Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Do You Speak Penguin?
Have you heard of Pingu? Pingu is a claymation cartoon brought to you by the wonderful people at PBS. It features Pingu, the lovable naughty little penguin, his sister Pinga, their family and friends. It's a world where penguins are actually friends with seals and the seals don't try to eat the penguins. They all speak this interesting penguin language, but somehow we can understand exactly what they're saying.

I had never seen Pingu before I began obsessively watching PBS Sprout with the boys, but now I'm an addict. I've even written about Pingu before! So when PBN gave me the chance to review a new Pingu video, I snapped it up!

This video didn't disappoint.

Pingu is up to his old tricks, picking on his sister, getting into trouble, but being as cute as can be while doing it. (Hmmm, kind of sounds like my Holden....) Oh, yeah, I suppose you'd like to know what the kids thought too. Well, they love it, of course! We've watched the video about 50 times now and it never gets old for the kids. More importantly, I can stand watching it 50 times in 2 weeks!

My only complaint about Pingu is that he's not very big in the U.S. Consequently, if your child becomes a total addict and demands a Pingu birthday party, you will be forced to buy stuff of Ebay internationally. (Not that I've done that or anything. Noooooooo. Those Pingu stuffed animals and Pingu t-shirt in that picture just materialized here in the U.S.)

So, if you're looking for a new video to keep the kiddos entertained while you shower, do laundry, or cook dinner, this is a great one. If you don't want stuffed penguins reproducing all over your house, Pingu is a good choice. At least until he catches on and the merchandise starts "sprouting" from the shelves!

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Anonymous Beth said...

I am going to have to look into this for my daughter. I think she will absolutely love this. I also understand the issue of finding items for the birthday party, BTDT.

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