We have been fans of VeggieTales for quite some time now. That is why, when I found out I was accepted into the VeggieTales blogger program, I was so excited! My kids love VeggieTales so much and I adore any product or movie that teaches them Christian values. VeggieTales most certainly fits that bill.
The first movie we received is VeggieTales: Princess and the Popstar. Joley was so excited when I pulled the movie out of the envelope. It was especially exciting for her because, quite literally, she had just pointed the movie out to me in the Christian catalog.
Princess Poppyseed’s life on her family s farm is far from the glamorous world of her favorite pop singer Vanna Banana. While Princess milks the cows and dreams of a life on stage, Vanna has her own dreams of a life far from the hectic pace of stardom. On a chance meeting Vanna & Princess cross paths and realize they look almost exactly alike which leads to the crazy notion that maybe they could switch lives! In a flash the girls secret plan is launched but as Princess tries to live up to the demands of being a diva and Vanna learns how to milk the cows each girl realizes that the life they longed for doesn’t fulfill all their dreams after all and the life God gave them is the one for which they were uniquely and lovingly designed.
I think there is so much to learn from this great movie but I love that it teaches young children that the “grass isn’t always greener” on the other side. It teaches children that God has a plan for them and they need to live up to the potential He gave them. Finally, it teaches kids that they are special in their own way… they may not be the biggest pop star on the planet but they are a child of God and THAT is huge.
VeggieTales has kindly offered to give one of you a copy of VeggieTales: Princess and the Popstar to check out for yourself.