"The Play's the Thing" Strawberry is made to feel self-conscious about an old, patched-together rain coat that she has. When the kids put on a play version of Cinderella, Strawberry and the others are able to see that it... more »'s not what you wear that counts, but what you are. "The Costume Party" Peppermint Fizz wants to exclude a new girl, Blueberry Muffin, because she's "different" - in the way she looks, lives, talks, etc. When a dress-up party is set-up, Strawberry gets the other kids to play a prank on Peppermint that makes her see the value in even being different.« less
"Buyer beware, the quality control on this and other strawberry shortcke dvd's is questionable. My daughters own all of the SS dvd's and at least half of them freeze up and shake, no matter what TV or dvd player it's on. Very frustrating, and disappointing for little ones. The stories are cute, just be aware of the return & exhange policy in case of this and other SS dvd items don't work correctly."
Marissa Goldmark | Chicago, IL | 11/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great movie. It teaches children how to accept others for who they are, rather then laugh at them because they are different... Peppermint Fizz may be bratty at times (and lets face it nearly all kids go through a "bratty" phase), but after learning how to properly treat people she no longer makes fun of them for being different. I don't see how something that actually TEACHES children an important life lesson can be considered bad."
My Twins Love It!
Got Twins? | 01/24/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have 4 yr old fraternal twin daughters and they both love Dress Up Days. We own all of the Strawberry Shortcake series and this is one of their favorites. Can't comment on the quality of the DVDs since we have VHS only."
Sage | Colorado | 12/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"1st Story: Not judging by appearance but by what's inside is taught by the 4 girls plus Huck, Apple and Blueberry (and a quick glimpse of the pets) using a spin off from Cinderella. Strawberry as Cinderella feels unworthy because of her tattered clothes but has a sweet heart and catches the eye of Prince Huck who sings to her about the lesson to be learned. Some sensitive viewers (my 4yr. old) will see Strawberry's tears and Blueberry, Ginger & Orange pretending to be mean. Soda is in this story but not Peppermint. She shows up in Strawberry's scrapbook and then again for a split second as a carriage driver. 2nd story: Don't judge a person before you get to know them, uses the 4 girls plus Peppermint & Blueberry meeting Rainbow. The 5 girls are excited and friendly but Peppermint is mean, rude and rejects Rainbow's looks, way of living, etc. hurting her feelings and upsetting the other girls. But Peppermint learns differences are important when Strawberry throws a party intending to "trick" Peppermint into seeing her mistake - it works. The fact that she comes around in the end is nice for young viewers but realistic? Who cares. Honey is also in this story but only for one minute. Even though the DVD cover illustration does not in any way match what you see on TV (as with all SS videos) the stories, picture quality and especially the music still rate high."
One great story...one fair
Mom in Kansas City, MO | 10/22/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"My 3.5 year old daughter LOVES everything to do with Strawberry Shortcake and princesses so I thought she would flip over this DVD. Indeed, she loves the first story on this DVD which is a take-off on the Cinderella story. We've watched it like 10 times already. However, she is less interested in the Peppermint Fizz story about not liking Rainbow Sherbet because she's "not like me." It does have a message that people can be different and still be friends...but this part of the DVD doesn't appeal to my daughter quite as much. She just wants to watch the princess part over again. So a mixed review for us on this one!"