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The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That! Season 2, Volume 2 – Martin Short Rocks As Cat In The Hat In This Great Collection

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The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That! Season 2, Volume 2 – Martin Short Rocks As Cat In The Hat In This Great Collection
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! follows the adventures of 6-year-old best friends, Sally and
Nick, as they are whisked off on extraordinary voyages of scientific discovery with the Cat in the Hat.
Thanks to the Thinga-ma-jigger and our friends, exploring has never been more exciting! Enjoy the
second volume of the second season of The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! In this volume set,
kids will learn the answers to questions like what is the Earth’s atmosphere, why do we need bones, and
how is paper made. The discoveries don’t end there! We learn how polar bears survive the arctic winter,
how our ears work and so much more! KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Sev’n F. comments, “. Not only is this a
fun Dr. Seuss cartoon for all, but it is also educational. Have fun while learning about the earth’s
atmosphere, the human skeleton, how paper is made and much more!” Denise B., KIDS FIRST! Adult
Juror adds, “This DVD does not disappoint! It has 20 episodes! Directed by Tony Collingwood, the Cat in
the Hat (Martin Short) definitely shows us that he knows a lot about many things from names and
locations of the planets in our solar system to how animals walk with more than two legs.” See their full
reviews below.
The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That! Season 2, Volume 2
By Sev’n F., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 9
Calling all Dr. Seuss fans! Here’s two discs, 20 episodes, fully loaded of extraordinary voyages of two
best friends. Not only is this a fun Dr. Seuss cartoon for all, but it is also educational. Have fun while
learning about the earth’s atmosphere, the human skeleton, how paper is made and much more! So, let’s
jump into our imaginary Thinga-ma-jigger and go go go on an adventure with Nick, Sally and The Cat in
the Hat.
In each episode, I learned something I never knew before. In each of the 20 episodes, a lesson is taught
through the journey of two best friends. It had me saying “wow, how interesting !” In one episode, I
learned how paper is made. Who would have thought a tree, that I see every day in my young life, is
chopped down to make paper? I use paper everyday. This is what I liked about this DVD. I learned
something new in each episode.
What is less appealing about this show are the settings and colors. It felt like this film was created back in
the 80s. I thought it needed to be modernized to capture the attention of today’s young viewers.
My favorite characters are Sally and Nick. They are six years old and best friends. I like the bond they
share in each episode. They communicate and work well with each other – team players, if you ask me.
They have tons of fun and experience their journeys together. It truly shows the true meaning of best
friends. I have a best friend and she and I love to take pretend voyages together.
Each episode has a different message, but the one thing they have in common are the lessons that are
being taught through Nick and Sally’s voyages. In each show, you learn scientific knowledge. This is a
neat way to gather your children together to sing along while taking an amazing educational journey.
Knowledge is key and there’s no better way to learn but through a cool Dr. Seuss show.
I give this DVD 4 out of 5 stars. It is very educational and fun. The music had me bopping my head along
with it. I would like it even better if it was more modernized. I recommend it for ages 3 to 14. My baby
brother is three and he has sung along with Nick and Sally. My mom is 39-years-old and she learned

something about the human skeleton, that she never knew about before. This DVD is available now so,

look for it.
The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! Season 2, Volume 2
Reviewed by Denise A. B., KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror
I’m a big fat of The Cat in the Hat! I have been since I was a little girl. Now, as an adult, I’m still a big fan!
This DVD does not disappoint! It has 20 episodes! Directed by Tony Collingwood, the Cat in
the Hat (Martin Short) definitely shows us that he knows a lot about many things from names and
locations of the planets in our solar system to how animals walk with more than two legs. It is entertaining,
engaging and great for preschool and school-aged children, as well as their parents. Children will enjoy
watching the Cat in the Hat and his friends Sally & Nick as they go on adventures to learn new things.
One of my favorite episodes is about the solar system as the Cat in the Hat teaches Sally & Nick the
order of the planets and their names. Martin Short as the voice of Cat in the Hat is perfect! I just love him.
I also enjoyed the theme song. I give this 5 stars out of 5 stars because I think it is a perennial hit. It’s
engaging, entertaining and educational What more could you want! I recommend it for ages 3 to 12.
Reviewed by Denise B., KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror

