My Storytime Friends Review & Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
December 23, 2009
231 Comments
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My boys love to read books and have me read books to them.  They also love it when the character associated with the book is a plush toy for them to hold on to during story time.  Thanks to Mom Bloggers Club, I had the opportunity to participate in a campaign review for My Storytime Friends.  It is an adorable set!  If you are looking for a last minute Christmas gift, I would highly recommend My Storytime Friends!

My Storytime Friends is an interactive toy and storybook set for children ages 3-8 that is both entertaining and educational.  The My Storytime Friends set includes a unique combination of a plush stuffed animal (the bear is huggable and adorable), an inspiring hardcover storybook written by award winning author Andrew Wolfendon, and a lifetime membership to the My Storytime Friends Book of the Month Club.  My Storytime Friends membership also includes free access to My Storytime Friends online, an interactive site for your kids to learn and play.

Some of the benefits of having a membership online include: (1) FREE Narrated online-flip book version of the Book of the Month, (2) FREE Printable Colored PDF copies of each Book of the Month story plus black and white versions for coloring (hardcover copies of the books are available for $6.95 with free shipping), (3) FREE access to educational, interactive activities on MyStorytimeFriends.com, as well as other offline activities for children and workbooks for parents; and (4) FREE audio-book version of each story.

My Storytime Friends has offered to give away an interactive toy and storybook (valued at $39.99) to 1 lucky reader on The Mommy-Files!!!

WIN IT!!! (MANDATORY ENTRY)

– Visit My Storytime Friends online and tell me 1 fun or interesting thing you found on the site.

EXTRA ENTRIES!!

– Vote for The Mommy-Files on Top Mommy Blogs (simply click on the button on the sidebar) – 1 ENTRY
– Follow The Mommy-Files on Twitter – 1 ENTRY
– Tweet about the giveaway – 1 ENTRY DAILY
– Become a Fan of The Mommy-Files on Facebook – 1 ENTRY
– Follow me through Google Connect (new on the right side of the blog) – 1 ENTRY
– Subscribe to my blog – 1 ENTRY
– Add my Mommy-Files button to your blog and include the URL – 1 ENTRY
– Add my Holiday Gift Guide button to your blog – 1 ENTRY
– Comment on any Non-Giveaway post on The Mommy-Files – 1 ENTRY per post comment (no limit)
– Blog about this giveaway and include the URL – 5 ENTRIES

RULES!!

– Contest will close at 11:59 p.m. PST on Tuesday, January 4th, 2010! Any entries after this time will be deleted!
– Contest open to U.S. residents only.

Gift Guide

For more holiday gift ideas, visit Rockin’ Mama.

I received a My Storytime Friends Pack including the book and the bear from My Storytime Friends as part of a review campaign for Mom Bloggers Club so that I could review the product and write this post.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine!

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

231 Responses to “My Storytime Friends Review & Giveaway”

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  2. Megan says:

    I think it’s cute that kids can interact with their Storytime Friends through the online “post office.” 🙂

  3. Megan says:

    I voted for your blog!

  4. Megan says:

    i follow on Twitter! (SuperMegs)

  5. Megan says:

    I am a Facebook Fan! (Under a different email address…let me know if you need it!)

  6. Megan says:

    I follow your blog through Google Connect!

  7. Megan says:

    I subscribe!

  8. Megan says:

    Your Mommy-Files button is on my blog!

  9. Megan says:

    Your Holiday Gift Guide button is on my blog!

  10. Linda Kish says:

    They remind me of Teddy Ruxpin. So cute and I love anything to do with books.

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  11. Linda Kish says:

    google reader follower

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  12. Cheryl Bradley says:

    I think it’s fun that kids can interact with characters from the stories thru the online post office.

  13. Cheryl Bradley says:

    voted for themommyfiles

  14. Cheryl Bradley says:

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  18. hollowsins says:

    I love the cute little bear clothes, especially the ballerina dresses

  19. hollowsins says:

    I voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs

  20. hollowsins says:

    Im a twitter follower
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  21. hollowsins says:

    Im a facebook fan
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  22. hollowsins says:

    Im a google follower

  23. hollowsins says:

    I subscribe via email

  24. Dinghy S says:

    It is cool that kids can catch up on their Storytime Friends between books by visiting the Newsstand.

