Thursday, November 1, 2012

Chuggington: Icy Escapades DVD and Book {Review & Giveaway}

With winter quickly approaching, my kids are anticipating the first snowfall with excited expectancy. Although I'm not a big fan of the cold, I do like finding ways that I can participate in their enjoyment... while still staying warm and cozy.

Therefore, just in time to celebrate the change in weather, Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scholastic have provided the perfect way with the release of Chuggington: Icy Escapades in DVD and book form!

Chuggington Icy Escapades

Starring everyone's favorite Chuggington characters and available now, this fun-filled traintastic tale will have any young trainee's bumpers bursting with excitement as they follow Koko, Wilson, Brewster as they attempt to save the day when the frozen landscape threatens to stop up the town.

In this adventurous DVD, the crew takes on the tracks as snow and ice cover Chuggington. When the railes become frozen, it's up to Wilson, Koko and Brewster help out and keep the town moving. With help from their fellow Chuggers, the Trainees get rescued from a blizzard, dig their way out of snow drifts, and even take to the skies when the wintery winds lift Hodge from the rails!

Fans of all ages will enjoy sharing in the journey as the Trainees learn important lessons of teamwork and problem-solving, while discovering how much they love living in Chuggington.

Chuggington Icy Escapades
    In addition to the DVD, Scholastic's Icy Escapades book will have your trainee learning the importance of hard work and concentration.

    In the colorful, easy-to-read book, Wilson and Koko head out to sand the tracks to avoid ice buildup in the mountains. But, as Wilson is having too much fun exploring to keep his mind on the job, he doesn't realize that an icicle has fallen into his sand wagon and has wet the sand and rendered it useless.

    Chuggington Icy Escapades book

    While Wilson's misstep almost ruins all of their hard work, he works hard to figure out a way to dry the sand by using the heat from his engine and makes it back to the depot — solving the problem and ensuring Chuggington is safe for all of the Chuggers!

    Chuggington Icy Escapades book review

    If you have a Chuggington fan in your life, they will surely enjoy moving full steam ahead with Chuggington: Icy Escapades this winter. I appreciate that this show always finds a way to introduce valuable social skills in with their entertaining tales and that this DVD and book are no exception.

    I always know that it doesn't matter in what form we are experiencing Chuggington, but that these cheerful, friendly trains will be promoting the importance of accepting responsibility, tackling new challenges, being patient and more. Those are qualities that I never get tired of seeing demonstrated for my kids!

    Recommended for ages 3 and up, this DVD has a running time of 61 minutes and is available now with a retail price of $14.98 (a few dollars less on Amazon) and this book retails for $3.99. For any child that loves Chuggington, both of these Icy Escapades are sure to bring a great deal of train-related entertainment this season and beyond.

    As an added bonus for anyone living in the New York area that is able to get to the Scholastic Store in New York City (557 Broadway, New York, NY) on Saturday, November 3 at 11am EST, they will be showing this new animated feature on the big screen in Scholastic's auditorium!

    Be sure to head over for traintastic games, Chuggington-themed activities, a train table providing attendees and their little chuggers with loads of traintacular fun and more.

    And, thanks to the generosity of Chuggington, one person will be honking their horns in wintery happiness soon as well, because...

    One lucky person will win the Icy Escapades DVD and book!

    Icy Escapades giveaway

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    A big thank you to Chuggington for providing a DVD and book copy of Icy Escapades for me to review as well as 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.

    128 comments:

    Kayla said...

    My favorite thing about winter is celebrating the holidays! :)

    RaettigFamily said...

    Snow

    Heather McDougle said...

    Christmas!

    scottsgal said...

    hubby loves to ice fish and my boys like to snowboard. Me - I like watching it snow on weekends when I don't have to drive in it

    wigget said...

    i like the cooler weather so i can wear sweats every day

    Janet W. said...

    My favorite thing is snow! Which is pretty rare in GA!

    jmajor4870 said...

    i love the holidays and building snowmen with the grand kids

    Jenny Stanek said...

    Snuggling with my family in warm blankets!

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    chantal cooper said...

    snow!

    Madeline said...

    Definitely Snow!

    apple blossom said...

    being able to snuggle in warm snuggles

    Mysharona said...

    Love going sledding with my kids

    Kayla said...

    I love the Winter Holidays. And snow... in moderation.

    Michelle said...

