We like Peppa Pig in this house; all of us are quite fond of the humour involved in it, the subtle jokes for parents that go over the children's head. But there's only so many times you can watch the same DVD, especially on a long car journey. And if I have to listen to the 'Peace and Harmony' song from 'International Day' one more time, I might scream. Loudly.
Help came in the form of the 'Rescue On The Rails' DVD. Ok, I needed rescue on the road, but I'd have taken anything that Thomas had to offer. And he had a lot to offer!
This new DVD (Thomas & Friends: Rescue On The Rails) came out a few weeks ago and we were sent one for review. It introduces fire engine Flynn to his locomotive friends as they go full steam ahead around the Island of Sodor. It's full of fizzling fireboxes and heroic adventures as the Sodor Search and Rescue Team races to the rescue when Bertie gets stuck on Shake Shake Bridge, Gordon is derailed, and Thomas’ firebox is on fire!
These modern day episodes use CGI animation which make them bright, cheerful and attractive to watch. The Boy sat captivated for the entire 54 minutes the DVD was on, and insisted that we all sing the theme tune every time it came on. If we made a mistake (which I frequently did, because I kept saying 'different jobs to play' not 'roles') then we had to start again until we got it right. The subtle messages of helping friends, using teamwork and having a big heart are very reassuring for me as a parent.
'Thomas & Friends: Rescue On The Rails' is available to buy on DVD for £12.99
I was sent this DVD for the purpose of this review. My opinion is honest and unbiased.