Wednesday, December 17, 2014

'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' 50th Anniversary Pop-Up Book Giveaway

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Start a new holiday family reading tradition with a delightful pop-up retelling of this beloved Christmas special. Just in time for its 50th anniversary, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer® is now a stunning pop-up book that is sure to wow Rudolph fans of all ages.

All of the classic characters join Rudolph for his North Pole adventure: Hermey the elf/aspiring dentist, Yukon Cornelius, and the doe-eyed Clarice. The impressive large-scale pop-ups re-create classic scenes using actual movie stills. Fly along with Rudolph, join in the reindeer games, flee from the Abominable Snow Monster, visit the Island of Misfit Toys, and save Christmas one foggy night. Gather the kiddos, grab a snuggly blanket and be touched by the timeless story of acceptance and discover the true meaning of the holiday spirit.

When I was a kid, Christmas never felt like Christmas until the holiday special aired on TV. It is still like that today. We also loved singing the song every holiday season, and reading the story. Even young readers can get into this story, and pop-ups are perennial favorites.

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Special Edition Pop-Up Book can be purchased here.

Taking Time for Mommy is giving away 2 copies! Open to US residents only. Fill out the form below to enter.

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Win a three-month subscription to Netflix!

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This review and giveaway comes from my friend at Taking Time for Mommy:

I discovered VeggieTales in my early twenties. I didn't have any children then but I loved the show. When my now ten year old was born she loved the show too. We have all of the DVDs! When we heard that VeggieTales was back as a Netflix original series we couldn't wait to watch it. One of my friends posted on facebook that we saw it on Netflix but was scared to watch the remake but after watching it I assured her it was as awesome as it was before.

It features all-new and exciting adventures for your favorite VeggieTales characters, while remaining true to the values-driven storytelling that has long made VeggieTales a beloved part of childhood. In each 22-minute episode of VeggieTales in the House, two separate 11-minute stories impart important life lessons, designed to please both young viewers and longtime fans of the VeggieTales brand. Every episode also includes brand-new songs and, of course, the famous closing phrase that has been at the heart of VeggieTales from the beginning: “God made you special, and He loves you very much.”

The first episode starts off with Larry wanting a puppy and even though he could get a puppy for free it shows how much responsibility and money is involved. A FANTASTIC lesson for kids and some parents too. It remained true to the VeggieTales I love with catchy songs and it is short enough for your little ones with short attention spans.

We love these shows! You can watch too if you have Netflix. Don't have it? Well we are giving away a 3 month subscription open to Taking Time for Mommy fans (US/ CAN) Ends 12/29

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Monday, December 8, 2014

'That's Nothing!' by Clint Morey


Blurb:

Three friends learn a lesson about friendship.

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Bio:

Clint Morey is a best selling author of novels, short stories and screenplays but one of his favorite modes of storytelling is the picture book.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

'Why Do We Call It Christmas?' DVD Giveaway

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Cutting down trees? Hanging stockings? Santa Claus? What do any of these have to do with Jesus' birthday? More than you'd think! ?Join VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer along with intrepid newsman Buck Denver and all his friends on an amazing journey into the world's most popular holiday! Sure, you know the Christmas story. But do you know the story of Christmas? Don't miss the whimsical, educational, Christmical party to end all Christmas parties as Buck Denver Asks … Why Do We Call It Christmas?

Contains the following topics:
-Where do we get the word Christmas?
-When was Jesus born?
-What do Christmas trees have to do with Jesus?
-Who is St. Nicholas?
-What is Hanukkah?
-Who is Emmanuel?
-Luke 2 Story

Official Website: Click here!

Check out the Review on Taking Time for Mommy!

Watch the DVD TRAILER


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"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.” Must be 18+ US resident

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

'A Month of Bedtime Stories' by Neil Roy McFarlane



Blurb:

A cow that eats bananas and lives in the trees! Bees that pilot submarines through uncharted puddles! An elevator that descends to the centre of the Earth! Cowardly dinosaurs! Alien Dogs! Vertiginous squirrels! Time-traveling slugs! Disco-dancing horses!

They’re all here in this collection of weird and wonderful bedtime stories, a month’s worth of fantastic tales to guarantee any child thirty-one dream-filled nights.

