found on land. There is time-lapse photography used to show buds bursting, leaves developing, and we watch close-up as this portion of the magnificence of creation unfolds before us.
Information galore is delivered well, and then the bonus: The Making of Eyewitness. Narrated by Martin Sheen, we have the added treat of twenty-five minutes of behind the scenes footage.
If you've never seen a DK Eyewitness DVD, you're missing out. If it's been a while since you've had the opportunity, look again. Somehow, our family seems always to find something fresh to marvel over. Yours will too.