BERRY SWEET FUN!
Deborah A. Depaola | NY | 04/06/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I enjoyed this DVD as much as the other SS DVD's, especially because we get to meet Peppermint Fizz and her pet lizard Cola Chameleon, potential villains.
But in this DVD, Angel Cake becomes a bad sport because she isn't playing the games as well as the other kids so she throws a few temper tantrums and acts like a diva. That was a tad annoying to me. Other than that, I would have given it 5 stars."
One of the Best New SSC Videos
K. Pilgrim | Atlanta, GA USA | 07/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This video is one the Best from the new SSC. Not only does it teach valuable lessons, but it is also extremely funny! If you love Peppermint Fizz, then you will love this video!"
Good , clean fun with a message
Kelly Mcelwain | SC | 08/22/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"My sister LOVED Strawberry Shortcake as a child, although I was too old for it then. Now she buys the dolls and DVDs for my girls, ages 2 and 4. I have watched every DVD alone before showing them to my kids - I don't want them exposed to anything I find objectionable. There are many Disney movies that I won't allow the kids to watch! This video, while showing a character being petty and mean, teaches a valuable lesson about getting along and being a good sport. My preschooler experienced a similar situation at preschool after watching this DVD, and said she knew just how to handle it because she'd seen Strawberry and her friends deal with someone who wasn't being nice. While I hope that the lessons we teach her at home had something to do with her reaction, I know that favorite characters can also have an influence on kids' behavior.
One parent mentioned the use of the word "hate" as objectionable. I do not allow my kids to use that word, but they hear it from others and even read it in high-quality classic children's tales. For them to see a problem resolved and to see other children stepping up to help solve a problem is a good thing. Perhaps we need to watch the entire show to see if the whole picture is one we want our kids to see, not just one part taken out of context. When my husband caught the scene mentioned, where the word "hate" was used, he called me in to the room and asked me if I knew what the kids were watching. I encouraged him to sit and watch with the kids, talk to them about what they were seeing, and watch the entire show to see how it was resolved. He ended up agreeing with me that the message was clear and the "problem" character reformed."