The Strawberry Kids make an unusual scarecrow to frighten birds away from their crops....
|Title||:||Adventures of Strawberry Shortcake and Her Friends|
|Number of Pages||:||42 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Adventures of Strawberry Shortcake and Her Friends Reviews
Really loved hearing L read this very long story to us tonight. (It took her over a 1/2 hour to get through it, so many words on every page!!) This book was published in 1980, before ISBN numbers and sku codes were ubiquitous! I love looking at the Strawberry Shortcake characters as they were when I was little - right down to their green and white striped tights! I remember coloring green stripes on my white tights the year I dressed up as Strawberry Shortcake as a kid! The prose in this book is a bit long and drawn out...but it gets an extra star for it's well-drawn pictures and classic retro-ness. :)
I loved this Strawberry Shortcake book. You want to know why? Because there was a cat in it. And because old-school Strawberry Shortcake is the cutest girl ever.
Charming illustrations, and an okay story. I mostly enjoyed the nostalgia of revisiting some beloved characters from my childhood. I believe this book predates the first Strawberry Shortcake TV special, which established a TV cartoon look for subsequent books by other illustrators, though Llimona did illustrate at least three other Strawberry Shortcake books as far as I've found.I was trying to figure out why I loved Strawberry Shortcake so much as a little kid, and I realized that it was one of the few franchises marketed specifically to little girls, and the only one that had its own cartoons (and not even Saturday Morning cartoons, these were specials that aired in the evenings). In fact, thinking over the early 1980s cartoons, I can't come up with another with a female protagonist, let alone one in which most of the characters were girls. Most cartoons would feature a token female character--think Smurfs (100 Smurfs, 1 Smurfette), Looney Tunes (were there any major female characters apart from Granny?), Super Friends had maybe two but was mostly aimed at boys. Scooby Doo is probably the only cartoon that comes to mind that had two developed female characters, but it was a bit too mature for a 6-year-old. My Little Pony, Care Bears and Punky Brewster would come later, and I wonder how much of that was due to the commercial success of Strawberry Shortcake and her friends.
This book was a very cute story with all of the Starwberryland kids pitching in to save the berry patch. I really just own this book for the classic drawings of Strawberry shortcake and her friends. Very cute and simple though excellent quick bedtime story.