Monday, August 12, 2013

Back to School Giveaway Hop: Enter to Win 3 Children’s DVDs, Including the New Award-Winning "Room on the Broom"!

Welcome to the Back to School Giveaway Hop hosted by Sarah’s Blog Of Fun! All of the bloggers participating in this hop have some terrific prizes (worth a minimum of $25 each) to make going back to school as easy as possible! This hop begins on Monday, August 12, 2013 and runs through August 25 at 11:59 PM ET.

August also happens to be Family Fun Month (a great idea before heading back to school), and to celebrate NCircle Entertainment has just released a brand-new DVD, Room on the Broom, based on the #1 bestselling children’s picture book of the same name written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler! This is the same team that created the critically acclaimed The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child.


About the movie:
In Room on the Broom, the witch and her cat couldn’t be happier, flying through the sky on their broomstick -- until the witch drops her hat, then her bow, then her wand! Luckily, three helpful animals -- a dog, a parrot and a frog -- find the missing items, and all they want in return is a ride on the broomstick. But is there room on the broom for so many new friends? The kindly witch thinks there is -- much to the frustration of her cat. But when disaster strikes, and the witch is about to be eaten by a fearsome dragon, she is saved by the gang of animals, all working together. The witch’s cat learns the importance of friends and family, and the witch rewards her new friends with a magnificent broom that is big enough for everyone!

Beautiful CGI animation brings the book’s drawings to life under the direction of Max Lang. Gillian Anderson (The X Files) provides the voice of the witch, while Timothy Spall of Harry Potter fame lends his voice to the dragon. Room on the Broom has already earned numerous awards and accolades, including Britain’s Royal Television Award for “Best Children’s Program” and France’s Annecy Animation Festival’s Crystal Award for “Best TV Production.” It has been named “Best Animated Short” by the Toronto International Film Festival Kid’s Festival; was the “Audience Choice” at the Cleveland International Film Festival; and was the winner of the Curtinhas Competition for children’s programming at the Curtas Vila do Conde Film Festival in Portugal.

DVD trailer:



My review: Room on the Broom was a HUGE hit with my kids! At first, when I told one of my 9-year-old sons that we were watching a show based on a picture book, he didn’t want to watch it because he’s a “big boy” now and reads chapter books. So, I put the DVD in anyway. His eyes started straying over to the TV, and before you know it, he was engrossed in it! His twin brother came home from baseball and started watching it with us. And then they both asked to watch it again! This is such a wonderful story about a very nice witch who is a great friend. It teaches kids about helping others, friendship, and loyalty. Even though there’s a witch and a dragon, it’s not scary at all. And the animation is gorgeous. I recommend this DVD (and the book, which I also love) for the entire family!

CLICK HERE for my post sharing Family Fun Month activities inspired by Room on the Broom, which your family can do together!

LINKS
NCircle Entertainment Facebook page
Room on the Broom website
Penguin website
Room on the Broom Facebook page
Room on the Broom Pinterest page

GIVEAWAY


I am so excited about this giveaway because not only will you have a chance to win the new DVD, Room on the Broom, but you’ll also win two other DVDs inspired by books by author Julia Donaldson. They are The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child! So, that’s an awesome 3-DVD set worth $30 ~ perfect for Family Fun Night!

Enter through the easy Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end at 11:59 PM ET on August 25, 2013.



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Now hop around to the other blogs participating in the Back to School Giveaway Hop for the chance to win more terrific prizes!








85 comments:

  1. I like the different activities they have available on the Room on the Broom website! Coloring pages, finger puppets and word searches!

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  2. I love the illustrations on the webstie and book. Super cute! Thank you!

    Alyson D.

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  3. I learned that the movie came out on august 6th and you can see the trailer on the website.

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  4. I love the art and I love the color scheme. I am a huge fan of that blue+purple combo.

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  5. I like that there are character profiles
    dez3b@yahoo.com

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  6. I have never heard of this story so while visiting the website I learned all about it. I think my girls will love watching Room on the broom. Thank you. Laurie Adams, AdamsFmReviews at comcast.ent

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  7. I learned that they took a classically written book and turned it into a movie! I love that! what a great way to keep kids loving books!

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  8. I like the Activities especially the finger puppets

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  9. I like the Activities...coloring pages, finger puppets (very cute) and word search.
    Thanks!

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  10. I like the puppets too my 2 year old would be in heaven.

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  11. The film became available on August 6, 2013.

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  12. I learned that the movie came out on august 6th and you can see the trailer on the website.

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  13. I like the activities. My daughter loves this book!

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  14. I love the book...and i love that the website features activity and coloring pages for children and i love the fact that the movie is narrated by simon pegg.

    rypm25@aol.com

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  15. I have never seen this yet on TV or anything, but it really looks good.

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  16. I like all the different stuffed animals they have to offer too.

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  17. I like the site's design and illustrations

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  18. It is a movie due out on the 6th based on a beautiful book by Julia Donaldson. The website is very creative.

