“VeggieTales The Best Christmas Gift Ever” by Melinda L. R. Rumbaugh

Posted on by

VeggieTales The Best Christmas Gift EverVeggieTales The Best Christmas Gift Ever by Melinda L. R. Rumbaugh
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book is a board book based on the revised VeggieTales and published by Worthy. Using colorful and playful artwork, the book tells the story of Christmas in typically VeggieTales watered-down fashion. Using rhyming prose, the book looks a different parts of Christmas, including the gift-giving and tree decorations. The book waits until the last two stanzas before approaching anything religious at all, and keeps with a simply declaration about the Messiah being born on Christmas Day, further promoting the falsehoods that tradition holds over reality. Those who like VeggieTales for its light-hearted content will appreciate this children’s story, but those looking for anything of religious value will be disappointed.

The book uses a simple rhyming technique that invites the reader in to enjoy the story. Easily read in less than five minutes, this book works great for the lightly-observant Christian looking for a quick bedtime read without much depth or thought to it. The book is priced fairly steeply with a MSRP of $7.99, which seems to be taking advantage of the VeggieTales branding. The eyes and artwork more closely resembles a modern feel to VeggieTales and not one of its classic era, yet still maintains the simplistic style of the “sweet and sour” shows. Overall, it is not that impressive of a book, and contributes very little, erring on what feels to be making money over producing quality content that will advance one’s faith or learning.

Disclosure: I have received a reviewer copy and/or payment in exchange for an honest review of the product mentioned in this post.

View all my reviews

Also published on Medium.

Comments are disabled