Monday, January 14, 2008

Madeline is our hero!

"We love our bread.
We love our butter,
but most of all,
we love each other!"

- Madeline and friends

For Christmas, Santa surprised my girls with a DVD collection from the Madeline Series. This children's show is based on the books by Ludwig Bemelmans. The first Madeline book came out in 1939. After much success, Bemelmans wrote several more, creating a series of Madeline adventures. In 1989, DiC Enterprises adapted the first Madeline book into an animated television special for HBO and in the 90's, Madeline appeared as a regular Saturday morning cartoon on ABC. In 1995, the show was renamed, "The New Adventures of Madeline." It won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Animated Program. The New Adventures of Madeline was shown on KOL's Secret Slumber Party between Fall 2006 and 2007.

In our house, Madeline is especially near and dear to our hearts. Big Sister feels a special kindred with the perky redhead who is a peanut in size, but big on the inside, always striving to help others in need and do her very best. Our DVD collection includes 7 CD's with two episodes on each. We've been watching one every night since Christmas and no one has gotten tired of them yet! Madeline is an inspiration and good role model for all little girls from New York to Paris, Beijing to LA. She teaches young girls that they can be strong and assertive while still being feminine and pretty.


Unknown said...

Oh how I love the Madeline books, even now, even though I am 25. Love.

mommy24treasures said...

we have read a few books but I don't think we have seen the show... We will have to look into it, thanks for the recommendation.:)