Strawberry Shortcake: Puttin on the Glitz
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Strawberry Shortcake: Puttin on the Glitz dials up the "traditional" girl interest in beauty a notch by framing this collection of episodes around makeovers at a salon. However, the positive messages about friendship, conflict resolution, and playing by the rules move the focus well beyond the glitter and glam.
What's the story?
Strawberry Shortcake and friends get big makeovers, but their adventures lead to many mishaps and misunderstandings. Will be they be able to clear them all up and remain friends?
Is it any good?
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE: PUTTIN ON THE GLITZ relies heavily on a typical girly theme: girls getting makeovers. It's a bit trite, but the characters here manage to teach important lessons about communication, friendship, and understanding which rules are worth following and why.
Fans of Strawberry Shortcake may enjoy this modernized and glitzed up take on the old favorite, and some of the ideas here -- manicures that play music while you work -- will entertain. Parents who don't mind the rigorous gender programming can appreciate that there's zero on the scary scale here, and a really wholesome message about how to be a good friend, with a focus on emotional literacy and conflict resolution.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about the importance of being honest in a tactful way with friends. Have you ever had to talk to a friend about something difficult? How did you do it? What was the outcome?
Strawberry Shortcake's pal invents something to make her work more fun. Have you ever done anything to make work or chores go faster? What did the trick?