Could Have Been Better
Kiersten's Grandma | Sheboygan, WI United States | 02/14/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"We bought this DVD for our almost 29 month old granddaughter.I feel that it is just not as good as some of the other SS episodes.This 44 minute DVD has 2 episodes both pertaining to friendship.There are 4 new characters introduced.Their names are Crepes Suzette,Tea Blossom,Frosty Puff and Tangerina Torta.Only Crepes Suzette and Tea Blossom are featured.Brief glimpses of the other two are shown.However,Kiersten likes this DVD alot so if you have a child who likes Strawberry,they will probably like it."
Not as good as others...
Busy Mom | 10/02/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I just wasn't as crazy with this DVD as with some of the others. And, unfortunately, my daughter agreed. She has every SS movie released (although she hasn't received 3 of them as we are holding them for Christmas) and this one just didn't keep her attention as much as the others. Perhaps b/c in this movie the "regular" friends (Orange Blossom, Ginger Snap, Angel Cake and Huck) do not play as big of a part as in the other movies. This can be a big deal to a 2-5 yr. old toddler who likes things to be the way they are "supposed" to be. And my daughter is very much like that. She likes the "regular" friends and I think she missed them a bit in this movie. Perhaps if they were featured a bit more she would have taken to it quicker.
She eventually warmed up to this one, but it took several times of playing it before she got used to the new characters and started to like them. Even now, she will ask to watch others over this one.
This DVD highlights making friends with those who are different from yourself (from different places, those who like different things than you do). A lesson I feel is is an important one to convey. But when I watched this with my daughter for the first time, I kind of felt that the movie was one big advertisement for the SS Friendship Club. Maybe not, but I know there is a freindship club online and there is a line of SS merchandise geared towards this premise. It just didn't sit right with me.
I like the others better, but I still gave this 4 stars b/c the storyline was cute, the lesson is valuable and although it is not her favorite, my daughter still enjoys it. And that's what really counts :)"