Spookley the Square Pumpkin is a new DVD from Abbey Media – Perfectly timed for Halloween! It is a movie which is suitable for younger children, at only 45 minutes long. This is great for those around 2 or 3 years old who can’t easily sit through a full lengthed children’s movie.
Spookley the Square Pumpkin is based on a Best Selling children’s book – “The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin” by Joe Troiano. I don’t know how come I had never heard of this book, but it does sound like that would be a great one for Halloween too.
The story of Spookley is all about how he, as a square pumpkin, does not fit into what is expected in the Pumpkin Patch. Some of the other round pumpkins bully him, calling him a weed and being unkind to him. Spookley and his square shape eventually save the day, and he makes some great friends along the way. This is a positive message for children, as everyone has something that makes them a bit different and its important to learn that this is not a good reason to be unkind of not accept others, and that sometimes differences could end up being really useful!
Mr R watched this DVD, and at just turned 2 he did still find it hard to concentrate on the whole movie but he enjoyed the songs (there are 5 as part of the movie) and this dvd will be perfect nearer to halloween. I am not really a fan of anything gross or overly scary at Halloween so this kind of cute story which still has a halloween feel is much better for my children. They do get scared easily but this is absolutely fine for them!
Together with some halloween crafts like carving a pumpkin, and some halloween sweets, this will make a perfect special halloween night in for the children.
See the trailer here for more:
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