Saturday, October 26, 2019

Cinderella and the Secret Prince Comes to DVD on November 5! Enter to Win the Movie ~ 3 Winners!

On November 5, a secret, never-before-told tale of Cinderella comes to DVD from Shout! Kids and Gold Valley Films. The charming Cinderella and the Secret Prince is sure to have children spellbound this winter! Available for preorder now from shoutfactory.com and amazon.com.

About the movie:
With the help of good fairy Crystal, Cinderella and her three mouse friends are able to escape the attic they live in and make it to the Royal Ball at the palace … but they soon discover a terrible secret. The real Prince has been turned into a mouse by an evil witch … and the “Prince” standing in front of everyone at the Ball is an impostor! Cinderella and her faithful furry friends must embark on an all-new adventure to restore the real Prince to his true form and help him defeat the forces of darkness.

Watch the trailer:


Like the original Cinderella, this movie features a spunky heroine, a magical fairy, and animal friends, but this is a whole new imagining of the Cinderella story that is sure to delight children and adults. Cinderella and the Secret Prince is a great choice for Family Movie Night and sure to become a family favorite!

Enjoy these scenes from the show:




GIVEAWAY

Three lucky winners will receive a DVD copy of Cinderella and the Secret Prince! Enter through the Giveaway Tools below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends on Friday, November 8, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern time.




Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this DVD.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky (October 26-November 1, 2019)


Happy Halloween Week! Are you hoping to win some prizes in celebration of this spook-tacular holiday? You've come to the right place! Bookmark this page and visit it daily to see what new contests have been added to the linky below. And if you're hosting a giveaway on your blog or website, feel free share it in the linky. Share this on your social media pages so your friends and followers can join us, too. Have a fun and safe Halloween!

NOTE: Where it asks for "Your Name," enter the name of your giveaway along with the end date. For the URL, enter the exact URL where your giveaway is located. Comments are appreciated but never required.



Saturday, October 19, 2019

CHRISTMAS JARS Arrives in Theaters for ONE NIGHT ONLY on November 4! Get Your Tickets, Plus Enter This Giveaway for a DVD!


About the Movie:
Based on the beloved novel by Jason F. Wright, CHRISTMAS JARS shares the story of Hope Jensen, a reporter who uncovers the remarkable secret behind a holiday phenomenon: money-filled glass jars anonymously given to people in need. The New York Times bestseller has created a new holiday tradition that has changed the lives of people in their time of need, all over the country.

My Review: 
I just finished screening CHRISTMAS JARS, and I can't remember the last time I was impacted this much by a movie. When Hope receives a "Christmas Jar" on her doorstep after her mother dies and her home is broken into, she is extremely touched. But she also sees this as an opportunity to advance her career as an investigative reporter by figuring out how this tradition began. When she finds the family who started it, she poses as a student doing a school paper to befriend the family and learn the details behind the Christmas Jars. However, once she becomes close to this family, especially their son Ian, she faces a moral dilemma. What will they think of her when they find out that she lied about her identity, especially knowing that they don't want their story made public? Everyone should see CHRISTMAS JARS. In fact, this should be a new Christmas tradition! It will inspire you to see the good in people and learn that kindness is the greatest gift we can give to each other.

Watch the Trailer:


CHRISTMAS JARS is a one-night movie event that provides hope to all as we enter this special season. In theaters Monday, November 4 only, CHRISTMAS JARS is a heartfelt reminder that kindness truly is contagious.

In theaters Nov. 4, ONE NIGHT ONLY

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GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive a DVD copy of Christmas Jars! Enter through the Giveaway Tools below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM ET on Sunday, November 3, 2019. One DVD per winner. If you win this DVD on another blog, please notify the blog owner so another winner can have an opportunity to receive this wonderful film.




Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this movie to facilitate my honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky (October 19-25, 2019)


Welcome to this week's Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky! Are you hoping to win some prizes? You've come to the right place to find some great contests! Bookmark this page and visit it daily to see what new contests have been added to the linky below. And if you're hosting a giveaway on your blog or website, feel free share it in the linky. Share this on your social media pages so your friends and followers can join us, too. Have a winning week!

NOTE: Where it asks for "Your Name," enter the name of your giveaway along with the end date. For the URL, enter the exact URL where your giveaway is located. Comments are appreciated but never required.



Children's Book Review: "Max & Ruby and Twin Trouble," by Rosemary Wells

By Rosemary Wells
Release date: October 1, 2019
Ages 4-8

In MAX & RUBY AND TWIN TROUBLE, Max and Ruby are in for a big surprise. Mama has a baby in her tummy, and soon the family will be bigger and better. Luckily, Ruby knows all about babies: what they eat, how to bathe them, and where they come from. Ruby tells Max all about it. Soon, no one will be getting any sleep, but Max has an idea on how to help!

