I don’t know about you, be we are BIG VeggieTales fans! It is amazing how we (myself included) have been able to pick up so many Biblical truths from these little talking vegetables! So, when I was asked to review two new VeggieTales DVDs, God Loves You Very Much and If I Sang a Silly Song, I jumped at the opportunity! Besides, I knew it would make my kids’ day!
Perfect for Valentines Day, God Loves You Very Much is the follow-up title to the smash-hit VeggieTales DVD, God Made You Special. The DVD includes nearly 90 minutes of family-friendly content, featuring three fan-favorite VeggieTales stories that teach valuable lessons about love:
- Gideon: Tuba Warrior (Trust)
- The Ballad of Little Joe (Facing Hardship)
- Rack, Shack & Benny (Peer Pressure)
In addition to bonus features and activities, the DVD also includes an all-new “story-song” called Does He Love Me?.
Does He Love Me? is the question the Veggie Kids ask Larry and the answer is found through a fun trip of song and rhyme that gives the answer — God loves you very much! Join Larry, Bob, Junior, Laura and their pals as they recount all the ways that God shows kids he loves them even when “they forget to blow their nose, or dirty up their clothes!” This new compilation features stories that show uniquely how God cares for us in all kinds of situations! –from VeggieTales
Our Thoughts: As expected, we loved this DVD! While my kids are already familiar with the three classic VeggieTales stories, they were excited to see them again…along with the new song “Does He Love Me?” I was honestly amazed at how quiet my house became as they watched the classic VeggieTales!
Larry the Cucumber hosts “The Silly Song Telethon” and counts down the top favorite silly songs of all-time… voted for by the fans!! After 20 great silly songs, the fun continues with a surprise introduction of a never-before-seen, new Silly Song picked from thousands of fan-submitted entries. The DVD boasts of over 70 minutes Silly Songs!
Our Thoughts: We LOVED the countdown. It was fun to see which songs were from the first 10 years (aka the classics) and which were from the past decade! Amongst our family of seven, we even had our own contest to see which was our families favorite silly song from each decade. From the first decade (the classics), our two favorites are “Button Button” and “His Cheeseburger.” From the past 10 years, our two favorites are are “Pizza Angel” and “Sport Utility Vehicle.” Amongst the kids, “Gated Community” was a close runner up, although I fought hard for “Where Have All the Staplers Gone!”
As for the new song, “Bubble Rap”, my kids have been singing the chorus ever since we first saw the DVD. They even got excited when a package arrived with bubble-wrap that they could snap along with the song! Take a peek at the song below:
I, too, like the “Bubble Rap” song with one exception. While it is a catchy little be-bopping rap, I don’t like the part where K-Lil says, “What up B-I-T-S. Let’s rock that rap.” I did a COMPLETE double take, because I thought I heard the “B” word. Fortunately, BITS, which appears to be the name of the VeggieTales rap group, flashed across the screen and relieved me! While my kids have no clue about the “B” word, I am still not completely comfortable with that part of the song.
But, overall, we loved having so many Silly Songs all together for lots of laughter and singing along! Check out some of my kiddos singing and dancing along to the “Bubble Rap” song:
~Giveaway is closed~
Would you like to win a copy of VeggieTales DVDs God Loves You Very Much AND If I Sang a Silly Song? I have the opportunity to give away both DVDs to one of my readers! The first and mandatory entry is to tell me your (or your kids) favorite VeggieTales DVD!
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The giveaway ends at midnight on Monday, February 13th! Winner will be randomly selected and emailed. Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry and a way for me to contact you in case you win!
This product was given to me for review/giveaway purposes. I do not have to return the product to the vendor and I was not paid for this post. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.