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Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks

By Sarah Wenk, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Charming animals teach life lessons; kids OK.

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Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 3+
One of the best kids shows ever produced. Up there with Mr. Rogers and classic Sesame Streets. Plus, Jakers features the voices of Mel Brooks and Harry Shearer. Really fun for kids and all age grown-ups. The producers really "get it". There's even a reference to "The InLaws". Mel Brooks says to sheep trying to run away: "They can't catch you if you zig zag...zig zag" BRILLIANT
age 4+

Just Great!

Heart warming. Cute kids hijinx - my husband and I love this show ourselves.

Is It Any Good?

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The animation is lovely, the characters are amusing and cute, and the lessons are so gently presented that it really is a pleasure to learn them. For example, one story focuses on Ferny's crush on a pig named Milly. After trying his friends' suggestions on how to get her attention, he finally trusts his own feelings and instincts and asks her to join his family and friends for a swim. Back in the present, the lesson helps Piggley's grandson stand up for his own feelings.

An excellent feature of the show is the live-action segments at the end of each story. A group of children talk about their own experiences and feelings, reflecting on what the episode has been about. It's a great way to reinforce the show's message and make it more concrete for kids.

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