Friday, July 13, 2012

VeggieTales the Penniless Princess . . . I'm Giving One Away!

Back in May I posted a "sneak peek" at the new Veggie story . . . the Penniless Princess. I said, "Through the years there have been some truly delightful VeggieTales stories . . . I particularly enjoyed Lord of the BeansIt's a Meaningful Life and Pistachio! But I have been waiting - ever since I heard it was in production - for the release of The Penniless Princess, so you can imagine how happy I was to receive the review copy in the mail! I also want to let you know VeggieTales does NOT disappoint with their newest Veggie story! The Penniless Princess is completely enjoyable to watch and most importantly - as we have come to expect and appreciate with VeggieTales - provides solid messages for families to talk about together after watching the story! As VeggieTales says, 'The DVD’s story is based on the children’s book, A Little Princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett, and helps to teach an important lesson about knowing your own true worth inspired by Philippians 4:8, as well as trusting God, no matter what happens in life, based on Romans 8:39. VeggieTales: The Penniless Princess—God’s Little Girl includes plenty of engaging and fun music fit for families, with the all-new Silly Song “Best Friends Forever” and the featured song “No Matter What,” both in sing-along versions in the DVD bonus features.  Other bonus features include a special tour of London with the popular French Peas characters, a hilarious look at the history of the Teddy Bear, a discussion guide for parents and behind the scenes clips.' And if all this wasn't enough, 'Big Idea Entertainment has teamed up with Mercy Ministries® to help hurting girls free of charge restart life with a new perspective.'" 

I LOVE the strong messages of trusting God, knowing your real value comes from being loved by God, sharing God's love with others by the way you treat them whether they are rich or poor, generosity, kindness and compassion! I appreciate how they tied the story to the account of Joseph and how he was mistreated, but because he knew who he really was - a child of God - he was able to trust God! There are so many wonderful messages for families to talk with their children about! In a day and age where cartoon characters are rude, crude and socially unacceptable, it is such a relief to know we can depend on VeggieTales to provide stories with characters who actually teach and model character! This story gives us the opportunity to remind our own little princesses - or princes - being a "true princess - or prince - is not about fancy clothes or riches, but who you are in God's eyes and trusting God!" Challenge them to love all, "no matter what!" Watch the Penniless Princess with your children and encourage them to show who they really are by the way they share God's love with others!

VeggieTales, the Penniless Princess - God's Little Girl releases on August 11th which is now just around the corner! Hooray!

I'm thrilled to announce not only has Big Idea made a copy of the Penniless Princess available for me to review, but they are making another available for me to give away (in the USA only)! If you have followed About the Children's Department with Google Friend Connect and/or "Follow ATCD by email", then you are entered in the drawing which will be on August 1, 2012. If you have not done either, please take a moment to do so and you will be entered in the drawing - twice if you do both! In addition, if you "share" this post, you'll receive an additional entry - please comment to let me know when you share so I can give you your additional entry! Thank you for reading About the Children's Department and for sharing it with the people you know!

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