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What to know: Love this modern version with sign language included.
Recommended age 5-8
25 minutes
Video and DVD
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Stone Soup by DawnSignPress is entertaining, very creative and has great animation. This episode, just like the other Once Upon a Sign fairy tales, uses both sign language and voices to tell the story. This is good for all kids.

Three gypsy magicians come to town and do magic tricks. They trick the townspeople into sharing vegetables and meat to make a delicious soup for everyone to share. The moral of this episode is that coming together and sharing makes everything more enjoyable.

As a bonus feature, some words used in the episode are taught in sign language. This is a cool and interesting bonus. I recommend Stone Soup for ages 3 to 8. I rate it 4.5 out of 5 stars because of the sign language and great animation.

Reviewed by Mia A., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 11

Stone Soup is a more modern version of the original Stone Soup story and, most importantly, includes sign language. The modern day version is easier to relate to and the special effects are quite fun to watch. The actors play their parts very well and I like that many different ethnicities are featured in this short film. The story is entertaining and the best thing is the lesson that comes shining through - that sharing with others is important. I like that both sign language and audio is in this film and the fun signs at the end are also educational and fun. They show simple words and how to sign. I recommend for ages 6-18 and I give this 5 out of 5 stars for entertainment and educational value. Reviewed by Denise B., KIDS FIRST! reviewer
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