Disney Pixar UP: My Name is Dug Review and Giveaway

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Disney Pixar's movie UP was one of my favorite movies the year it came out.  I loved the whole story and Ellie reminded me a bit of my adventurous daughter - with the crazy red hair and all!  And what isn't to like about Dug, the silly dog who wants to help his master any way possible.  Dug reminds me of our dog as he is a tad goofy like him! So it was with some excitement to hear that Disney Pixar released a fun app called UP: My Name Is Dug.  The story was written by Kiki Thorpe and illustrated by Ronnie del Carmen.  I like that the illustrations are hand-drawn and you can see the similarity with the movie but it is done in such a way that you feel you are reading a real picture book that is not filled with too many distracting animations.  We start off with Dug sitting down looking at you wagging his tail and sticking his tongue out in eager anticipation of what iss to come.  And … [Read more...]

Giveaway Winners for the Talk Like a Pirate Giveaway

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We had almost 400 mates enter our Talk Like a Pirate Giveaway!  Loads of goodies in the treasure chest that is for sure!  Our Facebook Party on the 19th was a blast and we all got to TALK LIKE PIRATES for the night - argh, aye, matey, grog, ahoy could all be heard from the ship!  Please stop by these sponsors Facebook Pages as we couldn't have had this much pirate booty to hand out without them!  A simple hello, Like, and Ahoy matey would be great! The winners of the TLAP Giveaway are: $10 iTunes Gift Card from Penelope of Polka Dots Publishing: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Penelope-the-Purple-Pirate/184530521575620 and PicPocket Books: http://www.facebook.com/#!/PicPocketBooks- Christine Bash Roeske $10 iTunes Gift Card from Karen Robertson of Treasure Bound Books: http://www.facebook.com/#!/TreasureKai - Cindy Siebentritt Beeler $10 iTunes Gift Card from Cary Snowden of … [Read more...]