I have been a fan of VeggieTales since Big Idea had their big idea! Seriously, I love VeggieTales and can sing several silly songs from memory. I even hosted a VeggieTales marathon once, which you can read more about in my Thankful Thursday post. At one point, I owned all of the VeggieTales available on VHS. Yup, I said VHS. I gave my entire collection to my niece and nephew several years before I got married.
I’ve long known I wanted my kids to grow up with the VeggieTales, so I started trying to rebuild my collection. When I received an opportunity to work with Big Idea on reviews, I was ecstatic! You think Silly Songs are silly? You can’t begin to imagine my little happy dance!
For our first review with VeggieTales, we received the latest Sweetpea Beauty set including the Sweatpea Beauty DVD, Sweetpea’s Songs for Girls CD, and the 365 Bedtime Devo’s for Girls book. First, let me tell you about the DVD (I’ll tell you more about the CD and Devotional in a later post).
About Sweetpea Beauty (courtesy of https://bigidea.com/)
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the truest heart of all?
Once upon a time, there lived a royally sour blueberry, a fair rhubarb maiden and a dastardly deceptive mirror! Sweetpea Beauty knows that what’s on the inside is what matters most, but insecure Queen Blueberry can’t see past her own reflection! So, when a decree is handed down that only the most beautiful can rule the land, the Queen gets nervous and things turn ugly! Banished to the dark forest, Sweetpea’s fate seems bleak until a charming prince, a band of merry minstrels and seven snow peas come to the rescue! Will Sweetpea and her friends be able to warn the Queen in time to save her from the clutches of the tricky mirror – or will the crumbling kingdom and the Queen’s own heart be lost forever? Find out in this fairy “Veggie” tale about the real meaning of true beauty.
Plus, the almost-classic tale of . . .Snoodlerella.
A self- conscious Snoodlerella is the star of the ball after getting an extreme makeover. Her life of glamour is short-lived as the clock strikes midnight and her glasses, braces and insecurities return. Will she be able to see herself as the good King sees her—unique, beautiful and perfect just the way she is?
The DVD, Sweetpea Beauty, is yet another wonderful VeggieTales movie. Many young girls struggle with esteem issues, which is no small topic to tackle. The point of the story, in the words of Pa Grape, is that there are more important things than how you look on the outside.
My favorite line is when Sweetpea says, “It’s God who sees the beauty in everything… I just choose to agree with him.” Such wisdom from a rhubarb!
Check out the trailer here…
My kids are 18 months and 33 months. Not exactly the age at which they really understand esteem, beauty, etc. But, they can relate to and enjoy VeggieTales. Which will make discussing these issues much easier when the time comes. Granted, they are not able to sit through both Snoodlerella AND Sweatpea at once, but they do enjoy the movie and the songs.
Add this one to your Christmas list, folks, because every little girl you know needs to see the truth in this video.
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VeggieTales Live! Sing YourSelf Silly Tour
September 22, 2010 thru November 20, 2010
Yes, it’s true!
The VeggieTales Live! Sing Yourself Silly Tour is kicking off a 36 Live! performance tour on September 22, 2010 in Shreveport, LA and will end on November 20, 2010 in Milwaukee.
If you like to talk to tomatoes
If a squash can make you smile
If you like to waltz with potatoes
Up and down the produce aisle…
Head on over to https://www.itickets.com/tours/917.html to find your show!
They are coming to St. Louis on September 30th, and I will SO be singing myself silly!
There’s never-ever-ever-ever-ever been a show like VeggieTales!
You can save $3 off of your ticket by using the coupon code LADYVLIVE. (limit 10 tickets, offer expires 11/21/10).
It’s time for VeggieTales!
The marketing team for VeggieTales provided me with complimentary products to facilitate my honest review. No other compensation was received. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and are based on my own experience. Your experience may differ.