Learning to do the right thing – the Veggie Tales way…

“Sometimes not helping someone can be just as bad as actually hurting them.”

Trying to teach compassion, empathy and integrity to a six year old boy isn’t always easy.

While Jackson can show surprising emotion in some situations, such as a branch he accidentally severed from a lilac bush, (I currently am nursing a huge branch in a pot in the backyard because Jackson was so devastated that the leaves were going to die,) getting him to show some mercy in the school yard, on the sports field, or on a play date is another matter.

If it isn’t a matter of life or death, but merely a case of sharing or helping out a friend, it is often difficult for Jackson to find empathy.

With grade one almost here, I am even more aware of the need to help Jackson learn how to be a good friend.

So, when I slipped in the new Veggie Tales, Tomato Sawyer and Huckleberry Larry’s Big River Rescue, I was thrilled to hear the fantastic message they were teaching the kids.

Inspired by James 4:17, this latest Veggie adventure has Bob and Larry starring as Tomato Sawyer and Huckleberry Larry homesteading along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. As they look forward to owning their own land, building a home and opening Huck’s Jerkyland and Tom’s Tax Preparation, they discover an important lesson in helping others.

Veggie Tales is always a safe bet to entertain kids and please parents, but VeggieTales®: Tomato Sawyer and Huckleberry Larry’s Big River Rescue is one of my favorite to date! It is hilarious. I should seriously have recorded Jackson when he was watching it. I don’t know which was funnier, the movie or listening to him split his gut laughing.

And it teaches one of the most critical lessons a child – and an adult – needs to learn: the importance of helping others.

If you want some screen time for your kids that not only has them laughing out loud, but actually helps them learn compassion, empathy and integrity, this is a perfect DVD. I give it top scores!

We have two copies of VeggieTales®: Tomato Sawyer and Huckleberry Larry’s Big River Rescue to giveaway, so just leave a comment to enter to win. We will announce the winner August 30th.

P.S. You can check out a trailer of the Tomato Sawyer and Huckleberry Larry’s Big River Rescue here.


  1. says

    I want to win this so bad! Not just for my son either. 😉 I love Veggie Tales myself which is a bonus since Lucian will probably want to watch them back to back until even I am sick of them.

    alexandra dot hancock at gmail dot com

  2. says

    Veggie Tales are the best! I have been nicknamed “Barbara Manatee” ever since one of my friends’ kids heard that song and heard my name….

  3. Terrill says

    I found Veggie Tales in College and have loved them ever since. i wish they made a pre schooler’s family devotion book! I’d love a copy of the new movie, we no longer have a Christain bookstore in town.

  4. says

    My son is just dying for me to enter this giveaway, not for himself, but he wants his little sister to have this Veggie Tales movie! He takes such good care of her! He really is an awesome big brother!

    He, his older brother, and their friends watched many of the Veggie Tales movies when they were younger and they just loved them!

  5. says

    I love purchasing the Veggie Tales for my grandchildren. They are fans! Thank you for the opportunity to win this!

    It is funny.. on the way home from work today, I was thinking to myself about a problem and that I was having trouble doing the right thing and had a little chat with God about it. Teaching our children to do the right thing is IMPORTANT. To KNOW to do right and NOT to do it is sin. (Cant quite remember the Scripture but it is there!!! lol)

  6. Lisa in California says

    If I don’t win, I’ll have to go out and buy this video. It sounds like something my children definitely need to watch. Thanks!

  7. says

    Oh thank you for the review! We are big Veggie Tales lovers here, but I haven’t seen this one, or the one released before this one yet! I’d love to be entered!

  8. says

    Yay for Veggie Tales! Just tonight we got the King George and the Ducky one from the library, where the lesson is not to be selfish. What a GREAT theme in a house with a little brother! I know my kids would LOVE for me to win! ;o)

  9. says

    I LOVE Veggie Tales!!! I hadn’t heard of this one until now. Thank you for the great review! I don’t own any of them, but we check them out at the library sometimes. We’d love it! Thanks for the opportunity. :-)

  10. says

    My toddler daughter is WAY into Veggie Tales, but the sad thing is is that we have one sampler CD for our computer, so she watches the same 15 minute clip over and over to get her “fix”. She never tires of it though! We would love this new video in our house. I’m all about videos with a message behind it.

  11. says

    Veggie tales…veggie tales…veggie tales…veggie tales. Broccoli, celery, got to be…veggie tales. Yeah, you could say we love them! So, here’s our vote!

  12. says

    We haven’t seen a veggie Tale movie since my older kids were young. I bet my younger kids would LOVE it as much as their siblings did! :o)

  13. says

    We love Veggie tales…So much so our kids don’t call tomatoes..tomatoes..They both call them Bobs and let’s not even get into what Daddy taught then what ketchup or Spaghetti sauce is, Let’s just day i was horrified.

  14. Laura K says

    With all the not-so-good entertainment geared towards kids out there – it’s refreshing to know that there’s always the Veggie Tales to counter it!!

  15. grubmama says

    “el-e-whee…tata” is the way my ds sings the veggie tales theme song. it’s so cute. we would love to win this for him!

  16. says

    Oh please PLEASE pick me!! I have entered a zillion contests here and never won and Veggie Tales is a staple in our family and we dont have this one. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE lol
    I’m not begging. Really.


  17. Debbie says

    We watched Veggie tales with my older kids but the younger ones haven’t seen them much. I am happy to see this review and would love to win a copy for my little girls. Thanks.

