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Sunday, July 07, 2013

Superbook Review

I was recently asked if I would like to receive DVDs of episodes from the Superbook Summer Series to review.

I hadn't heard of Superbook before, but was intrigued by the description and went to the website to check it out further.

This series is based on CBN's classic cartoon with the new series featuring Bible stories brought to life using state-of-the-art animation. This is an award-winning series that engages children and teaches them about the truths in God's word. 

Lucas has been soaking up all the info he can on what God and Heaven are all about since he started attending preschool at a local church and during Vacation Bible School. He enjoys reading his children's Bible (actually one day after VBS he asked me if we had any Bibles in the house and when I reminded him he had 2 of his own he said, "No I mean one without any pictures.") He is so curious and has been asking a lot of questions.

My kids don't watch a lot of TV and with Lucas's interest in Bible stories, and this being something neither of my children have watched before, I thought this would be a great series to review.

We received 14 episodes to include In the Beginning, Let My People Go, The First Christmas, The Last Supper, The Ten Commandments, Jonah, and A Giant Adventure.

We haven't watched all of them yet, but what we have seen so far both Lucas and Kayla have thoroughly enjoyed and have asked to watch one every day. These are great videos to watch with your children and talk to them about the lessons and morals Chris and Joy learned about and how to apply them to their own lives. I anticipate this being a series that my children will enjoy watching over and over.

The animation is well done. The story lines are fast-paced enough to keep the attention of most children. Kids can identify with the main characters as they are (mostly!) modern-day characters - Chris (and his robot Gizmo), and his next-door neighbor Joy. This trio find themselves in everyday situations that take them through a portal back to biblical times to learn the lesson from each episode.

You can see video clips here.

Not only will members of the Superbook DVD club receive the newest episodes as they are released, but they will receive two free copies of each episode to share with friends.

Disclosure: We received the 14 DVDs, trading cards, and a t-shirt to facilitate this review from CBN and MomSelect. Opinions are mine (and my children's!)

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