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VeggieTales – Pistachio: The Little Boy That Woodn’t – Review

Once upon a time in the small Italian town of Bologna-Salami, there lived a lonely toymaker named Gelato and his assistant Cricket. Gelato had no children he could call his own, so one day he decided to carve a little boy out of wood. Imagine Gelato’s surprise when he learned that this little toy boy could walk… and talk… and definitely had a mind of his own!

Like the little lost sheep who strays from the fold, Pistachio decides to try things his way and lands in a “whale” of a situation! Will Pistachio learn that obeying the wisdom of a loving father will help him find what he really needs and could be the key to saving his whole family from becoming fish food? Find out in this all new VeggieTales adventure with a lesson about the importance of family and listening to your parents.

As with all VeggieTales stories, Pistachio does a wonderful, charming, and entertaining job of relaying a message.  In this case, it’s a lesson in "Listening to Your Parents".  There is even a Discussion Guide on the DVD so that you can take this further as a Character Lesson.

The whole family enjoyed the video, including my 6 year old daughter (who was clamouring to watch it again right away) and my 11 year old son – you can read his own personal review HERE.  Our absolute favourite part of the DVD was the music.  You have got to see the "intermission" feature "Where Have All the Staplers Gone?".  If you’re a homeschooler or have ever worked in an office, you can surely relate to this hilarious song!  One of the bonus features is a Staplers Singalong and we all had a great time singing the words together.

Because Gelato makes the puppet Pistachio in the story, the DVD extras include a visit to a Marionette Theatre.  This is terrific for using this as a jumping off point to learn about and make your own puppets at home.

I received this DVD in exchange for an honest review 🙂  DVD has been provided courtesy of David C Cook and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available now at your local Christian retailer .


Kimberly is a homeschooling mother of two living with her dear husband of over 25 years in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She works from home as a homeschool coach and offers OBM, writing, editing, social media, and tech services. In her free time she likes to hand-spin, knit, read, volunteer in local theatre, and horseback ride.