Tuesday, February 24, 2009

GIVEAWAY: PlainTales Children's Stories on CD

UPDATE: The winners are Mirielle and Tech Savvy Mama!

My kids always want to listen to tunes or stories in the car. Unfortunately, their CD choices do not include Death Cab for Cutie or the latest Anita Shreve book on tape. We've been through the Raffi, Laurie, Milkshake archives and have listened to dozens of Disney stories. I can sing and recite their favorites in my sleep. Check this out: "You can read along with me in your book. You will know it's time to turn the page when Tinker Bell rings her little bells like this ding. Let's begin now."

Thank goodness we have some new stories in the rotation now: PlainTales. This series offers classic kids stories on CD. And thanks to the PlainTales folks, I have two different CDs for two different age ranges to give away!

The first CD is PlainTales First Tales, which includes the timeless stories of The Gingerbread Boy, The Billy Goats Gruff, The Frog Prince, Little Red Hen and The Bremen Town Musicians. All are told with simple, engaging language perfect for kids 0-6 years.

Next is PlainTales Explorers Animal Tales. This CD tells the longer, more mature and nature-focused stories of three brave animals. Kids 4 and up, especially Animal Planet devotees, will love learning of how Hazard the coyote must find food for his pack, how a young raccoon named Lotor needs to find a new home and how Osa the brown bear builds the perfect winter den. These stories about fictional animal friends are rich with detail about real animal behaviors, so children learn as they enjoy the fun.

I have one of each CD for giveaway, so leave a comment with the one you'd prefer! I'll randomly draw the winner in one week.

Check out the other cool PlainTales offerings on the website!

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