“The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.” The saying is as old as the invention of the fence itself. It’s human nature to want the things that we can’t have, but that’s not the way I live my life and it’s not the way I want my children to think either. While a desire to better yourself can be a healthy motivator throughout life, a constant craving to have more and more will eventually leave a person unable to appreciate all the gifts they have. As an adult, I can understand that concept, but how do you start teaching these things to a child?
With VeggieTales, of course! After all, making important values and life lessons understandable to children is what VeggieTales does best. With funny songs and absorbing stories, the VeggieTales series is beloved by children and parents alike. I was thrilled when I got the chance to review the newest VeggieTales DVD, Princess and the Popstar, for myself.
The DVD is a loose retelling of the classic short story The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain that has become such a popular theme for books, movies and television shows. I couldn’t wait to see how the VeggieTales characters interpreted the story! Here’s a brief synopsis:
Princess Poppyseed’s life on her family’s farm is far from the glamorous but lonely world of her favourite pop singer Vanna Banana. On a chance meeting at a playground, Vanna and Princess cross paths and discover they look almost exactly alike – which leads to a crazy secret plan where they decide to switch lives! As each girl realizes that the life they longed for doesn’t fulfill all their dreams, they learn the life God gave them is the one for which they were uniquely and lovingly designed.
Like most VeggieTales DVDs, the music is definitely one of the highlights of the show. And since the story features a famous pop singer, there is a trendy feel to many of the songs. While I think girls especially would enjoy the pop-singing theme of the show, both of my sons also enjoyed the story, which emphasizes the value of family and contains tons of bright, upbeat musical numbers.
The DVD also contains some fun special features including an Astonishing Wigs singalong, an audio commentary and more. Overall, the DVD was a fun VeggieTales twist on a classic tale that all kids will enjoy. And girls especially are sure to adore the adventures of soon-to-be best friends Princess and Vanna! If you want a DVD that can combine an important faith-based lesson with kid-friendly appeal, check out VeggieTales: Princess and the Popstar today!
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