Puppy Star Christmas: Touching Delivery of a Very Special Message About The Meaning of Christmas

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A song-filled new Air Bud ‘Pup Star’ movie that introduces four new pups to the family, who stow away on
Santa’s sleigh and find themselves trapped at the North Pole, trying to save the world’s Christmas spirit.
KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Abigail Zoe L. comments, “The movie Puppy Star Christmas is a fun and
entertaining holiday family film. It is full of upbeat music, dancing, humor and has a wonderful timeless
message. I absolutely loved every second of this movie and would have stayed to watch it a second time
right then and there!” Nathalia J. adds, “This film delivers a very special message. It’s not about the gifts;
it is about being with family. The pups show that meaning in this film. This touching movie will have you
singing Christmas songs on your way to school, work and perhaps your Christmas recital.” Jolleen M.
adds, “This is a perfect film for everyone in the family. It not only has a good message, but it also is
hilarious and will put you right into the Christmas spirit.” Damon F. wraps it up with, “I am not usually a fan
of musicals, but this movie is better than some that I’ve seen. I really like how the dogs are animated in
this movie. It really looks as if they are actually talking and dancing. That makes the movie as entertaining
as it is.” See their full reviews and cast interviews below
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Puppy Star Christmas
By Abigail Zoe L., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 11
The movie Puppy Star Christmas is a fun and entertaining holiday family film. It is full of upbeat music,
dancing, humor and has a wonderful timeless message. I absolutely loved every second of this movie and
would have stayed to watch it a second time right then and there!
This Pup Star story picks up when Tiny (Kaitlyn Maher) and P.U.P. (Mackenzie Sol) get married and have
a very adorable litter of puppies that includes Brody, Rosie, Charlie and Cindy. These four pups are
always getting into trouble. Thinking they are on Santa Claus’ “naughty list” for eating the family’s turkey
and pumpkin pie, they head to the North pole with the hope of talking to Santa to get back onto his “nice”
list. While there, they uncover Bark, Kano, Roland and Julio’s scheme to sabotage Pup Star and control
the Christmas spirit. There is a wonderful heartfelt twist at the end with some of the characters that I won’t
give away.
My favorite scene is when P.U.P., played by the extremely talented singer, Mackenzie Sol, and Lou’s dad
Steven, played by David DeLuise, are awaiting the birth of P.U.P.’s four adorable puppies. They are both
so nervous. Steven paces back and forth while giving P.U.P. a “pup” talk. Another one of my favorite
scenes is at the North Pole when the elves and reindeer dance to the uplifting musical number, “This is
the Best Christmas Ever.”
My favorite character is the ever funny Roland, played by Jed Rees, who is always getting into trouble.
Throughout the movie he continually becomes more and more addicted to candy canes. After kidnapping
Santa he also begins to look like Santa Claus
The music, songs and singing voices of Kaitlyn Maher and Mackenzie Sol are pup-tastic and will melt
your heart. Listening to the music made me feel as if I wanted to jump up from my seat, start dancing and
sing along. The special effects include talking animals and dancing reindeers that look amazingly real.
The heartfelt message of this Christmas story is about the importance of spending time with family, being
grateful not greedy and second chances. This joyous fun family film is perfect for ages 3 to 18, as well as
adults because of its universal and timeless messages. It will definitely put us all in the holiday spirit and I
give it 5 out of 5 Puppy Stars. It’s available on Netflix November 20, 2018 so look for it.
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Puppy Star Christmas
By Nathalia J., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 10
“It is Christmas in the heart, that puts Christmas in the air!” once said W.T Ellis. Jingle bells, Jingle bells,
Jingle all the way. Yup, it’s Christmas time – presents, cookies, family and vacation time. This astonishing,
touching, intriguing, heart-warming, well-intentioned and adorable movie is directed by Robert Vince and
written by Pier Rae and Robert Vince.
This film follows Tiny and P.U.P whose four new pups take a trip into the dark night sky with a special
guest named Santa Claus. Trouble comes with they find themselves with the evil dog Bark and trapped at
the North Pole. The pups get saved, but you’ll have to see the movie to know how. This song-filled new
Air Bud “Pup Star” movie will have you enjoying the Christmas spirit.
The lead characters in this film are Tiny (voiced by Kaitlyn Maher), P.U.P (voiced by Mackenzie Sol), Lou
(Mackenzie Moss), Santa Claus (Richard Riehle), Rosie (voiced by Vivienne Rutherford) and
complemented by many more
My absolute favorite part of this film, without giving anything away, is when the Christmas spirit is saved. I
love how the four pups set on a quest to find Santa Claus and recover the true meaning of Christmas with
the help of their family. I think this part of the film will charm many because of the huge heart the little
pups have!
This film delivers a very special message. It’s not about the gifts; it is about being with family. The pups
show that meaning in this film. This touching movie will have you singing Christmas songs on your way to
school, work and perhaps your Christmas recital.
I give this film 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 7 to 14, as well as adults. This film will release
exclusively on NETFLIX on November 20, 2018. Make sure to check it out!
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Puppy Star Christmas
By Jolleen M., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 14

