Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Bug Collection DVD Box Set by Max Lucado

2011, Thomas Nelson, Ages 4-8

Some grumpy bees, silly ladybugs and a non-praying mantis . . . all from the best-loved Max Lucado's Hermie & Friends® series!

Buzby and the Grumblebees—it’s about bee-having.

Haily & Bailey's Silly Fight—it’s about getting along.

Milo, the Mantis Who Wouldn't Pray—it's about prayer.

Enjoy the voice talents of Tim Conway, Melissa Disney, Richard Kind, and Sam Mercurio at their very best in this one-of-a-kind box set.

My Review:
I was surprised at how much I liked these DVDs!! I liked them enough that I hope to add more of them to our movie library. There were good lessons in each of the DVDs. The characters were adorable, and for the most part, the quality was better than expected. The first one we watched, I had no complaints at all, as far as quality. The second one was ok. I noticed at the beginning(kinda where the previews are) that the mouths of the characters and the actual words weren't lined up properly. That's actually my biggest pet peeve watching any kind of movie. I want it to look like they are actually speaking when I hear the words. When the movie started, though, it was better. The third one was that way throughout, and the overall quality was the worst. I'm not really sure why they were all different, but it wasn't bad enough that I wouldn't recommend these. I still loved them!!
Another negative is they didn't keep my little boy's attention. I think they will be more appropriate for when he gets a little older. (Just in case you're new to my reviews, my little boy is 2 1/2). He is pretty picky at this point what does keep his attention, though. And I think these were made for a slightly older audience anyway. We did watch them at two different settings on different days.
Overall, though, I definitely recommend these movies!!

*I was provided a review copy of this box set from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.


  1. This looks so cute! I have two cousins5 and 7 who would be interested in this! I'll have to let their mom know! :-)

    XOXO~ Renee

  2. Well, I missed this comment. Sorry!! :)

    I have a 6 year old nephew who LOVES bugs, so I think will end up being a gift for him at some point.