Focusing on persisting at challenging tasks. "Zak and the Beanstalk" -- The Do-Re-Mi birds are gone, and Zak and Wheezie are afraid something bad has happened to them! A worried Sid Sycamore says that the birds have been kidnapped by Mungus the Giant. When Emmy, Max, Zak and Wheezie sneak into Mungus' castle and confront him, he confesses that he's not mean at all. He only took the birds because he loves their music. He agrees to let them go if the kids and dragons can teach him to make his own music. "Whole Lotta Maracas Goin' On" -- Quetzal loves to make music with maracas but his set is broken, so the gang decides to make him a new pair for Teacher's Day. Emmy joins Cassie in pursuit of tricky Stickleback Sticks for the handles. Max teams up with Ord to get past some crabby pincher crabs to obtain beach gourds for the rattles. But Zak and Wheezie have the hardest task of all - they must coax some seeds from a boy and girl Songflower team who are holding them "captive." "Up, Up and Away" -- The gang has a great time playing Pop the Bubbles until Ord accidentally flattens their bubble bucket. Ord and Max decide they don't need a bucket and dump Zak's entire package of bubble powder into a nearby puddle, which instantly erupts into a bubble geyser. Soon Ord is trapped inside a humongous bubble floating helplessly toward the sky! The gang tries several ways to pop it, but when they can't they tie a rope around it and pull it to the School in the Sky. The three adventures in Dragon Tales: Let's Stick to It! are linked by two songs, "Stretch" and "Hum."
In Let's Stick to It, Max and Emmy demonstrate for the preschool masses that dusting off their dragonscale calls for a certain measure of mojo. To start with, they square off against a disagreeable giant to help rescue a flock of songbirds in "Zak and the Beanstalk." "Whole Lotta Maracas Goin' On" proves less intimidating, but splitting up to secure the makings of maracas also fast becomes anything but a snag-free operation. "Up, Up and Away," the final saga in this paean to perseverance, leads the dragon/kid crew into a squeaky-clean mess as Ord traps himself in an unburstable bubble. Sandwiched between episodes is the catchy Dragon Tune "Get Up," and its placement couldn't be better--the uptempo mover and shaker serves as a respite from the dragon dilemmas, and its happy hop-to-it message will stick to little kids long after Let's Stick to It reaches its umpteenth viewing. --Tammy La Gorce