Saturday, February 9, 2013

grandma's movie review - VeggieTales The Little House That Stood - I'm Giving One Away!

What do you get when you combine Jesus' parable of the wise & foolish builders, the three pigs and VeggieTales? Well . . . you get the new Veggie story, "The Little House That Stood . . . along with plenty of laughs and silliness, but most importantly, you get solid teaching about how we need to follow the "Master Builder's Handbook" and build our lives on a firm foundation!

Veggie Tales: The Little House That Stood  
By - Big Idea
Rating - G

Favorite Features -
  • Return of Bob, Larry and the whole VeggieTales gang!
  • Fun stories - not only do you get "The Little House That Stood", but you also will be laughing and learning how a good neighbor always lends a little hand to those in need from the story of, "The Good Egg of Gooseville"
  • Bonus features include the "Give Your Kids a Solid Foundation" discussion guide, activity pages and on-line games, the history of Mother Goose and more
  • New Silly Song - "Happy Tooth Day" . . . definitely silly!
  • Provides opportunities for families to talk about serving others and building our lives on the firm foundation of God's Word
Once again VeggieTales has produced a couple stories which which not only delight, but will also challenge us in our own walk and in the way we live our lives every day! Yes, there is plenty of silliness - how could there not be when you combine VeggieTale characters with nursery rhyme characters?!!! - but there is also solid teaching which is the main reason I'm a fan of VeggieTales. There is no shortage of animated series out there which will delight our children - and even some which parents and grandparents can enjoy - but animated series which teach, encourage and challenge us in our walk with God . . . well, those are very few and far between. Big Idea has definitely set the "bar" quite high with VeggieTales and they continue to meet and exceed their own standard with each new story they release!

Get ready for 48 minutes of non-stop fun with "The Little House That Stood"! As Big Idea says, "Families will enjoy learning the Biblical story of the wise and foolish builders made understandable for kids based on Matthew 7:24-27. When the Three Little Pigs roll into Cabbageville looking to build some new houses, they meet one builder with a plan and two without a clue! Larry builds with hay, Mr. Lunt with bricks, but only Bob builds his houses on a firm foundation - following the wise plans from the 'Master Builder's Handbook'! Will the Little Piggies make the right choices when it comes to building their houses - and their lives - on solid ground? Find out in this parable which shows kids when they follow God's blueprints, they can stand strong when the storms come!"

"Additionally, the story of "Humpty Dumpty" is hilariously re-told around the good neighbor parable in "The Good Egg of Gooseville", inspired by Luke 10:27-37; the Parable of the Good Samaritan. Ever what happened before Humpty cracked? Find out in this very Veggie retelling of the classic story where we learn how to be a good neighbor!"

I'm delighted to say, not only did Big Idea send one DVD for me to review, but they are making an additional DVD available for me to give away! I'll hold a drawing on March 1, 2013 for this DVD (USA only) so if you'd like to be in the drawing, please comment below to let me know if you have followed on Google +, Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab in the "Find us on Facebook" box ON THE BLOG (not just by liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email. For each of these which you have done you will receive one entry. In addition, if you "share" this post, you'll receive an additional entry for each "share" (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win the DVD and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar  and for sharing it with the people you know!

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