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Book Review: All Aboard the Circus Train!: A Foldout Book with Flaps! (Dora the Explorer), by Laura Driscoll (Simon Spotlight/Nickelodeon, 2004)

ImageRecommended for ages 0-4

Dora the Explorer and her friend, Boots the Monkey, are riding a train to the circus and need help finding their way there and in avoiding Swiper the Fox. Readers also get to count from one to three in English and Spanish with circus animals. Dora is always a good choice for toddlers and preschoolers, and this book is no exception. The lift the flaps create interest, and there are bilingual lessons in every book. 


I'm a mom, a children's librarian, bibliophile, and obsessive knitter. I'm a pop culture junkie and a proud nerd, and favorite reads usually fall into Sci-Fi/Fantasy. I review comics and graphic novels at WhatchaReading ( I'm also the co-founder of On Wednesdays We Wear Capes (, where I discuss pop culture and geek fandom from a female point of view.

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