This is a perfect film for everyone in the family. It not only has a good message, but it also is hilarious and

will put you right into the Christmas spirit.
In the film, Tiny and P.U.P. get married and shortly after, they have four pups named Charlie, Rosie,
Cindy and Brody. Tiny and P.U.P are busy and aren’t able to spend much time with their new pups. The
pups become a little rebellious and decide it is a good idea to sneak onto Santa’s sleigh when he visits
their parents’ show. This causes them to get stuck at the North Pole and leaves everyone worried.
Meanwhile, they don’t know that the real Santa has been captured and replaced by their old enemy who
wants to destroy Christmas.
Kaitlyn Maher, Mackenzie Moss and Mackenzie Sol are back again for Pup Star’s fourth film! They excel
in showing the pups’ emotions with their voice acting, as always. We also have some new voice actors for
the puppies – Dillon Fontana, Vivienne Rutherford, Chloe Coleman and Oakley Bull. They all sound sassy
and super adorable! They have the perfect voices for the cute pups.
Since Tiny, P.U.P. and the pups have to go on stage a lot, they wear many different outfits. All of their
outfits are very stylish and unique! I wish they sold costumes like those so I could get them for my dog. I
love how the costumes match each puppy’s unique characteristics. Even though they all look very similar,
it helps to have them in different outfits so you know who is who. The animation of the dogs is amazing. It
matches well with the voice of the actors. There are also scenes where the dogs are animated to dance.
That is hilarious. They have a lot of talent.
My favorite scene was the one after Tiny and P.U.P. said their vows. The people and the dogs got up and
started dancing. The dogs go crazy with their moves. I was really impressed.
The message of this film is all about the meaning of the true Christmas spirit. Some people believe that
Christmas is only about getting gifts. People become greedy and only like Christmas for the presents.
This film teaches that Christmas is a time of giving, sharing and getting along with others. It is about
spending time and reconnecting with your family. Even though this is message is promoted in other
Christmas films, it is still an important moral that some people don’t seem to understand.
This is the fourth film in the Pup Stars series and definitely lives up to the other ones. I give this film 4 out
of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 3 to 18. If you haven’t checked out the first three films, be sure to
check those out as well as this one! Puppy Star Christmas comes out on Netflix on November 20, 2018.
Look for it!
Puppy Star Christmas
Damon F., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 11
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I am not usually a fan of musicals, but this movie is better than some that I’ve seen. I really like how the
dogs are animated in this movie. It really looks as if they are actually talking and dancing. That makes the
movie as entertaining as it is.

