Dora Had a Little Lamb
Dora, Boots, and Little Lamb riding on the cow
Airdate Tuesday, August 26, 2003
Season 3
Episode 1
Written by Eric Weiner
Storyboard by:
Jose Silverio
Kuni Tomita
Directed by Sherie Pollack
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Dora Had a Little Lamb is the 1st episode of Dora the Explorer from Season 3.

Characters present


Dora & Boots jump into a book of nursery rhymes to help a lost little lamb return to her owner, Mary.


Dora and Boots discover a giant sized nursery rhyme book sitting on the path, when a lost little lamb jumps out of the book looking for Mary. Dora, Boots, and Little Lamb enter the nursery rhyme book and check the Map find out how to get Little Lamb home. Map says that they have to go past the waterspout, jump over the moon to find Mary at her own house. Map mentions that there will be some star catching. After checking out other nursery rhymes and catching stars, they meet Peter Piper who had a bush of pickled peppers. Peter Piper, Dora, Boots, and Little Lamb pick out picked peppers while stopping Swiper. Afterwards, everyone took a taste on their pickled peppers, including Dora, who admits that she has not tasted a pickled pepper before. So, she took a bite and realized that she loves pickled peppers. After their snack, Dora and Boots headed off with Little Lamb to the waterspout, where they sing "Itsy Bitsy Spider" to help Spider turn off the waterspout. Later, Dora, Boots, and Little Lamb check out another nursery rhyme called "Humpty Dumpty", who falls off his wall, and they play a jigsaw puzzle game to put him back together. After fixing Humpty Dumpty, they head off to find the moon where they check out another nursery rhyme called "Hey Diddle Diddle". They see a cow and hopped onto her. Dora, Boots, and Little Lamb to tells us the cow how to "Jump" over the moon in Spanish. After jumping over the moon, it turns dark and Glowy helped light the way down. After riding the cow over the moon, Dora, Boots, and Little Lamb see 3 men in a tub-car. They splash into a mud puddle and got dirty, but they clean themselves up with soap they had gotten from Backpack. After reaching Mary's house, Dora, Boots and Little Lamb jump out and Little Lamb reunites with Mary. The episode ends with Dora and Boots singing "Mary had A Little Lamb".


Places in episode

  1. Waterspout
  2. Moon
  3. Mary's House


  • Dora & Boots start their adventure in a nursery rhyme book.
  • Dora & Boots don't ask the question "Where are we going?" in this episode.
  • This is Glowy Star's first appearance.
  • This is the first episode featuring the 1999 Nick Jr. Productions logo in fast motion.
  • Isa, Tico, and Benny don't appear in this episode.
  • Just like with The Lost City, the VHS and DVD version of this episode uses the Seasons 1-2 opening.
  • This is the 54th episode of the show.
  • When Dora starts counting the people, she counts to 7 but instead of numbers 3-5 being counted, the number 7 is mistakenly counted for instead.
  • When Dora, Boots, Little Lamb, and the three men in a tub are using the soap, Dora can be seen pulling back her ears and revealing shiny gold earrings.
  • It's unknown how Swiper got into the nursery rhyme book.
  • This is the second episode not to feature Character Find at the end during the end credits.
  • Map will no longer sing the I'm The Map song in the Season 1-2 legacy version from now on.
  • The Season 1-2 opening sequence theme song with 2 doors opening on their own, entering a room, and zooming up to the green computer will no longer be featured in anymore episodes from now on.

Explorer Star

Glowy Star

Dora the Explorer Season 3
Dora Had a Little Lamb | Meet Diego! | Stuck Truck | Roberto the Robot | The Big Potato | Rescue, Rescue, Rescue! | Save the Puppies! | ¡Por Favor! | What Happens Next? | The Fix-it Machine | Baby Dino | Baseball Boots | Boots' Special Day | To the South Pole | Journey to the Purple Planet | Boo! | Dora Saves the Game | Dora's Pirate Adventure | The Super Silly Fiesta | Boots' Cuddly Dinosaur | Job Day | Louder! | ABC Animals
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