    I love the cooler weather! Living in Louisiana the few months of winter we have is a nice break from heat and humidity!

    Raising My Padawans said...

    I love getting together with my family for the holidays. I also love being able to drink hot chocolate.
    Heather S

    Pamela said...

    I love snuggling on the sofa with my son and watching holiday movies. :-)

    Dave said...

    the cooler weather!

    entered as Davis

    Kiana said...

    I love snow! That is my favorite thing!

    debijackson said...

    my favorite is snowdays debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

    Ken Ohl said...

    Snow

    Leslie Galloway (LesGalloway //at// hotmail //dot// com) www.facebook.com/GallowayLeslie said...

    I love snowmen and layered clothes!

    Cjnedrow said...

    I love the cooler weather so I can wear cozy sweaters and I love the holidays!
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    mummytotwoboys said...

    My favorite thing about winter is the food ;)

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    Maureen said...

    My favorite thing about winter is the snow

    Maureen
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    captainliss40 said...

    I love building snowmen!

    Patricia Williams said...

    Playing in the snow with my kids. They love to go sled riding.

    Colleen M said...

    I love the holidays and the coziness of staying inside and cooking comfort food.

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    steve weber said...

    spending time with family during the holidays.

    kathy donley said...

    sitting next to a warm fireplace

    kyonac1 said...

    I love being inside nice and warm in the middle of a snowstorm.

    casaflamingos said...

    snow on christmas

    Jenny Q said...

    Christmas is my favorite thing about winter

    Chelsea said...

    Peppermint mocha's & red cups from Starbucks ;)

    kim burnett said...

    baking, family get togethers and christmas

    MELINA said...

    what I like about winter is the nice weather we get here in AZ, not too cold

    imbigwillie said...

    Sledding

    Auri Lae said...

    I love the winter holidays! My family always gathers up for them, and we have a marvelous time.

    Jessica Snook said...

    I like the Christmas lights.

    Kristy Thiel said...

    I love getting all cozy at home! Thanks for hosting!

    jcwega27 said...

    the cooler weather
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    SueZH said...

    I like an occasional snowy day. So warm & cozy!

    Anonymous said...

    i love to light the candles and get cozy reading my children a book

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    Linda said...

    I love the holidays and having the family get togethers.
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    Amy V said...

    i love the snowy trees!

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    bloomerbear said...

    I like cuddling under a blanket and having a cup of tea and reading a book....and it seems a lot of pumpkin items come out this time of year...yum

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    thank you

    ape2016 said...

    I like how beautiful everything looks when it first snows.

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    Stacey V said...

    hot chocolate on snow days!

    mmc123456

    Rebecca O said...

    playing in the snow.

    Gina F. said...

    My favorite thing about winter is celebrating the holidays, and the nice cold weather.

    ginaferrell3 at yahoo dot com

    Karen said...

    Making snowmen :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

    Lloyd Family said...

    my favorite thing about winter is fire in the fireplace
    jenny lloyd

    Magela said...

    My favorite thing about winter is celebrating Christmas.

    Heidi Araujo said...

    Snuggling by the fire.

    Stephanie Larison said...

    Watching a movie with the fireplace going.

    Cserafini said...

    Love Christmas!

    bxcrochet said...

    I love playing in the snow with the kids.

    knickgirl_3 at yahoo dot com

    Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

    the still silent night after a heavy snow
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    Nicole said...

    If my family is all home and safe, I love the snow!

    Anonymous said...

    hot chocolate

    Carole Ingram said...

    Sleeding!!!! And a nice warm fire by a fireplace :)

    Sarah MomE25 said...

    My favorite thing about winter is using the fireplace.

    cjabdelnour said...

    I LOVE WINTER BECAUSE CHRISTMAS IS ON THE WAY. Cheryl Abdelnour cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

    Whitney L. said...

    I love the extra time with family!

    Jessica H said...

    My favorite thing about winter is cuddling up with a blanket, hot chocolate, and book on a snowy night!

    Brei said...

    My favorite thing is making hot cocoa with the family!

    ReggieMann said...

    Christmas & New Years :)

    aaltw_515 said...

    snuggling and hot coco

    sethandtjay@yahoo.com

    Megan said...

    Playing in the snow with my kids.

    Anonymous said...

    Christmas and Hot Chocolate
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

    Candie L said...

    I love snow days. Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

    Mrs. Bacon said...

