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May 5, 2011

Nickelodeon Favorites: Food with Friends DVD Review


Available on DVD May 17, 2011 is the Nickelodeon Favorites: Food with Friends.

The beloved characters from the hit Nickelodeon series Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go!, The Wonder Pets!, Blue’s Clues, Yo Gabba Gabba! and Ni Hao, Kai-lan explore and celebrate different types of food in the brand new DVD, Nickelodeon Favorites: Food with Friends. Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, the Nickelodeon Favorites: Food with Friends DVD, which also features Team Umizoomi music videos, will be available, on May 17, 2011 for the suggested retail price of $16.99.

Nickelodeon Favorites: Food with Friends Synopses:

Dora the Explorer - El Día de las Madres
It’s Mother’s Day and Dora wants to help Papi bake Mamá a special cake. Three key ingredients are missing: bananas, nuts and chocolate, so with Boots’ help, Dora sets out to gather them. Then it’s time for a big Mother’s Day party with all of Dora’s friends and their mommies!

Go, Diego, Go! – Green Iguana Helps Abuelito Plant a New Strawberry Farm
It’s time for Abuelito’s Strawberry Festival, but when a strong wind blows all the strawberries away, Alicia must ask Diego for help. Green Iguana can save the day by transporting strawberry seeds in her belly and putting them into the soil so more strawberries can grow. They have to climb up trees to get to the top of the cliff, use stilts to get through the grass, swim through the lily pads and help iguana camouflage to hide from a scary animal. Most importantly, Iguana must get to Abuelito’s farm!

The Wonder Pets! - Save the Bee/Save the Squirrel
The Wonder Pets shrink down to bee-size to help a baby bee collect nectar for her first hive. Later on, a piglet comes to live in the classroom and the Wonder Pets each want to take care of it on their own. Eventually, they realize they need to work together to take care of the rather large piglet.

Blue’s Clues - The Grow Show
To find out what Blue wants to do outside, come help look for clues to learn the process of where orange juice comes from with Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper; investigate the elements of length and volume by comparing inchworms and puddles with Shovel and Pail; and categorize fruits and vegetables by where they grow with the felt friends.

Yo Gabba Gabba! – Eat
The characters learn the fun of eating vegetables and healthy meals. During “Party in My Tummy” and “Snacky Snack Snack” the vegetables beg to participate; and then the characters learn to try new things in “Try It You’ll Like It.” And finally, everyone learns that cleaning up their mess is just as fun as having a party in “Clean It Up”.

Ni Hao, Kai-lan – Happy Chinese New Year
It’s Chinese New Year, which means a big feast and red envelopes with friends and family! Kai-lan and her friends are thrilled because this year, they’re old enough to carry the huge dragon costume. Rintoo is assigned to march in the middle of the dragon but he doesn’t think the middle is important so he walks away. Without Rintoo, they can’t carry the dragon so Kai-lan must find a way to show Rintoo that every job on a team is important. In the end, the Dragon Team comes together to make the dragon dance and Yeye ends the day by giving a special red envelope to everyone.

Our Review:
DD is a huge Nickelodeon fan and that's why we are super excited about the new lease of Nickelodeon Favorites: Food with Friends DVD. DD was lucky enough to have received the DVD to review before it hits the shelves. The DVD contains episodes of 6 shows on Nickelodeon -- all of which DD watches regularly. It is so nice to have these great episodes on a DVD so that DD could watch it whenever she wants. Her favorites are "Happy Chinese New Year" from Ni Hao, Kai-lan and "Eat" from Yo Gabba Gabba. The episode from Ni Hao, Kai-lan is all about eating dumplings on Chinese new year. One of DD's favorite food is actually Chinese dumplings. She eats it whenever we go to the local Chinese restaurant (she also asks me to make it for her at home). Watching the episode has helped her learn about eating dumpling as well as other ways to celebrate Chinese new year-- which is great because her Chinese mother is not doing a very good job of teaching her as much about Chinese culture as she should, lol. Her other favorite (my favorite too) is the Yo Gabba Gabba episode. The songs are so catchy. Whenever DD see something new she does not want to try, I would sing "Try it, You'll Like it" to her. I love that every time I sing this to her in front of other moms they would sing along with me too because we are all so familiar with the show as well as this helpful and catchy song we could use to get our kids to try new things.

We love this DVD and if your child is a Nickelodeon TV shows lover like my daughter is, you will want to pick this DVD up. The DVD will be released on May 17th. Please visit your local retails stores where Nickelodeon DVD are sold to pick one up. You could also preorder one from Amazon.com here: http://www.amazon.com/Nickelodeon-Favorites-Artist-Not-Provided/dp/B004QXJZYY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1304616724&sr=8-1

*I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the product or products might be different from mine.

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