Parents' Guide to

Sunny Day

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Gentle salon-set preschool series has iffy gender messages.

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age 6+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 2+

Lacking severely in hair type diversity.

Lemme start by saying that I am aware there are brown and black girls in the cartoon. My problem is that there are no main female characters with natural (kinky, coily, ziggly) hair, nor do we ever see it get styled in various ways. There is straight hair, and loose wavy hair, and slightly wavier hair, and that’s it. There is one Black boy with natural hair like mine, but it’s cut short and he never gets anything done to it. And what’s worse, on the little ‘Style Files’ shorts where they show a real stylist doing a real little girl’s hair, the closest to natural hair we see is a little biracial girl with wavy hair that is closer to caucasian hair than to anyone with 50% or more African ancestry in their blood. My problem with this is that it basically erases the existence of Black or brown girls with tighter curls or coils. And having grown up without seeing more than a handful of girls who looked like me, it really cut into my self esteem and made me feel invisible when I was younger. The show itself isn’t that terrible, it’s a little girly, but hey. Some people are girly. Fine. I just want to see a wider range of hair types and things being done with it. If you do a simple youtube search for ‘natural hair styles,’ you get a plethora of various hair styles. If it’s a problem of the stylist not knowing how to do natural or textured hair, get a stylist who DOES know how to do so. There are many stylists of any ethnicity who can do anybody’s hair. And the possibilities of fun and quirky hair styles is unlimited because of how gravity-defying natural hair can be. Thanks for reading this comment.
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age 18+

actual dogshit

As a forklift certified femboy, I must say that this show sucks cock and balls and dick and nuts and penis.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12 ):
Kids say (10 ):

Easygoing, nonthreatening, and drawn with a pink-and-purple palette that will appeal to young viewers, this mild animated series is an OK choice for preschool viewers. Princess-mad young girls will definitely enjoy it. That doesn't mean Sunny Day is ground-breaking or great -- in fact, the squealing and twirling and cupcake-baking may make parents roll their eyes a little. But for young viewers who like their entertainment super sweet, this series has serious appeal, and so do its characters, bedecked as they are with flowery, fancy clothes and multicolored hair.

The problems they face tend toward the sweet, too: a local princess who wants a look at the hoi polloi, a topiary tree contest that goes awry, lost puppies, friends who keep stumbling until they learn to work together. It's all the kind of stuff you've seen before on animated shows like Strawberry Shortcake or Care Bears (and done with more skill on series like My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic).

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