Thursday, August 12, 2010

MyFairyTaleBooks {Review & Giveaway} Personalized Children's Books and CDs

{This giveaway is now closed - congratulations, Elizabeth!}

Every year as one of my daughters' birthdays roll around, I am that parent. You know, the parent that, when you ask what their child "is into," gives you a vague, not-really-helpful response.

I don't do it on purpose, I just have a hard time thinking of children's gifts in general. Toys? Clothes? They always end up outgrown or discarded. I'm not a big gift certificate person (even though they are extremely practical) just because I like to try to perpetuate this idea that I have that I'm a creative person. If the entire world would have a continual gift registry running at all times, wouldn't that make things a little easier?

Fortunately, from now on I plan on heading directly to one website for gift ideas that boys and girls of all ages will love for years to come: MyFairyTaleBooks.com.

From personalized children's books to personalized children's music to personalized children's gift sets (are you detecting a theme here?), MyFairyTaleBooks offers a huge variety of items to amaze and delight kids from their first glance or listen. Whether reading a story where they are the star or turning on a CD to hear their name mentioned throughout the songs, a customized gift like these will continue to be a big hit time and time again.

Know a sports fan? Maybe they would like the Personalized Children's G-o-o-oal! Book, where they go from watching the game on the sidelines with their friends to scoring the winning goal - with every name, age, location, team and more customized just right to make them the main character.

Looking for something that includes a little educational value as well? I love the idea of helping a child learn or practice counting with the Personalized Children's Let's Count on Sesame Street Book or make potty training a little easier with a Personalized Children's Bye Bye Diaper Book.

As MyFairyTaleBooks gives you the option of previewing the entire story for their books right online, you never have to guess if the one you choose will convey the message that will work best for your child or not. Instead, you can safely place your order knowing that your present will bring surprise and happiness to the lucky young recipient for a long time afterward!

Big Sister E was more than excited when the opening notes of her Personalized Children's Elmo and Friends Sing Along CD came through the speakers. Elmo's voice alone was enough to send her running for her stuffed Elmo to dance with, but upon hearing him welcome her and tell her just how glad he was that she was going to sing along with him... well, who wouldn't get a little wound up over that?

This is an action shot of Big Sister E - she would hardly stand still long enough for me to take a picture of her. As for Little Sister B, your guess is as good as mine as to why hearing Elmo sing to her made her want to stand on her head.

Extremely easy to order, MyFairyTaleBooks has a long list of names available, including pronunciation, to choose from. Not only that, to again ensure that your order will be perfect, you can hear a sample from the disc to know that the name is the exact one that you are looking for while you shop.

An instant hit in our house, this CD included just the right amount of the Sesame Street cast talking and singing to keep both of my daughters interested in joining in and hearing more. With her name mentioned more than 60 times throughout the music, there was no doubt in Big Sister E's mind that Elmo was talking directly to her - which she loved.

After listening to this CD over and over, Big Sister E still gets just as happy that Elmo wants her to sing with him and Little Sister B makes great attempts to join in with her big sis and "Melmo" as well. With seven different CD options ranging in price from $19.95 to $23.95, I love the idea of giving personalized music as a gift for something that truly can't just be found anywhere.

Plus, the 40+ personalized books that MyFairyTaleBooks offer not only come in a wide range of subjects and styles, but most of them cost just $11.95. Combine that with the great customer service and high quality items that MyFairyTaleBooks prides itself on and it's no wonder they are a popular and well-praised site to shop for all of your gift-giving needs!

Also, thanks to the generosity of MyFairyTaleBooks, one more lucky child is going to get to experience the joy of a personalized book or CD, because...

One lucky person will win their choice of personalized book or CD from MyFairyTaleBooks!

To enter to win: Visit MyFairyTaleBooks and tell me which of their great books or gift ideas you might choose if you win.

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

1 Extra Entry (per method) if you follow MyFairyTaleBooks on Twitter, Like them on Facebook, follow the MyFairyTaleBooks blog with Google Friend Connect and/or display their button on your blog (found on their blog).
1 Extra Entry (per giveaway entered) - Enter any (or all) of the giveaways running on Thanks, Mail Carrier for the duration of this giveaway.
1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

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Giveaway will end on September 2nd at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

A big thank you to MyFairyTaleBooks for providing a personalized CD for review as well as a book or CD of choice for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Cathi said...

It would for sure be for my neice, and it would be a the combo pack with the Sesame Street CD!

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Beth said...

I would choose the Elmo And Friends Sing Along CD.

Jennifer said...

I might get the Personalized Children's When I Grow Up Book jk{dot}gorcery{at}gmail{dot}com

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McKim said...

I like the Personalized Children's My Camping Adventure Book.

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My granddaughter would love the Personalized Children's Lets Count on Sesame Street Book

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Melissa said...

my daughter would love the books, but she would love a c.d. saying her name even more!!
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my daughter would love the books, but she would love a c.d. saying her name even more!!
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reg369 said...

My daughter loves soccer, so the Personalized Children's G-o-o-oal! Book would make her day.

katscorner said...

I would love to have the Personalized Children's Scooby-Doo Book she is a very huge Scooby Doo fan
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♥Cari♥ said...

I would get the Personalized Children's Bye Bye Diapers Book.

My daughter is a HUGE Elmo fan and we happen to be potty training her right now, so I think this would be a big help!

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Mellisa Rock said...

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Meredith said...

Personalized Children's Elmo And Friends Sing Along would be my choice for my nephew.

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I would go with Personalized Children's Sing Along With Mickey, Minnie and Goofy

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I just might get the Personalized Children's My Christmas Wish Book
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I love the God Loves Me personalized book!
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Dawn S. said...

My son would love the Personalized Children's My Fishing Adventure Book
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Viva said...

I love the Personalized Children's My Book of Prayers Book.

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The Green MomSter said...

I would pick the camping adenture book.

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I would pick my fishing adventure for my grandson.
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Personalized Children's Farm Animals Book
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I like the Personalized Children's My Day on Sesame Street Book. yyeres(at)gmail(dot)Com

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Bombtastic Belle said...

the looney tunes book is cute
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Anonymous said...

I would chose the Personalized Camping Adventure book for my two year old son who suffered a severe burn in a camp fire on 7/4. I don't want him to grow up afraid of camping....
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Penny W said...

I'd get this one http://www.myfairytalebooks.com/educational-books/personalized-little-one-little-one-what-do-you-see-book/prod_49.html

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I think I would pick the My Day on Sesame Street book for my son!
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I love the music cd's.

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I would get the My Birthday Suprise book!
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let's count on sesame street is the book i would choose.
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LeeAnn said...

I think Rylie would LOVE the Personalized Children's My Tea Party Book!

These are great! I am definitely bookmarking that site for Christmas shopping!

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