Mango Helps the Moon Mouse 
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The Wheels on the Bus Series
DVD Release Year: 2005
Rating: GENERAL
Format: DVD • CD
Run Time: 36 minutes plus 16 minutes bonus video
Ages: 1-5 Years
Early Socialization Skill: Helping and Sharing
Bonus Material: Lyric Sheet, Parent's guide, Behind the Scenes Video
Awards: KIDS FIRST! ALL STAR Endorsement • Approved by The DOVE FOUNDATION • The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval • iParenting Best Products, 2006 • Creative Child PREFERRED CHOICE AWARD • Recommended by Video Librarian • Recommended by School Library Journal • Santa Barbara International Film Festival, 2006 • Orinda Film Festival, 2006

The Wheels on the Bus DVD Volume II with characters Mango & Papaya. This entertaining story teaches key socialization skills of Helping and Sharing while the loveable Mango and Papaya go on another musical adventure, this time helping a Hungry Moon Mouse who has landed his spaceship on the earth. Special stops at a Reptile Show, a Bird Show, Whole Foods Market, and Epoxie the Clown's Birthday Party.


Storyline:

"The Wheels on the Bus - Mango Helps the Moon Mouse" is the second episode of the award-winning series of children’s films based on the beloved song - The Wheels on the Bus, staring the voice talents of Roger Daltrey of The Who and SNL alumna, Victoria Jackson.

“Mango Helps the Moon Mouse” brings to life a captivating mix of live-action, puppetry and animation in an upbeat 36-minute musical adventure sprinkled with valuable lessons such as helping, sharing, visiting new places and the importance of good nutrition, appealing to kids ages 1-5.

The story follows Mango the monkey and Papaya the toucan as they ride the bus looking for someone to help. When they see a tiny spaceship streak across the sky and crash, they go to the rescue, discovering “Moon Mouse” a little mouse from the moon who has come to earth to get cheese for the Moon Mice back home. In their quest to help Moon Mouse, Mango and Papaya ride the bus to a reptile show, a bird show, a birthday party, Whole Foods Market, and finally to the moon itself.

Between stops, the passengers on the bus sing lively verses of "The Wheels on the Bus" as well as six new songs composed by Laura Hall and sung by Roger Daltrey. 11-year-old Janie Laurel Escalle plays the role of Coco, the friend who guides our group through their adventure.

 

Key Messages for Children:

“Mango Helps the Moon Mouse” teaches the early socialization skills of Helping, Sharing, Good Manners and Cooperation. The lessons were developed under the guidance of esteemed Yale University Child Psychologist, Dr. Dorothy Singer, who ensured that the educational content was correct and that the videos were overall appropriate for the intended age group.

 

Product Information:

DVD for home viewing market for children ages 2-4, but appealing to children ages 1-5.  Feature film runs 36 minutes. Bonus material includes “The Making of” which runs 16 minutes, and the full version of the “Reptile Show” which runs approximately 20 mins, Lyrics Sheet and Parent’s Guide.

icon Moon Mouse Insert Guide (148.1 kB)

icon Moon Mouse Insert Lyrics (199.04 kB) 


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Worth getting this dvd

Written by Padma Parthasarathy (New York)
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful

When I first watched this dvd with my son I did not think it was as good as the first. But my 20 month old son has made his decision, he loves it!!! This one teaches values like sharing & the songs are fun to listen too. They definitely grow on you, give yourself some time esp if you really liked the first dvd. We alternate bet the 2 dvds for my son so it is easier on us!!!!

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Definately a 5 star product!

Written by Elaine F. Painchaud
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful

My grand daughter loves this DVD. She also has volume 1 and we are anxiously awaiting the third DVD that should be out in January. These are so educational and they teach values at the same time. It's definitely a 5 star product.

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Our kids love this DVD!

Written by A Happy Mummy (Santa Barbara CA)
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful

I highly recommend this DVD for your kids. I have three kids ages 18 months to 7 years, a girl and 2 boys, and they all love it! My youngest son loves the animals and puppets. My middle son focuses on the reptile show and the songs, and my eldest daughter aspires to be the lead girl and sings her heart out. The video starts right into the action so my kids are hooked from the start. The story then moves quickly incorporting catchy tunes, animals, colorful characters with kids - all at a perfect pace to keep kids attention. I like the messages of helping and sharing the DVD sends - the content is safe, kind and appropriate for kids. Our family loved the first DVD of the series and we just got out hands on this new one from a friend, and I am ordering more copies right now! A definite buy - especially for the younger ones.

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worth getting this dvd

Written by Padma Parthasarathy (New York)
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful

When I first watched this dvd with my son I did not think it was as good as the first. But my 20 month old son has made his decision, he loves it!!! This one teaches values like sharing & the songs are fun to listen too. They definitely grow on you, give yourself some time esp if you really liked the first dvd. We alternate bet the 2 dvds for my son so it is easier on us!!!!

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THIS SECOND VOLUME IS GREAT TOO!

Written by tiaLEO (FL, USA)
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful

This is really an EXCELLENT EDUCATIONAL, WHOLESOME and FUN DVD! All the kids in my family enjoy it a lot and get to learn about important values in a very vibrant format! Initially, I got the First Volume for my now two-year-old nephew (when he was one) and he IMMEDIATELY LOVED it. He also COMPLETELY FELL IN LOVE with the CD in this series too and he still enjoys listening to it. I've already gotten several copies of both Volumes 1 and 2 for all the kids in my family and they don't seem to get enough of them! Now we're waiting for the THIRD Volume to come out!

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Awesome Music!

Written by Mommy McKee (Atlanta, Georgia)
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful

We love the music on this DVD! My four-year-old daughter knows every lyric and we sing it everywhere we go. (My year-old daughter hums "The Wheels on the Bus" constantly because of the video and that is pretty cute!) Roger Daltrey has done a wonderful job as the voice of Argon and Victoria Jackson is sooo cute as Moon Mouse. We have the first "Wheels on the Bus" with Mango and Papaya but I think we like this second one better, mostly because the music is so wonderful.

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The Wheels on the Bus - Mango Helps the Moon Mouse

Written by Dennis Fahey (Plover, WI United States)
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful

If your child loved the first "Wheels on the Bus", they'll have the same enthusiasm for this one. Our two-year old loves the song, does all of the motions, and even calmly got his first boy haircut with Mom and Grandpa singing the "Yellow School Bus" song with him.

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Mango Helps the Moon Mouse

Written by P. D. Devore (Okc, OK)
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

This is an amazing video. My two year old loves it. A must have for all!!

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Excellent Educational Video

Written by Involved Parent "Involved Parent" (California)
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful

My children and their friends enjoyed this Video tremendously. Our PTA purchased both "The Wheels on the Bus featuring Mango," as an additional learning tool to their Core Curriculum.


 

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