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Bubble Guppies: Guppy Style!

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Friendly crew learns about identity in charming special.

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This delightful special plays to the strengths of these darling characters, reinforcing the importance of self-confidence and respecting differences. You need not be a fan of the show to enjoy Bubble Guppies: Guppy Style!, which is easy to follow and reflective of emotional insecurities kids will understand. As the Guppies identify their own styles (sporty, country, and so on) along their journey, preschoolers come to understand that you don't have to be just like your friends to get along with them. Even better, by showing Stylee's insecurity about her own appearance, the show reminds kids that no one is immune to the need for friends and a pep talk now and then.

Music is central to this story, and with the talented Keke Palmer voicing the special guest, it's no wonder why. Interestingly, though, the show recycles one song throughout the entire production instead of writing in a handful as is more common. The good news? It's catchy, rooted in the show's positive themes and bound to have your kids singing along by its second or third go-round. The bad news? It's repetitive, which can wear on grown-up nerves. All in all, though, Guppy Style! is a delight, and it does a great job teaching youngsters the value of self-expression.

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