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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

{Scholastic Storybook Treasures} Review & GIVEAWAY! *CLOSED*

Scholastic Storybook Treasures is a company that brings your child's classic storybooks alive on video. As their website rightfully boasts, it is "the most award-winning children's series in the home entertainment marketplace." In other words, your kids aren't just being entertained with these {as with many videos} - they're actually learning something, too!

Scholastic Storybook Treasures has a whole range of videos, ranging from classics to others you may not have even heard of before, although from what I could tell, a good portion are award-winners of some sort. For a reasonable $14.95 option, most of these choices have at least 4 stories per DVD, and not only that, but they are generally "themed" {such as "back to school stories," "friendly monster stories," or "Halloween stories," for example}. For $29.95, you can get a package of about 25 stories or so; and then 50 storybooks for $49.95 or 100 storybooks for $99.95.

Beyond shopping by price, you can also shop by age, which is quite handy when it comes to gift-giving, and you're wondering what is appropriate for a particular age.

Now, what is particularly unique about these videos is that they actually span across pages of the real books! So you are not seeing a film in motion, but rather, images from the pages, like your child is used to reading in the books. The camera also zeroes in and focuses on relevant parts to the story {for example, zooming in on the bent tire, when the words are talking about the mangled tire from Curious George Rides a Bike}.

Another unique aspect is that all the words from the book show up at the bottom of the screen in white, and then each word turns yellow as that word is being read by the narrator. And not only does one narrator read the story, but there are many different voices for each story character, many of which are those of famous actors & actresses!

We received the Scholastic Treasury of Bedtime Stories which includes 28 children's stories, including the classic Curious George, Corduroy, Goodnight Gorilla & Harold and the Purple Crayon. This set comes with 4 DVDs, and what I especially liked was how trim and slim they are. Each DVD is about half the width of your typical DVDs {not to mention, they each include about 7 stories!}, meaning more stories for less storage space, which is a huge bonus.



My 2yo son really enjoyed seeing his books "come alive," and I really liked the words lighting up at the bottom {meaning more learning for him!}, and also that they are relatively short videos. So your child can watch a "whole movie," per se, in just 15 minutes or so, instead of sitting in front of the TV to watch an entire {Disney} movie that's over an hour long, for example. They are just about the perfect amount of time to occupy your child while you prepare dinner {or you can do 2 storybooks, for example}, which is quite handy for any Mom.

And one last perk I will mention is that their website also has parents' reviews of their products, along with a "Kid's Corner," where you can print off coloring & activity sheets to go along with your stories! Brilliant and quite creative for putting the whole "story" together, if you will!

BUY IT: Visit Scholastic Storybook Treasures today to buy your own copy {or any other of their many choices!}.

WIN IT: Scholastic Storybook Treasures is generously giving away one Scholastic Treasury of Bedtime Stories {valued at $29.95} to one lucky Haute Tot and Baby Couture reader!


Mandatory Entry: Visit Scholastic Storybook Treasures to find a favorite storybook video you'd like to try; then come back here and tell me what it is in a comment (1 entry). Be sure to leave your email address in the entry so that I have a way to contact the winner! If there is NO EMAIL left, another winner will be drawn! Winner will be chosen via random.org and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize or another winner will be chosen. Entrants can enter through March 9th. Winner to be chosen March 10th, 2010.


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