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VeggieTales: Tomato Sawyer and Huckleberry Larry's Big River Rescue

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Cute Huck Finn parody teaches kids to help others.

Movie NR 2008 50 minutes
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Veggietales Tomato Sawyer and Huckleberry Larry's Big River Rescue review by Logan Strohl

While it not Veggietales's best it still has a great lesson and silly song in it to keep you entertain for 50 minutes perfect for the whole family to enjoyed.

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Great messages
Great role models

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So far, there has yet to be a VeggieTales show that isn't entertaining, even if this one is a bit less memorable than some of the others. Even the lesser Veggies are still funny, healthy fare for younger children.

There are plenty of jokes aimed at parents -- like when Clark Wayne explains what "records" are as if they were ancient artifacts -- and just enough action to keep slightly older kids happy, but the target audience is definitely the preschool and kindergarten crowd. The episode's silly song, "The Biscuit of Zazzamarandabo," is a catchy roadtrip ditty, but it's a mouthful for little ones to remember. Sung by the Twain-like Wayne, the other kid-friendly songs "The Mighty Mississippi" and "She's My Friend" are no less silly and will make the little ones laugh.

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