Saturday, October 17, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are




Have you seen it yet?
If you don't know what I am talking about I am referring to the movie version of Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are" that was released in theaters yesterday. I have not had a chance to take Madison yet but I don't think she will stop reminding me that her "favoritest" book is in the movies until I take her.
In the meantime I was fortunate enough to receive a copy of "Where the Wild Things Are And 5 More Stories By Maurice Sendak" from Scholastic's Storybook Treasures. This video was an instant hit in our home. Maurice Sendak's stories "Where The Wild Things Are", "Pierre", "One Was Johnny","Alligators All Around","Chicken Soup with Rice" and "In the Night Kitchen" have all been animated and given a read along function on the dvd. The dvd also comes with "Where The Wild Things Are" stickers. I don't know if it is the same in your house but in my home everything is better when it comes with stickers!
The Scholastic Storybook Treasures lone comes from Weston Woods Studios,"world-renowned for their acclaimed, unabridged film and audio adaptations of best selling children's storybooks." Each dvd is $14.95 and features at least one hour of storytime along with the read along function. The videos can be purchased at http://www.newkideo.com/. The site also features information on new releases, product reviews, activites for children and more.
Although $14.95 is a great price for these awesome videos isn't it always better to get something for free? Yep, I thought so. I have another copy of "Where the Wild Things Are...And 5 Mores Stories By Maurice Sendak" to give away.
Just comment on your favorite childhood book for a chance to win the video. For a second chance to win post about this giveaway on your blog with a link back. Just be sure to let me know if you have a link.
The winner will be randomly selected Wednesday, October 21st. Please make sure you leave me a way to contact you in case you win. Winner must live within the U.S. and must contact me within 3 days of me announcing the winner. If the winner does not contact me within 3 days I will randomly select another winner.
Good luck to all!

13 comments:

Meredith said...

The Bear Snores on is my favorite childhood book.

Wehaf said...

I loved "I Am A Bunny" by Richard Scarey. When I got a bit older I loved the tales from "East of the Sun, West of the Moon".

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Mary A said...

I always loved the Little Bear books by Elsa Holmelund Minarik. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Cindy said...

My favorite childhood books were the Little Bear books, too! Mary A has great taste!

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Mrs. Apple said...

I loved all the Dr. Seuss books - I could read them to myself!

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Julie said...

Beverly Cleary books were my favorite

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Kristie said...

I always loved the Frog and Toad stories! :-)

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Mommy T said...

I was a huge Dr. Seuss fan, especially the Sneetches!

Gus and Clay's Mama said...

My favorite book was Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing- when I was younger than that, Goodnight Moon

(as a mom, my favorite kids books are the Eric Carlye ones!)

Renee said...

Anne of Green Gables series was always a favorite.

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I loved the Little House on the Prairie books.

Stuff Smart said...

My favorite book as a child was My side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George.