Puppy Star Christmas is a Christmas themed sequel to Pup Star 2 that follows the Pup Star company makin

a Christmas special right after Tiny has puppies. The movie follows the pup’s parents getting
ready for Christmas. It also focuses on the pups as they carry out some crazy ideas and plans that
sometimes get them into trouble. For example, the pups decide to go to the North Pole to meet Santa, but
while trying to do that, some evil dogs are trying to take over Christmas! Tiny and the Pup Star staff are
working on the Christmas special while searching for the missing pups.
The four new members to the Pup Star family are Brody (Dillon Fontana), an adventurous little pup that
thinks of something fun to do and his sisters usually follow. Rosie (Vivienne Rutherford) is the pup who
always thinks of herself as the star of everything. Cindy (Oakley Bull) is the pup who knows when
something will go wrong, but none of her siblings ever listen to her. Last is Charlie (Chloe Coleman), the
sarcastic one, who has some of the best lines.
My favorite scene in this movie is when the elves sing “The Worst Christmas Ever,” while the villains think
they are singing the same thing as they are – “The Best Christmas Ever.” Another good scene is when the
reindeers bring Roland to the Pup Star stage. The reindeers are doing loop the loops, while going as fast
as they can, just to be mean to Roland. My favorite character is Brody, because he is adventurous and he
loves to eat, just like me. He also comes up with a bunch of crazy ideas that get him in trouble, but I don’t
think he will ever learn. For example, in the beginning of the film Brody tries to eat both the turkey and the
pumpkin pie. That really gets him into trouble.
The message of this movie is that Christmas isn’t just about the gifts; it is about being with family. The
pups show that throughout the entire film. I rate this film 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 3 to
18, because it is an amusing movie that shows the meaning of Christmas in a great way. I think adults will
enjoy watching this film with their children. This movie will be available exclusively on Netflix on
November 20, 2018 so look for it!
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Little Wolf’s Book of Badness – Unique and Unexpected with a Spiral of Surprises!

