Most helpful critical review
Great Fun For Kids
on December 22, 2001
The "Bob The Builder" series is great for toddlers. My 2 year old son loves to watch them over and over. They show various characters in sometimes frustating circumstances (just like real life) and show how normal fears can be overcome. The comraderie between Bob, his wife, and all the personified trucks, cement mixers, etc. is very positive. It shows that different "people" can get along and that helping others is rewarding.
My only complaint, and the reason this only gets 3 stars, is the 5 minutes of commercials tacked on the beginning of the tape. The studio hawks it's wares to innocent toddlers like carnival hucksters, even using the voice of a young child to sell it's goods. As if the whole "Bob The Builder" marketing world wasn't big enough. My kid shouldn't be teased every time he watches these tapes. They certianly could learn a lesson in humility from "Bob".