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Win DVD Copies of The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child

The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo is an adorable story. I enjoyed reading it to my kids and then watching it together. We would read both The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child books and then watch the stories. Now the Oscar-nominated The Gruffalo is being re-released on DVD January 10, 2017. I will be giving away a pair of the DVDs. You can enter to win by leaving a comment on this post. Tell me your favorite childhood story. The contest ends January 6, 2017.


Both of these films are based on beloved children’s books written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, and feature an all-star cast of voices. Some of the featured voice talent in both films includes Helena Bonham Carter (Harry Potter), Robbie Coltrane (Harry Potter), James Corden (The Late Late Show with James Corden), John Hurt (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull), and Tom Wilkinson (Batman Begins).

About The Gruffalo

This enchanting tale tells the story of a mouse who walks through the woods in search of a nut. Along the way, he encounters a hungry fox, owl, and snake who all think the mouse looks good to eat! Forced to rely on his wits for survival, Mouse invents an imaginary monster with frightening features to scare them away, but what happens when he comes face-to-face with his own creation?

The Gruffalo DVD has an SRP of $9.99 and will be re-released on January 10, 2017.

About The Gruffalo’s Child

One snowy night, the Gruffalo’s Child ignores her father’s warning and bravely tiptoes out of their cave into the deep dark wood in search of the Big Bad Mouse. On her journey, she meets Snake, Owl, and Fox but no sign of the fabled Mouse. He doesn’t really exist…or does he?

The Gruffalo’s Child DVD has an SRP of $9.99 and will be re-released on January 10, 2017.

Book Review: One Busy Day

One Busy Day

We received a copy of One Busy Day by Lola M. Schaefer and illustrated by Jessica Meserve to read and review. Here are our opinions.

Your first friends are often your siblings. I only have experience being an older brother but remember when you younger sister wanted to do everything that I did and wanted to play with me. Now that I have kids I can see how Andrew wants to do the things that Eva is doing and he wants to play with her and spend time with her. For the most part she is patient and she plays well with him. Other times he’s just a little too little to play. As they get older I can see him wanting to spend even more time with her, they love each other very much.

This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of a sister and brother. The sister is younger and she simply wants to play with her brother, however he is too busy. Each time that she tries to play with him he is busy and so she does something on her own. Through her imagination ordinary things take on an extraordinary feel. Eventually the older brother gets curious and decides to play with his sister and together they use their imaginations to have a wonderful adventure. My kids enjoyed the book and loved the illustrations. I have more details about the book below. Continue reading Book Review: One Busy Day