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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

OK, I want to know where the secret subconscious code is in this video that sends messages to children, making them fall utterly in love with it to the point of near obsession. If only its power could be harnessed and used to get kids to pick up their toys and listen to mom and dad...

This DVD is the second episode about a bus-driving dragon voiced in dialogue and song by The Who's Roger Daltry with music written by Laura Hall of "Whose Line is it Anyway?" This version also includes the voice of Saturday Night Live alumna Victoria Jackson as the Moon Mouse.

Written for children ages two to four, the creative video teaches about sharing, nutrition, safety and perhaps the most important childhood lesson: how to find quality cheese.

Using puppets, animation and live action, the story follows a monkey, a toucan and real girl Coco, played by 11-year-old Janie Laurel Escalle, as they go to a reptile show, a bird show, a party for a circus clown and Whole Foods Market. Extra features include a 'making-of' film and a long version of the reptile show.

It's a cute, fun video for kids. But heaven help you the next time you're in the cheese aisle and you feel the urge to break out singing: "I do like cheddar. I think it's better. Though a havarti with some dill does give me quite a thrill." It will happen. Don't say you weren't warned.

By Laura Pace

 

Animal Adventure Reviews

Booklist
Puppets Mango the Monkey and Papaya the Toucan are lost and trying to get back home, but they can't remember where home is. A busload of people and animals help Mango and Papaya find their home as t...
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School Library Journal
This lively, colorful production for young children does an excellent job of teaching and entertaining. Papaya and Mango, a toucan and a monkey, join with Argon the Dragon (voiced by The Who's Roger...
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EDUTAINING KIDS.com
This lively video, starring puppets and people, is fresh, original, and highly entertaining. Filled with upbeat musical numbers, and featuring The Who's Roger Daltrey, The Wheels on the Bus Video is...
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KIDS DOMAIN.com
Reviewed by Jason Praw What do you get when you cross a monkey, a toucan, and an aging rock star? The Wheels on the Bus Video, of course! I don't mind telling you that when I first rec...
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KIDS FIRST!™
KIDS FIRST!™ Adult Juror Comments: Oh, my gosh - really cute! Great music, adorable characters. Mango and Papaya take the bus and visit a zoo, aquarium, farm, etc. and learn lessons about fr...
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Dove Family-Approved
Do you ever wish that your kid's could be content and calm for 30 minutes, just so you could cook dinner? Well here's your solution. Wheels on the Bus is extremely captivating. Mango and Papaya need...
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Times Record News
Wildman "Pinball Wizard" Roger Daltry once sang about the "Magic Bus." But he does just as well singing "The Wheels on the Bus," which he does on the children's video, ...
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ZAP2IT
One of this generations most favorite children's songs is "The Wheels on the Bus" and this video gives it it's proper due. Not only do all sorts of imaginary crazy creatures gather togethe...
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Families Today
A Magazine for Rhode Island Families The Wheels On the Bus Video: Mango and Papaya's Animal Adventure is a wild and crazy ride, with a cast of human and puppet characters that exude energy and...
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Family Screen Scene
What do you do when you've done it all? For the WHO's Roger Daltrey, it's accepting an acting and singing role on a children's music video. Daltrey stars as bus driver Argon the dragon. The rock leg...
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Moon Mouse Reviews

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
OK, I want to know where the secret subconscious code is in this video that sends messages to children, making them fall utterly in love with it to the point of near obsession. If only its power cou...
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Los Angeles Times
Second in a series, this smart and bubbly musical adventure, a mix of live action, puppetry and computer animation, is just as charming as the first. Set on a bouncy bus and in various real-life and...
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KIDS FIRST
Perfect for pre-schoolers! Songs are lively and familiar. The items used to rescue the mouse will be familiar to most children. Bright colors and well-constructed puppets are a plus. Music is very p...
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SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
Designed to help children develop early social skills, this program features Mango and Papaya, two puppet characters. Mango is a monkey and Papaya is a bird. A dragon character, Argon, is voiced by ...
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The DOVE Foundation
This kids video is very exciting and energetic for young viewers. The DVD includes live video from a zoo that teaches children different animals and their names. It also has a segment of children do...
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iPARENTING Best Products of 2006
Basing the content around the popular children's song made it instantly recognizable and of interest to my son. He loved whenever they sang. The little girl who plays the lead is very animated and a...
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Big Dog Parade Reviews

The Toy Man 2008 Product Awards
The Wheels on the Bus: Mango's Big Dog Parade is the proud recipient of:     "The Toy Man™ Seal of Approval" is an emblem of recognition for products which meet the high stan...
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Blogger News Network
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Parent Bloggers: Baby Sue and LMNOP
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A Fun Educational DVD That Won't Disappoint
Parent Blogger: Lipstick to Crayons   My family has had the privilege to review the delightful DVD The Wheels On The Bus: Mango's Dog Parade for PBN. Mango's Dog Parade is the third episode ...
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Blog Critic Magazine
DVD Review: The Wheels on the Bus - Mango's Big Dog Parade Written by Jeff Myers Published January 06, 2008 This is the third DVD of the award winning Wheels on the Bus children's series from Porchlig...
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Parent Bloggers: Cheese Party Reviews
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