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As Told by Ginger

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Junior high girls are models of self-esteem.

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age 6+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 6+

An often overlooked NickToon but a goodie!

For me... I never really watched it until it came to CBS All Access (which will soon be Paramount+). I only watched little snippets of the show on NickRewind’s YT channel. But still I say this is one of the NickToons that often get overlooked that actually deserve more attention... The kind of attention that “Rugrats”, “SpongeBob” “FOP”, & “Avatar” got, it’s got some good messages to it. Also one thing I noticed about the cartoon is that it was Nick’s first show that would end & air some unaired episodes that only made it to DVD 10 years after the show’s actual finale... that was actually a pretty nice way to give the retro Nick fans more joy & pleasure to see one of their ended shows air an episode that had never made it to TV before. All eps of “Ginger” (including the one that has never aired on TV yet) are available to stream on CBS All Access (which will soon be renamed as “Paramount+” come this March). And to those who haven’t seen the show I really highly recommend it along with “ChalkZone”, it would really help give these shows more of the attention that they deserve!

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age 7+

Is It Any Good?

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Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (8 ):

The three main characters are intelligent, well-adjusted junior high girls who are comfortable with themselves. Ginger is helped along the way by her caring single mom, Lois (Laraine Newman), representing the foundation for Ginger's strong values. Viewers are privy to Ginger's insights through her chats with Dodie and Macie, as well as through the poetry she writes, such as "Someone once told me the grass is much greener on the other side... From where I'm standing, my grass is green." Lessons like that are worth learning, and they're exactly the kind of messages viewers will get from this show -- which makes it a winner for kids ages 7 and up.

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