Veggie Tales, Veggie Tales, Veggie Tales, Vegg-ie Tales…
Prior to Sweetpea Beauty, I had never actually seen an episode of Veggie Tales. I knew of Veggie Tales, and I liked the premises I had just never seen an episode before. So, I was excited to check it out with my daughter.
The DVD arrived just before our trip to NJ, so I packed the DVD to treat my daughter to a new movie on our trip. Bingo – she loved it. I watched snippets of the video over her shoulder on the plane, but it wasn’t until we got home that I finally got to watch the video with her. It is great.
There are two main stories on the DVD: Snoodlerella & Sweetpea Beauty. Both stories are adorable twists on classic fairy tales. Snoodlerella is, of course, loosely based on Cinderella and Sweetpea Beauty is Sleeping Beauty. The stories are cleverly written, and I enjoyed the way other tales (like the Princess and the Pea) are also referenced in the cartoons.
This is what Amazon says about the DVD:
Veggie Tales does it again in this delightful collection of well-known fairy tales with a Veggie twist. Appealing mostly to girls (although young boys will secretly enjoy them, too), the stories of Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty take on a new dimension when enacted by the Veggie Tale gang. Parents sometimes complain that the focus on love and perfect princes isn’t appropriate for young children. The Veggie Tales rendition of these beloved stories puts this worry to rest. Instead of romantic love, the focus is on friendship. The girls still get to dream about being princesses, but only if they remember that princesses are special-just as God made them. They are also reminded that princesses are only truly beautiful when they have inner beauty. Silly songs, appealing music, bright colors and interesting stories make this DVD a fabulous addition to a home or church collection. Ages 5-12.
Although Amazon suggests the DVD for girls from 5-12, I can assure you my 2 1/2 year old loved this movie. I realize she might not get all of the concepts within the story at this age, but I still like knowing that I am exposing her to stories of friendship and self acceptance. Plus, she likes it! A good story and a happy toddler, now that’s a win win.
Disclosure – I was provided a copy of this DVD to facilitate this review, however, all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.