Stinky & Dirty Valentine’s Day Special

Ages: 0 - 5Manufacturer: Amazon Studios

Based on the I Stink! book series by Kate and Jim McMullan, this animated children’s program follows best buds Stinky the garbage truck and Dirty the backhoe loader as they encounter friends and tackle new adventures in Go City.

In this holiday-themed special, delivering Valentine’s Day becomes more complicated than Stinky and Dirty anticipated. Sender the mail truck (voiced by special guest Anna Camp of the Pitch Perfect films) zips around town delivering cards and letters, but what’s the gang to do about the large heart statue that requires a strategic perch so everyone in town can see it? Like all the adventures Stinky and Dirty encounter, solutions are determined by uttering the magic words, “What if . . . ?” Later, Stinky and Dirty and their pals show their appreciation for all that Sender does by serenading her with a song.

Preschoolers will like the corny, sweet characters and the scrapes they get into – and out of – thanks to cooperation and problem-solving skills; and the “What if …?” device is a great tool for parents use as they co-view the program and then co-explore their neighborhood once TV time is over.

Gina Catanzarite ©2018 Parents’ Choice

Gina Catanzarite is an award-winning television producer, writer, teacher, mom and media consultant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She began her career in 1987 and counts 9 Emmy awards, 26 Emmy nominations, a Matrix award, two Pennsylvania Broadcaster’s Association Awards, 8 Telly Awards, and a screenwriting grant from the Theatre Association of Pennsylvania, among her professional honors.

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