Thursday, 30 August 2012

Poppy Cat: Birthday Treasure and Other Adventures DVD review

The Madhouse Mini-testers have had several new DVDs arrive for them to review over the past few weeks and the one they've been asking for non-stop since the start of the week is Poppy Cat: Birthday Treasure and Other Adventures. This DVD seems extra special because it is the first time Poppy Cat is available to own on DVD so it's a brand new addition to their DVD collection.

Last year, I wrote a blogpost telling you all about the (then) new Poppy Cat series on Nick Jr but most kids (and their parents) knew Poppy well before that because of the wide range of books by Lara Jones. Each episode only lasts for eleven minutes so it is perfect for young viewers who only have a short attention span or if you want to snuggle up with for a quick cuddle with a little one when you haven't got much time.

The Poppy Cat DVD contains a whopping eleven episodes, so it has a total runtime of 121 minutes, making it really good value. Each episode takes you on a new adventure through wonderful exotic lands, giving your child great ideas for imaginative make-believe play once the DVD has been turned off. To give you an idea, in one episode, Poppy Cat is given all sorts of random presents for her birthday, including a treasure map, and her and her friends go off on a hot air balloon ride to Mystery Jungle - both stories that the Madhouse Mini-testers had fun recreating (with a little encouragement from me).

The eleven episodes on the DVD are :
- Birthday Treasure
- Bad Robot
- Magic Show
- Sunken Ship
- Bumble Fumble 
- Cheese Mountain
- Marshmallow Mines
- Missing Keys
- Chilly Hills
- Space Race 
- Buried Treasure

You can watch the trailer here :

The Poppy Cat: Birthday Treasure and Other Adventures DVD will be released on 3rd September 2012 but can be pre-ordered on Amazon already.

star rating : 5/5

RRP : £12.99

run time : 121 minutes

Disclosure : We received a preview disc in order to write an honest review.

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  1. That's a long time
    To keep kids quiet! Think I will invest :-)