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My Grandson spends four days a week with me and LOVES the Wonder Pets. Having a variety of episodes help keep him happy when the weather doesn’t permit playing outdoors. Good for quiet time. . .each episode is short for his short attention span. A must for households with pre-schoolers.
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Episodes run about 10 minutes so it’s perfect for preschoolers. Each episode presents a problem (a baby animal in trouble) and then a practical solution to solve that problem helping kids acquire new skills along the way.
Save The Dinosaur: A dino gets stuck betweeen some rocks and can’t get out. Teaches kids that oil (or slippery stuff) helps wiggle things loose.
Save the Pigeon: A baby pigeon is stuck on the nose of the statue of liberty. Wonder Pets convince the pigeon that he needs to try. Even if it’s hard, all you need to do is try.
Good lessons for small kids.
The Wonder Pets fly onto the scene once again with “Save the Dinosaur!,” featuring four fun episodes of the show. In this DVD, the wonder pets visit everywhere from the Statue of Liberty to the magical land of a dragon.
The DVD’s banner episode is “Save the Dinosaur! / Save the Pigeon!” This is a fairly interesting one in which they first travel to prehistoric times to save a dinosaur. They then visit the Statue of Liberty, where they find a baby pigeon who is stuck on the statue’s nose and needs help flying. Music from this story is featured on the “Wonder Pets!” album release.
The other episodes on the DVD are “Save the Dragon! / Save the Beaver!,” “Save the Bee! / Save the Squirrel!” and “Save the Dolphin! / Save the Chimp!” The first two are fairly fresh content. The latter is one of the earliest episodes and aired as the series premiere in some markets. “Dragon! / Beaver!” and “Bee! / Squirrel!” are fine examples of the series in particular, taking the series in some new directions — such as showing one of the human characters who lives in the classroom the pets inhabit, and using only instrumental music during the openings.
I give this DVD 4 stars for its excellent program content. Unfortunately, this DVD once again continues the practice of the “Wonder Pets!” DVDs either not including decent special features or not including any at all. In this case, it includes the same old promos for other Nick Jr. shows, and that’s it. It would be nice to get some extra content.
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