Friday, February 25, 2011

Paws and Tales: God Cares For You DVD & a Giveaway

We had the chance to receive a copy of Paws and Tales an animated series by Chuck Swindoll and based on his radio show of the same title. We received the God Cares for You DVD from this series which included two 20-25 minute episodes. The first is titled 'The Good Shepherd' where the Wildwood kids have the opportunity to help a Shepard tend his flock while he has to go away for a day. After spending the day with the Shepard no one is sure they really want to take on this task but C.J. sticks with it and shines through in the end. All along the way the characters share about and make comparisons to how Jesus is the good Shepard to us. The second episode is titled 'A Good Foundation' where the kids decide they need to build an official club house for their club. There are lots of teachable moments like cooperation, patience and the main theme of needing to build on a solid foundation whether it's a club house or our lives. These are cute movies that my two really enjoyed. As an adult they did not keep my interest and I found some of the humor silly at times of course they are geared towards children. They are bright and colorful cartoons that are well done. The characters are likable. I thought 'The Good Shepard' episode did a better job at integrating the message throughout the show while the second episode didn't get to the relation to God's word until the conclusion. I asked my kids questions about the show and you can see in the first response that they took more away from 'The Good Shepard'. I think the integration and gradual build was really effective. I'm not sure why that was not followed in the other episode. There are also songs for each episode with a video for each, activity sheets, games and other resources included. I think these movies are a fun way to teach about God's truths that really excited my kids and engaged them. The age range is pre-school to early elementary.

My kid's take on this one:

What did you learn from it?
My oldest (5) - (1st episode)We learned about God. How He helps us, watches us and guards us from bad guys. Oh and He loves us. (2nd episode)You have to learn to wait for your parents and God to help you.

My youngest (3) - Watch out for wolves and that the movie was about God.

Did you think the movie was entertaining and would you want to watch it again?

Both - Yes!

Would you like to see the rest of the series?
There is a preview clip of other Paws & Tales shows and they were asking if they could see more shows.

My oldest - I want to see the show about the train.

My Youngest - I want to see the princess one.

Who was your favorite character(s)?

My oldest - The boys (C.J. and Ned)

My youngest - All the girls (Staci, Gooz and Marsha)

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On to the Giveaway:
I have One Gift Certificate good for one copy of Paw & Tales: God Cares for You DVD version from Tyndale publishing. It's redeemable through your local Christian bookstore or via mail from Tyndale publishing. Certificate does not cover taxes where applicable. You can enter to win through Monday, February 28, 5:00 PM eastern standard time.

To Enter:

1. Simply leave a comment

2. For two extra entries follow my blog and leave a comment that you are now a follower or that you are a follower. (Be sure to leave extra comments for each).

This giveaway is open to anyone in the United States. I will either utilize random number generator or the good old draw a name from a hat method of selection. Be sure to leave a way to contact you. If your contact info is not easily attainable I will draw a new winner.

***Certificate expires April 1, 2011, so if you win be sure to get your copy before then.***

I received a free copy of this copy from Tyndale Publishing's review program. The opinions expressed in this review are my own and I was not required to provide a positive review.


  1. I hope I win - this would be great for William.

  2. CUTE! My little ones would love these. We love cartoons like this. It's so much better than letting them watch "regular" cartoons, which are sometimes pretty disturbing!

  3. Okay, I am a total goober! I THOUGHT I was already a follower, but apparently I forgot to push that little button over there. I pushed it so now I am now an official follower.

  4. Sounds like a great video for little ones;)

  5. That sounds great! I think my grandkids would love it.

  6. Oh. And I AM a follower of your blog. :-)