-taken from Amazon.comFrom KIDS FIRST!: The democratic process hits Berryland as Strawberry Shortcake and Orange Blossom compete to become the Berryfest Princess. As first the town seems to be divided by the friendly competition, with the friends in Berryland thinking they would have to pick their favorite friend. But Strawberry and her friends learn that competing for a title doesn’t mean that people have to pick favorites. The election is set so everyone can vote for the the contestants based on the different opinions expressed in their speeches. Everyone can remain friends. Then the plot takes a twist. As Strawberry gets ready for the celebratory parade, she learns that being a leader isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. She and her friends are overwhelmed and starting to treat each other poorly due to their stress. Not only do the members of Berryland show how the election process works from campaigning to advertising and speech-making, but they also show how everyone can celebrate each other’s best qualities and support each other, even when times are tough. They all learn that working together can really be fun.
Olivia, my three year old daughter, is all about this movie! When I asked her what she liked about Strawberry Shortcake: The Berryfest Princess she said the following:
1. the pwinsess has PINK stwabewries in hers cwown! (translation: the Princess has pink strawberries in her crown)
2. ballerina dwesses! (translation: the characters are wearing pretty clothes)
3. it's PINK mommy! (translation: my daughter is obsessed with all things pink)
But even if your child isn't quite as obsessed with PINK as my child it is still a very cute movie. Strawberry Shortcake is a classic from my childhood and she has been updated nicely :). The movie has a good message and it is entertaining enough that Olivia wishes she could watch it multiple times a day. Even my 6 & 7 year old boys watched it once... but don't say anything to them about it... when I asked them if they liked it they said "it's for GIRLS!" which I can only assume means "yes, but don't tell my friends."
If you have a little girl in your house than this DVD will likely be a big hit in your home!
Thanks so much to GCI Canada for sending me a review copy of this movie.