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Dora: Hi, I’m Dora.

Boots: And I’m Boots.

Dora: Do you like the circus?

(viewer responds)

Boots: I love the circus. Watch me.

[Jumps on a vine and swings upside down moving his arms back and forth]

Boots: [sings circus tune]

Dora: (laughing) Boots. You're so funny.

(circus music from the distance)

Dora: Listen, that sounds like the circus train.

Boots: Where, where, where, where?

Dora: Can you find the circus train?

(cursor clicks it)

Boots: Yeah, there’s the circus train.

Dora: Do you see the elephants? (cursor clicks them, the elephants trumpet) Yeah, there they are. Do you see the band playing their instruments? (cursor clicks it) Yeah, there’s the circus band.

(circus train leaves offscreen)

Boots: I wanna see a lion! I wanna see a lion!

(suddenly, a lion walks over)

Dora: Do you see a lion? Where?

(It is right behind them)

Both: Right behind us?! (they turn around) Ahhh!

León: Oh, I'm sorry. I didn’t mean to scare you. My name is León. I travel here from far, far away. Some day, I hope to join the circus. I wanna be a circus lion.

Both: A circus lion.

Dora: That's great. I’m Dora. (shakes León's hand)

Boots: And I'm Boots. (shakes hand)

Dora: Say, can you do any circus tricks?

León: Oh, yes. I can.

Boots: We wanna see a circus trick.

León: How about you? Do you wanna see a circus trick? Great. But I'm gonna need your help. I call this trick, "How Many Hot Dogs Can a Lion Juggle?".

[He gets 10 hot dogs out of his blue circus bag and tosses them in the air and they float]

León: Count them with me.

All: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

León: 10 hot dogs. (juggles them) Whoa! Will you help me juggle? Great. Put your hands out in front of you and move them all around and say, "Juggle, juggle, juggle, juggle".

All: Juggle, juggle, juggle, juggle.

León: Good juggling! ¡Muy bien! [juggling concludes as the hot dogs all go right into his mouth] (chews) Ah.

Dora: He did it. Wow. Que bien.

Boots: What a trick. Way to go, León.

(music plays, León dances, walks upside down, and cartwheels)

León: El circo, me llama, I want to join the circus, the circus is the place for me.

(song ends)

(Dora and Boots applauding)

León: (bows) Thank you, thank you. Gracias, gracias.

Dora: Oh, León. You HAVE TO join the circus.

León: You really think I should be a circus lion?! Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!

Dora: We have to find the circus train so we can get to the circus. Do you see the circus train?

(circus music plays)

(cursor clicks it)

Boots: Yeah, there it is. It’s heading right for that circus tent.

León: Oh. The circus tent is far, far away.

Dora: Don't worry, León. We‘ll help you get to the circus. Will you help León get to the circus? Great. Who do we ask for help when we don’t know which way to go?

Boots: Map.

Dora: The Map, right. Will you check the Map to find out how to get to the circus? You have to say Map.

(Map pops out)

Boots and León: Louder!

(Map zooms into the air and lands on the picture map).

(I’m the Map plays)

Map: If there's a place you gotta go, I'm the one you need to know. I'm the map. I'm the Map. I'm the Map if there's a place you gotta get. I can get you there I bet. I'm the Map. I'm the Map. I'm the Map. I'm the Map. I'm the Map. I'm the Map. I'm the Map. I'm the Map. I'm the Map. I'm the Map. I'm the Map.

(Song ends)

Map: Step right up boys and girls, and watch me, the Amazing Map. I'll help you get to the circus. First we go through the Swinging Forest. Then go over Tightrope Bridge. And that’s how we'll get to the circus, so León can become a circus lion. So you tell Dora: Forest, Bridge, Circus. Say it with me. Forest, Bridge, Circus. Forest, Bridge, Circus. Forest, Bridge, Circus. (zoom wipes)

Dora: How do we get to the circus? (three squares pop up) Forest, Bridge, Circus. First we go through the Swinging Forest. Then we cross Tightrope Bridge. And that’s how we'll get to the Circus, so León can become a circus lion. (pictures disappear) So first, we have to find the Swinging Forest. Do you see the Swinging Forest?

(cursor clicks it)

Boots: Yeah, there it is.

Dora: Come on, vamanos.

León: Let's go to the circus.

Boots: So León can become a circus lion.

(Travel song plays)

Dora: Come on, say it with us.

