Friday, October 31, 2014

The Monster High Collection Book

Monster High Collection 

This is the perfect activity book for Monster High fans! With over 200 pages of fangtastic fun, children will stay entertained for hours! This collection is packed with spooktacular student profiles, freaky-fab fearbook entries, killer-style sticker dressing, quizzes, games and over 100 stickers! Children will also enjoy reading as they come across scary-cool stories including Frightday the 13th, Field of Screams, No Ghouls Allowed, Fierce Crush and many more!! You can purchase on Amazon


If your child is into the Monster High Dolls this is a MUST HAVE book! Your child will LOVE reading and learning all there is to know about Monster High. The book breaks down the girls and what they like, dislike and more interesting facts about the Monster High girls as well as having many stickers. This is a great stocking stuffer for the Monster High fan! 

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Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum Drink for Tonight!



Black & Buried
4 oz. cola
1 oz. Captain Morgan® Black Spiced Rum
0.25 oz. Zwack® Liqueur
3 whole blackberries

Directions: Add blackberries to a shaker and crush with a spoon. Add Captain Morgan® Black Spiced Rum, Zwack Liqueur and ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a collins glass over fresh ice and top with cola.

Garnish: Lemon Wedge


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The Bully and the Shrimp

The Bully and the Shrimp

When small-for-his-age Noah Shrimpton moves to a new school, the class bully starts picking on him. Noah has no friends to support him and is afraid to tell anyone. He starts to use his journal to express himself, doodling all sorts of outlandish scenarios where he beats the bully (sometimes involving superheroes or giants!). Follow Noah as he learns to make friends and gain the confidence to stand up to the bully in this contemporary tale. Developed in conjunction with school teachers and child development experts, this picture book deals with the current issue of bullying in a sensitive way and is perfect for any school-aged child and their parents. You can purchase on Amazon here.


As you may be aware bullying is a real thing which many of our children face daily and sadly in some cases we are unaware of what is happening to our children. As adults and parents the best thing we can do for our kids is teach them to one not be the bully and two speak up when someone is bullying them.  The Bully and the Shrimp was a good book which even though as far as I know my kids haven't been bullied they do often do it to each other, so it was a nice story to share with them along with having them open up and express their feelings about bullying. I would recommend this book to all kids of all ages even I picked up on some things while reading it with my kids.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

2 Great Toddler Books

Bunny Loves to Play

Read and play together! Wiggle the cute bunny puppet as you act out Busters playtime. This adorable story board book features a soft finger puppet toy built in to the story, encouraging interactive play, hand-eye coordination, and language development for babies. The perfect size for little hands, it is ideal for reading together and playtime. You can purchase on Amazon here


The Three Little Pigs


Once up a time, three brave little pigs said goodbye to their mommy to make their own way in the world. Discover what happened when the big bad wolf came to call... When you see the matching picture, slide the tab! You can purchase on Amazon here.



My daughters are 4 and 2 and so they are home with me while the boys are at school. I like to take time to spend just with them, and some morning I am not wanting to jump out of bed and go so we sometimes snuggle and I will read them a book. Bunny Loves Play is a fun book with a cute little finger puppet bunny which goes through the book so while your reading you can make the bunny move. My daughters die laughing when I read this book, because sometimes the bunny sneaks over for a tickle. 

The Three Little Pigs a family classic for sure, my daughters each have a favorite part and sometimes they will ask me to repeat the one story, the book has tabs on it making a easy flip to the "good part" as my daughters would put it. The illustrations are very well put together making for a easy to read book, even if my daughters are guessing on the words they soon pick up the correct word by repeating.  






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Maleficent Available on Blu-ray and DVD November 4th!


Finally Maleficent is being released onto Blu-ray and Digital HD, featuring stunning high definition picture and sound, plus spellbinding, all-new bonus features, including several deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes featurettes that take viewers deeper behind the scenes of the filmmaking magic.

Join the cast and crew as they explore how Disney’s animated classic “Sleeping Beauty” was re-imagined as an innovative, live-action epic in “From Fairy Tale to Feature Film.”   Discover how King Henry and Maleficent's opening battle scene was created using gigantic wire rigs and elaborate choreography in “Building an Epic Battle.”  Learn how playing Aurora was a fairytale come true for actress Elle Fanning in “Aurora: Becoming A Beauty.” And find out more about the meticulous detail that went into creating Maleficent's elaborate head wraps, rings and other accessories in “Classic Couture.”  Viewers can also relive the film’s journey to the screen through concept art, layered visual effects and behind the scenes footage in “MaleficentRevealed.”

