I think it’s possible to write one of those banal Dora books in about as much time as it takes to read one: 5 minutes.
Starting the timer … now.
Dora Visits Her Homeland
Hola! I’m Dora and I’m going to visit my home country!
Mi Mami and Papi are driving. Do you like to drive with your Mami and Papi?
Can you count how many red cars I can see out my window?
Good! There are 4 red cars!
Here we are. We are at the border to my home country. This is where we will have to show our passports.
Do you know what a passport is?
That’s right! It tells people what country you are from.
Oh no, there’s Swiper. Swiper wants to take mi Papi’s passport. We have to stop him.
Can you say “Swiper no Swiping?”
Oh no. It didn’t work. Now swiper has mi Papi’s passport. We have to get it back if we want to go to my home country.
I don’t know where Swiper went. What do we use when we don’t know where to go?
That’s right. Map. Say Map!
Map says we have to cross the border on foot. But look at that river! How will we ever get across it?
If we had a boat we could use it to cross the river.
Oh look, there’s my cousin Diego. He has a boat, but it looks like the boat has a hole. Oh no!
We must plug the hole with crystals.
Do you know how to make crystals?
That’s right! We can make crystals if we all smile together. Can you smile with us?
Good! Now we have the crystals we need to plug the boat. Now Diego can take us across the river.
We made it! I am so happy to be back in my home country.
Oh no, here come The Federales. They want mi Papi’s passport!
Remember, Swiper has mi Papi’s passport!
Now we are in a police car. Do you like the sound of sirens?
The policeman is driving really fast! It’s fun to drive fast.
Now we are in jail. Do you know what jail is?
Good! It’s a place they put people who break the law. I’m just happy we are all together!
Took more like 7 minutes. My apologies.
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