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.
*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!