  18. lovedandamazed says

    Veggie Tales are always a hit at our house. We haven’t seen this one yet!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  19. says

    We’ve got the DVD already, but I just had to say that WE LOVE IT – I had to explain to darling son all about Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer, but we love Veggie Tales and the way they handle life as a kid! 😉

  20. Cindi says

    The “Veggie Tales” rock! Cute vegetable characters with morals to tell. Please enter me in your drawing. I appreciate it…..Cindi

  21. Glenda D says

    Veggie Tales are awesome. These are the things we need to be teaching our children and to have this type videos is just wonderful.

  22. Eloise Carlson says

    My daughter loves the Veggie Tales, they are so great and teach her a lot of wonderful things. Thanks so much for the great giveaway!

  23. says

    Both of my girls love Veggie Tales! We do not have this one yet. We have already started talking to our oldest daughter (3yrs) the importance of helping others. Thanks for the great give away!

  24. victoria says

    With all the un-postive show on tv these days. I just love that veggie tales are here. My kids love it and so do I . Hope I win

    thanks for a great giveaway

  25. amandasue says

    I’ve heard wonderful things about veggie tales, although since my daughter is still a baby I haven’t bought any yet, so this would be nice to start with!

  26. says

    We love Veggie Tales. LOVE. THOSE. VEGGIES. WE have been fans since the beginning, so my veggie lovers are older, but still want the new one every time one comes out. WE haven’t purchased this one yet, it would be great to win it.

    Thanks for the super giveaway. =) and enjoy those minutes when they are watching and you are secretly watching them enjoy something new…they grow up so darn fast.

  27. says

    My neices love, love, love Veggietales. That sounds like so much fun. “Oh where…is my Veggietales, oh where…is my Veggietales…oh where oh where oh where oh where oh WHEEEEEEEERRRRE……”

  28. Peter says

    Definitely big fans of Veggietales (both adults and daughter). Sounds like this one is a winner. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  29. Denise B. says

    I love how they help reinforce our morals and values. Especially, at a time where most of the younger generation show a lack of same.

  30. judy brittle says

    We all love Veggie Tales. They always have such a special meaning in such a cute and funny way. Thank you!

  31. Heather Beckstrom says

    Veggie Tales is the best thing to come from a college student. I have been watching them since them came out and the stories are grat for children!

  32. says

    We have a couple of Veggie Tales movies, but I’ve never heard of this one. I have an almost 6 year old myself and he and his brothers would absolutely love this movie!

  33. Bridget Sweet says

    My kids love Veggie Tales and I know it is safe and teaches a good lesson. TV is so hard now adays, there is nothing for kids to watch. Not like when I was a kid and everything was kid safe.

  34. Hillary Vande Kieft says

    I’m excited about this Veggie Tales movie. We are HUGE fans of Veggie Tales. I’ve thought about splurging on this new movie and just haven’t yet!

  35. Deborah says

    We love Veggie Tales at our house! And this storyline would be a great one for my daughter to watch. We just moved back home (former military) and are having issues with sharing toys when the cousins come over to play. I need to get King George out to be watched some more, too. Thanks for the review of the movie!

  36. Natasha says

    My little guy would absolutely love this! Veggie Tales are a favorite of his – and a lot of other little ones, I see!

  37. Ruthie says

    Thanks so much for the great movie review and for the chance to win a copy! We are huge Veggietale fans at home. My daughter loves to watch Madamme Blueberry over and over and over again. I am sure this one would become one of her favorites too! So please, pick me! :) I would love to win this movie for our daughter. Thanks for the opportunity and best wishes to everyone!

  38. Becca says

    A friend got several Veggietale movies for me years ago, when she worked for a distributor. But I’d love to add to my collection. I love them, and I’m sure my daughter will too in a year or so.

  39. says

    We’re a big bunch of veggie tales fans. We have quite a few of the Veggie Tales movies.. this new one looks SO cute! I can’t wait for my kids to see it, they’re going to love it!

  40. Sara says

    Our daughter is getting to know Bob better and likes to ask for him by name.

    Thank you so much for the great contest!

  41. Cindy says

    We (my 22 month old daughter and myself) have just discovered Veggie Tales and she loves watching it in the car. I have 2 movies so far and am trying to build my collection. I would love to add this one. Thanks!

  42. Jill Myrick says

    My children love Veggie Tales !!
    Thank you so very much for offering this wonderful giveaway.
    I would LOVE to win !!

  43. Michelle N. says

    Oh, we have just started watching VeggieTales – my son is 3 – and I’d love to add this to our collection! :0)

  44. Tiffany Losco says

    Now that song is stuck in my head. Veggie tales…veggie tales…broccoli…celery…gotta be…veggie tales.

  45. Susan Snyder says

    This looks darling! And looks like has some great life lessons for the little ones! Count me in! Thank you for the contest !

  46. JC says

    I must admit that I get just as big a kick out of watching the Veggie Tales as my nieces and nephews. I guess I’ll just keep on watching them after they have grown up.

  47. Stephanie Grant says

    My son loves Veggie Tales and I am so glad he watches them they are such great teaching tools. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  48. Bee says

    Veggie Tales is such a wholesome reading source for children. I applaud you for having a contest that truly gives a family value meaning.

  49. Stephanie Bruce says

    we went and saw the pirates veggies tales movie in the theater and our boys enjoyed it very much would love to win a veggies tales dvd


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