All: Forest, Bridge, Circus. Forest, Bridge, Circus. Forest, Bridge, Circus. Forest, Bridge, Circus.

Dora and Boots: Come on, vamanos. Everybody, let’s go.

Boots: Come on, let’s get to it.

Dora: I know that we can do it. Where are we going?

(clapping three times)

Boots: Circus! Where are we going?

(Clapping three times)

Dora: Circus! Where are we going?

(clapping three times)

León: Circus!

Dora: Where are we going?

(Clapping three times)

Dora, Boots, León and Fiesta Trio: Circus!

(both laughing and dancing with León)

All: Circus!

[They get going, but they’re still far away from the Swinging Forest]

Boots: Boy, that Swinging Forest is far away.

León: I have something that can help us get to the Swinging Forest. (pulls out a special kind of bike (with one wheel called a unicycle) from his circus bag) Tah-dah. It’s a special circus bike called a unicycle. It has only one wheel but I can ride it. (gets on it and spins around) Look what I can do. (picks up Dora)

Dora: Whoa! (laughs)

(León picks up Boots)

Boots: Ah!

(Dora and Boots laughing)

León: (singing) El circo me llama. I want to join the circus. The circus is the place for me.

(song ends)

Dora: Oh, León. You HAVE to join the circus. You’re the greatest circus lion.

Boots: (excitedly) Go, León, go.

[León tries to pedal, but he’s going too slow]

León: (grunts) I need your help. Will you help me pedal? Great. Put your feet in the air, put them in the air and pedal, pedal, pedal, pedal, pedal.

(León goes faster)

[Dora and Boots exclaiming]

Dora: Whoa! ¡Que divertido!

(Dora and Boots cheering)

[They arrive at the Swinging Forest]

León: Thanks for pedaling.

Dora: We made it to the Swinging Forest.

(León puts unicycle away)

Boots: And look, swings.

León: Ooh. I know a circus trick that’ll help us through the Swinging Forest. Hang on tight. (Jumps to swing)

Dora and Boots: Whoa! (laughing)

León: I need your help. Will you tell me to jump when the next swing is very close to me. Great. Should I jump now.

(the swing is far away)

Dora: No, León. The swing is too far away.

(swing gets closer to Léon)

León: Should I jump now.

Dora and Boots: Yes.

(León jumps to the next swing)

(Dora and Boots exclaim)

León: Now I need to jump the next swing. Should I jump now.

(Swing is too far away)

Dora: Nope, it’s far away.

(swing move and gets closer)

León: Should I jump now.

Dora and Boots: Yes.

(León jumps to the las swing to exit the Swinging Forest)

(Dora and Boots exclaiming)

(León jumps to solid ground)

León: Thanks for helping me.

(Dora and Boots hug León)

(Fiesta Trio plays fanfare)

Boots: Where do we go next, Dora?

Dora: (pictures pop in front of her) Forest, Bridge, Circus. We went through the Swinging Forest, so next comes the...?

(cursor clicks the bridge)

Dora: Bridge, right. Tightrope Bridge. (Pictures disappear) Do you see Tightrope Bridge?

(cursor clicks it)

Boots: Yeah, there it is.

Dora: Come on, vamanos.

León: Let’s go to the circus.

Boots: So León can become a circus lion.

[They get going. Along the way, León backflips and has more circus tricks up his sleeves. He puts his juggling balls on both fingers and his nose and twirls the hula hoop on his body]

(Dora and Boots clapping for León)

Dora: Wow! ¡Excelente!

Boots: Yay! What a trick!

[As León does another trick with the same circus toys (he still does the same thing with his hula hoop, but he now juggles the balls), a whisking sound is heard]

Dora: Uh-oh. That sounds like Swiper the Fox.

Boots: Swiper. That sneaky fox is always trying swipe our stuff.

Dora: He'll try to swipe León's circus toys. If you see Swiper the Fox, yell "Swiper.”

[Swiper swings on a vine with his feet. He swings closer and closer.]

Dora: You see Swiper.

[Swiper then swings and grabs León's circus toys and throw them far away,]

Boots: Oh, no.

Swiper: You’ll NEVER find them now. (laughs maniacally)

Boots: León can't be in the circus without his circus toys.

Dora: Will you help us find León's circus toys? Great. We’ve got to find León's circus toys. First, let's find León's hula hoop. Is this his hula hoop?

