Although Pip Ahoy! is most suited to younger children aged 2-6, my boys both enjoy snuggling on the sofa watching it, especially when they're tired after school. It's a calmer show rated as universally suitable, with an easily understood storyline and very distinct, likeable characters.
We previously reviewed Christmas Ahoy!, a special festive Pip Ahoy DVD. Welcome To Salty Cove is the first DVD from the TV Series as seen previously on Channel 5's Milkshake! and features 13 full episodes and an impressive 143 minutes runtime.
That is a big DVD for young children and represents excellent value - it's also far more fun for parents than when the children choose the same 30 minute DVD for 'TV time' day after day.
As I mentioned in my earlier Pip Ahoy! review, the style of the direction and animation (and inclusion of David Jason!) bring an air of nostalgia and familiarity to this animated show for the adults watching. The relaxed approach to character voices is amusing, natural, and very easy on the ear, and I'd much rather watch Pip Ahoy! with my children than most of the TV they otherwise watch.
Welcome To Salty Cover has some lovely little stories, and they all end well. There's a great emphasis on helpfulness and friendship, and Pip is actually a very likeable young man. The stories are simple and easy for youngsters to follow, but the style offers something for the adults.
Pip Ahoy! Welcome To Salty Cove is available from today on DVD and Digital Download at all good DVD stockists in store and online, priced around £10.
If you are a fan of Pip Ahoy! then Anna at In The Playroom has shared some great free printable Pip Ahoy! activities and colouring pages that you can download.
There will also be a Pip Ahoy! Twitter party on Thursday 25th February from 1-2.30pm. Pip Ahoy! Twitter Page will be giving away 20 copies of the Welcome To Salty Cove DVD to fans. Join in using the hashtag #PipAhoy!
To celebrate the launch of the new DVD I have a copy of Pip Ahoy! Welcome To Salty Cove to give away to one of my readers. Entry to the giveaway is by Gleam form below. Entries will close at midnight Wednesday 24th February and is open to UK entries only please.
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Pip Ahoy! Welcome To Salty Cove DVD Giveaway
We were sent out copy of Pip Ahoy! Welcome To Salty Cove for review.