My Review: 
When my boys were young, we loved all of the Max & Ruby books by Rosemary Wells. Considering that my last two boys are twins, I was especially excited to see that Max & Ruby have twin siblings, too! Max & Ruby and Twin Trouble is a wonderful book for introducing young children to the concept of expecting a new baby sister or brother (or both!). I love the humor (Ruby tries to tell Max that the babies are in Mama's tummy, but Max knows that his baby cousins always arrived in taxis!). And they practice taking care of a new baby with the help of a doll. And when Grandma comes to stay, Max finds out he was right: Mama and the babies arrive home in a taxi! Afterward, the whole family is very busy taking care of the babies, who are a lot of work! Just like a real family, adding a new family member creates a lot of changes. Children (and parents) will love the latest adventure in the lives of Max and Ruby!



About the Author:
Rosemary Wells is the author of more than one hundred books for children, including more than forty about the beloved bunnies, Max and Ruby, who star in their own television show on Nick Jr. She lives in Connecticut. Visit her online at RosemaryWells.com.



Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book to facilitate my honest review. This post contains my Amazon affiliate link, and I will receive a small commission on sales made through this link.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Bertie's Book of Spooky Wonders Blog Tour: Giveaway for a Starbucks Gift Card!


Bertie's Book of Spooky Wonders
by Ocelot Emerson
Publication Date: October 15, 2019
Publisher: Tantrum Books

Twelve-year-old Bertie Blount is great at causing trouble. When she's forced to leave behind her dad and friends in North Carolina so her mom can marry the most boring optometrist in the world, Bertie has a chance at a fresh start.

But when Bertie arrives in Pennsylvania, she doesn’t just bring trouble; she brings disaster. In a moment of anger, Bertie unwittingly triggers an accident that puts her future stepbrother in a coma.

Broken and desperate to make things right, Bertie prays for a miracle. Instead, the universe gives her a pair of supernatural sunglasses, a wise-cracking doppleganger, and a terrifying ghost that sends Bertie on a dangerous mission to find the one thing that just might save her stepbrother’s life.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ocelot Emerson is the freakish result of a mad scientist's experiment gone horribly wrong. Born half magnificent cat, half malicious human, Ocie escaped from the secret International Prison For Wayward Creatures, and into a deep dark woods, only to be captured by a pack of ravenous ghost wolves. In a stroke of good fortune, the Great Spirit Wolves set aside their natural disdain for all things feline and accepted the cat person into their pack, where they taught Ocie how to hunt and tell bizarre yet heartwarming tales. Bertie’s Book of Spooky Wonders is Ocelot’s first novel aimed at feral and phenomenally gifted children. That means you, kid!

GIVEAWAY

One (1) winner will win a Starbucks gift card!

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Movie Review and Blu-ray/DVD Giveaway: Yesterday

ABOUT THE MOVIE:
Jack Malik was just another struggling songwriter ... but that was yesterday. After a mysterious blackout, Jack (Himesh Patel; BBC’s “EastEnders”) discovers he is the only person on earth who remembers The Beatles! As he rockets to fame by passing off the Fab Four’s songs as his own, Jack risks losing Ellie (Lily James; Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Cinderella) -- the one person who has loved him and believed in him from the start. Kate McKinnon and Ed Sheeran also star in this romantic rock ‘n’ roll comedy from Academy Award®-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, 28 Days Later) and Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually).

Yesterday on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital comes packed with exciting bonus features including deleted and extended scenes, live performances at the iconic Abbey Road Studios, an alternate opening and ending and several featurettes with the filmmakers and cast that take fans further into the charming story. Hailed as “Funny, original, and touching” (Patrick Stoner, “Flicks” WHYY-TV (PBS)), Yesterday is a rock-n-roll comedy about music, dreams, friendship, and the long and winding road that leads to the love of your life. Stay in, “re-experience the Beatles' songs as if they're brand-new” (Mara Reinstein, Billboard) and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ Abbey Road this year with the perfect at-home movie night when you own Yesterday on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital.

The soundtrack to Yesterday is available on digital/streaming services as well as CD from Capitol Records/Polydor Records.

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WATCH THE TRAILER:


MY REVIEW:
I have been telling everyone to watch Yesterday! That’s how much I loved this movie. The music is terrific (it’s The Beatles, after all), and Himesh Patel truly does justice to these tunes. He has a fabulous voice and plays his role superbly. Actress Lily James plays a plainer character than usual. She’s the “girl back home” who secretly loves Jack but doesn’t want to prevent him from following his dreams. Ed Sheeran does a terrific job in his first movie role playing himself. Yesterday is a highly entertaining, feel-good movie that you’ll want to watch numerous times and share with friends.

ENJOY THESE SCENES FROM THE MOVIE: 



GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive a Blu-ray/DVD/Digital copy of Yesterday! Enter through the Giveaway Tools widget below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59pm ET on Sunday, October 27, 2019.



Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this movie to facilitate my honest review.

Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky (October 12-18, 2019)


I apologize for being late in getting this posted, but we had a major flood in our house last night! Something broke under the sink in one of our bathrooms and flooded nearly our entire house before it was discovered. After spending hours trying to get the water out of the house, I was exhausted! So, better late than never, let's enter some giveaways! Bookmark this page and visit it daily to see what new contests have been added to the linky below. And if you're hosting a giveaway on your blog or website, feel free share it in the linky. Share this on your social media pages so your friends and followers can join us, too. Thanks for stopping by!

