A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Has a smart, strong female role model; encourages kids to use their brains to solve problems.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the main character is a precocious girl who concocts zany science experiments in her parents' garage -- something viewers shouldn't try at home. But overall the characters are smart, polite, and friendly, something sorely lacking in other animated programs.
Is It Any Good?
Besides being incredibly cute, this animated Australian show also manages to entertain while teaching kids an important lesson: If you use your brain, anything is possible. It's doubtful that McBean's young audience will try to copy her tricks, but parents should be aware that while mixing potions works onscreen, in real life it could prove dangerous. What's more, because this smart series relies on witty dialogue (in addition to fine animation), young kids might not get it.
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