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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Dora the Explorer: Dora's Big Birthday Adventure DVD Review & Giveaway!!!

My kids literally have like 10 Dora DVDs. They used to have more, but I thought it was getting a little excessive. My kids are Dora fiends. Most kids I know are Dora fiends. There is just something about Dora that makes her appeal to every child. As a parent, I love her upbeat attitude, and the fact that she teaches kids everything from Spanish to counting to colors to shapes. It helps them use their memory and critical thinking. My son is 2 and I will hear Dora ask a question and he answers her. It's mind boggling and I love it!

Dora is a little girl who likes to go exploring. She uses a map to tell her where to go, has a pet Monkey friend named Boots who goes along with her and then there's Swiper the Fox, who likes to steal things and hide them from Dora.

This DVD contains the new movie-length adventure "Dora's Big Birthday Adventure."  It's the final installment in the Magic Storybook Trilogy.  Dora and Boots must travel through Magic Storybook Land and complete all their tasks while trying to avoid the witch.  Plus, they have to do it all in time to make it back for Dora's birthday party!!


Bonus Episodes:

Dora Helps the Birthday Wizzle
Dora is reading a storybook about a Birthday Wizzle who could make birthday wishes come true with his magic wand.  Today is his birthday so it was his turn to make a wish, but a wind came in and blew the wand out of the book! Dora must jump into the book and bring the wishing wand back to the Wizzle to give him his birthday wish. 

Wizzle Wishes
Dora and Boots meet a cute little Wizzle who lost his bag of wishes and can’t get home. Our heroes set off in search of the lost wishes, but their friends keep finding the wishes first, and their wishes get everyone into trouble. Dora and Boots must overcome a giant sunflower in Isa’s garden, a storm of raining nuts in the Nutty Forest and slippery slopes at the Wishing Well in order to return to wishes to their rightful owner.


Family Time Factor: Definitely appeals to a wide variety. I think it could be enjoyed by boys or girls through age 10. It's also tolerable to parents.

MOTR Grade: A+

Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure is available on DVD August 3rd!!!


Giveaway Details: 



Nickelodeon and The Karpel Group have made a copy available for me to giveaway to one of my lucky readers!  Giveaway will end Thursday, August 12 at noon (central).  It is open to US residents only.

 
To enter:

1) What is your favorite Dora character and why?

Additional entries:

2) Post a link to this giveaway on Twitter telling what your favorite Dora character is.  If possible, use @hamsterkitten and/or @nickjrdvd in your post.  You can get an entry for each day you post on Twitter.  Just post the link in a comment each time.

3) Become a new follower of this blog.  If you already follow this blog, become a new follower of Miss Advice and comment below letting me know!

That's it!  Good luck!!!

67 comments:

  1. I'm pretty fond of The Swiper because I wouldn't be able to yell "Swiper, no swiping" if he wasn't on the show lol

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  3. My favorite Dora the Explorer character is The grump old troll (who lived under the bridge). He is cute, and reminds me of my dad. LOL

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. I am currently following your blog, so I am now following Miss Advice's blog, too.

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  6. swiper no swiping! My little boy and I run around saying that all the time. He likes to hide, calculate and try but usually ends up with the "Oh, man!" Love him.
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  7. My kids crack up every time they see the Big Red Chicken. They think he's the dumbest thing on the planet!

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  8. I like Benny The Bull the best because that's my daughter's favorite character :)

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  10. I follow via Google Connect (pittsy82)

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  11. My favorite Dora character is Benny the Bull, becuase he is so silly.
    Susan
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  13. Dora the Explorer.

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  15. My granddaughter's favorite character is Swiper. She runs around saying "Swiper, no swiping".

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  18. My favorite is Tico the Squirrel. he's the one who helps Dora teach the viewers words and phrases in Spanish. Thanks.
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  19. My favorite character is the Grumpy Old Troll because I just love the song he sings lol.

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  29. Our favorite character is Backpack because he always seem to have what Dora needs when she needs it.

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  30. Tweeted https://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/20829456775

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  31. My favorite is Boots because he's such a good friend to Dora.

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  32. Well I really like them all, but Swiper is my favorite. We have a fox that walks through our backyard sometimes and when we see it DD will say "Swiper no swiping" and then say "oh man" like him with hand movements. My DD is also celebrating her 2nd bday the same day Dora turns 10!

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  33. I love Boots because he's so adorable.

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  35. We like Benny the Bull because he makes us smile.
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  36. I like Swiper because he brings a bit of excitement to every episode.

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  37. My favorite Dora character is Boots! I've always thought monkeys were cute. :) Thanks for the contest! codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com

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  38. I follow you on twitter (un:codisweepstakes) & tweeted: http://twitter.com/codisweepstakes/status/20899156359 codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com

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  39. I'm a new follower via Google Friend Connect / Blogger codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com

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  40. we like swiper
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  41. i am a new follower through GFC
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  42. I like Boots first cuz that was my first cat's name when I was a girl. My grandkids love Dora

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  43. Tweeted https://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/20926996720

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  44. boots, for his entertaining character!

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  45. I like Boots..I love his voice.
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  46. I love Boots, he's so cute.

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  47. my daughter loves Dora herself

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  49. Following publicly as Louis on Google Friends Connect

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  50. Swiper is my favorite character because my son gets excited when he pops up on the screen and we get to say, 'Swiper no swiping!'

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  51. Well my niece's favorite Dora character is Dora. She just loves her and has a ton of her stuff. I can't say for sure why she truly loves her but she does!

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  52. Dora is my favorite because she loves teaching others.

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  53. Our favorite character is Dora because she is so cute and she's educational for kids.

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  54. We like Swiper the best because although he likes to swipe he can be pretty funny also.

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  56. i like dora she is so smart and cute :)

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  57. following miss advice and this blog as klp1965

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  58. Tweeted. http://twitter.com/slmiresse/status/21003417012

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  59. Don't see my first comment so please delete this if it's a duplicate. My 2-year old granddaughter likes Dora best of all. She will only play with one doll ... Dora.

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  60. I'm an old follower of this blog, so I became a new follower of Miss Advice.

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