I love it when I can get my kids to reach beyond the world of Spiderman and My Little Pony cartoons and watch something with some good, Christian morals; that is why I was so excited for the chance to review Owlegories: The Ant, The Fruit, The Butterfly from FishFlix.com.
About the Product: Owlegories
Owlegories: The Ant, The Fruit, The Butterfly is an animated DVD containing three episodes of a Christian series starring a classroom of cute owlets, a wise professor, and a crafty villain. These cartoons are designed to help teach your child about Bibically-based values in a way that is fun and easy-to-understand. Each episode runs about 10 minutes, and the DVD as a whole is 34 minutes long.
Each episode follows the same basic formula, making each story familiar yet unique as each one teaches a different lesson. Each episode begins with a scripture related to the upcoming lesson. The professor sends the owl students on an assignment to use nature to learn about Jesus and his followers, which the cranky Deville tries to derail for selfish reasons but never succeeds. At the end, there is a short recap of the lesson and an explanation of how the story ties to scripture and life. In The Ant, the professor sends the owl students on an assignment to learn 3 things followers of Jesus are like the ant, stressing the importance of team work. In The Fruit, the owl students are sent to an orchard to gather/learn about the fruits of the spirit. Deville tries to trick the students into giving him the apples but fails. In The Butterfly, the professor sends the owl students on an assignment to learn 3 ways followers of Jesus are like the caterpillar.
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I really enjoyed Owlegories: The Ant, The Fruit, The Butterfly, and so did my kids. The animation is colorful and well-drawn. The varying personalities of the owl students allowed each of my kids to identify with at least one of them, so it wasn’t labeled specifically as a ‘boy’ or ‘girl’ movie. My kids also loved the fun songs!
I especially liked that the lessons are based on the fact that our Creator can be found in his Creation. It is a great way to explain Godly concepts in a visual form that kids can understand. I find the repetition throughout each episode is helpful for children when grasping new material. I also think it is important that children are exposed to actual scripture — not just retelling Bible stories and summarizing verses. So, I loved that each episode started with a scripture and ended with that same scripture along with further explanation of how the story relates to the scripture.
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Till Next Time,