Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Adventures in Booga Booga Land -Vol 1 DVD

Adventures in Booga Booga Land-V01

About the Product:

Based on the Parables of Jesus, join Marty the monkey and Gerard the giraffe as they bungle their way thru the paradise of Booga Booga Land inadvertently learning lessons that Jesus taught many years ago.

So This is Booga: Marty and Gerard meet for the first time in the city of Booga Booga, becoming instant best friends. Early one morning they decide to become window washers for a day to earn 20 bamolies. But when they see the boss also give 20 bamolies the other works who arrived late in the day, Martya and Gerard want to know why. (Based on the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard from Matthew 20:1-16)

Marty’s Sandcastle Marty and Gerard decide to go to carpentry school, taught by the German instructor Mr. Guudsaw. After graduating, they each decide to build their own home. But one night a great storm destroys Marty’s flimsy house. (Based on the Parable of the Wise and the Foolish Builders from Luke 06:47-49)

No Light In This Lighthouse: Marty gets a bright idea to build a lighthouse, but ends up rushing the job when he sees that there are ships being lost while he works! (Based on the Parable of the Lamp Under the Bowl from Matthew 5:14-16)

My Comments:  

When looking at materials for my kids, I have to think of two things:  the first is whether it is good for them, and the second is whether they will like it.  Obviously sometimes it doesn't matter whether they like it or not, but when it comes to entertainment, it doesn't matter how good the message, if the kids don't like it, they won't get the message.  Unfortunately, while Adventures in Booga Booga Land has an interesting and noble concept--to show how the parables of Jesus are translated into real life (or at least imaginary real life) the reality is that when I gave my six year old this DVD, she sat down to watch it but lost interest and when we cleaned out the DVD cabinet a few weeks later, it was on the top of the donation stack.  Grade:  D (at least in my house)

I received this DVD as part of Thomas Nelson Publisher's Book Sneeze program. While obligated to write a review, I was not obligated to write a positive review.

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