If you have children in the preschool age category, you already know all about Dora the Explorer, Boots, Swiper, and all their friends. You probably have a television permanently tuned to Nick Jr and are waiting with bated breath and barely contained excitement for this new Dora special. I can tell you that it is well worth waiting for because Dora and Boots are at the top of their game as undercover spies.
If you are not fortunate enough to have children in that age group, Dora is a little girl having all kinds of adventures with her best friend Boots, a monkey wearing space boots. Swiper the Fox is a fox who is constantly trying to swipe things from Dora and her friends. Instead of being a true bandit and keeping them, he likes to hide them. That way, Dora, her friends, and your children get to interact to find them again. Sometimes Swiper can be stopped by helping Dora and Boots chant “Swiper! No swiping!” three times but sometimes he’s too sneaky and gets to the goodies before the three times are up. With lots of interaction, puzzles, dancing, and learning, Dora the Explorer is a hit and justifiably so. Dora is Hispanic and teaches children the Spanish words for things as well as the English translations.
In this new two-episode, hour-long edition of Dora the Explorer, Dora and Boots are undercover spies. They get new gadgets to put in Dora’s backpack to help them on their journey as well as cool sunglasses to be in disguise.
In the first episode, Swiper has invented a Super Swiping Machine that he plans to use to swipe Tico the Squirrel’s birthday presents. With some help from Dora’s cousin Diego as well as their super spy gadgets, Dora and Boots have to race Swiper through the Underground River and Twisty Tunnel to save the presents.