Monday, March 4, 2013

If You Like to Talk to Tomatoes . . . (and a giveaway)



**Our giveaway is now closed! Congratulations to #1, Kathi, our winner!**

I've loved Veggie Tales since I was a teenager . . . which would be when they first came out, I think. My kids weren't so sure about it all when they were little, but now that they're older, they love Veggie Tales too! So, when I was given the opportunity to review the BRAND-SPANKIN-NEW VeggieTales DVD, The Little House that Stood, I was thrilled!!!

I was going to surprise the girls, but they noticed that I was stalking the mailbox, and asked about it, so I admitted that I was hoping the new VeggieTales DVD would come so we could watch it on Sabbath afternoon. And it did, it came ON Sabbath afternoon, and we put it straight into the DVD player to watch.

Little Bit isn't always on board with watching VeggieTales, but I guess our excitement was contagious, because she was excited about it too, and sat quietly watching it.

In this episode, the general idea of "the three little pigs" is adapted into a parable to teach children about building on solid ground. The second "episode" on this DVD, uses all the nursery rhyme characters you can think of and teaches about helping others. One thing I noticed immediately is that the humor is "up-to-date", even DH, a professed VeggieTales hater (but I think it's all an act), noticed and commented, "this one must be pretty new, huh?" (yes, dear, we're reviewing it, because it's brand new!).

When I asked the girls for their opinion, they summed it up, "It's VeggieTales, of COURSE it's great!" :) And really, they have a point . . . if you like VeggieTales, this is definitely another winner, if you're not a fan of talking vegetables and corny humor, well, then . . . this is VeggieTales! But I'm assuming that if you like MY blog, you have good taste (ha ha), so of COURSE you love VeggieTales too, right?

To see what you think, you can watch the trailer here.

AND . . . if you love VeggieTales, what could be better than winning your very own copy of this brand new DVD?!? I have one to give away! To enter, just leave a comment on this blog post (not on facebook), telling me what your favorite VeggieTales Silly Song is (Mine's "I Love My Lips!", though the new one on this DVD is good too). Don't forget to also tell me your e-mail address, so I can contact you if you win.

For additional entris (please leave a separate comment for each):

  • follow me on Linky Followers (in the sidebar), or tell me if you already do.
  • follow me on Google Friends Connect (in the sidebar) or tell me if you already do.
  • "Like" my blog on Facebook.
  • "Like" VeggieTales on Facebook
  • Follow VeggieTales on Twitter


The "fine print"
This giveaway will close at 8pm on Tuesday, March 12. I will pick a random winner, and contact them via e-mail. If the winner has not left an e-mail, another winner will be chosen. If the winner does not reply to my e-mail within 48 hours, an alternate winner will be chosen.

"Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

16 comments:

Kathi said...

We love Veggie Tales--and our collection gets tapped frequently when the academy needs a Sabbath afternoon activity--there are apparently LOTS of teenagers out there who still love Veggie Tales! My favorite silly song has to be the "Dance of the Cucumber" although it was pretty tough to choose just one... klacourt.md@gmail.com

Kathi said...

I liked Veggie Tales on facebook, too. klacourt.md@gmail.com.

Kathi said...

I love watching Veggie Tales on Sabbath afternoon. My favorite silly song is "The Water Buffalo Song." Kelsey (klacourt.09@gmail.com)

Kathi said...

I liked your blog on facebook. Well, this entry, anyway--can't figure out how to "like" the whole thing... klacourt.md@gmail.com

Kimberly Little said...

It's almost impossible to choose a favorite Silly Song! But I have a soft spot in my heart for "Barbara Manatee", since it was the first DVD we watched with our almost-10-year-old daughter, when she was a toddler. (littlek@wwdb.org)

Kimberly Little said...

I liked your blog on Facebook. :) littlek@wwdb.org

Kimberly Little said...

I liked VeggieTales on Facebook a long time ago! :) littlek@wwdb.org

Kimberly Little said...

I follow Veggie Tales on Twitter, too! littlek@wwdb.org

Four Little Penguins said...

I Love My Lips, The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything, and Barbara Manatee are our favorite Silly Songs!

Four Little Penguins said...

I like VeggieTales on Facebook.
http://www.facebook.com/4littlepenguins

Four Little Penguins said...

I follow VeggieTales on Twitter.
@whenpenguinsfly

Sue Isbell said...

My favorite silly song(s) is a toss up between My Cheeseburger and I ain't got a belly button (and I also love your favorite too)

Sillysuuee@hotmail.com

Sue :-)

Sue Isbell said...

I follow you on Linky followers.
sillysuuee@hotmail.com

Sue Isbell said...

I liked you on Facebook
sillysuuee@hotmail.com

Sue Isbell said...

I follow you on Google plus
sillysuuee@hotmail.com

marigold said...

The Elvish impersonator on The Lord of the Beans :)