In this modern morality tale, we come to see that starting kindergarten can be as traumatic for parents as it is for children! Although we never see Charles in action, his startling classroom behavior is revealed in the stories that 6-year-old Laurie relates to his parents. Laurie’s daily reports about Charles’ rudeness worry Laurie’s parents, but Laurie’s Dad philosophizes that there will always be a “Charles” in the world.
This finely crafted tale of mistaken identity offers viewers enough clues to finally reach the same conclusion as Laurie’s overly proud mother — that the mischievous child called Charles is actually her “sweet” Laurie! “Charming, well-acted.” – School Library Journal. “Will appeal to young teenagers studying family issues.” – ABCCLIO Video Rating Guide for Libraries. Based on the story by Shirley Jackson.
12 Minutes • Color