Maleficent” stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning (“Super 8,” “We Bought a Zoo”), Sharlto Copley (“District 9,” “Elysium”), Sam Riley (“Control,” “On the Road”), Imelda Staunton (“Harry Potter” series), Lesley Manville (“Another Year,” “Secrets & Lies”), Juno Temple (“The Dark Knight Rises,” “Atonement”) and Brenton Thwaites (“Oculus”). It marks the directorial debut of two-time Academy Award® winner Robert Stromberg (Best Achievement in Art Direction, “Avatar,” 2010; Best Achievement in Art Direction, “Alice in Wonderland,” 2011). It was written by Linda Woolverton (“Alice in Wonderland,” “The Lion King”) and produced by Joe Roth (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Oz the Great and Powerful”).

Bonus Features:
Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD/SD & Disney Movies Anywhere
·       From Fairy Tale to Feature Film - Reimagining Maleficent for a new generation
·       Building An Epic Battle –Creating the clash between Maleficent and King Henry’s Forces
·       Classic Couture - Examine Maleficent’s spellbinding head wraps and jewelry.
·       Maleficent Revealed - Explore the layers of extraordinary special effects.
·       Aurora: Becoming A Beauty - Elle Fanning reveals her lifelong love of Disney’s original animated classic.
·       Deleted Scenes:
o   “Stefan In King's Chamber”
o   “Pixie Idiots”
o   “Diaval asks about the Curse”
o   “Pixies Seek Asylum”
o   “Suitor”
·       And More!

*Digital bonus offerings will vary per retailer



DVD 
·       Aurora: Becoming A Beauty

Look for your copy of Maleficent at your local retail store, makes a great gift for the holiday!

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Talk to R.L. Stine the writer of the popular series Goosebumps! Today on Twitter!



Today! October 30, 2014 from 2pm-3:30pm EST, R.L. Stine will be "trick or tweeting" with fans through social media in a can’t-miss live chat. Stine will share jokes, trivia, videos and images, plus answer questions from participants, who will also have a chance to win collectible Goosebumpsprizes. Creatures from coast-to-coast can join in the conversation by using #31DaysofGoosebumps to post on the Scholastic accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram, or via the Goosebumps Facebook page and newly-launched Goosebumps Tumblr, Twitter and Instagram feeds. It’s sure to be a scream!

Additional ways for fans to get Goosebumps:

·         Online: Fans can visit the brand-new interactive mobile-friendly Goosebumps website, www.scholastic.com/goosebumps,to play engaging games and activities such as “Monster Blood” and “Which Monster Are You?”; check-out the author events calendar and news spotlight; discuss all things Goosebumps in a community forum; and review a full list of books and TV episodes, so they’ll be sure never to miss a new title or show!

·         With a new book: Young monsters can sink their teeth into “12 Screams of Christmas,” a special edition book and the latest title in the Goosebumps: Most Wanted series that follows the brand’s most infamous characters!

·         Through iTunes and Netflix: Families can now catch all 74 edge-of-your-seat Goosebumps episodes on iTunes and Netflix, this Halloween and anytime!

·         On TV: Kids can tune-in to the Goosebumps TV series for ghastly laughs on The Hub Network!

I loved the series Goosebumps growing up as a kid and watched it become a tv show and now my kids are fans just like I was growing up. What a great opportunity he is giving everyone by being able to interact with him online today only! Don't miss out fun, jokes, and games.


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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

This Halloween why not Krystal?


Krystal has set up a website page where users can download free coupons and free pumpkin carving templates with fun designs. 

If you have lots of kids to feed this Halloween or maybe even hosting a party, this is the deal for you! 

The "Boo-pons" are good for a FREE Kid's Meal and FREE Chili Cheese Fries with any purchase (Limit one coupon per person per visit)  In addition, the Trick or Treat Dinner special features 12 Krystals, 6 Chiks, 6 Pups and a 1/2 Gallon of Tea (either Sweet or Unsweet) for only $19.99. This deal is perfect to feed all your ghost and goblins (or pirates and princesses) on Halloween night- without you having to worry about the cooking! Make sure to contact your local Krystal to verify that they are accepting the coupon. 

But that's not all! Krystal has also provided 12 free pumpkin carving templates for you to download and print, if you still haven't made your jack-o-lantern. When you're finished, be sure to share your creation on Krystal's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Krystal or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/krystal.

Disclosure: In order to facilitate a review, I received promotional materials and/or samples. All opinions and comments are my own. Photos or Reviews or were provided by client with authorization for use in this campaign. No additional compensation was received. Post may contain affiliate links. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.