A Lesson in Listening – VeggieTales Style

The past few weeks I have been struggling with the stubbornness of my children. My six-year-old has already decided that she knows best and my three-year-old is trying to assert his independence. We have had many discussions lately about respecting authority and obeying your parents. I am still trying to convince my daughter that I really do have her best interests in mind.

So the newest VeggieTales® release, Pistachio – The Little Boy That Woodn’t, couldn’t have arrived at a better time. While it didn’t change their behavior, it did give us plenty to talk about. My daughter related with the main character, Pistachio, admitting to me that she would have made the same poor choices. We discussed what choices he should have made instead and how listening to his father would have prevented some scary consequences.

This is what I love the most about VeggieTales®. Kids truly enjoy the movies while learning valuable lessons at the same time.


Pistachio – The Little Boy That Woodn’t is the all-new family adventure from Big Idea Inc., featuring a helpful lesson in listening to your parents. In this creative parody of the beloved story of Pinocchio, VeggieTales® follows its unique tradition of retelling classic adventures like Lord of the Beans, Wizard of Ha’s and Minnesota Cuke! The DVD, priced at $14.99 SRP, includes the brand new Silly Song, “Where Have All The Staplers Gone,” and lots of family friendly bonus features.

“The storyline of Pistachio created the perfect opportunity to teach children the importance of family and listening to their parents,” said Greg Fritz, SVP of Sales and Marketing at Big Idea. “Everyone knows the story of Pinocchio and how he became a ‘real boy’, but Pistachio has a clever VeggieTales® twist that incorporates elements of truth from the classic tale, while emphasizing the father-son relationship and the strength of family. Parents will resonate with the desire of ‘Gelato,’ who only wants to do what’s best for his child, while kids will see that there’s ultimately great reward in listening to them.”

Once you have sat down and watched Pistachio – The Little Boy That Woodn’t with your family, be sure to check out the free Pistachio Family Fun Time sheet filled with games and activities to help teach your children the importance of family and listening to their parents.

Also if your family loves VeggieTales® as much as mine does, be sure to enter to win a spot on a cruise with Bob, Larry and Third Day.

We also have something fun just for YOU! We have a VeggieTales® prize pack with a retail value just over $500.00 to award to one lucky reader.

Our winner will receive:

  • VeggieTales 10-DVD Collectors Edition tin with mini-plush characters
  • 26 CD collection
  • 8 books
  • Bob & Larry plush toys


Entering is easy, simply leave a comment below. You can earn even more entries for the following:

If you are already subscribed and are on our newsletter list, you qualify for those two additional entries. Go ahead and leave your additional comments below.

This giveaway is open to US and Canadian shipping addresses and is void where prohibited. For more information please see our site’s Terms and Conditions of use. We will close this giveaway on Friday, April 9th and announce our winner the following day.

For review purposes, I did receive a dvd copy of Pistachio – The Little Boy That Woodn’t. Big Idea Inc., is also providing the winner’s prize pack. Receiving products for reviews does not affect my opinions stated in this post.


  1. Kirsten T. says

    Could definitely use a spring board for discussion with my almost 3 year old…we are having listening issues. Thanks!

  2. Ivy says

    My little one is just starting to get into television shows and I would love to be able to have her watch something that teaches and not just entertains.

  3. Annie says

    We are big VeggieTales fans at our house. My kids are still a little on the young side for them, but we’re rapidly approaching the target age! Thanks for the opportunity.

  4. says

    I am already a Facebook Veggie fan…and my heart beats way too fast to think of how much pleasure and learning would be had by winning that HUGE prize! right now, we only have our Vaggies on VHS…and are thankful for those we have…but to have them on DVD? and so many? what a blessing that would be!

  5. Stacey Knapp says

    became a fan of veggietales on FB; following you on myyahoo; subscribed to email. My husband and I absolutely love veggietales. And we now have a beautiful 14 month old daughter to share our love with. It would be amazing to win this!

  6. Yvonne Butler says

    I would love to win this super giveaway for my great grand daughters. They love Veggie Tales and I love to watch them with the girls, it gives me a chance to relate good moral values on their level of understanding. Thanks for the chance to WIN!

  7. says

    please sign me up for your veggie tales giveaway. I recently had my first grandchild and I want him to have some things that tell him about the Lord.
    Blessings, Wanda

  8. Snowflake07 (Audra) says

    I’ve been a fan of Veggie Tales for years now. I’m so glad they are still going strong! This is an awesome prize pack!!!

  9. Tina says

    I am the mother of 3 little girls. They all love veggie tales and have learned a lot from these stories. We would love to add to our veggie tales library!

  10. says

    What a giveaway! Not a chance for me, because on principle, I don’t just subscribe to a new blog till I have gone through it thoroughly – so that will have to wait. But really, wow!

  11. says

    I’m sorry I wasn’t sure what the “initial entry” is…I think its just leaving any comment? My family LOVES veggie tales, its one of the few things I let dd watch :)

  12. says

    I love Veggie Tales, the stories and lessons are great. I gave my boys a set of dvds for Christmas


  13. Marlena U. says

    My daughter’s birthday is in June and this would be a WONDERFUL gift for her. She would be soooo excited…and so would I!!!!

  14. Elizabeth N. says

    This would be a great present for my 4-year-old sister! I don’t know if she knows about VeggieTales or not – but we sure love them in our house!

  15. Tori Penney says

    I would love to win one of these. The kids seem to get glued to the TV when Veggie Tales is on and I have to admit, the Silly Songs kind of catch me :]

  16. Belinda M says

    my son would love this package. Please include me in the giveaway


  17. Kim N says

    I love Veggie Tales. It’s a great way for kids to learn right and wrong, and have fun at the same time.

