- Series: Dora the Explorer
- Library Binding
- Publisher: Paw Prints 2007-09-01 (September 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1435209745
- ISBN-13: 978-1435209749
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.2 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,142,395 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dora Goes to School (Dora the Explorer) Library Binding – September, 2007
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Maestra Beatriz is riding her bike to school and gets a flat tire. Dora and Boots help Maestra Beatriz make her way to school with the help of their trusty friend, Map. The quickest way to school is through Letter Town and over Number Mountain. El autobus helps take them through Letter Town, which feature streets paved with letters. As children find the route with the alphabet, they sing the ABC song.
Then, Azul the train arrives to help take them over Number Mountain. While the book doesn't teach the child to count from 1-10 in Spanish, it *does* show the numbers forwards and backwards so they can count from 1-10 up the mountain...and 10-1 as the go down the other side.
With the schoolhouse in the distance, Dora's cousin Diego shows up on the back of a Condor. Encouraging the reader to say "Squawk, squawk!" to call the Condors, Dora, Boots, Maestra Beatriz and Diego rides on the back of the birds all the way to the school house. Before they enter the door, there are 8 items from Backpack that are shown...but which ones are Maestra Beatriz' school supplies?
They all make it inside before the third bell...even fending off an attempted theft from Swiper the fox!
My only beef with this book is that "Maestra Beatriz" is quite the mouthful to say over and over and over. I would have thought they'd pick simpler name to say for the story.
Dora's teacher gets a flat tire on her bike on her way to school, so Dora to the rescue! Honestly, if a teacher can't figure out what with a flat tire and how to get herself to school, and if she needs the help of one of her students to make it, what kind of teacher is she? The trip through Letter Town is rather cute - kids have to find their way through the town by following the alphabet. And the trip up the Number Mountain might appeal to kids who are into trains. My older daughter likes the trip back down - she had never learned to count backward before. But the final leg of the trip is just head-shaking. If Diego and his condors could fly them from there, why couldn't he have just cut to the chase and picked them up at the beginning of the story? But even by condor flight, they barely make it in time. We're supposed to believe that the teacher would have made it on her bike if only her tire hadn't gone flat?
Like all Dora books, this one includes a few handy Spanish words. I doubt these words do much for kids actually learning Spanish, but it may help to develop an interest in learning Spanish and possibly even Spanish culture.
In short, if your kids are into Dora, they'll probably like this one as much as any other Dora story. Like all Dora books, it's moderately educational, and there's nothing a parent could object to, but it's not exactly good children's literature.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We have a bilingual family and this is a fun book for introducing new Spanish words and a good book for someone who is a little anxious about starting her first day of school.Published on January 27, 2014 by Nancy Cruz
my doughter loves every word in this book he is just crazy about this story and its recomended to all who is intrestedPublished on August 29, 2013 by Chadi I. Sayah
This was great for my daughter. She loves Dora! The book was in great shape and it was easy and fast to order.Published on December 20, 2012 by Sharon Vass
I purchased this as a gift for the holidays. I love the lesson learned from reading the book. It will be useful for years to come.Published on December 23, 2009 by K. A. Terrell
Our 2.5 year old absolutely loves this book and we have fun reading it to her.Published on July 20, 2008 by D. Tran
My three year old loves Dora and this book was great to get her used to starting daycare/preschool. We read it together and then she would read it to me. Good buy.Published on April 22, 2008 by N. J. Bullas