Live-Action Children’s DVD Series Continues Exploration of the John Deere Fleet with “All About John Deere for Kids Part 4” Available on DVD October 3, 2006

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TM Books & Video, known for their immensely popular "I Love Toy Trains" DVD series, presents the latest in their best selling "All About John Deere for Kids" DVD series with Parts 2, 3, and 4 available October 3, 2006.

The John Deere fleet of machines is larger, more diverse and more fascinating than ever. Young enthusiasts who delighted in TM Books & Video’s acclaimed titles “All About John Deere for Kids, Parts 1, 2, and 3” can catch up on all that’s new and improved – as well as visit the equipment of old – in “All About John Deere for Kids, Part 4.”

Released by TM Books & Video and producers Tom McComas and Joe Stachler, the live-action “All About John Deere for Kids” DVD series presents an exciting mix of new and vintage equipment from the company that has become as American as apple pie. Each fact-filled segment, backed by lively original music by composer and songwriter James Coffey, introduces the John Deere fleet of farm and construction machines in action and shows what they do and how they do it.

In “All About John Deere for Kids, Part 4,” viewers will have a curbside seat to the “Festival of Lights,” an annual parade held each December in Palm Springs, California, featuring awe-inspiring floats adorned with miles of Christmas lights. Local businesses compete for the Chairman’s Trophy, awarded to the most spectacular entry. Will the John Deere 9520, decorated with more than 20,000 Christmas lights, win?

A 60-year-old John Deere started out a rusty old tractor in Part 1. In Part 4 it’s bright and shiny – just like new. We see the entire restoration process – taking it apart, sandblasting, painting, and putting it back together.

Take a trip to John Deere Heaven, a fanciful world of trains and tractors where “everything is mellow and even the cows are green and yellow!” See John Deere Wheel Loaders move dirt, sand, gravel and rocks; learn how farmers harvest hay using both square and round hay balers; visit the Pumpkin Festival in Colorado where vintage John Deere corn shellers, threshing machines, and tractors fascinate both the young and old; and play the “Name Game” – see how quickly you can identify the many animals found on a farm.

TM has produced over 50 children’s titles for companies like John Deere, Caterpillar, Boeing Aircraft, and Lionel Trains. TM’s successful formula combines humor, music, and facts with a sweet spirit that is enjoyed by both kids and grown-ups.

“All About John Deere for Kids” DVDs retail for $14.95 each (VHS are $12.95 each). Release date for Part 4 is October 3, 2006. Running time is approximately 45 minutes. To order call 1-800-892-2822 or visit

About TM Books & Video

TM Books & Video is licensed to produce children’s videos by Caterpillar, John Deere, Boeing Aircraft, Chicago’s Museum of Science & Industry, Tonka, and Lionel Trains. Their best-selling series, I Love Toy Trains, produced in 1993, has won many awards and gained national exposure in People, USA Today and numerous hobby journals. The company has released over 65 titles, including I Love CAT Machines, All About Cowboys, I Love Big Machines, and the Celebrity series featuring the toy train layouts of Frank Sinatra, Tom Snyder and Mandy Patinkin.

Producer Tom McComas, who ran his own production company in Chicago in the 1970s, is an authority on toy trains and his appearance on the Tom Snyder Show generated the largest viewer response in the show’s history. He has since been featured in numerous national publications including New York Magazine, USA Today and the Chicago Tribune. He is co-author of the definitive work on Lionel trains. Together with Joe Stachler, cameraman, editor and writer who joined TM’s production team in 1995, McComas produced Lionel’s 100th Anniversary special for PBS.

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