  18. Wolvie72 says

    I think these are great DVD’s, not jus for christians, but for anyone. There are lessons that can be applied to anyone. A little more caring and understanding would make the world a better place.

  19. rebecca says

    We have loved Veggie Tales since my granddaughter was just months old. A great way to teach children about right and wrong behavior.

  20. DANIELLE says

    I have shared Veggie Tales with my daughter, and we would love the opportunity to share them with her cousins.

  21. VeggieTales is essential around here! says

    Oh my goodness VeggieTales is essential around here. It is such a wonderful teaching aide when teaching my 3 & 1 year old about the Lord! We all love em!

  22. Lesa Dierking says

    I have been able to watch about half of this video online (streaming issues denied me the pleasure of finishing it), and I will definitely have to purchase the DVD. My daughter is 5 years old, and yes, she has been proclaiming that she knows best for quite awhile already. What a great movie, as are all of the Veggie Tales. We love them at our house!!! God Bless!

  23. Felicia says

    When my daughter was young a friend introduced us to Veggie Tales. My daughter loves them and so does my son. I love Larry’s silly songs. This new movie is really great. My daughter wasn’t sure at first but really did enjoy it. I love how each movie has a lesson for the kids to learn from.

  24. George Croy says

    I’ve watched Veggie Tales my entire life. I love that it allways has a lesson and can teach kids about the bible in its own way. Bob and Larry are awesome. LARRY BOY is my favorite.

  25. Wendy says

    My son and I have loved VeggieTales since we were introduced to the Silly Songs DVD a few years ago. Since then we have bought more. I really enjoy the movies. It opens doors to great discussions.

  26. Gayle Cameron says

    I bought Veggie Tales for my children and now for my grandchildren! They are great! Thank you for bringing us Godly entertainment for our children!

  27. says

    VeggieTales is my son’s absolute favorite! He cannot move or breathe on his own, he is confined to his bed and wheelchair, but you put in VeggieTales and watch his face light up!

  28. says

    My family would really enjoy the Veggie Tales pack. The Veggies Tales is a great video collection for anyone trying to teach their child/children morals

  29. Vinette says

    Our family has loved VeggieTales from the begining …I don’t think there’s one made that we don’t have, love or don’t know the words to( songs, that is!) : )

  30. Joy says

    My son has enjoyed the Pistachio movie as well and we have had many conversations about obeying Mom and Dad from the video.

  31. Angelique McDowall says

    My family and I love Veggie Tales. We also have Pistachio, and the kids liked it, even though the message was to listen to your parents. My kids and I are big fans of all the silly songs too. I think we know them all. I love that God can take a media outlet that is becoming more and more dangerous for our children and have people create something so wonderful. God bless to the creators of Veggie Tales…thanks for creating something pure and wholesome that doesn’t take God out of the equation. Parents who care thank you.

  32. Tanya Johnson says

    Veggietales is part of the family! Thanks for your commitment to share God with kids…and their parents : ) !

  33. Monica Lavoie says

    I think my little one is just about at the age for me to introduce Veggie Tales to her and I know she will love them!


  34. Mikki M says

    I LOVE Veggie Tales. My two boys really love watching them and I also run our children’s church program and we watch one together at church every month! We do our MOVIE SUNDAY with the Veggies!

  35. says

    I’m all for cartoons that teach values to kids instead of violence. This looks like a wonderful prize package and I would love to win it for my two grand daughters. Thanks so much for the great giveaway!

  36. Leanne says

    This would be perfect as my daughter loooves Veggie Tales and she is also going through a very stubborn-don’t-want-to-listen phase!

  37. Amber says

    What an awesome prize! I have an almost 3 yr old who LOVES Veggie Tales, and a 4 month old who will learn to! *grin* Of course, I love Veggie Tales, also!

  38. Aliya D. says

    I love Veggie Tales!!!! I admit it!!!! I’m an adult and I’m hooked on Veggie Tales!!!! I would love to win this for my little nephews. Please accept this as my entry.

    Aliya D.

  39. Kylie says

    My daughter would also love this as any other child would. My daughter has some of the movies and enjoys every sec !! Thanks for the chance to let her have more !!

  40. Dave says

    Wow! This is a wonderful give-away. VeggieTales is good, wholesome, family entertainment. Thank you for the chance to win.

  41. says

    Hi. I’ve always loved Veggie Tales and my kids love them too. We’ve seen about three of the shows and would love to see the rest. A real wonderful giveaway. Thanks.

  42. Katie says

    I hear that the Veggie Tales movies are simple and fun educational vids that every kid should see. I’m sure it beats watching Iron Man and Saw at 3-4 years old like I bet too darn many kids do.

  43. Jeremy says

    This would be great for my nephews. My mother doesn’t really have anything to entertain my nephews when they go over to her house, but she would allow them to watch this.

  44. says

    I grew up watching vegie tales, and now have two wonderful children whom I would love to provide them with these wonderful movies.

    Thank you for the chance to win.

    Thank you!

  45. Lance Madigan says

    Saturday morning fun with Sunday morning values … great shows can actually feel good about letting the kids watch.

  46. angelina115 says

    follow you on twitter and i tweeted


    VeggieTales® prize pack with a retail value just over $500.00 @5minutesformom. Win it.

  47. Cathy B says

    Love, love, love Veggie Tales Oops! I mean my son loves Veggie Tales 😉 And thanks for the great site. I’m a new comer and am enjoying digging through it!!

  48. Jamie says

    I just finished listening to my 2 year old sing “soldiers of the cross” from the jacob’s ladder song! He just loves veggie tales and would be too excited to win all the fun stuff!

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