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(C, B) Christian worldview where children learn the importance of sharing and honesty. No objectionable material.
Though intended for children age 2-7, children of all ages will enjoy gathering around THE STORYBOOK TREE. In each video, Henry tells his muppet friends stories that emphasize biblical principles to help them understand how they can apply these concepts to their every day life. The conversations and stories use song and Scripture in a natural and meaningful way to teach the concepts presented. In the video of the same name, THE EARL OF OATS is self-centered and unmindful of other persons feelings. Eventually, He discovers that the people would be happier if they shared and realizes that he is part of the problem. In THE LOW-DOWN SHOWDOWN AT GIZZARD GULCH, Rhubarb discovers that lying is wrong, and, in the end, lies are confessed and apologies abound in the end.
THE STORYBOOK TREE is a delightful, entertaining video story series of exceptional quality. The muppet characters are personable. Sprinkled throughout are fun musical numbers with understandable words. Especially impressive is the natural way Scripture is used to illustrate how it can be applied to everyday life. The simple message is made clear through repeatedly telling the story, the Scripture within the story and the application to the muppet circumstances.