Wednesday, March 18, 2009

DVD Review & Giveaway: Bob the Builder

In a full-length movie Bob the Builder and his Can-Do Crew have a big job to do. Bob the Builder: Race To The Finish was released in January on DVD. The crew is tackling building a new sports arena for their town. Two new guys come to help on this job, and they all have to learn to work together to accomplish big things.

Gripper (a crane) and Grabber (an excavator) come from the city to join Bob's crew. They are great friends who are never apart, and they are always seeking adventure together. At first they aren't sure they want to work with Bob's new team. They are too busy exploring the country-side. When Gripper goes off on his own, Grabber has to learn to work with others. Gripper comes back eventually and after some jealousy, the whole crew will learn to work together well.

Bob even has to learn to work without Wendy for a while. She is off training for The Sunflower Valley Games.

This is a great lesson in making new friends and learning to work together. When you all work hard, big things can be accomplished.

Bob the Builder: Race To The Finish
is a great movie for any Bob the Builder fan. I also think anyone new to Bob would enjoy it as well.

Bob the Builder
is targeted at girls and boys from 2-5. I agree that this is a good target range for this DVD. Although if your toddlers are anything like mine, they will find it tough to sit through this 60 minute movie. Zachariah will watch it while he's playing with his cars on the floor, or he'll sit down now and then and watch parts of it.

We haven't seen any Bob the Builder DVDs that we haven't liked yet. All the characters are fun and there is always a new adventure.

The DVD also has some bonus materials. Ready, Set, Race! is a read-along on the DVD. And there is a bonus episode of Roary the Racing Car - "Crash Test Roary". We just found out that the narrator's voice is provided by race car driver Sam Hornish, Jr. Hornish is from VERY near here, and even closer to where I grew up.

*Buy It:
You can get your own copy of Bob the Builder: Race To The Finish in stores or online now.

*Win It:
I have two copies of Bob the Builder: Race To The Finish to giveaway here. Who would like to win this for their kids?

**To enter, tell me who your child's favorite Bob the Builder machine/character is. They are listed on their website, in case you need to pick someone. Zachariah's favorite is Scoop.

**Make sure that you include your e-mail address in the comments (if it's not linked to your log in, or I don't already have it). I will post winners here, and I will send you an e-mail too.

***To earn a second entry, post about this contest on your blog or post about it on Twitter. Then come back here and leave another comment telling me you did that.

The contest starts now and will end at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, March 21st.

Good luck! Come back for more contests coming *very* soon!


The Hotrum Family said...

we have never seen a Bob the Builder!

Cherish said...

Im sure its no surprise but with a house full of boys, Bob and his gang are a big hit around here!

The families of costa rica dvd arrived last week too, thanks!

Nowheymama said...

Eli likes Scoop, too. :)

Emily said...

We've never watched the show, so I don't know their names, but last year there was a Bob exhibit at the local Children's museum, and Katy loved it. I'm sure she would like the show if we won the video. :)

Mommy Brain said...

I love Wendy and the girls like Bob and Scoop. Overall, I just love that it's a show about building stuff that includes a female builder. Even more, I love that my girls enjoy watching the show. I was disappointed when it left the PBS line-up. I know my girls would love to see it again!

Kelsey said...

Harper's never been a big Bob fan, but I'm sure Michael will like it someday (is it bad to assume so?). I've vote for Splasher - he reminds me of the "ducks" we've enjoyed on vacation.

Eli's Lids said...

Eli's favorite is Benny. We love love love Bob the Builder (all HIT entertainment stuff is pretty niffty). Thanks for posting such a great giveaway. We don't have TV so DVDs are a God Send!

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