(cursor points then clicks to a green snake)

(snake hisses)

Dora: Oops, that’s a snake. Can you find León's hula hoop?

(Now the cursor clicks the hula hoop)

Dora: You found it. Now we have to find three juggling balls. Can you find all three of León's juggling balls. Count with me.

(cursor clicks a juggling ball in a hole in a tree)

Dora: One...

(cursor clicks another juggling ball next to the same tree as where the first one clicked is)

Dora: two...

(Cursor clicks one more juggling ball that's between two ladybugs)

Dora: three. Three juggling balls. Great. You found all of León's toys.

[toys fly back to León and he puts them back in his bag]

León: Thanks for helping.

Dora: Come on, we’ve gotta go over Tightrope Bridge.

[They walked and got to Tightrope Bridge right away]

Boots: Whoa, how are we going to get over that?

León: I know a circus trick we can do. It’s called the Tightrope Walk. Like this. (he gets on the bridge getting ready to demo) You hold your arms out to the sides, then you put one foot in front of the other. (repeats the sequence until he gets across) And that’s how you do the Tightrope Walk. (Jumps down)

(Dora and Boots clap for León)

León: Thank you, thank you. (bow) ¡Gracias!

(Boots decides to go next)

Boots: Now it’s my turn. (Leaps onto the bridge) I put my arms out to the sides, and put one foot in front of the other. (wobbles a little) Whoa. Whoa. I'm doing the Tightrope Walk.

León: Wow, good trick. (puts Boots down) I think you could be a circus monkey.

(Boots gives a high-five to León)

Dora: (already on Tightrope Bridge) Way to go, Boots. Now it's OUR turn. I need your help to do the Tightrope Walk. You have to stand up to do the Tightrope Walk. Stand up, please. Up, up, up. Now put your arms out to the sides, and, (does the Tightrope Walk) walk and walk and walk and walk.

(León puts Dora down)

(Boots high-fives Dora and cheers)

Dora: You made it across Tightrope Bridge.

León: ¡Excelente!

(Fiesta Trio plays fanfare)

Boots: Where do we go next?

Dora: (pictures pop in front of her) Forest, Bridge, Circus. We went through the Swinging Forest, and over Tightrope Bridge, so next comes the...?

(cursor clicks the circus)

Dora: Circus, right. (Pictures disappear) Do you see the Circus?

(cursor clicks it)

León: Oh, yeah. There it is. There it is.

Dora: Come on, vamanos.

León: Let’s go to the circus.

Boots: So León can become a circus lion.

[Before they go, León does some tricks while singing his song]

León: (singing) El circo me llama. I want to join the circus. The circus is the place for me.

(Dora and Boots clapping for him, then León bows)

(They run to the circus and saw Isa on roller skates)

Boots: Hey look, it’s Isa.

Isa: Hi, Dora. Hi, Boots.

Dora: This is our friend, León.

Boots: He wants to be in the circus.

Isa: Well, you better hurry, 'cause the show's almost starting.

(Isa skates away and Dora, Boots, and León gasp)

Boots: We gotta get to the circus really, really fast.

Dora: I have something in my Backpack that can help us get there fast. You have to say "Backpack.”

Boots and León: Say "Backpack". Say "Backpack".

(flash of light occurs)

[Backpack, Backpack Song]

Backpack: ¡Rapido! Dora needs something that will help them get to the circus really, really fast. What will help them get there fast? (cursor clicks the skates) The skates, right. Now where are the helmets? (Cursor clicks the helmets) Right, there they are. Smart looking! ¡Muy bien! (sucks remaining items back inside) Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum! ¡Delicioso!

Dora: We've gotta skate fast so we can get to the circus.

León: Here we go.

(They start skating. Then, elephants raise their trucks so they can get through)

Boots and Léon: Thank you.

Dora and León: ¡Gracias!

León: (Pulls out money out of his bag so he can buy stuff) Watch this, I can buy us all circus treats. But I need your help. Do you see the cotton candy?

(There are three booths; the first one on the left has three cotton candy, the second in the middle has teddy bears, and the third one on the right has a bear and some red balls.)

(cursor clicks the first booth on the far left)

León: Yeah, there it is! (Skates to it, puts money in the jar, hands over a cotton candy to Dora and Boots while León has his own)

All: (eating their delicious cotton candy treat) Mmmm!

León: Now let’s buy some balloons. Do you see the balloons?

