Monday, February 8, 2010

Review: VeggieTales Silly Little Thing Called Love

Summary: Join Bob, Larry and all your VeggieTales pals for a "Silly Little Thing Called Love!" Featuring 3 classic stories of "true" love - with lessons in Loving Your Neighbor (The Story of Flibber-O-Loo), Loving Your Family (Duke and the Great Pie War) and Loving God (Madame Blueberry)! Plus...funny and touching thoughts from the "Veggie Kids" (as voiced by real children)! sharing their perspective on love as only kids can!

Also includes FOUR Great Silly Love Songs! Endangered Love, His Cheeseburger, Love My Lips, and The Bunny Song.

Additional Info: Running Time 80 min, 5.1 Surround, NTSC Region 1 -- Big Idea

My kids and I were very excited for the opportunity to review the new VeggieTales DVD SILLY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE. Since Valentine's Day is approaching, we thought it was great timing to watch some shows about the true meaning of love! This sweet DVD was filled with not only three episodes about love, but it also included four silly songs and some very cute thoughts from the "Veggie Kids."

When my five year old son sat down to watch this DVD, he told me that he had already seen the first episode The Story of Flibber-O-Loo at his Sunday school. I told him that I didn't think that was possible since this DVD just came out a few days ago, but he insisted. When I realized that we had another VeggieTales DVD with one of the other stories on it, I realized he was right. This DVD has some original material, but the three stories were re-released on this collection and they are considered VeggieTales "classics."

My daughter, who at 10 is a little old for VeggieTales, still agreed to watch the DVD with me and her brother. When I asked her what her favorite part was, she told me the second episode -- Duke and the Great Pie War. This story was about Sweet Petunia, a young princess who has to flee her home and live in a tree stump in a foreign land. Larry the Cucumber finds out about the princess's situation and comes to her rescue. The message of this story is that true love means putting others' needs before your own. My son also liked this story the best too!

My favorite part of the DVD was the last episode -- Madame Blueberry. Madame Blueberry loves to shop (sound familiar?) and she keeps on buying things. She eventually realizes that stuff can't make you happy -- only God's love can. I loved the message of this story! The song at the end of the show summed it up so well -- A Happy Heart is a Thankful Heart. I think I even learned a thing or two from this show.

One thing I like about VeggieTales DVDS are that they are designed to appeal to the entire family. Of course, the messages are wonderful for kids of any age, but I really appreciated some of the humor in the stories. I love that some of the funny parts are geared towards adults, and I found myself laughing at parts of the story even when my kids weren't.

While the silly songs weren't my favorite, my kids seemed to enjoy them and thought they were really funny! But I think we all agreed that the scenes with the "VeggieTale Kids" were absolutely adorable. The little kids were asked questions about love, and their answers were voiced by real children. Check out how cute this one is:

SILLY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE is currently available for an SRP $14.99. My kids certainly enjoyed it and I loved all of the messages about love! It really is an ideal Valentine’s Day gift for the entire family.

Thanks to Big Idea for providing us a copy of VEGGIETALES: SILLY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE.


Beth F said...

This looks so cute.

bermudaonion said...

This does look perfect for Valentine's Day!