Thursday, February 27, 2014

VeggieTales Veggies in Space - I'm Giving One Away!

What do you get when you combine several space themes, talking veggies, humor and a solid message? The new VeggieTales story: Veggies in Space, and it does not disappoint!

Veggietales: Veggies in Space The Fennel Frontier
By - Big Idea

Favorite Features -
  • The return of Bob, Larry, Jr and other Veggie friends!
  • Another Silly Song - Asteroid Cowboys
  • Solid message about sharing
  • Humor throughout which will leave parents - and grandparents - laughing!
  • Fun story with exciting space "themes" which children will enjoy
  • Bonus features with sing-alongs, make your own space ship and more
  • Family Discussion Guide helps families think and talk through the messages in Veggies in Space and apply it to their own lives
Big Idea says, "Join Captain Cuke (Larry the Cucumber) and his loyal first officer, Mr. Spork (Bob the Tomato), as they embark on an out of this world adventure to bravely travel where no Veggie has gone yet. The entire USS Applepies crew takes on Luntar the Looter, a power stealing space pirate, but they're in for a big surprise when they find out just why he needs the energy. Blast off with your favorite Veggie characters as they dodge popcorn asteroids and evade Luntar's super-grabber, all while learning a powerful lesson about sharing: if you have enough to spare, you have enough to share!"

My grandsons watched Veggietales: Veggies in Space and Josiah, (the five-year old) told me the "main theme" was sharing. He thought the message was very clearly presented! He liked the fighting giant robots in loincloths and Caleb, (the two-year old) liked the space ship rockets! Children will identify with,"under the galactic law of to the victor goes the me-want-ti-um" and "the law of finders keepers" and will see examples throughout the story of characters who are not sharing as Mr. Spork,"wonders if it is all about the stuff that we call mine, mine, mine.

I love Junior's message, "If you have enough to spare, you have enough to share!" When he sings, "One for me and one for you, to share is not that hard to do. When we can see beyond ourselves and give to others, too! A bite for you a bite for me, that's how God says it's supposed to be and if we have enough to spare, we also have enough to share!

I love how Bob sums it up at the end with the verse from Luke 3:11; "Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none; and whoever has food to do likewise." In the story, the engines on the Starship Applepies are called, T.U.N.I.C.S and Bob explains how tunics are shirts and the Bible tells us if we have something someone else needs, then we are to share! It would be very easy to challenge the families in your church to work on a couple projects to help them share what they have with others. Consider some of the following ideas . . .
  • Encourage families to talk with their children about sharing some of their gently used toys and games with others and go through their toy chests and closets together; have them ask their children to each pick a couple things which they would be willing to share and then donate them to a local homeless shelter, woman's/children's refuge, or package them to send to a missionary (be sure to check with each of these places/people first to be sure they have a need for these items and be sure the items you give are only gently used).
  • Go through their drawers and closets and choose clothing which has only been gently used which their children have either outgrown or since they have clothing to "spare" they could "share" what they have and give to your church's or community clothing closet or some of the places/people mentioned above.
  • Give their grandchildren/children specific extra chores they could do for a month to earn extra money. Theyn take them shopping for non-perishable food which they could donate to your church's or community's food pantry.
While my grandsons are too young to catch all the "nods" to Star WarsStar Trek and even Dr. Who, grandparents and parents will once again be able to watch Veggietales: Veggies in Space with their grandchildren/children and enjoy the show! Whether it is a old-time phone booth showing up with Dr. Who in it, a cell phone with Larry saying, "Can you hear me now?", the captain's log being an actual "log", the "bridge on the starship Applepies is an actual bridge, characters with names like, Mr. Spork, Captain Cuke, and Lt. Whoareyou, the bumper stickers on the "station wagon", the planet, Tootanny, desperate pleas for help in holographic messages - which they wait to send until it is their, "only hope", the logic of Mr. Spork and more will all add to the fun!

Veggietales: Veggies in Space is a story the entire family is sure to enjoy; and most importantly, learn from! I'm very happy to say not only did Big Idea send me a copy of Veggies in Space for me to review, but they sent an additional copy for me to give away on my other blog, grandma's cookie jar (USA only)! Check my post at this link if you are over the age of 18 and would like to be in the drawing for Veggietales: Veggies in Spacewhich will be on March 14, 2014,for the details about how to enter this fun give-away!

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