Parents' Guide to

Littlest Pet Shop

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Product tie-ins dominate so-so cartoon.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 16 parent reviews

age 4+

The best show for kids.

The show is super fun and teaches great lessons to kids, such as being yourself and helping a friend in need. All of the characters are different and have their own cool personalities! You feel like the character’s friend joining them for all the adventures. Most other adult reviews I’ve seen are immature My Little Pony obsessed fans comparing it to their show… but they’re nothing alike and this is better :)

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 6+

Adorable show!

I showed this to my young daughters and they love this show! It's very cute and has good lessons such as friendship. I watched a couple of episodes and they're all innocent and cute.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (16 ):
Kids say (32 ):

Littlest Pet Shop hangs its hat on the appeal of its bobble-headed animal stars more than on content that might outshine its well-known cast, betting that kids will keep coming back for more because they feel affection for the characters. It's a win-win position for the show -- if your kids already like the Littlest Pet Shop toys, then they'll be drawn to watching them in action onscreen; if not, then watching their personalities develop will endear one or more of them to kids and almost guarantee that will translate into sales of toys, games, and other products. It's a tricky issue that influences parents' decisions about the media their kids consume, and ultimately it boils down to kids' susceptibility to this kind of imbedded advertising.

Blythe is the shining star amid otherwise run-of-the-mill characters and frivolous content of the show, and in her, kids (and girls in particular) will find a model of integrity, self-confidence, loyalty, and creativity. Even though she's faced with a difficult situation in being the new kid in town, she stays true to her values and seeks out friends who accept her for who she is. In so doing, she's able to show kids the importance of liking yourself and resisting pressure to change for the sake of an "in crowd."

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