DVD Review “Peppa Pig: Sunny Vacation”

Number of discs: 1
Studio: 20th Century Fox
DVD Release Date: August 2, 2016
Run Time: 60 minutes

Our Score: 3.5 out of 5 stars

I have seen literally every single episode of Pegga Pig due to my 4 year old’s love for this show. Actually let me fix that statement, I have seen every every of Peppa Pig numerous times. But honestly, I never get tired of it. “Peppa Pig: Sunny Vacation” is the latest DVD release in this series. It includes a 4-Part Special + 8 Fun-Packed Peppasodes! It is all based around the family taking trips. The episodes are fun and even though we have seen them over and over they are still great to watch.

Official Premise: It’s time for a special Family Holiday! Join Peppa Pig, her little brother George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig on their fun-filled trip abroad. Peppa is enjoying all of the sights and sounds of Italy, but she also can’t wait to go home and see her friends! Little ones will love the four-part sunny adventure and the rest of this cheery peppasode collection.

The 12 episodes included are “Flying on Holiday”, “The Holiday House”, “Holiday in the Sun”, “End of the Holiday”, “Potato City”, “The New House”, “Basketball”, “Mr. Fox’s Shop”, “Grampy Rabbit’s Dinosaur Park”, “Lost Keys”, “The Aquarium” and “The Sandpit”. Can’t wait till the next themed release for this fun and cute series! Can I request another Halloween or Christmas themed DVD?

Peppa Pig Live! Arrives This Weekend at Hard Rock Live Orlando!

Description: Peppa Pig’s Big Splash is an action-packed live show, based on the popular Peppa Pig television series, designed to deliver to preschoolers and young fans an unforgettable first live theater experience. A fully immersive musical production featuring a dozen familiar and original songs, as well as an interactive sing-a-long, the live stage show will have fans laughing, singing, dancing and of course jumping in muddy puddles too – just like Peppa.

“We’re thrilled that even more families all around the country will have the opportunity to spend the day with Peppa and her family and friends,” said Joan Grasso, VP, Licensing – North America, eOne Family. “The live show is a fresh new way for U.S. fans to experience Peppa Pig and the tour promises to be BIG fun for the whole family.”

In Peppa Pig’s Big Splash, the nursery roof is leaking and Peppa and her friends need to fix it quickly. They set up a fair to raise money so Mr. Bull can do the repairs. There’s plenty of fun to be had as Peppa, George, Mummy and Daddy Pig, along with Danny Dog, Pedro Pony and Suzy Sheep work together to organize an exciting day out complete with a Champion Puddle Jumping competition judged by Mr. Potato, where everyone gets wet! An interactive experience full of singing, dancing, games, and muddy puddles, Peppa Pig’s Big Splash is a guaranteed blast for preschoolers and their parents alike!

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Book Reviews “Peppa Pig and the Busy Day at School” & “Peppa Pig and the Muddy Puddles”

Age Range: 2 – 5 years
Hardcover: 32 pages each
Publisher: Candlewick
Release Dates: April 9, 2013 / June 11, 2013

Our Scores: 3.5 out of 5 stars

If you have a kid then you will know Peppa Pig. Well this year we get two new adventures starring the beloved, award-winning U.K. sensation. Both of these latest books are very cute and fun.  The illustration is very easy on the eyes and the stories are very cute. Candlewick has been behind this series and it is consistently fun for kids. My daughter loves Peppa Pig and I am sure that as she grows up she is going to enjoy these books much more.

“Peppa Pig and the Busy Day at School” Official Premise: Peppa is having a busy day at school — learning numbers and letters, painting, making music, and playing outside. Peppa can’t wait for Special Talent time, but her excitement turns to worry when all three of her special talents are chosen by others! Luckily, Peppa can revert to her true specialty: jumping in muddy puddles!

“Peppa Pig and the Muddy Puddles” Official Premise: There’s so much rain! When Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig tuck them into bed, Peppa and her little brother, George, dream of all the puddles there will be to jump in the next day. Little do they know that the rain is turning their house into an island surrounded by water — making for a different kind of adventure for everyone!

If you enjoy the Peppa Pig book series, then I am sure that you will enjoy the animated series as well. In fact if you like “Peppa Pig and the Muddy Puddles”, there is a recent DVD called “Peppa Pig – Muddy Puddles” to enjoy this book animated. I prefer it to the books to be honest.

Blu-ray Review “Peppa Pig and the Lost Christmas List”

Author: Candlewick Press
Illustrator: Ladybird
Reading level: Ages 2 and up
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Candlewick
Release Date: September 11, 2012

Our Score: 4 out of 5 stars

When it comes to Christmas, I am a big sap for anything relate to the holiday. The U.K.’s beloved, and award-winning Peppa Pig hops for the first time from screen to page. This is her first book from Candlewick…and it better not be the last. The story is perfect for the holiday and just right for preschoolers. It is a simple read with some very funny dialogue for the kids and parents.

Premise: “It’s almost Christmas, and Peppa Pig and her little brother, George, are mailing their letters to Santa. All of Peppa’s friends are there, too, and each one tells Peppa the special gift on their list. Peppa is excited to help Daddy Pig and Mummy Pig pick out and decorate their enormous tree, and she can’t wait for the big day to arrive. But little does she know that a surprise is in store on Christmas Eve, and that she may play a part in saving the day! Peppa is the endearing star of Peppa Pig — a BAFTA-winning preschool TV series that has been a long-running success in the U.K. and is now winning devoted fans in the U.S. with daily showings on Nick Jr. Peppa and her little brother, her daddy, her mummy, and her many friends arrive at Candlewick just in time for the holiday season, poised for much muddy puddle jumping and more new adventures to come.”

This Christmas tale is a perfect combination with Ladybird’s very colorful and palatable illustrations. a This BAFTA-winning preschool TV series is a perfect children’s book series. It has been such a success in the U.K. and is now also taking over the U.S. with on Nick Jr.  I am looking forward to future installment in this series, since I know that there is a lot of potential here.

Book Review “It’s a Big World, Little Pig!”

Author: Kristi Yamaguchi
Illustrator: Tim Bowers
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Release Date: March 6, 2012

Our Score: 5 out of 5 stars

Kristi Yamaguchi is an award winning figure skater, who has won many championships and it turns out she is also a really great author. Her last book “Dream Big, Little Pig!” was a New York Times Bestseller. This second book in her series continues with a new adventure for Poppy the pig. The book is just so welcoming from the cover to cover with amazing illustrations by Tim Bowers. The illustrations are so colorful yet warm and really accompany the words well. Although only 32 pages, the story is just so empowering and delivers this wonderful message abut overcoming your fears, which is great inspiration for children.

Poppy faces a new adventure in this book; the World Games ice-skating championship in Paris. Poppy although nervous about visiting a new place and meeting new people, she is strong and packed by a supportive family. On her new journey is meets a snowboarding Panda, a skiing Maltese, a Crane and a Kangaroo, who also skate. The main message of the story shows that even though they may look or act different, they are just like her. Such a sweet and yet powerful message in this story.

With my daughter on her way (due May 2012), I am really looking forward to sharing this book with her. I believe that she will really enjoy it and hopefully it will inspire her to follow her dreams and dream big. Kristi Yamaguchi really knows how to tell an interesting story and capture the interest of both the children and their parents (which is not an easy task). I look forward to future books from her, especially in this series.