Reviews by Kids

Cars 3


    Lightning McQueen has been the fastest car around for a while, but a new generation of racers has been leaving him in the dust lately. Determined to make a comeback after a disastrous race, Number 95 seeks help from both a high-tech trainer and old-school practices to prove he’s still the best. Can… Read more »



Anyone familiar with “Tapestry” knows that a musical about Carole King (played by Julia Knitel, pictured here; photo by Joan Marcus) will feature “Beautiful” songs. More lovely is Knitel’s performance. It’s warm and vulnerable as the songwriter auditions with “It Might as Well Rain Until September,” (adding “bloops” for raindrops), and blends strength and humility… Read more »

Happen’s Kids Film Critics: PBS Word World


A few months ago I received a request from PBS. Their PBS team had been introduced to Happen’s Kid Film Critics by way of Cincinnati Family Magazine (CFM). This year CFM created a dedicated page on their (CFM) website to publish the monthly Happen Kid Film Critics reviews. The CFM website will receive 100,000 visits just… Read more »

Happen’s Kid Film Critics: The Angry Birds Movie


The Angry Birds Movie Rated: PG In the case of “The Angry Birds Movie,” I came to the material with absolutely no knowledge or experience with the game that serves as inspiration for this feature film adaptation. Fortunately, this time around, thanks to Happen’s Kid Critics, I don’t have to be the all-knowing expert. For a… Read more »

Scholastic Storybook Treasures: Me … Jane


  For those of you who have been faithfully following the monthly reviews of Happen’s Kid Critics, you may have noticed that these kids are growing up fast. After almost three years, they have blossomed into an engaged and highly informed collection of critical viewers. So this month’s selection poses a unique challenge. The anticipated… Read more »

World of Tomorrow


Happen’s Kid Film Critics are back with their take on World of Tomorrow, directed by Don Hertzfeldt.  Says TT Stern-Enzi, who guides the kids through a screening of the film, “I am proud to present World of Tomorrow as March’s featured film review from Happen’s Kid Critics. The film, written and directed by Don Hertzfeldt, was a… Read more »

THE BRADY KIDS The Complete Animated Series


Happen’s Kid Critics – Age 8 to 12 Happen’s Kid Critics offer their esteemed opinions on The Brady Kids: The Complete Animated Series. The release marks the first time the classic cartoon from 1972 has ever appeared on DVD. The show, which graced the small screen during the run of the live-action family sit-com, focused… Read more »

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