Time Warp Trio

 
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A look back in time, through books -- how novel!

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Diverse characters and cultural subject material.

Violence & scariness

Fascination with war and weapons.

Sexy stuff
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Language
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Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the series has a historical fascination with war and weapons, but no violence really comes of it. Overall, the show will appeal to kids who have a taste for adventure. Some decent educational content enriches the program.

What's the story?

Based on Jon Scieszka's books, TIME WARP TRIO follows three boys from Brooklyn who encounter a book that transports them through time and back again. Though they aren't entirely certain how to use the book, it seems the book knows precisely how to use them -- by dumping them in the middle of historical events. Along with Napoleon Bonaparte, Genghis Kahn, Emily Roebling, Thutmose III and other famous deceased folks, Joe, Sam, and Fred also encounter their great-granddaughters during their travels. Jodie, Samantha, and Freddi materialize as the boys' peers, lending a bit of comedy to the situation.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Other action cartoons lack what Time Warp Triohas in spades: substance. Though some scenes can cater to boys' fascination with weapons, most of the action is related to historical events.

Time Warp Trio viewers might be inspired to pick up a book to learn more about the historical figures featured here. Or they may want to check out the Time Warp Trio books themselves. Hey, if a television show inspires a trip to the library -- all the better.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how history is shaped by a series of events. How will our actions affect our history and that of our children? For kids compelled to know more about the historical events from the series, try a trip to the library or a (supervised) Internet search.

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  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Adult Written byAl Jackson April 20, 2012
 

REALLY action packed!

One day I was watchin The Hub when My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and Dan Vs came up.Then I decided to watch this next.I thought it had great animation and pretty good voice acting.
Kid, 10 years old January 10, 2012
 

Time Warp Trio's Test: A+++++ (Quintuple A Plus)

Very great education. Great adventures when the trio realizes that they cant do anything without each other. Rated TV-Y7.
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 11 years old June 6, 2011
 

I hate the book but I love the show!

The book stinks but I think this is a good fantasy show for kids to learn and go on adventures. Its all about the book which I hate.
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Too much violence

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