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All Little Wolf wants to do is stay at home with Mum, Dad and his brother, Smellybreff. However, Mum
and Dad are worried that their precious son, Little Wolf, is not as bad as a small wolf should be. So they
decide to send him off to Cunning College in Frettnin Forest to learn the Nine Rules of Badness from his
Uncle Bigbad. Uncle Bigbad is a hopeless teacher, but armed with determination and native wit, Little
Wolf thinks things out for himself. Sent out by his Uncle to round up a troop of boy scouts to eat for
supper, Little Wolf discovers that the scouts have many useful skills that Little Wolf can learn from them.
In the end, Little Wolf decides not to follow outdated rules of proper wolf behavior but to be true to himself.
As a result, he inherits his Uncle’s fortune and becomes master of Cunning College. Based on a world-
famous series of best-selling Little Wolf story books, this one-off is a treat for the whole family! KIDS
FIRST! Film Critic Sahiba K. comments, “With its spiral of surprises, I never could predict what would
happen in the next scene. The story also puts a twist on common fairy tales such as Three Little Pigs and
Little Red Riding Hood.” Dariana A. adds, “Little Wolf’s Book of Badness is a very odd type of film. It’s not
your typical Dora the Explorer type of kids’ show, which is good because there are too many of those
types of shows out there.” Rachael V., KIDS FIRST! Adult reviewer wraps it up with, “! I love the fact
that this is a little story where we actively see a child decide who they want to be and being so
proud of themselves. This is the kind of feel good story that every child needs to watch.” See
their full reviews below.
Little Wolf’s Book of Badness
By Sahiba K., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, Age 15
https://youtu.be/1Dc0BM4oa8E
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Little Wolf’s Book of Badness, directed by Karsten Kiilerich, is unique and unexpected! With its spiral of
surprises, I never could predict what would happen in the next scene. The story also puts a twist on
common fairy tales such as Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood.
The story follows Little Wolf (Alexander Pownall), who is not bad enough for his family. So his Mum (Lucy
Whybrow) and Dad (Richard Hope) send him on a journey to Cunning College to learn from his Uncle
Bigbad how to be a true bad wolf. On his quest, he learns the ‘Nine Rules of Badness.’
Alexander Pownall, the voice actor for Little Wolf, creates personality through his voice. His voice is high,
making it sound like that of a young child. As Little Wolf ventures through the woods to reach Cunning
College, I heard the fear in his voice and sympathized with him. When he writes letters back to his family
and reads them, I heard the unwillingness to be where he was and the sense of defeat just through his
voice. Michael Gambon, voice actor for Uncle Bigbad, has terror in his voice that gave me goose bumps.
For example, when he is first introduced and he speaks, I knew Little Wolf was going to have a tough time
in Cunning College.
The animation is dark but appealing. It sets the tone of the movie as it reflects Little Wolf’s feelings. For
example, when Little Wolf feels that his trip was a waste of time and nothing good will come out of his
journey, the scenery is dark, it is raining and there are shadowy clouds looming above him. The costume
designs add to the personalities of each character. For example, Little Wolf has simple clothes that are
similar to a schoolboy’s outfit, reflecting what his purpose is in the movie. Uncle Bigbad wears a grey suit,
with a yellow shirt and blue tie which reflects his personality as an evil wolf but also one who has the
potential to have color or goodness in his life.
My favorite part of this show is the animation. The type of animation that is used made me feel as if I was
watching my own imagination. The message here is that goodness will always outshine darkness. I give
this DVD 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 15. This is available on DVD now so check it
out.
Little Wolf’s Book of Badness
By Dariana A., KIDS FIRST Film Critics, age 11
https://youtu.be/0_pw7X1cwzE
Little Wolf’s Book of Badness is a very odd type of film. It’s not your typical Dora the Explorer type of kids’
show, which is good because there are too many of those types of shows out there. This is a story and a
good story at that. It teaches kids through a wolf who is supposed to be bad, but wants to be good.
The storyline is about Little Wolf who just wants to stay at home with his family, but his parents don’t think
he’s bad enough to live up to the Wolf family name. So, they send Little Wolf to Cunning College to learn
the Nine Rules of Badness from his Uncle Big Bad. But it turns out Uncle Big Bad isn’t such an amazing
teacher after all.
As I said, the show is pretty great. The animation is wiggles a bit, even when they are standing still. This
is probably intended, but it is kind of distracting. One of the things I really like about this show is its plot
and the simple way it shows the lessons they are trying to teach without even saying so. This is what
makes it a different type of kids’ film. It is also very slow paced. There isn’t very much action. One thing I
wondered about the whole time is why Little Wolf always sneezes when he’s around Mr. Twister. Is he
allergic? Michael Gambon, the voice talent for Big Bad is really cool. David Thewlis voices Mr. Twister,
which is pretty awesome. I know and like both Gamgon and Thewlis from the Harry Potter films. Another
thing I really enjoyed about this film is how scary they make Big Bad. I really was kind of scared when the
character Big Bad came on and yelled at Little Wolf. That is probably my favorite scene because it really
shows who Big Bad truly is.
The message this film teaches is that, even if you’re bad or scary, that doesn’t mean that you are happy. I
rate this film 4 out of 5 stars because it has a cool, different way of teaching kids. I recommend this film
for ages 2 to 6. This film is available now on DVD so, go check it out.
Little Wolf’s Book of Badness
By Rachael V., KIDS FIRST! Adult Reviewer
https://youtu.be/UDLz4ikWTy4
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This is one of the absolutely cutest stories I have ever seen. I have read several of the short
stories that spawned this movie and loved all of them. In this Little Wolf Adventure, his family is
concerned that perhaps Little Wolf isn’t as big, bad and tough as he should be. Their reaction to
this is shipping him off to Cunning College to learn the Nine Rules of Badness from his Uncle
Bigbad, whom is voiced perfectly by Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter film
series). During his time at the college he continuously struggles with the ideas of being such a
bad wolf, but at the same time he just wants to make his family proud. At one point his uncle
gives him the terrible task of fetching some unsuspecting boy scouts to gobble up. Little Wolf
sees all of these things that the scouts do and decides he wants to learn to do all of these
amazing things himself. He may not be a bad wolf, but he sure is a big wolf now! I love the fact
that this is a little story where we actively see a child decide who they want to be and being so
proud of themselves. This is the kind of feel good story that every child needs to watch. This is
great for ages 7 to 11 and I give it 5 out of 5 stars for being so cutely inspirational. Reviewed by
Rachael V., KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror

Octonauts: Season Two – Whether You Love The Ocean Or Not, This Is Filled With Information In A Fun Way!

