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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 received this DVD I was quite alarmed to discover that the lead singer of my all-time favorite rock band (Roger Daltry of The Who) had taken on a Barney-esque performance role, in his portrayal of Argon The Dragon. I almost threw the DVD out into the street! But then I decided to control my primal rages, attempt to better myself, and give it a chance.

My wife and I watched it with our 2-year-old and WE ALL LOVED IT! Prior to our watching it, I thought that it would quickly wear on us. Then once it started, even after we liked what we saw, I was quite sure that the quality of the DVD would quickly sour. Instead, with each new song, we were completely delighted!

The story is about how Mango and Papaya ride the bus in search of their home. It is not a magic bus, but a bus filled with fun nonetheless. The classic "Wheels on the Bus" song is threaded throughout the video, but it's the original songs by Laura Hall (of Who's Line is it Anyway fame) that are really catchy.

Needless to say I have learned my lesson. The next time I receive a children's DVD starring one of my yesteryear favorites, I won't be fooled by my own foolishness, but instead will let love reign o'er me... place the DVD in my DVD player, and enjoy.

In conclusion, my 2 year old absolutely loved the music, story and action, and I would strongly recommend this DVD to anyone looking to keep their well children entertained.

REVIEWER'S SUPPLEMENTARY CRY FOR ATTENTION:

Alas, I have discovered the real me and I'm one. And when Baba O'Riley and Happy Jack come over next week (at 5:15) I will throw the DVD in the player. I guarantee that when the song is over, there will be tears behind blue eyes. And if not, I will ask, "Who are you?" Certainly not my generation, that's for sure!

Tips
Watch as a family -- just cause it's nice.

Pros
- comes with lyrics
- fun, groovy and sure to generate smiles

Cons
none

 

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