A Birthday for Boots by Susan HoodQuick! Count the goody bags before Swiper hides them all!
A NOTE TO PARENTS: Exposing your child to numbers and basic math skills is just as important as establishing a solid foundation of letters and words. A Birthday for Boots reinforces counting skills and introduces children to the concept of basic subtraction.
As you read through the book, ask your child to describe the pattern that occurs: with each page or two, Swiper snatches a party treat. The first time you read the story, count the goody bags before and after Swiper swipes them. On subsequent readings, ask your child to predict what number comes next.
Dora and the Lost City of Gold - Official Trailer - Paramount Pictures
Boots the Monkey
Boots is present with Dora on most of her adventures, and he helps Dora to solve poos and pissles. He loves to ride Rojo the fire truck. Boots is very athletic and can be just as hyper and energetic. Due to his animal species he is naturally gifted with the ability to execute acrobatic flips, somersaults, and cartwheels, performing a selection of each along the way to the predetermined destination. His light weight also makes him quite easy to carry, even for Dora. Without guidance from Dora, the viewer, or another character, Boots is quick to take his own, often dangerous or dead-ended, route.
The series is produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio and is one of the longest-running series that aired on the Nick Jr. The series centers around Dora, a seven-year-old Latina girl, with a love of embarking on quests related to an activity that she wants to partake of or a place that she wants to go to, accompanied by her talking purple backpack and anthropomorphic monkey companion named Boots named for his beloved pair of red boots. Each episode is based around a series of cyclical events that occur along the way during Dora's travels, along with obstacles that she and Boots are forced to overcome or puzzles that they have to solve with "assistance" from the viewing audience relating to riddles , the Spanish language, or counting. Common rituals may involve Dora's encounters with Swiper, a bipedal , anthropomorphic masked thieving fox whose theft of the possessions of others must be prevented through fourth wall -breaking interaction with the viewer. To stop Swiper, Dora must say "Swiper no swiping" three times. However, on occasions where Swiper steals the belongings of other people, the viewer is presented with the challenge of helping Boots and Dora locate the stolen items. Another obstacle involves encounters with another one of the program's antagonists; the "Grumpy Old Troll" dwelling beneath a bridge that Dora and Boots must cross, who challenges them with a riddle before permitting them the past that needs to be solved with the viewer's help.