Owlegories – Vol. 2: The Ant, The Fruit, and The Butterﬂy
“Owlegories Vol. 2: The Ant, The Fruit, The Butterﬂy” follows a group of student owls as they travel on adventures and learn about nature, faith, and God. Each lesson focuses on an element of nature that helps teach children about the nature of God and the truths found in His Word.
“Episode 1: The Ant”: The student owls go on assignment to a maple syrup farm with a group of ants. The owls must work together to accomplish their mission and learn three ways followers of Christ should be like the ant.
“Episode 2: The Fruit”: The Professor sends the kids to an apple orchard on a special assignment. There, they must ﬁnd trees that produce good fruit and discover the nine Fruit of the Spirit mentioned in the Bible.
“Episode 3: The Butterﬂy”: The students must overcome their fear of bugs as they go on a mission to ﬁnd caterpillars around their school. Along the way, the owls learn about metamorphosis and the three ways a follower of Christ is like a caterpillar.
“Owlegories: The Ant, The Fruit, and The Butterﬂy” is the second volume of DVDs based on a wonderful, vividly animated series that focuses on following the teachings of the Bible. As it says at the beginning of the DVD, it is a “gospel-centered animated series for kids.” It features young owls named Violet, Gus, Joey, Twitch, Nora and their teacher, the Professor.
The three episodes in this volume are “The Ant,” “The Fruit,” and “The Butterfly.” The first episode, “The Ant,” references Proverbs 6, as it mentions the ways of the ant. The Professor tells the kids the ant can lift many times its size, has a great sense of direction, and works together with other ants. The Professor challenges the kids to learn three ways that followers of Christ should be like the ant. They learn they can work hard, work together and work first before rest or play time. The ants, the hard workers, also plan for their future. After the episode, author Trillia Newbell talks about the awesomeness of ants, the tiny farmers, and how God instructs us to work as they do.
In episode two, “The Fruit,” the Professor sends the students to an apple orchard to find nine apples with the characteristics of the Holy Spirit. They do indeed discover the nine characteristics of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control. They toss out bad fruit, such as anger and envy. After the episode, author Angie Smith teaches that fruit is mentioned throughout the Bible, and that our good fruit is due to the grace of God. In episode three, “The Butterfly,” the Professor brings in a caterpillar and challenges the class to find three ways that those who love Jesus are like a caterpillar. The students learn that God loves us like a caterpillar, no matter what we look like, and that butterflies, which come from the caterpillar, are beautiful, like a follower of Christ. They fly with freedom, just as we have freedom in Christ. Pastor Robert Morris follows the episode and talks of change and transformation.
This wonderful animated series is a delight and incorporates humor, energy and spiritual truths. We are pleased to award it our “Faith-Friendly” Seal for all ages.