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 Señorita 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.
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.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.
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!
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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 random.org 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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