(Three more booths; first one on the far left has three balloons (one red, yellow, and blue), the second one in the middle has red balls and a teddy bear, and the third booth on the right has more stuffed toys.)

(Cursor clicks the booth on the left)

León: (skates to the booth, puts money in the jar and gives Boots the yellow balloon and Dora the blue balloon. León gets the red balloon.)

All: (cheering)

(The circus tent closes)

Dora: Uh-oh. The circus tent.

Boots: It's closed.

All (yelling): Open, circus tent!

Circus tent: (face appears) ¡¿Que?!

Dora: The circus tent speaks Spanish, so to get the tent to open, we say "Abre.” Can you say"abre"? Say "Abre.” Louder!

All: ¡Abre! (letting go of their balloons)

(Tent opens)

(All skating inside)

Dora: ¡Gracias!

(Tent closes once they get inside)

(screen fades out black)

(screen fades back in)

Dora: Wow, ¡el circo!

Boots: The circus.

Dora: But, where's León?! (she and Boots looking around) Do you see León?

(León is up really high, above four colored ropes)

(cursor clicks him)

Dora: Right, there he is.

Boots: Whoa! What’s he doing up there?

Crowd: (gasps)

Man in the audience: ¡Un león!

Young girl in the audience: It’s a lion on a unicycle.

Crowd: (gasping)

León: This is gonna be my greatest trick of all. But I'm gonna need your help. I need to find the rope that will take me all the way down to the ground. Will the purple rope take me all the way down to the ground.

(Purple rope leads up, so that can’t work)

León: Nope. Will the blue rope.

(Blue rope won't work, it leads to somewhere in the crowd)

León: No. Will the green rope.

(Green rope leads to the audience, so that can't work)

León: No. How about the yellow rope.

(The yellow rope leads to the ground)

(Cursor clicks the yellow rope)

León: Yes. The yellow rope can take me all the way down to the ground. Thanks for helping me find the right rope. Now I need you to clap for me as I come down.

(All clapping)

(León moves unicycle across the yellow rope and spins around)

Dora: Clap louder.

(Audience clapping)

(León goes completely down)

León: Come on, let’s show everybody how we can juggle. (Pulls out juggling balls) Put your hands out in front of you and say "Juggle, juggle, juggle.” (juggles]

Dora, Boots, and León: Juggle, juggle, juggle.

(song plays)

León: (singing) El circo, me llama. I want to join the circus. The circus is the place for me.

(song ends)

(balls go in the bag)

(Audience clapping and urging León to take a bow)

León: (bows) Thank you, thank you. Gracias, gracias.

Ringmaster: ¡Excellente! (walks over to León and asks him a question) León, will you be a circus lion in our circus?

León: Me? You want ME to be a circus lion?! YAY!!!

Ringmaster (as drumroll plays): ¡Damas y caballeros, niños y ninas! Let's give a BIG circus round of applause for our newest circus lion. (puts hat on León, drumroll stops) León, the circus lion! ¡¡El león del circo!!

Crowd (cheering for León): Hooray for León.

Young girl: What a great circus lion.

León: Now, I'm a REAL circus lion.

Dora, Boots, and León: Yay!!

Dora and Boots: (hugging León) We did it!

(We did it song plays)

Dora and Boots: We did it!

Boots: We did it!

(León passes them with his unicycle)

Dora: We did it!

Both: Yay!

Dora: Lo hicimos!

Map and Backpack: We did it!

Dora: We walked on a tightrope,

Boots: and swung on a swing. (swings)

Dora and Boots: We did it!

Boots: We did it!

Both: We did it! Hooray!

(León juggles while Dora and Boots continue singing)

Dora: We helped our friend León,

Boots: who can juggle anything.

Both: We did it!

Boots: We did it!

Both: We did it!

Dora: We did it!

Both: A circus lion's what León wanted to be.

León: That's because the circus is the place for me.

Dora: Yay!

Boots: Whoo! Hooray!

Both: We did it!

(crowd cheering)

Dora: Whoo!

(cursor clicks)

Dora: We had such an exciting trip to the circus today. What was your favorite part of the trip. (waits for viewer's response) I like that, too.

Boots: My favorite part was all of it.

Dora: My favorite part was when we helped León juggle 10 hot dogs. Juggle, juggle, juggle.

Both: (while pretending to juggle) Juggle, juggle, juggle.

Dora: We couldn’t have done it without you. Thanks for helping.

(Both waving goodbye)

(Cursor clicks)

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