The stars of the show is a flea named Freddie and a group of his buggy friends, all cleverly named and brightly animated. In this DVD Freddie struggles to understand his purpose in his bug community. The story flashes back to introduce all the characters of the garden and their talents. Freddie discovers that God does not make mistakes and made even Freddie with a purpose. This DVD, like most these days, offers bonus material including a trivia game, a behind the scenes short film, a sing-along, and a read-along.
As a Christian parent, I love that the DVD is founded on the scripture of Psalm 90:16,
"Show your servants the wonderful things you do; show your greatness to their children."The DVD succeeds to present God as approachable, loving, and perfect. My 3 year old was entertained and was able to verbalize, "God doesn't make mistakes." after watching the DVD. My heart is always joyful to witness my kids learning Biblical truths like this.
Here's where I cringed...While I want my children to know that God is approachable and that they can pray to him in anyway and anywhere, I also feel a little funny about a flea talking to clouds. I understand that it is difficult illustrate God but somehow moving clouds do not sit well with me just as a Caucasian Jesus robed in white fabric with a blue sash makes me cringe. That said, I still recommend the DVD and encourage parents to sit WITH their children to watch movies and to have conversations about what they have seen as a follow up.
I plan to keep this DVD in our collection because overall, it teaches strong Biblical values and truths. I recommend this DVD to families with children ages 2-5. Please leave a comment if you have seen any of the Hermie & Friends series with your thoughts!
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