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At the Carnival! is the 14th book in the Dora the Explorer book series.


Dora and Boots are at the carnival and they are ready to win the grand prize! But in order to do that they first have to play games and collect eight yellow tickets. Join Dora and Boots in this festive adventure as they make their way toward the grand prize: the Big Piñata!

Places in book[]

  1. Dora-Senor-Tucan-ferris-wheel
    Ferris Wheel
  2. Merry-Go-Round
  3. Big Piñata

Note: Just like the episode.


  • This book is based on the episode, The Big Piñata.
  • There are several notable differences from the book compared to the actual episode.
    • Dora and Boots needed to earn 8 yellow tickets to win the Big Piñata, while in the episode, they needed 10.
    • Map is dressed up in the book, while in the episode, he is not.
    • Unlike the actual episode (because he was introduced in Season 3 and the episode is from Season 2), Diego appears in the book. Additionally, Pirate Parrot is withdrawn from the book.
    • In the book, Swiper tries to swipe the tickets, while in the episode, he tried to swipe Dora and Boots' popcorn snack.
      • Speaking of the popcorn snack, they (Dora and Boots) do not have it on the way to the merry-go-round, they just go straight there.
    • The carnival games seen in the episode, such as squirt the thirsty dolphins and find the duck, are withdrawn from the book.
    • In the book, the merry-go-round has multiple rings hanging on the roof and the orange ring has to be grabbed to win tickets; in the episode, it has only one ring, the brass ring, which hangs on a hook next to it.
    • In the episode, the Big Piñata itself has one red string, three yellow strings, one green string (though it gains a second green string near the end of the episode), one blue string, and one purple string. In the book, it has two green strings, two blue strings, and two purple strings.
    • In the episode, all of the strings have to be pulled to open the Big Piñata; in the book, only one string has to be pulled and that is one of the green ones.