Hooray for Hermie and Friends! My children have always loved Hermie, so I was thrilled to have an opportunity to review Max Lucado’s Hermie and Friends: A Bug Collection (volume 3). DVDs included in this set are “Milo the Mantis Who Wouldn’t Pray–It’s About Prayer,” “Buzby and the Grumble Bees–It’s About Bee-having, ” and “Hailey and Bailey’s Silly Fight.”
Each DVD started with Max Lucado sharing about the DVD’s topic in some light-hearted way. Of course, Hermie joins him, which always adds to the fun. Then, the cartoon itself intricately weaves Biblical truth into the plot. Both of my children sat captivated while they watched the DVDs. The true test if a DVD’s lesson caught or not is shown when the kids put what they learned into action. My children definitely “caught it”–my youngest kept talking about how to pray for DAYS after watching Milo trying to figure out how to pray.
Additionally, there are several wonderful bonus features. Each DVD has a “trivia game,” which is basically a comprehension quiz. This is a great way to see if older kids understood what they saw. Also, there were stories in the bonus features. My oldest loved to sit there while someone basically read a Max Lucado book to him…complete with pictures. Also, there were “the making of” type features so the kids could see the real actors and actresses behind the adorable bugs.
These DVDs are EXCELLENT! The stories are cute, yet contain an important lesson. Children can have fun watching the DVDS while learning more about how to live for God. The entertainment is professional and appealing to all ages. I highly recommend this set!
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