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  19. they sell stuffed animals to match the story
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  20. I really like the activity page. There are a variety of things for all ages. The finger puppets would be fun for me to play with my little guy.

    Thanks!
    Jayme H.

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  21. Room on the Broom was always a favorite of my kids'. I think the trailer for the DVD is adorable! I showed my daughter and she said that she'd love to see it!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  22. i like thishttp://www.amazon.com/Gruffalo-Mouse-5-Inch-Soft-Toy/dp/B00850EPCG/ref=sr_1_12?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1359129599&sr=1-12&keywords=gruffalo

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  23. I learned that Julia Donaldson wrote both The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom

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  24. Birdie Skolfield6:00 PM

    I like the activity downloads word search & coloring pages especially

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  25. I liked the Cat soft toy.

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  26. samantha wagner8:50 PM

    I love that there are character profiles, that's cute

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  27. They even have activities, books, dvd! I wanna win!
    seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

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  28. I like the different activities they have available on the Room on the Broom website like coloring pages, finger puppets and word searches.

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  29. Jennifer Rogers9:12 AM

    I learned the Creators of Room on The Broom also created Gruffalo!
    j1man1r66@etex.net
    Jennifer Rogers

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  30. I'm looking forward to meeting the witch and all her cool friends!

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  31. I really like the different activities on their site.

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  32. I really like the illustrations!

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  33. I learned that the classic picture bookwas written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
    mcfallsk8er(at)aim(dot)com

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  34. Anonymous11:33 PM

    I like the finger puppets
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com Merry

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  35. It came out on August 6th :)

    ktgonyea at gmail dot com

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  36. I like all the different book styles they have, especially the sound book.

    eg kaufman

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  37. I learned that they have coloring pages on their site.

    Les Johnson

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  38. I like that you can buy your child a matching plush animal to go along with the books your reading. They even have tshirts.

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  39. i like all the activities.

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  40. I like the Finger Puppets printable
    Jessica Cox

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  41. I like the coloring sheets you can print

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  42. I like the coloring pages and activity pages you can print out!

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  43. I learned Gillian Anderson is the witch

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  44. I like how the characters come together

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  45. I love EVERYTHING, the story, the illustrations and the fact that the website gives more information/activities to enhance the reading!

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  46. In the activity section, I found a finger puppet activity that my son would enjoy.

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  47. Anonymous8:28 PM

    The books are so cute.

    -christina o

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  48. I learned that the classic picture book Room on the Broom was adapted into animated film.

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  49. I liked the meet the creators section

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  50. I liked that they have extra activities that you can print out and do with your child(ren)

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  51. love the activities
    jessicawedwards@gmail.com

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  52. I like that one of the Room on the Broom DVD's special features is that there's a live stage performance.

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  53. I like the activity pages that are available for coloring, puzzles, and crafts.

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  54. Over the past few months, Room on the Broom has been screened across the world.

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  55. Xty Cruz9:59 PM

    I love the different books that they have

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  56. I love that Room on the Broom teaches the kids the importance of friends and family.

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  57. I learned you can buy stuffed toys of the characters on the site.

    april yedinak

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  58. i like the Word Search and Finger Puppets

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  59. i like that the books written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler has been adapted into a “wonderfully funny, joyful” animated film

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  60. They have an awesome trailer of the DVD - I'm hooked. My kids would love this!

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  61. Axel Scheffler moved to the UK from Germany to study at the Bath College of Art.

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  62. I love that they have activities to incorporate more learning, like the word search.

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  63. They have character profiles online.

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  64. They have a cute Witch Soft Toy

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  65. Anonymous2:10 PM

    I like the word search at the site!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  66. I like the Room on the Broom Sound Book. My niece would love it.

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  67. I learned-The film will be available at retailers everywhere on August 6, 2013 for the whole family to enjoy.

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  68. Nicole D.5:20 PM

    This is an adorable website. I had never seen it before.

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  69. Daniel M10:32 PM

    bunch of fun things in the activity section - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  70. I learned that in 2011 Julia was appointed Children’s Laureate and received an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for her services to literature.

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  71. i like the activities and i learned that this just came out on dvd from a childrens book

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  72. I like the word search.

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  73. I love the activities!!

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  74. I really liked the coloring pages in the activities tab. lexbaylor17 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  75. They have a ton of great coloring pages to print out.

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  76. I like the printable coloring and activity pages to print. Very cool!

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  77. I like the activity pages- finger puppets!

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  78. I like the Dragon soft toy.

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  79. I like the downloadable coloring pages.

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  80. i enjoyed the activity pages and coloring pages too!
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com
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  81. Anonymous8:03 PM

    Character profiles are a pretty neat feature!
    Allison.bahr@yahoo.com

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  82. I liked the trailers.

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  83. I learned that they made Room on the Broom into a dvd. My boys would love this.

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  84. I like the Finger Puppets they have on the activities tab.
    Michelle Tucker

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  85. I think my kids would like this set. They would enjoy the print-out color sheets and puzzles on the website

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