NOTE: Where it asks for "Your Name," enter the name of your giveaway along with the end date. For the URL, enter the exact URL where your giveaway is located. Comments are appreciated but never required.



Monday, October 07, 2019

Sesame Street: 50 Years and Counting! Now Available on DVD and Digital Download ~ Enter to Win a DVD (3 Winners)!

It's hard to believe that the iconic Sesame Street has been around for 50 years. Those lovable characters haven't aged a bit! Now you can join in Sesame Street's birthday celebration with the chance to win a DVD copy of Sesame Street: 50 Years and Counting! Read on...

From the five boroughs of New York City to the beaches of Los Angeles, and every town in between, Sesame Street has been entertaining and teaching children for 50 years. Now, on October 1, 2019, Shout Kids and Sesame Workshop proudly present a birthday bash for the beloved brand with the release of Sesame Street: 50 Years and Counting on DVD and digital download.

The first disc in this very special 2-disc set features some of the greatest Sesame Street moments from yesterday and today: fan-favorite animations like “Ladybug Picnic” and “Pinball Number Count”; new and classic songs from Kermit the Frog’s soulful “It’s Not Easy Being Green” to will.i.am’s empowering anthem, “What I Am”; and timeless interactions between children and the Sesame Street Muppets. 50 Years and Counting will also let fans revisit Sesame Street’s many unforgettable celebrity appearances: Patti LaBelle putting a glamorous spin on the alphabet song; Amy Poehler teaching the gang new vocabulary words; R.E.M.’s joyful rendition of “Furry Happy Monsters”; Ricky Gervais trying -- and failing -- to sing Elmo to sleep; and other guest appearances made pop culture headlines while embodying Sesame Street’s inclusive lessons and values.

The second disc is an exclusive collection of the most iconic "Street Story" segments from Sesame Street’s 50-year history. With help from kids’ favorite characters, the early childhood experts behind Sesame Street helped generations of families tackle big conversations through little moments like these: the neighborhood’s poignant farewell to Mr.Hooper; the dramatic reveal of Big Bird’s not-so-imaginary friend, Mr. Snuffleupagus; and the debut of Julia, the first Sesame Street Muppet with autism.

50 Years and Counting also lets fans revisit the lighter side of the Street: Super Grover’s many crash-landings, Bert and Ernie’s classic comedy-duo antics, moments with human friends like Bob, Maria, Luis, Susan, and Gordon, and much more. There are even a few never-before-seen outtakes with Jim Henson and other original performers! With over five-and-a-half hours of content from all five decades of the beloved show, 50 Years and Counting offers something for everyone -- from the very young to the young at heart.

Customers who buy the set at select retailers will also receive an exclusive Sesame Street frame, while supplies last. The frame features fan-favorite characters and is the perfect place to house a 2”x 3” photo of a special Sesame Street fan.

Sesame Street’s yearlong 50th anniversary celebrates the timeless lesson that Sesame Street has always taught: everyone, no matter who they are or where they are from, is equally deserving of respect, opportunity, and joy. Throughout 2019, families everywhere can join all their furry and feathered friends in celebrating Sesame Street’s past, present, and future with a nationwide road trip, celebrity- and fan-fueled social media campaigns, new social impact initiatives, and a star-studded primetime special that will kick off the show’s 50th season.

Fans are encouraged to share their favorite Sesame Street memories across social media this year using the hashtag #ThisIsMyStreet.

Watch the Trailer!


GIVEAWAY

Three lucky winners will win a DVD copy of Sesame Street: 50 Years and Counting! Enter through the Giveaway Tools widget below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM ET on Sunday, October 20, 2019.


Sunday, October 06, 2019

Winners in September 2019

Congratulations to the following winners in September!

Fable Ranger Series Book Tour: $25 Amazon Gift Card


Congratulations to the winner: Audrey S.!

So Cool! Sharks, So Cute! Pandas (hardcover) and shark and panda plushes from National Geographic Kids


Congratulations to the winner: Ellie W.!

Look! Babies Head to Toe, Board Book by Robie H. Harris


Congratulations to the winner: Courtney H.!

Catching Fire 2 (DVD)


Congratulations to the winner: Nancy P.!

Live-Action Version of Disney's Aladdin and Walt Disney Signature Collection Version of Animated Film


Congratulations to the winner: Jenny Q.!

$30 Worth of MAM Baby Products


Congratulations to the winner: Tony P.!

The Case of Hana & Alice (Anime; Blu-ray)


Congratulations to the winners: Antoinette M., Dynal R., and DanV!

Friday, October 04, 2019

Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky (October 5-11, 2019)


Happy October! Let's rejoice in this wondrous new month by entering some giveaways! Bookmark this page and visit it daily to see what new contests have been added to the linky below. And if you're hosting a giveaway on your blog or website, feel free share it in the linky. Don't forget to invite your social media followers to join us, too. Good luck and enjoy the lovely fall weather!

NOTE: Where it asks for "Your Name," enter the name of your giveaway along with the end date. For the URL, enter the exact URL where your giveaway is located. Comments are appreciated but never required. Thank you!