The Dress Up Box: Fairy Tale Adventures
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 hungry spider with something yummier than pretty butterflies. GOLDSTRIKE Quartz Boy and 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 find a mysterious rock. MISSUS WOLFIE'S LAUNDERETTE Is Missus Wolfie going to eat her customers or do their washing? MAKING MISCHIEF The lazy scarecrows are in for trouble when the garden gets raided yet again.
The Dress-Up Box is a New Zealand children's program celebrating imaginative fun. Centered around an ornate chest full of elaborate dress-up costumes and a magical rainbow that transports children into the world of make believe, each of these ten, five-minute programs focuses on a group of fancifully costumed children engrossed in fanciful play. Catchy vocal tunes, ranging from folksy, to jazz and rock, pervade each expedition and, whether pretending to be pirates on the beach, fairies in the glen or monsters in the forest, the children delight in working together and celebrating their differences. The children's play often leads them to the discovery that good lies within even the most unlikely of creatures. The Dress-Up Box is a darling program that encourages imaginative play and appeals to children ages 1 to 5 years. --Tami Horiuchi
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"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".
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.