Four-year-old Caillou finds adventure in everyday life in 14 stories from the popular animated PBS Kids series.
The hero of a series of Canadian children's books, Caillou is a curious and outspoken little boy to whom preschoolers will easily relate. His simply drawn big round head may remind viewers of Charlie Brown, but Caillou's biggest problem on Valentine's Day is that he gets too many cards! Children will appreciate Caillou�s inquisitive nature and vivid imagination, and will realize they--like him--really can become anything they can imagine.
Although very young babies won't follow some of the issues Caillou deals with, they'll probably still be attracted to the soothing voices of his parents and grandparents as well as the soft and simple animation. Two-year-olds will understand Caillou's impatience when he makes a ceramic cup for his mother and has to wait until the next day for it to be fired and ready, and they'll be curious to see how he handles the blackout during a scary storm.
Preschoolers will know exactly how Caillou feels when his friend Leo sleeps over and gets the new toothbrush and the chance to sleep in the sleeping bag on the floor. They'll probably agree when he says it's not fair that his guest gets all the special things, and they'll be eager to see how he solves his problem. Preschoolers, many of whom are as slow to get ready as Caillou, may learn an important lesson when he takes so much time preparing that he misses playing with Leo at the park. Young viewers will get a kick out of Caillou's imagination, especially when he thinks about all the things he could make out of clay or give his teacher for her birthday.
Four-year-old Caillou is probably too babyish for most older children although they may still share many of his emotions. Younger kids may think it's funny when Caillou's classmates plan a surprise party for their teacher and Caillou has such a good time, he asks his father, "Can I have a surprise party for my birthday?"