Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Hermie: Who is in Charge Anyway? ~ Review

I recently signed up to be a book reviewer for Booksneeze as I thought it would be a great way to feed my reading obsession without spending any money *grin*. In return for receiving free material I have to share a quick blurb about each one on my blog and as it happens this time they sent me a DVD for children :) If you're a regular reader of my blog and you're not interested in this just skip it and watch for my next blog entry tonight as it's going to be a fun little project to complete!

Hermie: Who is in Charge Anyway?
A Lesson in Growing Up With God ~ By Max Lucado

This movie is one of many DVD's in a series called Hermie & Friends by Max Lucado and the first one that the children and myself have actually seen. It's a wonderfully cute story about Freddie the Flea and his conversation with God as he wants to know what makes him special.

The children were immediately engaged by the animation and fun 'bug' characters as God showed Freddie little flashbacks of his friends and how they weren't always the strong or courageous friends that the thinks they have always been! The message of the movie is very clear, that God has a special plan for all of us no matter how big or small we are and in the end God shares what his very special plan for Freddie the Flea is :)

My 6 and 4 year old absolutely loved the movie but it was definitely a little babyish for my 11 year old. Out of all 3 children my 6 year old benefited the most by understanding the message and getting the most out of the plot. There were a lot of flashbacks in the movie which I believe are snippets of previous movies and it seemed a little distracting to be bouncing around so much especially when you haven't seen any of the previous movies but the saving grace was the trivia game at the end. In the bonus section you can play and see how much you actually remember from the movie and my 6 year old aced it :) All in all it's a cute little movie and I'm giving it a 4 out of 5. ~ Rosina

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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