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Octonauts: Season Two – Whether You Love The Ocean Or Not, This Is Filled With Information In A Fun Way!
Dive into adventure with your favorite underwater explorers, the Octonauts! Join brave Captain
Barnacles, daredevil ex-pirate, Kwazii, medic Peso Penguin and the rest of the crew, as they
explore the world s oceans, rescue the creatures who live there and protect their habitats – above
and below the waves!
Based on the richly imaginative books by Meomi, this series combines
immersive visuals and ‘submersive’ humor to transport young children into a world that is both
real and fantastic, full of mysteries to unravel and surprises around every corner.<p>In this
season set, encounter all types of creatures from the Great White Shark to Lionfish and more!
The adventures don’t end there! Embark on an Amazon adventure with the Octonauts as they
travel down the Amazon River in search of a lost city and Kwazii’s long-lost grandfather, Calico
Jack! So come aboard the Octopod for 24 exciting missions! Zoe C., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age
10 comments, “The show is based on American-Canadian children’s books by Meomi Design
Inc., which make it ideal for young kids! The series is very entertaining and educational. It
contains lots of information and if you love the ocean, I definitely recommend this series.” Denise
B., KIDS FIRST! Adult reviewer adds, “. One of my favorite things is how, at the end of each
show, they give facts about sea animals such as the Great White Shark and Sea Snakes.” See
their full reviews below.
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Octonauts: Season Two
By Zoe Canella, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 10
https://youtu.be/9vMffAai96A
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Octonauts: Season Two is a very cute children’s television series animated in Ireland and voiced
by British actors. The show is based on American-Canadian children’s books by Meomi Design
Inc., which make it ideal for young kids! The series is very entertaining and educational. It
contains lots of information and if you love the ocean, I definitely recommend this series.
You don’t need to watch Season One to understand Season Two. From the very first episode,
you are immersed in a colorful underworld, discovering the adventures of the very likable
characters. The intrepid Octonauts travel in nautical space ships and the Octopod and will remind
parents of Star Trek and the expeditions of French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau. I like that
they work as a team and how they respect each other. Each character brings something different;
they have different specialties and each one is unique.
My favorite characters are Peso, the penguin and Barnabas the polar bear captain which I found
very classy. But, all six adventurers are fun to watch – Kawazii (the cat), Inkling (the Dumbo
octopus), Shellington (the sea otter), Tweak (the rabbit), Dash (the dog) and Tunip (half animal,
half vegetable). They are not only adorable, but it is easy to relate to them. They all have different
accents and, by the sound of their voices, they are different ages too.<p>Everything is very
interesting in this show. Each episode follows a different mission where you learn fascinating
information about the ocean and marine life in a very fun manner. Each episode is based on one
particular sea creature or animal and the Octonauts not only explore the ocean but also protect
their habitat. The technology in the series is imaginary, but the creatures are based on real ones.
The show’s color palette is beautiful with lots of light blues and greens. It’s quite refreshing and
calms you down, which I think is ideal for little ones. I really like the animation, especially the
graphic transitions at the end of each episode as it gives a recap (Creature Reports) to the
episode and additional information about each animal. Each episode is also focused on a
particular conflict or problem, but you can enjoy them individually since there’s no sequence
between them.
Season Two comes with two discs, with 12 episodes each and 12 Creature Reports, which are
music videos about the animals featured in that episode. This gives a nice recap on that segment.
The message series is “explore, rescue, protect.” There’s a whole ocean out there to discover,
but we have to care and preserve our nature for future generations and ourselves. <p>I give this
DVD 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 2 to 8, but parents watching with their little ones
will enjoy as well. It’s available on DVD now, so look for it. Reviewed by Zoe C., KIDS FIRST!
Film Critic, age 10
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Octonauts, Season 2
By Denise B., KIDS FIRST! Adult Reviewer
https://youtu.be/Q7FIc355A4k
ll, they actually do more than just rescue, but I really enjoyed
the rescue. They also explore and protect and I can add another one – they educate young
children. The characters are extremely likable and engaging. There are so many different
adventures in this season’s collection. I especially enjoyed the one about the Great White Shark
which the group needed to rescue and at the same time had to be very careful so they didn’t end
up as the Great White Shark’s lunch! The underwater scenes are fun to watch. The dialogue is
creative. I highly recommend this for ages 3 through 7. One of my favorite things is how, at the
end of each show, they give facts about sea animals such as the Great White Shark and Sea
Snakes. I give this 4 stars out of 5 stars for its entertainment and educational aspects. Reviewed
by Denise B., KIDS FIRST! Adult Juro

