Baby Galileo, a young kangaroo puppet, looks toward the sky in an exploration of the awesome wonders above to discover the sun, moon, clouds, stars, and galaxies, and each of the nine planets,. This 30-minute presentation features rapidly shifting images that include real-life photography of the celestial wonders and children playing with space-themed toys, animated segments, and puppetry. A variety of excerpts from classical masterpieces like Mozart's "A Little Night Music" and Debussy's "Clair de Lune," specially arranged in primarily synthesized "music box" arrangements, as well as several popular nursery songs like "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star," accompany the imagery and ensure a stimulating, multi-sensory experience. DVD extras include a repeat-play function, discovery cards with 14 real-life photographs of celestial wonders with spoken and written titles, puppetry excerpts from the presentation, toy chest with details about pictured toys, and a DVD-ROM coloring book. (Ages 9 months to 4 years) --Tami Horiuchi
"BABY GALILEO Discovering the Sky," includes spectacular images of the sun, moon and stars. The awe-inspiring visuals include familiar sights from a baby's world as well as a glimpse at the planets and whirling galaxies. In addition to images provided by NASA, JPL and Caltech, among others, "BABY GALILEO Discovering the Sky" features colorful toys, babies at play and engaging puppets in a way that captivates babies and toddlers and provides them with an opportunity to discover the sky above. "BABY GALILEO Discovering the Sky" is set to classical music re-orchestrated just for little ears. Featuring compositions by Mozart, Debussy, Chopin, Schubert, Strauss and Tchaikovsky, the video also includes delightful renditions of classic nursery rhymes and songs like "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star," "Star Light, Star Bright" and "Hey Diddle Diddle."