Monday, October 31, 2011

Booga Booga Land review

Based on the Parables of Jesus, join Marty the monkey and Gerard the giraffe as they bungle their way thru the paradise of Booga Booga Land inadvertently learning lessons that Jesus taught many years ago.
So This is Booga:  Marty and Gerard meet for the first time in the city of Booga Booga, becoming instant best friends. Early one morning they decide to become window washers for a day to earn 20 bamolies. But when they see the boss also give 20 bamolies the other works who arrived late in the day, Martya and Gerard want to know why. (Based on the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard from Matthew 20:1-16)
Marty’s Sandcastle Marty and Gerard decide to go to carpentry school, taught by the German instructor Mr. Guudsaw. After graduating, they each decide to build their own home. But one night a great storm destroys Marty’s flimsy house.  (Based on the Parable of the Wise and the Foolish Builders from Luke 06:47-49)
No Light In This Lighthouse:  Marty gets a bright idea to build a lighthouse, but ends up rushing the job when he sees that there are ships being lost while he works!  (Based on the Parable of the Lamp Under the Bowl from Matthew 5:14-16)
My children liked watching the cartoons, but I don't think the story was very well told.  It was certainly not emphasized enough so that the children really understood what the point truly was.  Even so, I had no problems with letting the kids watch this.  They were entertained and it led to more conversation as I explained a little better about the parables that each episode was based on.

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


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