    Snowshoeing with my dog who races up the hills and down the hills while my son giggles in his pack at how silly his puppa is.

    lisamercy said...

    the look on my son's face when he sees the tree light up !

    lisae819 at yahoo dot com

    *Mirage* said...

    watching it snow from inside where it's warm!

    Diane Zielinski said...

    It's not hot.

    Nancy P said...

    Snow days off with the kids!

    Daniel M said...

    going skiing! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

    Growl Tiger said...

    I love all the hot drinks in winter

    Kimberly said...

    Rain!
    Kims2312@verizon.net

    dawn keenan said...

    Christmas candy!

    ann said...

    All the holidays in the winter time

    rebecca11111 said...

    i like the holidays and the snow

    Tamar said...

    our birthdays and holidays

    Jan Messali said...

    During the winter I can bake all I want without worrying about heating up the kitchen. :)

    C.R. said...

    the snow : )

    Baby Teagan Explores said...

    the snow and smells in the kitchen.

    babyteaganexplores at gmail dot com

    oceanrena said...

    seeing family
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    Karen F said...

    I like the changing cooler weather and the holidays

    Denise M said...

    i love getting to wear sweaters

    Vera P. said...

    I love that my electric bill goes down! (Living in FL, it's hardly cold enough to run the heat, so we save quite a bit)

    Maryanne said...

    It's cozy!

    MoneySavinDiva said...

    My favorite thing about winter is how cozy it is inside! Warm smells coming from candles and warmers, fresh baked goodies, warm blankets and lots of family togetherness!

    Jess said...

    Hot beverages like hot cider, tea, cocoa.

    Lisa Pecora said...

    I like watching the snow fall

    LesleyfromWI said...

    Love all the winter decorations

    natalie rose machowski said...

    I recently moved from Florida to New York and can not wait to see snow.

    Tanya White said...

    I love Christmas

    kathy pease said...

    I love staying in playing board games and drinking hot cocoa

    Kim and Ken Carlile said...

    I love all the time off my husband gets with the various holidays.

    c allen said...

    i love adding extra blankets to the bed! i love to snuggle and watch tv too thanks crystal allen

    Emmy Coffee said...

    I love the calm that winter forces upon us--we can't be as active and busy as we are in the summer, it's like a forced vacation in a sense!

    Super Blogger Girl! said...

    making snow men!

    Anonymous said...

    It is sweater weather!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

    Tylerpants said...

    In the Summer, we're always running around outside but Winter makes us stay home together more often! =) tylerpants(at)gmail.com

    amanda whitley said...

    christmas!

    Charlene said...

    The cooler weather is my favorite thing :)

    Theresa said...

    The very first snow fall is my favorite thing about winter

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    Jenn said...

    my favorite thing about winter is how to brisk air feels in my lungs. makes me feel alive

    Kelsea Eaton said...

    Wearing boots and sweaters!

    mundaneminnie at gmail dot com

    Mommy 2 Monkeys said...

    I love snow (when we get to see it), going ice skating, and drinking hot beverages.

    Lea said...

    Cross country skiing

    Leslie S. said...

    I love the cool weather an all the festive light displays for the holidays.

    Cheryl Chervitz said...

    Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving. I am very thankful for what I do have.

    Cheryl Chervitz said...

    Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving. I am very thankful for what I do have.

    Susan Smoaks said...

    Our son would totally enjoy this DVD. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

    Saver Sara said...

    I love having the kids play in the snow.

    Anonymous said...

    This is great. Thanks for the contest.

    jessica schueler said...

    Thanks for the chance, my nephew would love this!! Happy Thanksgiving!

    Cweller75 said...

    My favorite thing about winter is relaxing in front of a nice cozy fireplace

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    carol lewis said...

    Christmas, beautiful decorations, snow-just beautiful.

    daveshir2005 said...

    Hot chocolate and fires in the fireplace

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    bev said...

    I love Christmas and the first snowfall is always pretty. Thanks for this contest!

    Gianna said...

    The snow and the holidays.

    sandra said...

    snuggling under a blanket with a good book

    Elizabeth Miller said...

    Christmas

    Breanne said...

    Snow

    Vikki Billings said...

    I am not a big winter person but there is nothing like an early morning after a snow fall at night, its so beautiful

    vikki.billings@yahoo.com

    Kat said...

    watching the snow fall and christmas lights

    dpschad said...

    Making snow angels.