  25. Dinghy S says:

    I am a subscriber

  26. I love the bridal bears! WHEN…. Dave finally proposes.. I’d love to get these for my little girls! 🙂

  27. I follow Mommy Files on Twitter

  28. I am friends with The Mommy Files on Facebook

  29. Amy says:

    The Cool Dude jacket is fun!

  30. Amy says:

    Following your blog

  31. Amy says:

    Following you on twitter @atrane

  32. Marci says:

    You can buy different outfits that are very cute!

  33. Marci says:

    google friend.

  34. Marci says:

    Email Subscriber!

  35. Bethany says:

    They have a book of the month

  36. Bethany says:

    email subscriber

  37. Bethany says:

    I follow your blog

  38. Bethany says:

    I have your reg. button

  39. Bethany says:

    I have your holiday button

  40. I like that they have so much stuff on their site that the children can interact through. I couldn’t look at everything, as I am not a member on there, but my little sisters would love this!! Please enter me:) Thanks!!

  41. I am also a blog follower as Charity:)

  42. And I am an email subscriber!!

  43. Jennifer T. says:

    I love that there’s a monthly story and you can download a version for your kids to color.

  44. Jennifer T. says:

    I follow through Google Friend Connect.

  45. Jennifer T. says:

    I’m an e-mail subscriber.

  46. Jennifer T. says:

    I’m a fan of The Mommy Files on facebook under Jennie Tilson.

  47. Wendy Beth Gahm says:

    It’s cool that kids can interact with characters from through the Post Office online!

  48. Wendy Beth Gahm says:

    I am a Facebook fan.

  49. Wendy Beth Gahm says:

    I follow with Google.

  50. Wendy Beth Gahm says:

    I subscribe.

  51. susan varney says:

    the bear clothes are nice mverno@roadrunner.com

  52. SANDY says:

    like the interaction

  53. Stephanie V. says:

    Their key messages of empowerment over adversity, attaining dreams, and aspiring for the future are simpler than they sound — love the concept!
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  54. Tracey Byram says:

    You can downlaod the audio of each month’s new book.

  55. adrienne Gordon says:

    They can interact with characters from the stories thru the online post office.

  56. Vickie Couturier says:

    I learned you can also buy;Our Characters’ Clothing
    A Winning Dream
    Reaching for the Sun

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  57. Vickie Couturier says:

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  58. Vickie Couturier says:

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  59. Vickie Couturier says:

    I am a Fan of The Mommy-Files on Facebook
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  60. Vickie Couturier says:

    I am a email subscriber
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  61. Vickie Couturier says:

    I follow via google friend connect
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  62. marge mckoen says:

    my grandkids would love this

  63. Linda says:

    I like that they have a different book each month!

  64. nan lara says:

    i like that you can get coloring pages of the online books

  65. nan lara says:

    i follow

  66. nan lara says:

    e-mail subscriber

  67. Monique Rizzo says:

    I like that it changes monthly. Thanks for the chance.
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  68. jennifer says:

    I learned that all the stories and animals from my storytime friends exceed the current child safety standards- something you always have to check out now!

  69. jennifer says:

    I follow the mommy files via google friend connect!

  70. jennifer says:

    I subscribe to the mommy files via e-mail!

  71. Kimberly L says:

    I learned that My Storytime FriendsTM is devoted to ensuring children’s safety as they enjoy and learn from our products.

  72. Kimberly L says:

    Email Subscriber

  73. Sarah Coulsey says:

    I love the clothes variety and the book of the month. Great giveaway!!

  74. Sarah Coulsey says:

    I voted for you

  75. Sarah Coulsey says:

    Facebook fan

  76. Sarah Coulsey says:

    I follow through google

  77. Sarah Coulsey says:

    I am a subscriber

  78. Sarah Coulsey says:

    I have your button

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  79. Donna L says:

    I learned that it is an interactive toy and and storybook.

  80. Sheila says:

    The books are illustrated by artist Berne Williams.Thank You

  81. Janine says:

    “Going Up” is this month’s book! Thanks for the chance to win!
    janine at mykidsarefun dot com

  82. Janine says:

    I follow you on twitter! @Me_Janine

  83. Janine says:

    I follow on gfc! (Janine)

  84. Heidi Bokor says:

    Tthe stories are written by veteran author Andrew Wolfendon, whose children’s titles have won numerous awards. I think that says a lot for these types of books. I also love that this is a very interactive site with many ways for our children to learn as they play. Thanks for the giveaway.

