Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Dress Up Box Fairy Tale Adventures|
Genres: Kids & Family, Television
PIRATES Sherbet the parrot and a band of pirates find exciting things abandoned on the beach. JIGSAW Jigsaw pieces escape from their puzzle and have some fun in the playroom. NATURE KNIGHTS Sir Pinecone tempts the hun... more »
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Susan T. from CUSSETA, AL
Reviewed on 4/23/2009...
A Magical Box, elaborate fantasy costumes, and the imagination of children provide the inspiration for this new children's series called the Dress-Up Box. The series is filled with amazing music, fabulous costumes, and many fantasy adventures acted out by children.
"PIRATES": Sherbert the parrot and a band of pirates find exciting things abandoned on the beach.
"JIGSAW": Jigsaw pieces escape from their puzzle and have some fun in the playroom.
"NATURE KNIGHTS": Sir PineCone tempts the hungry spider with something yummier than pretty spiders.
"GOLDSTRIKE": Quartz Boy & Alluvial Fairy make hunting for gold an exciting adventure.
"MONSTERBASHABOO": Kenny finds monsters aren't all that scary once you get to know them.
"PETALINA": The fairy dell is a mess and Petalina is tired of cleaning up after the lazy fairies.
"COMPUTER MOUSE": Computer Components show Callum's nerdy sister how to play and have fun.
"FOSSILS": Two hip hopping birds get the surprise of their life when they mysterious rock.
"MISSUS WOFFIE'S LAUNDERETTE": Is Missus Woffie going to eat her customers or do their washing?
"MAKING MISCHIEF": The lazy scarecrows are in for trouble when the garden gets raided again.
***Wonderful make believe for children dressing up in many different characters. My daughters will sit and watch this over and over.
N. Thomas | 03/11/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I can't figure out which of the magical, wondrous skits I like most:
"Fossilized", where two little kiwi birds are shocked when a collection of fossils springs to life and sings (in a forlorn, maudline little ditty) how they became fossils; "The Messy Fairies", where a group of elfin sprites are reprimanded for being careless about the garden's general upkeep; "The Sly Fox", where a hungry fox dresses up as a sheep and fronts her bloodthirsty search for lambs by pretending to run a laundry; or "The Computer Geek", where a drab, stick-in-the mud little girl is forced to learn how to have "fun" when her even younger brother pushes her into the C-drive of a PCU (dude, what the devil is THAT about?)
I think the greedy fox and the hapless girl in the computer are the BEST!
Honestly, I've watched this New Zealand-made DVD with my young relatives more than once, and, if nothing else, the creative tunes and lyrics that accompany each brief skit make for an excellent earworm one cannot eradicate from playing on the loop of the inner mind.
Think "It's A Small World After All".
My 3 year old LOVES this dvd!
Debbie Beckwith | Jefferson City, MO USA | 12/20/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"My 3 year old daughter found this dvd at the library.
We'll have to return it soon, after renewing as many times as we are allowed. She has watched it hundreds of times, sometimes asking for it twice or more a day.
The costumes are very well done and the actors (children) are wonderful. The songs are catchy, tho sometimes it's hard to understand the words (but I'm catching on after hearing it so many times).
I'd recommend this for your toddler or preschooler. It's not too girly, so the boys will like it too.
Each segment is just 5 minutes, and you can choose to play them all or just one at a time."