From the Children: Christian stories,Age 4-11 section

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VeggieTales: Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas

Written by Cory Edwards and Mike Nawrocki


Price: £9.99 (incl VAT)
Publisher:Authentic Media
Published:October 2013
As good as ever! These VeggieTales get to the heart of Bible stories and the Christian message. This time the Veggie crew show that all the trappings in stores, trying to encourage us to spend more and more, is not what the true message of Christmas is all about.

The theme of this story is 'Giving the love God gave to you' and 'Helping the Community all year long'. It takes a little girl to make Merry Larry, the Christmas elf in Spring Valley Mall, realise that there is more to Christmas than buying expensive presents surrounded by pretty lights and glitzy decorations.

This little girl is trying to help her elderly neighbour have a new house instead of the tumbledown one she has at the moment. Merry Larry mistakenly believes he has been given permission to strip his uncle's shopping mall of all its Christmas lights and light up the old lady's house to make people notice its dilapidated state. It works a treat and the neighbours rally round to help repair it. Back at the Mall, the Christmas crib is found in the storeroom and returned to pride of place as in former years.

With the usual lively animation and jiggy songs, familiar and new, this will entertain and teach little ones as well as older addicts of the series. Complete with the usual bonus features including an extra song, this is delightful and highly recommended.

Reviewer: Mary Bartholomew   (15/11/13)
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