Saturday, March 26, 2011

Once Upon A Bedtime - Audio Books for Children Review & Giveaway (2 winners) Ends 4/9

If there is one thing that young children love to do before bedtime, or any time really, it is listening to a good children's book being read to them.  I know that when I was younger, we would always bring a book to either my mom or dad before bedtime and ask to bed read another bedtime story.  It didn't matter if we had heard it numerous times before, we still loved it.  And I am sure that your children are like that today as well.  

I want to introduce you to a company named, "Once Upon A Bedtime" that creates and specializes in making audio books for children ages 4-9 years old.  For a one time fee, you can download any of the audio books that she has created onto your computer and listen to them with your children as often as you would like to.

Natasha (the owner of Once Upon A Bedtime) sent me two of her audio books to review with my little brother and sister (ages 7 and 5).  The first one that we sat and listened to together is called: "Letty the Determined Leaf Lets Go."  

"Letty is unlike the other leaves.  Her difference sets her apart when the the time comes for the leaves to launch themselves into the unknown with the winds of Fall.  Holding on tight, Letty finds herself alone in the old oak tree for Winter.  This story tells of how she is never really alone, and journeys with Letty through her self-discovery of what it is that gives her the courage to let go." - Taken directly from the Once Upon A Bedtime website.

The second audio book that we were sent to listen to is called: "Magnus Mouse and and the Halloween Scarecrow."

"Magnus Mouse and the Halloween Scarecrow is the story of a little Mouse who enjoys the pleasures of summer days filled with fun and friendship.  When the beauty of nature goes to sleep for the winter, taking with it his creature friends, Magnus Mouse experiences new and strange feelings of loss and loneliness.  As his first tear falls, the Halloween magic begins to unfold.  In this journey, Magnus Mouse learns how his loving heart can combine with a touch of fairy-magic to give life to a lonely old Scarecrow and ignite the joy of friendship." - Taken directly from the Once Upon A Bedtime website.

I thought that both of these audio books were adorable and very well created.  Natasha is very gifted and I can tell that she has a huge passion for creating these stories for young children to enjoy over and over again.  The only recommendation that I would have for the future would be to see if these stories can be created using video as well.  I do realize that that would be a lot of work drawing more pictures for the children to watch, but I think that a lot of children would love to watch and follow along with colorful photos as well.  

All in all, I was very impressed with how much work and effort goes into making these adorable audio books.  I know that young children will love to listen to them over and over again.

BUY IT: You can buy these audio books and a few different ones that weren't mentioned in the review at Once Upon A Bedtime's website.

WIN IT: Two lucky winners will each receive a downloadable copy of either "Letty the Determined Leaf Lets Go" or "The Little Munchkin and the Fairy Ring."  

MANDATORY ENTRY: 
*Head on over to Once Upon A Bedtime's facebook page and become a fan.  Comment back here with  your profile name.

Please complete the mandatory entry above before doing any/all of the extra entries.


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*Subscribe to my Email Updates on the left sidebar <----- and comment here that you did.

EXTRA DAILY ENTRIES:
*Tweet and/or share this giveaway on facebook and please place the link to where you shared here.  You can  use the share buttons below.  One entry for each place that you share, per day.



This giveaway will end on April 9th at 11:59pm EST.  Two winners will be chosen using Random.org and then emailed and notified on the blog.  The first winner to reply will be able to choose which story they want out of the two that are being given away.  The second to respond to their winning email, will receive the other story that was not chosen.  The winners will have 48 hours to respond and claim their prizes or  new winners will be chosen.  This giveaway is open to fans worldwide.

Once Upon A Bedtime sent me two of their audio books to review and keep in return for hosting this review and giveaway.  I received no financial compensation to write this review.  All of the above opinions are my own.








62 comments:

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