Read an excerpt:
From “The Submarine Full of Bees” 
You went up to the hole and you put in your hand, feeling around for the honey. 
“I say!” said a voice. “You there. The human child with the funny nose. What are you up to?” 
You looked up and there, hovering right in front of your funny nose, was the Queen Bee, complete with a crown and sceptre. 
“Are you trying to steal my honey, what?” she asked in a posh voice. 
“Oh no, not at all,” you spluttered, quickly taking your hand out of the hole. 
“I’m the Queen, don’t cha know, so please address me as ‘Your Highness’.” 
“Sorry, Your Highness. I wasn’t trying to steal your honey at all.” 
“So, what were you doing with your hand up my hive hole?” asked the Queen suspiciously. 
“Oh. That … I was, erm, I was just, erm …” But you didn’t know what to say. 
“Never mind,” said the Queen. “I’ve got a job for you, don’t cha know. Can you steer a submarine?”

Read rave reviews!
"Written with a great love of vocabulary, with a musical style [...] this book is not a month of bedtime stories, but a lifetime of them." - Carole P. Roman, Kirkus Best of 2012 Award-winning Author 
"Neil Roy McFarlane likely has as fine a sense of humor as anyone writing today… Looney, wacky, imaginative and borderline crazy tales that McFarlane pens with absolute abandon." - Grady Harp, Hall of Fame Amazon Top 100 Reviewer / Vine Voice 
"I keep trying to get Mama to read more than one at night time - there are enough for a whole month but I don't want to take that long to read them all!" - Raif (Age 5) San Francisco Book Review
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About the author:

Neil Roy McFarlane lives and works in Devon, UK. He knew he wanted to be a writer at the age of eight and after being many other things in the intervening years (an EFL teacher, a care assistant, an assistant editor, a film subtitler, a garbage collector, a postman…) he has now returned to his original dream. He writes in a variety of genres, including radio drama, screenplays, children's and adult fiction. He recently returned to university as a mature student to gain an MA in English.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Win the 'Let's Learn Colors' DVD from Nickelodeon

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This DVD giveaway is sponsored by Taking Time For Mommy. Andi's Kids Books is not responsible for any problems nor delivery of prizes.

LetslearncolorsCalling all colors! From painting and drawing to mixing colors, kids will discover the art of color identification with these six Nick Jr. play dates! They'll jump into coloring books with Dora and the Wonder Pets, they'll learn color mixing with the Bubble Guppies and Blue, and they'll search for colorful shape pieces with Team Umizoomi!

This DVD contains six Color Themed episodes (really five full episodes) from different shows on Nick Jr. Amazon doesn't always do a good job on their DVD episode listings so here are the episodes that are included on this DVD:

1. Bubble Guppies - The Crayon Prix! (full episode)
2. Dora the Explorer - Quack! Quack! (full episode)
3. Team Umizoomi - Kite Festival (full episode)
4. Blue's Clues - Colors Everywhere! (full episode)
5. The Wonder Pets! - Save the Moose in the Caboose! (11 minute episode)
6. The Wonder Pets! - Save the Flamingo! (11 minute episode)

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

FREE 11/3-11/7 'Griff's Goats' by Jenny Griffin



Blurb:

Come on a delightful journey to Griff's farm, and discover the trials and tribulations Griff endures while caring for her energetic flock of delinquent goats. Written in rhyming verse with pop-up text for easy reading and more interactivity -- simply double-tap the text in the pictures for extended popup text to gain an insight from the goat’s perspective -- this fun romp on the farm will entertain readers of all ages; the vivid full-color illustrations will appeal to young readers too.


Author Bio:

Jenny Griffin lives in a rural coastal village with her menagerie of rescued animals, which over the years have included: dogs, cats, horses, goats, pot-belly pigs, parrots, rabbits and even some rats. She has a diploma in Nature Conservation, a BSc Honors degree in Zoology (Marine Biology) and a Certificate in Freelance Journalism, and has worked as a field biologist, environmental educator and freelance writer. Jenny has also run her own pet shop and dog grooming service, and to fund the rescued animals in her care, she operated a mobile petting zoo offering hands-on educational visits to schools for an interactive experience with farm and domestic animals, and an educational entertainment alternative for children's parties and events. Jenny is now a full-time freelance writer and environmental communication consultant; but her passion lies in writing engaging children's books that focus on environmental education and animal welfare issues.

Find her on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ZippityZoo