10 March 2013

The Little House That Stood DVD

The Whimsys are definitely Veggie Tales lovers. What's not to love? They're silly clever fun stories with great messages about faith and in the middle of each video they break for a silly song. Many of which I know all the lyrics to. Sometimes I lose count of how many good messages each video has. Plus, Mr. Whimsy and I love all the gentle teasing they do and pop culture references. So we were definitely excited to check out the latest release The Little House That Stood. 

The Little House That Stood features two parables. The first is the one on the cover. It's about the importance of building your life on a strong foundation of faith. This one was my favorite of the two and features the three little pigs. Bonus! But in this story the three little pigs are hip, slick, and actually two bros and a sis. In my favorite scene one is drinking a latte, the other is texting, and the third is buying a Groupon. Love it! I also liked the side message that it isn't the pretty stuff on top that matters. It's what is underneath that really counts. 

The second parable, The Good Egg of Gooseville, is about loving thy neighbor. While not as cute as the first, it's still fun to see the vegetables playing Mother Goose characters. Especially Madame Blueberry playing Little Miss Muffet. I love that sassy gal. The message this time is about helping others and the ripple effect that comes from helping even just one person.

Overall we really like The Little House That Stood. The first story is about 16 minutes long and second is about 22 minutes long. In total the DVD is 49 minutes long. 

4 stars

Wondering: Fellow Veggie Tales fans, who is your favorite character?

What's what:

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53 comments :

  1. I love, love, love Veggie Tales! I seriously listened to Larry Boy's CD and something with a chocolate bunny by them (?) lol constantly! I love how it's fun with a good message, I need to watch this one, I need a dose of our fun little veggies! :) Thanks Juju!

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  2. You know I had no idea the Veggie Tales was a faith based cartoon. I'll have to start DVR'ing them for my nephew when he comes over to spend the night. I like that they are entertaining, current, and send a good faith based message to children and adults alike. Thanks for the info! You learn something new everyday!

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  3. Great review, Juju! This was a cute one, overall. :)

    Favorite character? Ooh, that's tough! I kind of like Archie (Archibald Asparagus) in some of them, and the French Peas are funny. :) And Bob & Larry make a good team!

    ~Amber

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    1. Oh those peas crack me up. They're always so funny and up to something.

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  4. I'm not terribly familiar with Veggie Tales, but I know a few people who grew up watching them and loving them. The pop culture references would be cute!

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  5. LOL "You must be Bob.. the builder" hahaha. That looks cute!

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  6. Ah, this sounds like a lot of fun. & who doesn't love a silly song? :)

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  7. I've never seen a veggie tale--but anything that breaks into silly song in the middle is good, right?

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  8. I need to check this out for my little guy. My little cousins loved Veggie Tales and I remember hearing a lot of good things about it. Plus, I love all the positive messages.

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  9. This looks adorable. I need to watch these with my nephew. I'm getting sick of the sprout channel. :P Glad you enjoyed it!

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  10. Looks fun! Talking veggies? Awesome! :)

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  11. My kids loved Veggie Tales. I like the cucumber guy! :)

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  12. My niece loved that show when she was little :)

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  13. Loved them in the Pirates Who Don't Do Anything. There were always such great things to talk after each episode. Larry the cucumber was our favorite.

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  14. Ah, I loved these - I said I was watching with my younger brothers, but I really liked Veggie Tales for myself. So many cute/bizarre songs.

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  15. We LOVE Veggie Tales! Kaitlyn's favorite DVDs are the ones with all songs. We have a four-DVD set of just songs which is the best! The songs do stick with you though. :) But I love the message as well. My favorite character is Larry. Have you tried the VT books? They are wordy but great. Kaitlyn doesn't like long books but she likes the VT books which are long.

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    1. Baby Whimsy's too! She loves those singalongs.

      I think Larry is my favorite too.

      The only book we've tried is Away in the Manger with the little button that plays Junior Asparagus singing Away in the Manager. It's a huge hit in our house.

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  16. that is so cute! i love the messages for each. haha the little house that stood, reminds me of the little train that could. i don't have children, but i'm definitely aware of the veggie tales.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  17. Love Veggie Tales! It's been ages since I've watched one...

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  18. Sounds like a nice video, although I've never seen any Veggie Tales! My favorite was Little Bear, and I can't wait to have children so that I can force the awesome music and cute stories on them

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  19. Veggie Tales is such a fun show! :)

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  20. Too cute. My nieces and nephews used to love the Veggie Tales. I think they might have outgrown it for now. But if they're anything like me they'll be watching cartoons well into their 40's lol

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  21. My grandchildren will probably love these.
    Ann

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  22. Ok, I swear that I commented on this post, but it has disappeared! Basically, I talked about Little Bear and how that was my favorite show due to the music...alas, it seems I didn't submit it or something

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  23. Oh my, we get A LOT of the Veggie Tales fans in store for both the DVDs and the books. So glad you and yours are enjoying them! ^_^

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  24. Cute! Have no kids myself, but maybe if they were around when I was a ween one I would have liked veggies more :)

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  25. I shall now confess I love veggie tales... I know all of Larrys silly songs by heart. Me and the little one can jam to Larry Boy....:D

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    1. Larry is awesome isn't he? I can't tell you how many times I catch myself singing their songs. ;)

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  26. Aw, I miss the days of watching Veggie Tales with my kids!! My favorite character was Mr. Lunt. :D

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  27. I remember Veggie Tales! Such a cute series. I can't remember any individual characters, but I remember watching them in the 90's. I think it's adorable that they're texting and buying Groupons now. So 21st century of them. :-) Glad you enjoyed this one!

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  28. Our family loves Veggie Tales too! Can't wait to see this one! Thanks for the review. And I LOVE the new look of your blog. :)

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  29. Oh! We are pro Veggie Tales in our house! :) My daughter loved them growing up. :)
    Good to know that they are still making them.
    Enjoy your St. Paddy's Day!

    ~Liz

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    1. Yes ma'am. The animation is getting better and better too. :)

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  30. When my daughter was little, after church she would go to her friend's house where her friend's Grandma would make them blueberry pancakes. After they ate their pancakes, they would watch Veggie Tales. For the next week, my daughter would sing the Veggie Tales theme song, or some other song from one of the videos and it would start all over on Sunday. Ah I miss those days...

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    1. Awwww that sounds so special. :) Thank you for sharing that sweet memory with me.

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  31. I loved Veggie Tales when my kids were little. Those silly songs were my favorite, but the stories about faith and just good behavior were wonderful and a breath of fresh air given the other choices available for them. I miss those days.

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  32. I don't have any children (well, not human ones anyway, just furbabies) so I'm not in the know on all the kids programs, but I'm curious to see if my nieces have gotten into this show or not. It looks adorable, I'll have to ask my brother:)

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  33. My son never got into the Veggie Tale videos like he did other shows (Dora, Diego, etc) but I always thought they were cute. Sometimes he'll watch them. I'm curious to see what kind of shows my daughter will like. Maybe she'll be more of a Veggie Tales fan.

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    1. I hear ya. Kids are like that. You just never know. So far she loves it. Especially the Veggie Tale's singalog DVDs. She sleeps with her Larry and Petunia dolls. She's also into Super Why and Curious George.

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  34. veggie tales are so good. my kids have mostly outgrown them now, but they still love being silly singing along with them in the car (my 11 year old loves 'silly songs with larry' haha)

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