Max is into reading lately. He likes anything about trains or trucks. Shocker, I know. I can sometimes entice him to check out other subjects if a book has a decent amount of purple, as the one above does. The Hallmark peeps sent it to us; it's part of the Recordable Storybooks line.
Basically, you record yourself reading the words on each page. Or you can record your kid talking. Or your Aunt Tillie. The instructions did not say whether recording your dog, cat or parakeet would work, and since we have none of those, I can't say. What I can tell you is that it's idiot-proof: You press a button, and the prompts tell you what to do. Every time you flip the page, the recording automatically starts. I enjoyed recording it, and even more, I enjoyed the look on Max's face when he heard my voice.
We also got I Love You Grandma, which I'm going to have the kids record and give to my mom. The books are geared toward kids ages 18 months and up, but both Max and Sabrina got a kick out of them. They're sold at Hallmark Gold Crown Stores.
Get psyched: I have two Hallmark Recordable Storybooks to give away, each worth $29.95. You can take your pick of any of the 15 books online. To enter, just check out the books and leave a comment below about which one your child would like.
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This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends 12/22 at 11:59 p.m. EST. I'll randomly pick the winners, alert you by email and announce it here.
Bon chance! Word, if you buy one regularly-priced Recordable Storybook at Hallmark through 12/24, you can get an additional holiday one for $19.95. Perhaps your iguana would like to record one?
Update: The winners are Tina Reynolds and lezanac. I hope you, your kids and/or your ferret enjoy!