  85. Heidi Bokor says:

    I voted and you are #4! OMG….so close! Good luck! And thanks for this giveaway.

  86. Heidi Bokor says:

    I am subscribed. Thanks.

  87. Heidi Bokor says:

    I follow through Google Connect. Thanks.

  88. Ale Oliver says:

    Children can interact w their friend; new outfits can be purchased/ looks like fun to ME!!!!

  89. Ale Oliver says:

    twt @aleshamom4

  90. Ale Oliver says:

    FB fan

  91. Ale Oliver says:

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  92. Ale Oliver says:

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  94. Jill Myrick says:

    I love that there is a new featured book each month. And so many other activities to accompany the Storytime Friends.
    Thank you so much for the chance to win.

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  95. Jill Myrick says:

    I am following via Twitter as jlsc123.

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  96. Jill Myrick says:

    I am a fan via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

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  97. Jill Myrick says:

    I am following via Google Friends Connect.

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  98. Jill Myrick says:

    I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com.

  99. Jeni says:

    I like that you can buy fun accessories and outfits

  100. Jeni says:

    follower on twitter-gigglez5

  101. Jeni says:

    gfc follower

  102. Melissa Barnes says:

    i think its cute how kids can send and recieve mail online with their storytime friend

  103. Melissa Barnes says:

    follow on twitter as lovinmykiddos

  104. Melissa Barnes says:

    email susbcriber

  105. Melissa Barnes says:

    fan on fb as melissa barnes

  106. Deanna says:

    A Hallmark 20 miles from me sells My Storytime Friends.

  107. Deanna says:

    I voted for The Mommy-Files on Top Mommy Blogs.

  108. Deanna says:

    I’m following The Mommy-Files on Twitter (deanna_j).

  109. Deanna says:

    I became a Fan of The Mommy-Files on Facebook (Deanna Devendorf McClellan).

  110. Deanna says:

    I’m following you through Google Friend Connect.

  111. Deanna says:

    I’m subscribed to your blog.

  112. Annette E says:

    I think it’s great that they are devoted to ensuring children’s safety as they enjoy and learn from their products.

  113. Sheila P says:

    It is an interactive site.

  114. Karen S. says:

    You can buy outfits for the bears.

    karenshome65@yahoo.com

  115. Deanna says:

    I tweeted about the giveaway (again) – http://twitter.com/deanna_j/statuses/7204832888

  116. I learned that this month’s book is “Going Up.” What a cute site!

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  117. Following you via Google Connect.

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  118. I’m subscribed to your feed.

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  119. Following on twitter; moziesme

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  120. We poste about this giveaway at winning readings; http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/12/my-storytime-friends.html

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    #1

  121. We poste about this giveaway at winning readings; http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/12/my-storytime-friends.html

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  122. We posted about this giveaway at winning readings; http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/12/my-storytime-friends.html

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  123. We posted about this giveaway at winning readings; http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/12/my-storytime-friends.html

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    #4

  124. We posted about this giveaway at winning readings; http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/12/my-storytime-friends.html

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    #5

  125. Ellie Brower says:

    Love the books! My daughter looked at them and fell in love!

  126. Ellie Brower says:

    Following on twitter

  127. Ellie Brower says:

    I twitted

  128. Deanna says:

    I tweeted about the giveaway (again) – http://twitter.com/deanna_j/statuses/7244148672

  129. Ellie Brower says:

    I am a fan

  130. Wendy says:

    Very interactive and makes it a fun way to get kids excited about reading. My niece would love getting to pick out different clothes!

  131. the books themselves have won awards!
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  132. I follow mommy files on twitter!
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  133. i follow mommy files on friend connect

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  134. i subscribe to mommy files email
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  135. Deanna says:

    I tweeted about the giveaway (again) – http://twitter.com/deanna_j/statuses/7305733042

  136. LT says:

    I learned that an Additional Online Benefit is that Kids can interact with characters from the stories by sending and receiving mail through the Post Office

  137. LT says:

    I voted for you on the Top Mommy Blogs!

  138. LT says:

    I follow you on twitter as coloradomommy!

  139. LT says:

    I follow through Google Connect

  140. LT says:

    I am an email subscriber!

