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Trading Sizes
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Nov 2, 2010

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Trading Sizes is episode of Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures.


Raspberry accidentally causes trouble when she enlarges the Berrykins to make work easier.

Episode Review

Strawberry is making her rounds around Berry Bitty City, checking out the Berrykins at work and eventually coming across Berrykin Bloom, who informs her of an experiment he's working on, a spray that makes flowers different sizes, both very big and very small. Strawberry wishes him luck, then goes further ahead to find Raspberry picking flower petals. She begins to tell her about the perfume she's been working on and Strawberry leaves while Berrykin Bloom resumes his testing nearby.

Unfortunately, neither he nor Raspberry notice the sparkling petals as they float into Raspberry's perfume.


My eyes hurt...

Later, during Quilting Club the others wonder where Raspberry could be and she soon joins them. She is too tired to do any quilting, even though it is her favorite club, because her eyes hurt. Princess Berrykin asked her to make some new waders for the Berrykins for their annual jam stomping and while Raspberry didn't mind doing the work, their small size is caused her difficulties. The others are sympathetic but she assures them that she will manage.

Soon evening rolls by and Raspberry is exhausted- but she still has a lot more waders to make. She sprays a little of her perfume and to her surprise, it suddenly grows the object it was sprayed by. She decides to make the berrykins larger after witnessing this, finding it to be a nice gesture as it can provide to be helpful for them and not just herself. They can use this to make a lot more jam and she decides to call the others to show them. Right away the berry girls love the perfume and she starts using it for their purposes as well.

Unfortunately, the berrykins begin to cause trouble while running around Berry Bitty City as Princess Berrykin and Strawberry walk by to witness this, and are unable to work in the berryworks or stomp any jam until their back to normal size. The other girls soon join them and ask Raspberry if she had seen anything, but she denies it until they spot a large berrykin carrying her perfume bottle.

Meanwhile, a berrykin bothers Berrykin Bloom, who is currently hiding in a bush.

Back at Strawberry's Cafe, Raspberry explains her reasons for growing the Berrykins as Berrykin Bloom and the Princess come inside his spray and how it isn't working. They begin to chat about the perfume but nobody really has any ideas as to what made this happen, so Strawberry suggests they work together to try to make a perfume to fix everything.

A bit later, Strawberry helps by trying one of the sprays on a mannequin to watch as nothing happens. Nobody can understand what's wrong until Berrykin Bloom observes the perfume to notice sparkles inside of it. He asks Raspberry to capture some in this new perfume and they try that, now being able to shrink things after they try it out on a hat. As the group prepares to take off, a golf ball suddenly flies at them and hits the perfume, knocking it over and spilling it all over them and making them shrink.

Raspberry and Berrykin Bloom continue to try to work on a perfume that will work, but all it has managed was changing colors in the Boutique. Another spray causes the hat she tried earlier to completely vanish. The Princess points out they need to hurry up or else the juice supply will run out and Raspberry begins to feel guilty for what she did. As she tries to figure things out, Orange asks who will run the shops, while in the mean time the Berrykins at the Cafe are causing trouble by making a mess trying to figure out how to cook. At Blueberry Books, this repeats, with a Berrykin who has no clue how to sort any of the books until another suggests they do it by color.

At the Berryworks the girls are struggling to do the berrykins' work. Plum mentions how easy it looked when the Berrykins did that. Princess Berrykin tries to help them but to no use.
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Raspberry and Berrykin Bloom keep trying with the perfume and spraying a blue berrykin, and to their surprise he shrinks back down to his normal size.

Tired of what has been going on the berrykins ask to be sprayed as well, and soon everything returns to normal. The Berrykins resume work as Raspberry returns her friends to normal but feels depressed by the turn of events, apologizing for trying to change the berrykins to make things easier for herself. Seeing that she learned her lesson, Strawberry notes that none of them ever realized just how hard the Berrykins work in the city. They deserve to be appreciated a little more and cite that because of Raspberry they learned this, so to pay her back they offer to assist her with the rest of the outfits.


  • Strawberry: Good morning, Berrykin Bloom.
  • Berrykin Bloom: Good morning, Strawberry Shortcake.
  • Strawberry: What are you up to today?
  • Berrykin Bloom: I'm creating ways to make flowers in different sizes, both very big...
  • (Berrykin Bloom points at the flowers on his left, which are very big)
  • Berrykin Bloom: ...and very small.
  • (Berrykin Bloom uses the water sprayer on the flowers on his right, which are small)
  • Berrykin Bloom: Even if you don't have a whole lot of room, you can still have plenty of flowers in bloom!
  • Strawberry: (chuckles) That's a very clever idea!


  • Raspberry: You see, to make 'em water tight, they need little itty, bitty, teensy, weensy stitches. Too tiny for my sewing machine, and they're so hard to see.


  • Orange: I never thought I'd be looking up at a Berrykin.


  • Raspberry: The Princess needs me to help run the Berryworks. And besides, I'm much too small to reach any of the flowers.
  • Strawberry: That's not so! Even though we're bitty...
  • Plum, Orange, Lemon and Blueberry: ...we can do big things!



The girls learn to appreciate the Berrykins for all of their hard work and efforts.

Meanwhile, Raspberry learns that while she had a lot of difficult work ahead of her, she shouldn't try to cut corners to make things easier. In doing so it may inconvenience others and cause worse problems.


  • This is the first time to show or reference someone having trouble with the Berrykins' size, with Raspberry mentioning how hard it was to sew their outfits due to their small size.
    • The second time would be during "Practice Makes Perfect" when Lemon uses special goggles to let her see the Princess Berrykin's toenails to make painting them easier (why didn't Raspberry think about that?).


  • Back in "Babysitter Blues", Blueberry mentioned the powers from a Berrykin only work on Berries. However, the Berrykins show their magic working on other things.
  • Near the end, Strawberry refers to Raspberry's growth mix as a potion. While she is technically right, it was never referred to as that at any other point in the episode.