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WordGirl

WordGirl

Spring 2008 Television
Ages: 6 - 8 yrs.
Network: PBS KIDS
Review:
WordGirl is a well-adjusted young lady who can fly, bend things with her super-strength, and so on, but, better yet, she's armed with an unstoppable vocabulary, which she routinely relies on to outsmart and outthink such villains as Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy. In fact, she often forces the baddies to trip on their own words (and threats). It's cute and entertaining and pretty painless for the adults who might be sitting with their kids. If there's any complaint to be made it's that the animation is a bit too rudimentary. The characters in the forefront dominate the screen, as they should, but the backgrounds here are mere afterthoughts. All in all, though, as WordGirl would say: Worrrrrrd up!
Ian Spelling   ©2008 Parents' Choice
Ian Spelling has spent two-plus decades working as a freelance journalist, the past 12 of them as a full-time freelance writer covering movies, television, music and comedy. He's written for The New York Times Syndicate, Reader's Digest, OnDirecTV, SCIFI.COM, TV Guide, The Bergen Record and many other outlets over the years. Spelling, who hails from Merrick, New York -- the home of Amy Fisher, Deborah Gibson and Lindsay Lohan -- currently lives in northern New Jersey with his wife, Linda, and their two children, as well as the world's best dog, Oreo.

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