The Position Success Indicator (PSI): Your Job Fit Solution for the Future of Work

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The Position Success Indicator (PSI): Your Job Fit Solution for the Future of Work

This blog is a guest post by Mark Palmer as a companion to the November, 13 Voice America show interview with Mr. Palmer, Managing Partner, Hire-Directions and Principal, Innovative Leadership Institute. The interview focuses on the Position Success Indicator assessment to help hone find where they fit professionally. 

THE FUTURE OF WORK IS HERE

The future of work is already here: the gig economy, automation, and artificial intelligence. These trends are part of a growing narrative that suggest an increasingly complex and unpredictable workforce.

Studies indicate that by 2025, the global population will reach nearly 10 billion people, with only 15% of that population living and working in high-income economies. In fact, according to a recent Oxford Study, it’s predicted that 47% of jobs will disappear in the next 25 years.

 

NEW PROFESSIONAL CHALLENGES ARE COMING…ARE YOU READY?

Workforce disruptions already force you to make employment decisions faster, smarter, and more often than any previous generation of professionals. Consequently, the coming era of work will produce thrivers, strivers, and survivors.

To thrive in this future workforce—and to navigate new realities while staying authentic to your dreams and interests—you will need a better way to prepare, respond, and adapt to a constant stream of occupational change.

 

YOU WILL NEED OCCUPATIONAL FITNESS

Two-thirds of your adult waking life will be spent creating and maintaining a livelihood. Your ability to make quality professional decisions, quickly and consistently, is more critical than ever.

This ability to adapt and intelligently respond to new professional situations will require occupational fitness: the capacity to quickly identify the right opportunities, communicate how you add value, and consistently choose ventures that align with your strengths and competencies.

 

BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY: “TALENT DNA” TESTING

“Quantified self”, or life-logging technology, has transformed the way we maximize physical fitness. If you’ve used an activity tracker or a DNA kit, you’re already familiar with how “quantified self” can be used to improve wellness goals.

Using a new breakthrough called “talent DNA” sequencing, this “quantified self” technology can now be applied to support professional wellness, too. It builds on current life-logging advancements to accelerate occupational fitness, and can be used to enhance job matching and career mapping.

 

POSITION SUCCESS INDICATOR (PSI): GET YOUR UNIQUE TALENT CODE

Every person has a unique “talent DNA” code, or occupational talent signature made of [32] quantifiable performance markers. These markers correlate with specific job requirements used by organizations to build roles.

The Position Success Indicator (PSI) reveals key professional knowledge—based on your exclusive “talent DNA”—that can be used to match you to the right jobs, build resumes, setup interview strategies, uncover career advancement opportunities, and enhance your networking capability.

We encourage you to take the PSI assessment. You get free overview results and can purchase more detailed report. You can use the results of your report to take the actions recommended below and also use them when you listen to the interview with Mark.

 

PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS PLANS: PUT YOUR PSI RESULTS TO WORK

PSI reveals how you ideally fit an organization’s goals, team projects, and job requirements. You get precise, custom language needed to communicate YOUR unique value in ways that will speak to executives, clients, and venture partners.

