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ChiIL Mama's Holidaze
12 Days of Giveaways
We've pulled 4 of our favorite DVDs for 3-9 year olds to give away to one of our readers, and 2 of them for a 2nd winner. Winters can be long and here at ChiIL Mama we're all about excellent story telling, and stories with great messages. There's no substitute for reading to and with your kids, but everyone needs a break sometimes. These DVDs are all highly recommended and make great holiday gifts.
Click here to enter for your chance to win
First Winner Will Receive ALL of the following (Approx Value: $53)
1. Lost & Found a Magical Tale of Friendship ($9.98)
*Click here for ChiIL Mama's full video/photo feature on Lost & Found from October for more details.*
Editor's Note: "From the moment this DVD begins, it's a delight..." So begins the Gold Award-winning review from Parents Choice for LOST AND FOUND, a beautifully animated film based on Oliver Jeffers best-selling book. This holiday season, you'll be lost if you don't put this internationally acclaimed film on every child's holiday list, as it's certain to become a timeless, perennially-watched program enjoyed by the entire family!
2. Merry Christmas Splat ($14.95)
THIS NOVEMBER, MAKE WAY FOR A NEW COLLECTION
OF HOLIDAY DELIGHTS FROM SCHOLASTIC
MERRY CHRISTMAS, SPLAT...AND MORE WINTER STORIES
NEW RELEASE: NOVEMBER 19, 2013
Ready for this season's holiday family viewing, Merry Christmas, Splat... and More Winter Stories arrives from the nationally acclaimed, multi-award-winning SCHOLASTIC STORYBOOK TREASURES™ series, which brings best-selling children's storybooks to life and promotes a love of literature. With faithful adaptations and celebrity narrations, this critically acclaimed DVD series has won hundreds of awards and sold more than 2.5 million videos.
The DVD is packed with endearing, colorfully animated and expertly narrated tales:
- Merry Christmas, Splat (written and illustrated by Rob Scotton, narrated by John Keating): Splat is trying hard to be good before Santa's arrival so he can get all the presents he's dreamed of on Christmas Day!
- Fletcher and the Snowflake Christmas (written by Julia Rawlinson, illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke, narrated by Katherine Kellgren): It's Christmas Eve and Fletcher wonders how Santa will find his burrow through all the snow.
- Snowflake Bentley (written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, illustrated by Mary Azarian, narrated by Sean Astin): Willie Bentley loved and learned all about snowflakes.
- Owl Moon (written and narrated by Jane Yolen, illustrated by John Schoenherr): A girl and her father search the moonlit woods for the Great Horned Owl in this carefully animated adaptation of a classic children's picture book.
- Read-Along Function
- Behind-the-scenes look at creating the animation for Fletcher
Ages: 3 and up
Running Time: Approx. 37 minutes + extras
Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books and a leader in educational technology and related services and children's media. Scholastic creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning materials and programs, magazines, multi-media and other products that help children learn both at school and at home. The Company distributes its products and services worldwide through a variety of channels, including school-based book clubs and book fairs, retail stores, schools, libraries, on-air, and online at www.scholastic.com.
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3. Guess How Much I Love You ($12.98)
INSPIRED BY THE BEST-SELLING BOOKS, THE
ANIMATED ADVENTURES OF LITTLE NUTBROWN HARE HOP TO RICH LIFE IN THIS DVD FROM THE SERIES,
BROADCAST ON DISNEY JUNIOR
GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU: HIDDEN TREASURE
Street Date: November 5, 2013
DVD SRP: $12.98
Your little ones will love the animated adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare right up to the moon - and back! In this fun-filled Disney Junior series inspired by Sam McBratney's best-selling children's book, Little Nutbrown Hare, his father and all their forest friends explore the world around them with the same endearing simplicity and love that has made the book series a timeless classic. This debut single disc release features seven complete episodes in which Hare learns valuable life lessons such as the importance of friendship, learning from mistakes, embracing differences in one another and many more!
Catalog #: EOE-DV-7185
Running Time: 80 mins.
Rated: Not Rated
Aspect Ratio: 16 x 9 (1.78:1)
Audio: 2.0 Dolby Digital
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4. Bink & Gollie ($14.95)
This one came out earlier in the year, but it's one of our favorites here at ChiIL Mama. We dig Bink & Gollie and think you and your kids will, too. It's by the author of Because of Winn Dixie and The Tale of Despereaux . Check it out!
OPPOSITES ATTRACT IN FUN STORIES ABOUT THE BEST
OF PALS ON THIS ROCKIN' DVD COLLECTION FROM SCHOLASTIC STORYBOOK TREASURES™
BINK & GOLLIE...AND MORE STORIES ABOUT FRIENDSHIP
This new DVD in the SCHOLASTIC STORYBOOK TREASURES™ collection is perfect for kids ages 4-9. BINK & GOLLIE... AND MORE STORIES ABOUT FRIENDSHIP is a compilation headlined by "Bink & Gollie", from Kate DiCamillo, the Newbery Medal-winning author of Because of Winn Dixie and The Tale of Despereaux and Alison McGhee. A story of two very different girls who are the best of friends, Bink and Gollie don't agree on anything, but they learn ways to keep their friendship going strong. The original story for early readers, illustrated by Tony Fucile, won the Theodore Geisel Award, and a new book in the series "Bink & Gollie: Best Friends Forever" is available from Candlewick Press this spring. Three other stories about friendship are also included in this fun-packed video:
· "A Sick Day for Amos Mcgee" (by Philip C. Stead, illustrated by Erin E. Stead, narrated by David de Vries) - Amos receives unexpected guests from the zoo when he's home with the sniffles and sneezes.
· "The Other Side" (by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E.B. Lewis, narrated by Toshi Widoff-Woodson) - A friendship develops between two kids from opposite sides of a segregated town.
· "Cat and Canary" (written and illustrated by Michael Foreman) - Cat's unlikely friend Canary shows him a great time when his master is away at work.
· Author and illustrator interviews
· Read-Along Function
Catalog #: NNVG288930
Running Time: Approx. 36 minutes + extras
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Second Winner Will Receive ALL of the following (value: $30)
1. Merry Christmas Splat
2. Bink & Gollie
Entry is open through midnight December 14th (Chicago time) & open nationwide, to anyone living in the continental USA. Enter early & often & spread the word for more chances to win. Winners will all be posted here December 15th and notified by e-mail. Good luck!
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Disclaimer: Once again, thanks to Scholastic and eone for providing DVDs for our readers. All opinions are our own.