Most of my boys’ favourite DVDs are ones that I like to avoid while they’re watching. The content can get a little mind-numbing, especially after repeated viewing, and the songs are generally played over and over again to the point where I sometimes feel like hiding in the closet while the DVDs are playing.
But there’s one series of DVDs that never makes me feel that way, and that series is VeggieTales. Not only is the content great for teaching children important life lessons, it’s really funny too! Recently we received the brand new VeggieTales: Robin Good and His Not-So-Merry Men DVD and I couldn’t wait to see if it was as entertaining as some of the other ones we have. Here’s a brief synopsis:
A long time ago, in the faraway town of Bethlingham, roved a band of merry men led by the fearless Robin Good. Their mission: to help people by fundraising from the rich and giving to the poor! But when a greedy Prince starts stealing the townspeople’s hams, donations are down and Robin’s friends take off and decide to give robbing from the rich a try. Feeling rejected, Robin thinks things can’t get any worse, until he finds out that the ham-hoarding Prince has also captured his friends. Can Robin overcome his own hurt, rescue his friends and restore the townspeople’s hope? Find out in this fun Veggie story where kids learn that there’s no hurt too big for God!
As the name implies, the plot of the story is loosely based on the story of Robin Hood and it is incredibly entertaining. The greedy Prince John is incredibly funny and the way that the story revolves around hams just makes me smile. It also lends itself to all kinds of jokes and puns about bacon and pork. And there is plenty of other cute older-audience humour as well. I couldn’t help but grin as a few middle-class peasants sipped lemonade and commented on how they wished they could donate more, but that economy…
The DVD also includes a bonus short called Lenny and the Lost Birthday and a Silly Songs with Larry music video entitled Bubble Rap. My boys absolutely loved this DVD and watched it over and over again for at least a week. And unlike other DVDs they sometimes do this with, I didn’t mind at all! The music was fresh and entertaining, the plotline was engaging and the one-liners from the vegetables always made me smile. Best of all, the DVD emphasised an important lesson about what to do when others hurt our feelings.
If you have younger children and you’re looking for meaningful entertainment that is enjoyable for adults as well as kids, you may want to pick up the newest VeggieTales DVD for yourself. VeggieTales: Robin Good and His Not-So-Merry Men is a fun and engaging story with a great lesson behind it. Check it out for yourself and enjoy a children’s DVD that is fun for adults too!