Monday, September 12, 2011

FUNDAY MONDAY: Getting Dora-fied! {GIVEAWAY}

Gabrielle and Alaina turn three tomorrow, and they're not excited about their birthday party or having cupcakes at school. No, they can't wait to bust out their new Dora the Explorer DVDs. The girls are obsessed with a certain Spanish-speaking SeƱorita and her buddy Boots, and what better way to celebrate than with Dora's Storybook Adventures.

This DVD set has Dora and her pals going on three adventures, each in its own double-length episode.

Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Storybook Adventures Episode Synopses:
Dora the Explorer: Fairytale Adventure
Fairytale Adventure (Double Length Episode)
Dora and Boots are exploring the forest when they discover the gate to Fairy-Tale Land. Soon they find that there’s a mean witch who lives in Fairy-Tale Land and when Boots eats a banana from the witch’s fruit tree, Boots turns into Sleeping Boots! In order to break the witch’s spell, Sleeping Boots must get a hug from Princess Dora.
What Happens Next?
Abuela gives Dora a special star pocket to catch explorer stars, and Dora sets out to become a star catcher! With Boots’ help, she soon catches her first explorer star but Swiper swipes the star pocket and ties it to a balloon that floats all the way up to cloud castle.
The Magic Stick
Dora and Boots find a magic stick and according to the wise old tree frog, it’s up to them to go to the top of the highest hill to make the stick do its magic trick.
Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Snow Princess
Dora Saves The Snow Princess (Double Length Episode)
Dora, Boots and the Snowflake Fairy are off to save La Princessa Sabrina and her snowy forest from a mean witch who has locked her in a tower and taken away her magic snow crystal.
Dora’s Jack-in-the-Box
Dora’s twin brother and sister have been sick and Dora wants to buy them a present to cheer them up. She finds a Jack-in-the-Box but it’s been so long since Jack’s been played, the little clown doesn’t know he’s supposed to pop out when the song says, “Pop goes the weasel!”
Bark, Bark To Play Park!
Everyone is getting ready for the big Twins Day Party at Play Park. Dora even has a surprise for her puppy, Perrito. He has a twin too – a long-lost puppy brother he hasn’t seen since they were babies.
Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom!
Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom (Double Length Episode)
A greedy king has stolen the crystals that give Allie’s kingdom color and Dora and Boots must help Allie locate the crystals and turn the pale gray kingdom back into a colorful wonderland before it’s too late. Along the way, the trio gain help from a British knight, a giant caterpillar and a magician who give Dora three gifts – a shield, butterfly wings and a magic wand – to aid in her journey. Using these presents, Dora attempts to defeat the greedy king and restore color to the kingdom.
First Day of School
Boots and Tico are really excited because it’s their first day of school ever. In their new school, they’ll learn in English and Spanish! Dora leads the way, teaching Boots Spanish and Tico English as they head out to school.
Boots’ Banana Wish
Dora and Boots are at an amusement park where they have a special wishing machine. Boots makes a wish for bananas and suddenly a bunch fall down on Boots. He’s so happy but soon realizes that the bananas don’t stop coming.
Gabrielle and Alaina watched Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom! at least 100 times when it aired earlier this year, and I know they're going to love the two twin-oriented episodes.

And as if three double-length episodes weren't enough, we also got Dora's Enchanted Forest Adventures, another trilogy of stories, to check out.

The Tale of the Unicorn King, The Secret of Atlantis and Dora Saves King Unicornio are three new episodes that won't premiere on TV until November. Pair Dora and Boots with unicorns, gnomes and fairies and you get all of Gabrielle and Alaina's favorite things. They're going to go nuts over these new shows!

You can purchase Dora's Storybook Adventures and Dora's Enchanted Forest Adventures starting tomorrow, September 13th. I know my girls are going to enjoy every second of them, and I'm going to give a set away to one lucky AFOMFT reader to enjoy too!

To enter to win, post a comment here telling me what your child's favorite birthday gift was this year.(this is mandatory). That's it!

All entries must be posted on AFOMFT as a direct comment to this post. Comments on Facebook will not count as entries. This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and ends September 19th at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be selected by and announced on AFOMFT on September 20th. If the winner doesn't contact AFOMFT within 48 hours, a new drawing will be held so be sure to check back to see if you've won!

Please note that Paramount Home Entertainment sent me the five DVDs listed above for the purpose of this review and giveaway. No other compensation was received. The opinions I've shared of their products are my own and yours may differ.

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  1. Jemma's birthday is not until November but she's excited for a lot of things! Don't tell her but she's getting a new scooter!

  2. A box of princess dresses complete with cape, shoes and jewelry!

  3. I have 3yo twin boys and they LOVE LOVE LOVE Dora! I even agreed to a Dora party....we just left out all the pink and purple! Their favorite gift was a Power Wheels Jeep. Guess who is on it? Yep, Dora, Backpack & Map!

  4. My kids' favorite gift this year was a Cootie Bugs game!

  5. My daughter's favorite gifts were all the "gaily" (girly) fashion stuff she got. She's all about makeup (yes at age four - I'm in trouble!) and jewelery etc. But she also loves the pink "gaily" bike she got LOL

    Melissa AKA Froggy
    darwinsfrg AT gamil DOT com

  6. My baby hasn't had her first birthday yet. But she survived Bacterial Spinal Meningitis at 3 weeks old! So I think life itself is the greatest gift!

    Mandinav (at) aol (dot) com

  7. For Allee's first birthday her favorite gift was her very first baby doll, and of course her riding toy. :) I can't wait to get her a cozy coupe though! Thanks

  8. Well Isabella hasn't had her birthday yet this year, she's going to be two on December 30, 2011. She likes so many different things and shows, its hard to decide, but I think we're going to get her a baby alive, she loves "babies" and every companion she gets becomes her baby, she takes them everywhere she goes, even in the tub if she could.

  9. What a fun giveaway. My daughter, Sophie's second birthday was this year and I would have to say her mickey mouse club house books were her favorite! She is now starting to ask to watch Dora on TV.

  10. What a fabulous giveaway, my daughter loves Dora! Her favorite present from this year's birthday was her Melissa & Doug Slice & Bake Cookie Set. Her b-day was in February, and she has played with it every single day since then!

  11. My granddaughter's favorite birthday gift was a keyboard.
    missdeb1 at earthlink dot net

  12. My granddaughters favorite gift is a Baby Princess Razpunzel. She is in love with Rapunzel everything right now.

  13. We got Madelyn a stuffed doggie that looks like toto from wizard of oz and Emma sandy from Annie. They LOVE them and take them everywhere.

  14. My 7 year old daughter loved her Guess Who game!

  15. My little girl's bday isn't until December but her favorite thing last year was her dancing Dora. She LOVED it!


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