For Elizabeth's Pre-K holiday program she was a bunny.  Yes, a bunny.  Stay with me, we are going somewhere, promise. hallmark story buddiesFor every performance my parents bring her something from Hallmark to remember the event.  Last year for her first holiday program it was an ornament of santa and a reindeer singing into microphone that played music.  Obviously a huge hit.

For this program, my parents looked everywhere for a bunny ornament.  Unfortunately, Christmas and bunnies don't typically go together.  But my parents were determined to find the perfect surprise to bring to Elizabeth for her Christmas bunny performance.

While wandering around our local Hallmark store, they stumbled upon Abigail, a bunny Interactive Story Buddy who comes with an storybook about trying her best.  Perfect!

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Hallmark Interactive Story Buddies each come with one Interactive Storybook, additional books are available to purchase seperately.  When you read the highlighted phrases in the book, the Interactive Story Buddy reacts.  So cool!  Since Elizabeth is still 4 and not an advanced reader, it wasn't long before she memorized a few key phrases and had Abigail responding to her own voice.  Abigail was such an instant hit that Elizabeth decided to get her little sister Jingle, the adorable Husky pup, for Christmas.

With an easy on/off switch, Hallmark Interactive Story Buddies and Interactive Storybooks could be the best thing ever developed to get kids pumped about reading.  The excitement of reading a book with their Story Buddies is contagious and the Hallmark Interactive Storybooks are now the most requested books in our house!

Hallmark has a new Story Buddy, Christopher:


In honor of Valentine's Day quickly approaching, Hallmark is giving away two Interactive Story Buddies and Interactive Storybooks to one lucky winner!  A reader will receive the newest Interactive Story Buddy, Christopher, plus their choice of Interactive Story Buddy to give to their favorite kid(s)... or keep for themself!    Ready to enter?


Mandatory Entry:  Visit and then come back and leave a comment with which Interactive Story Buddy you would choose to go along with Christopher.

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The Hallmark Interactive Story Buddy and Story Book giveaway begins now and ends at 10:00 pm CST on February 2, 2012.  A winner will be chosen using and notified by email.  Open to US residents only.  Good luck!