Dora Had a Little Lamb
Airdate August 26, 2003
Season 3
Episode 1
Previous León, the Circus Lion
Next Meet Diego!
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 & Boots discover a giant sized nursery rhyme book sitting on the path. All of a sudden, a nursery rhyme character comes out of the book. It was a little lamb. Dora remembered that there was some girl that gets followed by a little lamb. Dora & Boots sang the tune to "Mary Had A Little Lamb". The little lamb was lost and had to get home to Mary. Dora, Boots and Little Lamb enter the nursery rhyme book. As they entered the book, they had to figure out where Mary is. Dora & Boots check Map for directions. Map says that they have to go past the waterspout, jump over the moon to find Mary at her own house. The 3 places that Dora, Boots and Little Lamb have to go are Waterspout, Moon and Mary's House. Dora, Boots and Little Lamb were about to go to the waterspout when they heard stars. They catch the stars and put them in the star pocket. After catching the stars, Dora & Boots take Little Lamb home. They check out other nursery rhymes like Hickory Dickory Dock, Jack & Jill, Rock-A-Bye Baby and Jack-be-Nimble. After checking out other nursery rhymes in the book of nursery rhymes, Dora, Boots and Little Lamb get hungry. They meet Peter Piper who had a bush of pickled peppers. Peter Piper puts his piccolo in his pocket for safe keeping and had to pick out enough pickled peppers for everybody. After that, they had to watch out for Swiper the fox. They got ready and stopped Swiper by saying "Swiper no Swiping" 3 times. Swiper snaps his fingers and runs away. Then, everybody took a taste on their pickled peppers except for Dora. Dora admitted that she hasn't tasted a pickled pepper before. So, she took a bite and realized that she loves pickled peppers. After their snack, Dora & Boots headed off with Little Lamb to the waterspout. The waterspout turns on on it's own. It flows down the water-slide and the floor gets soaking wet. A spider was there to help. Dora, Boots and Little Lamb sing "Itsy Bitsy Spider" to help Spider turn off the waterspout. After the song, the spider reaches the top and turns off the waterspout. Dora, Boots and Little Lamb check out another nursery rhyme called "Humpty Dumpty". He falls off the wall, but they play a jigsaw puzzle game to put him back together; piece by piece. 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 tell the cow "Jump" in Spanish. After jumping over the moon, it turns dark and had to get down safely. Glowy the bright star comes out of the star pocket and lights the way down. After riding the cow over the moon, Dora & Boots were getting close to taking Little Lamb to Mary. They see 3 men in a tub-car. They hop in and started riding on the path. Suddenly, the tub-car splashes into a mud puddle. They stop and found out that Dora, Boots, Little Lamb and the 3 men in the tub got dirty. They needed to clean up. Dora checks Backpack for something they use to get them clean. Backpack had a bar of soap. The soap comes out of Backpack. It got slippery but Boots gripped it good. They wash every part of their body from head to toe. In no time, they were all cleaned up. And now, Dora & Boots take Little Lamb home riding with the 3 men in the tub-car. After reaching Mary's house, Dora, Boots and Little Lamb jump out. Dora rings the doorbell and Mary was so happy to see Little Lamb home. Dora & Boots sing "Mary had A Little Lamb". And that's the story of how Dora & Boots brought Little Lamb back home to Mary.


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.
  • The home video version of this episode uses the Season 1 and Season 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.


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