Mavis Sanders

Christy Wong

Carol Stream, IL (August 2010)Tyndale House Publishers is partnering with Insight for Living and Providential Pictures to release Charles Swindoll’s Paws & Tales DVD series. Paws & Tales, an exciting new Bible-based animated DVD series for children, produced by Cliff McDowell, is based on the popular radio series by the same name. The radio series grew out of the bestselling book Paw Paw Chuck’s Big Ideas in the Bible by popular Christian author and pastor Charles Swindoll.


This new animated series takes kids into the exciting world of a group of friendly forest animals—C.J., Staci, Ned, Gooz, and Marsha—as they embark on a host of imaginative, fun-filled adventures in the peaceful community of Wildwood. Paws & Tales entertains young children ages 4–8, while also introducing them to important, life-changing biblical truth. Each episode features original sing-along songs that make the core lesson fun and memorable.


“I am continually amazed at the impact a simple, carefully worded story can have on young lives,” says Insight for Living founder Charles Swindoll. “Nothing quiets them more quickly or so completely captures their curiosity. Our hope and prayer is that every episode of Paws & Tales will provide families with more opportunities to discuss the really important things in life.”


The first of 13 Paws & Tales DVDs will release from Tyndale House Publishers in February 2011. Each DVD will feature two full video episodes, along with DVD extras, including two music videos, plus children’s activities designed to reinforce the teaching theme featured on the animated shows. 


Paws & Tales was selected by Trinity Broadcasting Network’s channel for kids, Smile of a Child TV, for its weekly broadcast lineup. In the first week of telecast, starting July 17, Paws & Tales was the number one program in TBN’s children’s block.


Located in Carol Stream, Illinois, Tyndale House Publishers was founded in 1962 by Dr. Kenneth N. Taylor as a means of publishing The Living Bible. Tyndale publishes books and other resources for children, families, and the church, including Bibles in the New Living Translation (NLT). Tyndale has published several beloved and bestselling children’s DVD series, including Phil Vischer’s What’s in the Bible?; Friends and Heroes; The Last Chance Detectives; and McGee and Me! Tyndale House Publishers is substantially owned by Tyndale House Foundation. As a result, the company’s profits help underwrite the foundation’s mission, which is to spread the Good News of Christ around the world.


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