Snook and his animal friends take care of the rain forest that has always taken care of them in these five earth-conscious episodes.
Although he is a sloth, Snook is anything but lazy as he celebrates Earth Day and helps teach young viewers the importance of conservation and recycling. Kids will naturally pick up easy, earth-friendly habits and realize the important contribution each one of us makes to the health of our own big, big world. With a new generation enthusiastically on the case, the future of the planet is definitely looking brighter.
Although babies won't understand concepts like conservation or recycling, they're likely to be attracted to the show's vibrant environment and equally colorful characters. Watching the way the residents of the World Tree try to make new things out of old things instead of simply throwing them away may encourage very young kids to grow up following their lead.
Preschoolers will be fascinated to learn the meaning of the word "extinct" along with Winslow the monkey, who will make them laugh when he says, "It stinks? It smells all right to me." Kids in this age group may be able to relate to the animals' spring-cleaning ritual, which involves literally tossing their old junk out of the tree, and they'll want to know the answer to Burdette's innocent question: "Doesn't it just go away?"
Older kids have probably moved on to an even bigger world, but those on the younger end may still be interested in learning more about the featured animals and spouting back facts like "turtle have no teeth" and "fish don't sleep--they just rest with their eyes open!"