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Hallmark’s Interactive Storybooks and Story Buddies

Holidays are the perfect time to start new traditions and I’m lucky to have that opportunity right now. And wouldn’t you know it? Hallmark, known for their ability to provide cards and other keepsakes worthy of tradition, is making it’s way into our holiday traditions. I share a lot of products with you and I tell you my honest thoughts. Granted I like a lot of the products I share, but there are a few that I just lovelovelovelove! This is one of those.

Hallmark’s Interactive Storybooks and Story Buddies are absolutely adorable! They have one holiday buddy, Jingle the husky pup, and four other “any day” buddies. We received Jingle and Watson the Raccoon. The are fun to read with because certain phrases will trigger them to respond!

I had a lot of fun reading these to Rissa and watching her react to the Story Buddies responding to the stories. It’s really quite neat. You do want to read clearly in a quiet room for the buddies to pick up your signals. Watson did perfectly despite my cold. Jingle did well but there was one phrase that I had to repeat a couple times slowly for him to respond. I think my cold (and losing my voice) played a part in that. They also sit up well. I found this to be important so we didn’t have to juggle and hold everyone. They are also perfect for hugging!

The best part? There are more books! They will respond to their other stories too. I’m looking ahead to see about gifting a new book to Rissa next year. I’m excited to offer you a chance to win Watson. While we like Jingle, we find Watson to be more fun with his detective skills and talking. Jingle doesn’t talk but he’s very playful!

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Tuesday 13th of December 2011

I want to get the grandson decoration for my little grandson for Christmas.

Karine Traverse

Tuesday 13th of December 2011

I love the Recordable Storybooks especially the What Makes a Princess

taylor marves

Tuesday 13th of December 2011

i like their keepsake ornaments taylormarves at gmail dot com


Tuesday 13th of December 2011

I love all of the Peanuts items Hallmark carries, like the ornaments and stuffed dolls.

Kayte CookWatts

Tuesday 13th of December 2011

I like the Ho Ho Ho Tasty Snow Peanuts Globe.