Now, I might have mentioned before that Reuben likes Q Pootle 5. There was a long period of time where he refused to get dressed until he’d seen it (and sometimes, that still happens). So he was thrilled to get the new DVD “Q Pootle 5: The Great Space Race”, featuring 13 episodes of those cheeky aliens from Planet Okidoki. He was even more excited to get the flier about the special Christmas episode, although we had to explain to him that it wasn’t on the DVD and he may well have to wait a while to see it. Possibly even till Christmas.
But there was plenty on the DVD to entertain him. As well as episodes like “Runaway Rocket” and “The Singing Valley”, there’s also a “Making of” and even some Okidoki karaoke! We haven’t tried out all the features yet, because Eva spotted the opening credits for “Sarah and Duck” starting just as we put the DVD on and then proceeded to howl all the way through it. But when she’s in a better mood, I’m sure she’ll like singing along with Q Pootle and his friends.
There are also a couple of extras on the box itself – a smoothie recipe and a Q Pootle 5 quiz. The long winter afternoons are drawing in, and I’m sure we’ll get a lot of use out of the DVD! When I asked Reuben what he thought of the episodes, he said they were “brilliant” and his favourite was the one with the race. When I asked Eva, she said “I want Sarah and Duck”. Can’t win ’em all….but I think it’s a great value DVD, with enough episodes to keep the kids from getting bored (or more to the point, keep me and Nathan from getting bored) and some good extras too.
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Disclaimer: I was given a free review copy of the DVD. All opinions remain honest and my own.