  141. LT says:

    I have your Holiday Gift Guide button:
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  142. Sherri B. says:

    I learned that the “books are beautifully illustrated by artist Berne Williams and the stories are written by veteran author Andrew Wolfendon, whose children’s titles have won numerous awards.” Thanks for the chance!

    sherri419 at gmail dot com

  143. Jennifer Vergin says:

    I found out you can dress your friend in different outfits!

  144. Heather B says:

    what a cute idea letting children send and receive email with the friend!

  145. Karen S. says:

    This month’s book is called ‘Going Up’. Sounds like fun!

    karenshome65@yahoo.com

  146. Karen S. says:

    I’m an email subscriber.

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  147. brooke says:

    I know my son would love getting the new story every month and all the fun activities…

  148. Carmen says:

    I like Lanie’s Garden Outfit.

  149. Carmen says:

    I follow on Twitter (cmouse01)

  150. Carmen says:

    I subscribe (RSS). By the way – your contest says it ends TUESDAY Jan 4th. Monday is the 4th. Just thought I’d mention it.

  151. Susan Ledet says:

    I like the library and of course, the precious bear friends.

  152. Susan Ledet says:

    I voted for you.

  153. Susan Ledet says:

    I follow.

  154. Susan Ledet says:

    I subscribe.

  155. Susan Ledet says:

    I’m also a Facebook Fan.

  156. Kathy S says:

    I leared that with the purchase of the bear and the book, you will have unlimited accesss to stories and activities. My granddaughters would just love this!

  157. oneangel says:

    Goin up is this months book-great site!

  158. Deanna says:

    I tweeted about the giveaway (again) – http://twitter.com/deanna_j/statuses/7374547440

  159. You can buy a bridal ensemble for your bear that includes a wedding dress and white undies! I thought that was fun and interesting.

  160. I voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs.

  161. I follow you on Twitter (@Hobo_Mama).

  162. I am a Facebook Fan (Lauren Wayne).

  163. I follow through Google Connect.

  164. I subscribe to your RSS feed.

  165. I have your Mommy-Files button in my sidebar:
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  166. Maja Meza says:

    the books won awards

  167. Maja Meza says:

    subscriber

  168. Maja Meza says:

    follower

  169. susan smoaks says:

    i like the library

  170. susan smoaks says:

    follower on twitter @mrstls

  171. susan smoaks says:

    facebook fan
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  172. Brittany says:

    I think the post office feature would be fun for my kids. Who doesn’t like getting mail?

  173. Brittany says:

    I voted for you

  174. Brittany says:

    I’m a facebook fan

  175. Brittany says:

    I follow on google

  176. Brittany says:

    I subscribe

  177. Brittany says:

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  178. Brittany says:

    I have your holiday gift guide button

  179. kathy pease says:

    each teddy bear, each piece of accessory clothing, and each printed book has been tested at every level of production and found to meet all of the latest requirements in the U.S. and the E.U., the regions where child-safety standards are strictest worldwide.

  180. kathy pease says:

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  181. kathy pease says:

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  182. kathy pease says:

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  183. kathy pease says:

    subscriber

  184. Heather says:

    I love that their key messages of empowerment over adversity, attaining dreams, and aspiring for the future are simpler than they sound.

  185. Heather says:

    I follow on twitter @ Gigglingkids

  186. Heather says:

    I subscribe

  187. Heather says:

    I follow google friend connect

  188. Beverly Metcalf says:

    I learned it’s a cute place to shop for books. I love how children can check out the books on the site. Thanks for having the nice giveaway.

  189. rajee says:

    Children can interact w their friend; new outfits can be purchased/ looks like fun to ME

  190. Chrysa says:

    I like that they have a new featured book each month.

  191. Chrysa says:

    I’m a Facebook fan.

  192. Chrysa says:

    I’m following your blog in Google Friend Connect.

  193. corrie says:

    Children can interact with their friends!

  194. Gianna says:

    You can go shopping at their online store 🙂

  195. Cristi says:

    I like that their key messages of empowerment over adversity, attaining dreams, and aspiring for the future are simpler than they sound.

  196. dawn says:

    I like that they have a new featured book each month.

  197. Michelle H. says:

    I like how they stress how they keep strict safety guidelines for their products.

  198. Michelle H. says:

    Email subscriber.

  199. Janet says:

    I heart that they have a new featured book each month.

  200. Janet says:

    google friend follower

  201. Lily Kwan says:

    I like how every month they feature a different book.

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