Sunday, March 3, 2013

Review and Giveaway: The Little House That Stood

The first Veggie Tales video I ever purchased was before we even had kids.  I gave it away as a gift.  We started collecting Veggie Tales when the kids were pretty little.  We haven't been consistent in obtaining the more recent episodes, so the chance to review one was something I couldn't pass up.

The Little House That Stood, released this week, follows a similar format to many of the Veggie Tales DVDs.  Quirky humor -- some directed at the adults.  Crazy situations.  All wrapped up with solid biblical values.

The first part is a combination of The Three Little Pigs and the parable of the wise and foolish builders.  This combination works really well, and this portion was funny and had a solid message

From the publisher:
When the Three Little Pigs roll into Cabbageville looking to build some new houses, they meet one builder with a plan and two without a clue! Larry builds with hay, Mr. Lunt with bricks, but only Bob builds his houses on a firm foundation - following the wise plans from the Master Builder's Handbook! Will the Little Piggies make the right choices when it comes to building their houses - and their lives - on solid ground? Find out in this parable that shows kids when they follow God's blueprints, then can stand strong when the storms come!
 The intermission is where the silly song happens.  This one -- celebrating Larry's "Happy Tooth Day" was, well, silly.  We had to back it up and replay part though, as it turned out that "Tooth Day" is also Richard's birthday.  That was fun.

The final segment, The Good Egg of Gooseville, is a retelling of the Humpty Dumpty story, starring Bob in an egg costume, along with lots of other Mother Goose stories.  This one was loved by my little two (ages 7 and almost 9), but was not a favorite of the older guys.

We really enjoyed our Veggie Tales family night... and you could have one too, as I have a copy to give away!


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19 comments:

Kristi said...

My favorite is the Easter one, with the Easter bunny song... The bunnies, the bunnies, OH! I love the bunnies... hehehe Probably b/c I always eat WAY too much Easter candy. :/

Dawn said...

Can't pick a favorite - we love them all!

A Dusty Frame said...

We like a lot of them:).

The chocolate bunny factory is one:)
Lizzie TOS Crew

kewkew said...

I love so many of them. I guess Esther is one of my favorites. Love the songs she sings. I also enjoy Lord of the Beans (may be because I am obsessed with Lord of the Rings).

Wendi said...

I love "A Snoodles Tale"...along with all of the other Veggie Tale movies we've seen :).

Miranda W. said...

I just ordered some a couple weeks ago but haven't gotten to watch a whole episode myself yet. But I remember that I REALLY liked the Madame Blueberry one that I saw years ago!

Jill said...

We love Veggie Tales. My favorite is King George and the Ducky.

Jill said...

We love Veggie Tales. My favorite is King George and the Ducky.

Amy said...

We enjoy the classic,,, pirates who don't do anything

jenjoym said...

We love them all

Courtney said...

Lord of the Beans! I LOVE IT!

Jenn said...

The Pirates!

Abby said...

My oldest likes the Princess and the Popstar, and I think Sheerluck Holmes and the Golden Ruler is hilarious!

Laurel Thomas said...

We love The Lord of the Beans

Gianna said...

Jonah.

Beth said...

My favorite VeggieTales DVD is Rack, Shack, and Benny.

Michele said...

Oldie but goodie- Rack, Shack and Benny is still our favorite too!

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Kym Thorpe said...

I can't pick just one favorite - we love them all! We love to listen to the veggie commentaries. Hilarious!

what intrigues me about this one is that my daughter - 11yo - so desperately wants it. I don't think any of us will ever outgrow VeggieTales!