This past weekend my little girl had the opportunity to review a copy of Dora the Explorer: Dora Loves Boots. The DVD includes 3 episodes that feature Dora and her best friend on fun learning adventures. The best part about this DVD is the limited time offer which includes the opportunity to send your child a personalized phone call from Dora! Dora the Explorer: DoraLoves Boots will be released on DVD for the suggested retail price of $16.99 on December 27, but you can preorder it right now at Amazon and get it for a discounted price of $14.99!
Dora the Explorer: Dora Loves Boots Episode Synopses:
Boots’ First Bike
Boots is really excited because soon he’ll be getting his very first big bike. The Delivery Duck flies in with a postcard of a shiny yellow 2-wheeler bike for Boots. His new bike is finally ready to be picked up and he can’t wait! It’s going to be a series of “first” adventures as Baby Blue Bird takes her first flight, Lil’ Piggy sails on her first pirate ship, and Tico’s baby cousins learn how to safely cross the street and make it to the bike shop.
Boots’ favorite boots are back from the Shoe Shop, but when he tries them on, he starts to bounce. Dora and Boots set off to find his favorite boots on a bouncy adventure past the Giant Gates, then across the Snail Bridge where their French friend Amélie teaches them how to play Escargot — a French Hop-Scotch game. They sing all the way to the Shoe Shop, but will Boots’ shoes be there?
Dora and Boots are meeting Diego and Baby Jaguar for a night of camping under the stars. Along the way, they run into other friends who are going on vacation too. At the Nutty Forest, Tico and Benny give them a ride on his nut-powered car. Then they help Isa water her vegetable garden before she heads out to the Snowy Mountain. Before they arrive at the Rainforest Campground, Swiper takes their snacks. Diego and Baby Jaguar come to the rescue in a canoe and together retrieve the snacks and row all the way to the Campground.
The Bed Red Chicken’s Magic Wand
The Big Red Chicken is doing magic tricks and he turns Boots into a chicken! When he tries to turn Boots back into a monkey, his beak starts to twitch and he lets out a big sneeze that sends the wand flying off into Magic Land. Big Red Chicken accidentally lands on his wand and breaks it! On the way to the Wand Shop they play a picture puzzle game to go through the Magic Mirrors, a math game to get the Giant Dice to disappear and then do a scarf trick to enter the Wand Shop.
Dora the Explorer: Dora Loves Boots Fast Facts:
Street Date: December 27, 2011
DVD SRP: $16.99
DVD Running Time: Approximately 95 Minutes
Special Features: N/A
Dora the Explorer, created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh Valdes and Eric Weiner, is a play-along, animated adventure series starring Dora is a seven-year-old Latina heroine whose adventures take place in an imaginative, tropical world filled with jungles, beaches and rainforests. She explores her world just as preschoolers do every day, and the show is designed to actively engage its audience in an interactive quest using a variety of learning techniques.
In every episode, Dora and Boots invite the audience to participate in an exciting adventure, where each step of their journey consists of a problem or puzzle that Dora and the audience must think their way through in order to solve the next problem. Dorais proudly bilingual and uses her knowledge of English and Spanish to communicate with her friends, overcome obstacles and reach her goals. In each episode, Dora teaches Spanish words or phrases to the viewers and then asks them to use it to solve a problem and forge ahead. Ultimately, Dora and her best friend, Boots, triumph, and the story always ends with a “We Did It!” anthem.
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.