Once you take the free assessment, maximize your results—combined with the Professional and Interview Success Plans—in two (2) simple steps:

 

STEP 1: IDENTIFY YOUR FIT

Use the plans to identify your operational strengths and fit with common organizational goals, projects, and job roles:

  1. Trace your universal job fit using the world’s only position requirements blueprint used to design ALL jobs (Professional Success Plan, Alignment Plan)
  2. Locate your operational impact points (Alignment Plan highlighted strengths)
  3. Identify your high level fit – best fit with organization needs (Professional Success Plan, Org Fit Map)
  4. Identify your detailed level fit – best fit with specific job functions (Professional Success Plan, Alignment Plan, Jobs Matrix, Requirements Insert)
  5. Pinpoint your “thrive zones” – fit with key performance objectives, where you will be most successful in jobs and career development (and understand where you WON’T)

STEP 2:  COMMUNICATE YOUR VALUE

Utilize the free results and plans to enhance your professional CV, resume, social media, and live interactions:

  • Use the Professional Summary (your free professional brand statement):
    • as an opening for professional social media, CV, and resume descriptions
    • to create a 30-second networking “pitch” (don’t just network, FIT-work!)
    • as a companion to your custom interviewing strategy (Interview Success Plan)

 

  • Use the Requirements Insert in the Professional Success Plan to summarize your value (your strengths converted to an organizational grade “job description”):
    • submit this insert with your resume, and stand out in interviews and job fairs
    • use with recruiters and hiring managers to assess fit for new jobs or performance reviews
    • use in cover letter style emails used in conjunction with job applications
    • get the right wording to communicate with executives or project stakeholders to articulate where you fit and add value

 

WORKFORCE TALENT GENOME PROJECT:  BE PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER

Our talent coding technology gives you the opportunity to personally make a difference in improving the future workforce by participating in a new kind of research—online, from anywhere.

By taking PSI, you are contributing your unique “talent DNA”, thereby helping to build the world’s first generation talent genome library.

This global “talent DNA” data repository will be used to enhance future workforce readiness, and to improve job design, job matching and recruiting. It will also optimize merit-based diversity, and protect workers everywhere from displacements caused by increasing job and market disruptions.

As a reader of this blog and listener to the interviews, please consider enrolling in one of the innovative leadership online leader development program. For additional tools, we recommend taking leadership assessments, using the Innovative Leadership Fieldbook and Innovative Leaders Guide to Transforming Organizations, and adding coaching through our online innovative leadership program. We also offer several workshops to help you build these skills.

 

About the

Mark Palmer is co-creator of the Position Success Indicator; The Job Fit Calculator; and LaborGenome™ Talent Mapping technology.

He is co-author of the Innovative Leader Fieldbook, and senior editor for the Innovative Leadership Guide to Transforming Organizations. Mark is also a consultant, and Principal and Advisor with the Innovative Leadership Institute., a management consulting firm offering progressive leadership development, team building and organizational effectiveness. He was also a TEDx OSU Speaker in47 Percent Automation Metcalf 11-19-2018.png

Feng Shui with Master Denise Liotta Dennis and Gratitude

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Would you like to enjoy exceptional romance, relationships, wealth, abundance, and happiness while keeping away tragedies? Learning about the science of Classical Feng Shui could be your golden ticket to prosperity and passion. Author and Feng Shui Master Denise Liotta Dennis sheds light on this ancient wisdom of harnessing the power of energy. Denise discusses her newest book, Hollywood’s Fatal Feng Shui, An In-Depth Examination of 10 Celebrity Homes with a Tragic History, which illustrates how when basic tenets of Feng Shui are violated disaster and death are manifested.

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BIO:Denise A. Liotta-Dennis

Feng Shui Master, International Author, Teacher, and Speaker

She’s known as the “fast-talkin’ Texan”—an interesting and delightful oxymoron—Denise A. Liotta-Dennis is the founder and president of Dragon-Gate Feng Shui (DGFS), LLC an international consulting and development firm, specializing in authentic Feng Shui site selection, planning, design, audits, and assessments for commercial and residential real estate and construction projects. In 2006, Denise founded The American College of Classical Feng Shui, the training arm of Dragon-Gate, a premier platform to learn Classical Feng Shui. Denise has studied with four noted Feng Shui Masters from China, Malaysia, and Australia

Denise has six in-depth books on Classical Feng Shui addressing the most popular systems of Eight Mansions and Flying Stars. The books are sold in fine bookstores in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. Denise has more than twenty-five years of experience working in interior design, including residential and commercial projects.

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