Topsy Turvy (Responsibility) -- The town's residents slack off their responsibilities to pursue music careers, professional leapfrogging and martial arts, leaving Carlos alone to face a near disaster.
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Your children will love this award-winning new animated series that is both entertaining and instructive!
What right-minded caterpillar wouldn't want to squirm out of his chores only to do what he wanted to all day! In fact, this would make the perfect world!... Or would it? When all of the town's residents mysteriously slack off their responsibilities to pursue rap careers, professional leapfrogging and martial arts, Carlos alone is left to face a near disaster.
This episode teaches children the good results of fulfilling responsibility and the consequences when we don't. They will also learn how to value their efforts and contributions.
The Adventures of Carlos Caterpillar tells the growing up story of Carlos, an ever-curious little caterpillar who often finds himself in one predicament or another. Helped by his Uncle Pedro, a butterfly with a lifetime of experience behind him, Carlos learns many lessons that will help him through his own little journey of life!
Children ages 4 to 10 will enjoy these entertaining adventures done in full 3D animation with great music and Latin flavor! Fullscreen.
Language: English & Spanish
Subtitles: English & Spanish
Extras - Meet the Characters
For additional materials related to Carlos Caterpillar, please visit www.carloscaterpillar.com. There are plenty of fun activities for kids including games, coloring pages and downloads. You can also learn more about each of the characters and watch video clips.
Carlos Caterpillar: Topsy Turvy - A Lesson in Responsibility is a short, enjoyable, 25-minute DVD suitable for ages 4 to 10. This 3-D animated video uses colorful, Spanish/English speaking insects to tell the story of Carlos, a caterpillar. Carlos decides he would rather do what he want s to do, than what he is supposed to do. In a dream, Carlos sees what happens when everyone in the community does what they feel like. His teacher decides to become a rap star, the construction workers sit around playing cards, and Carlos' dad spends his days practicing martial arts. Carlos seeks the wisdom of his wise uncle to teach him about responsibility. The DVD demonstrates the character trait of responsibility without referencing the Bible or Christianity. It teaches that we are all part of a community, and each must do his own job, as there are others depending on us. My children did walk away from the DVD with this understanding. We also discussed how this worked in families too, that we must each do our chores and work together to get things done. The colorful insects with Spanish accents were able to keep my children's attention throughout the 25-minute program. The music is upbeat but does not overwhelm the program... Reviewed by Annmarie Rozelle
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