My husband is outside mowing the lawn, and the girls and I are watching The Littlest Pet Shop: Little Pets, Big Adventures on DVD. Doesn’t seem quite fair, but that’s life!
Walk down the aisles of your local toy store and you’ll be sure to find the Littlest Pet Shop line. These adorable wide-eyed figures are offered in a variety of species, and come with all sorts of different accessories. Since we adore the pint-sized pups and their pals, watching their adventures on tv was a perfect fit.
The Little Pets, Big Adventures DVD features multiple episodes, including “Blythe’s Big Adventure-Parts 1 & 2” which sets the premise for the television series. Blythe Baxter and her dad move into an apartment above the Littlest Pet Shop, which is on the verge of closing its doors. A fall down the dumb waiter in her home lands Blythe in the shop and gives her the ability to communicate with the animals. The animals depend on Blythe to help save the pet shop. They couldn’t end up in the town’s competing pet shop (it’s squeaky toys have no squeakers!!!!).
Blythe, the lead character, really appealed to my older daughter Georgia who shares her love of fashion design. I was happy that Blythe was sweet to her dad, was willing to help the animals in trouble, and annoyed by the valley girl twins at school. There are so many bratty pre-teens on tv, and I’m thrilled to stay away from that model as much as possible.
Each episode showcases the big personalities of the occupants of the pet day camp. You’ll adore Zoe, the beret-wearing pooch, who often breaks into song. The poppy songs and dance sequences are a fun addition. You’ll also see an uptight skunk, a gecko, and even a mongoose! The theme song tells its viewers of the importance of being yourself, a concept the show develops with the different character traits of the individual pets.
You can watch the Littlest Pet Shop on the Hub tv channel Saturday mornings 11:30 A.M. ET/8:30 A.M. PT. If you don’t have the Hub, check out this sweet collection of episodes when they become available on DVD.
You can purchase The Littlest Pet Shop: Little Pets, Big Adventures on DVD for the suggested retail price of $14.97 when it hits store shelves on January 15, 2013.