The Riddle in a Bottle DVD

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Pirate stands in front of a giant wave
Dolphins swim
Riddle Solvers Laura and Robert Sams from the theme song
Ghost crab emerges from a hole
Children in a classroom learn about water
American toad calls with throat inflated
Water cycle, Laura and Robert become water droplets
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TheRiddleInABottleDVD.jpg
Pirate stands in front of a giant wave
Dolphins swim
Riddle Solvers Laura and Robert Sams from the theme song
Ghost crab emerges from a hole
Children in a classroom learn about water
American toad calls with throat inflated
Water cycle, Laura and Robert become water droplets
SnowflakeEel_RIB.jpg

The Riddle in a Bottle DVD

9.95

AWARDS INCLUDE:

  • NAPPA (National Parenting Products) Gold Award Winner
  • Best Children's Programming, BLUE Ocean Film Festival
  • Best Children’s Film, International Wildlife Film Festival
  • Special Jury Award AND Script Merit Award, International Wildlife Film Festival
  • Best of Festival, Muskegon Film Festival
  • Best Children's Film, Wild and Scenic Film Festival 
  • Best Educational Short, International Family Film Festival
  • Funniest Film, Telluride Mountainfilm Festival Kids Kino
  • Parent’s Choice Foundation Silver Award
  • Four Stars, Editor's Choice from Video Librarian
  • Telly Bronze Awards for Children's and Use of Humor
  • Gold Kahuna Award, Honolulu International Film Festival
  • KIDS First! Finalist for Best of the Year, Educational Short
  • Finalist for Children's Choice Award, Wildscreen Film Festival
  • Ava Platinum Awards for Humor, Voice-Over Talent

Widescreen DVD, NTSC, Running time 30 minutes

 

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The Riddle in a Bottle is a half-hour movie for children, which shares how life on earth is connected through moving water.  It is also the movie that inspired the children's book A Pirate's Quest.

What is the movie about?  Laura and Robert, a.k.a. “The Riddle Solvers,” are two siblings who run a riddle-solving stand, where they solve riddles for 5¢ a piece.  We follow them as they solve a mysterious riddle from the ocean that reaches them on an inland lake... in a message in a magic bottle.

As Laura and Robert try to solve the riddle, they receive three clues (via message in a bottle) from underwater creatures who each offer a different solution to the riddle . . . currents, tides or weather. The first story sweeps you into a vivid blue ocean where baby loggerhead sea turtles drift along the ocean currents under floating mats of sargassum algae. The second story takes you to the coastline, where daily life is based around the rhythm of the tides. The third story plunges you into a freshwater vernal pond, whose occupants depend on the heavy spring rains for survival.

Finally, The Riddle Solvers meet a one-legged pirate, who sings a song that helps pave the way to the riddle's answer. This lively mix of mystery, music, humor and vivid animal footage is a perfect way for young children to understand how they are connected with water far away.

With a generous grant from the Save Our Seas Foundation, Sisbro Studios was able to purchase underwater camera equipment, and they spent a total of two years capturing beautiful aquatic footage from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans (and lakes and rivers in-between).

A scene from the movie featuring frogs calling in a seasonal pond. Featuring tree frogs, spring peepers, chorus frogs, American toads and more.

The Peg Leg Song from the movie, which inspired A Pirate's Quest

Award-winning sibling wildlife filmmakers Laura and Robert Sams have scored another triumph . . . Featuring stunning nature footage—including amazing seasonal time lapses and gorgeous underwater marine life shots . . . clever editing, not to mention fine animation, and excellent singing by fish, frogs, and a one-legged pirate. This fun adventure introducing young viewers to the natural aquatic world is highly recommended.
— E. Gieschen, Video Librarian Four Star Review
Laura and Robert Sams take viewers on a fascinating adventure. The underwater and nature photography is fabulous and the lessons are made even more entertaining by the actual creatures who ‘speak’ with charming voices . . . this adventure through Earth’s water is entertaining and educational.
— MaryAnn Karre, School Library Journal