Okay, to be totally honest, although this is the fourth in the award winning series of Gustafer Yellowgold DVD/CD sets, I had never heard of Gustafer Yellowgold before and I thought, "Wow, what a funny looking character!" But this is an award-winning series that has won massive praise from various media sources such as The New York Times, Parenting, Newsweek, and so on...so I couldn't help but to be curious who this interesting yellow character was. I'm sure most of the mommies and daddies out there probably know who he is and guess what, the world premier engagement of Gustafer Yellowgold's Infinity Sock will take place at the DR2 Theatre (103 E. 15th St, NYC) with Saturday performances at 11AM and 1PM from Feb 26 -April 2, 2011 before the show's national tour. If you're already fans or if you're not, you're about to be...so go and check that out with your kids! Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for kids under 12.
Created by illustrator/songwriter Morgan Taylor, Gustafer Yellowgold is the yellow, cone-headed main character who's come to the Earth from the Sun with a pet eel named Slimothy and a best friend who just happens to be a pterodactyl named Forrest Applecrumbie. In this particular DVD, they are settling into his new Minnesota woodland home with songs like "A Sock Runs Through it", "Slim Gets In 'Em", "Wisconsin Poncho". Its pretty neat since its a musical moving storybook so it'd be great to keep the kids interested and it has karaoke titles for the little ones that are learning to read and for those who want to join in and sing. And if you want to take Gustafer Yellowgold on a road trip, there's the accompanying CD that has all the songs in it as well.
Personally, I enjoyed this DVD/CD combo, I actually listened to the CD first and was through the whole thing before I realized it. Its different from other kids music I've heard so far because it does not sound like kid music. It is very suited for kids but amazingly, I believe parents and grandparents may enjoy the songs as well. I think its the way the melodies are set up...its not too too kiddish. Believe me, these tunes will grow on you as well.
There are even bonuses in the DVD including Gustafer Guitar Lessons and How to Draw Gustafer with Morgan Taylor so this is extra engaging for the kids and could definitely make for some well spent family time. Overall, this is a great DVD/CD combo and I think it brings not only enjoyment but a thought-provoking experience for children of all ages. This DVD/CD is recommended for ages 4 and up and lasts about 90 minutes in total.