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200th Post Celebration

UPDATE

Congratulations to the winners!  The winner of the Scholastic DVD: Corduroy…and More Stories About Caring is Sarah, on August 15th, 2008 at 12:19 pm who said:

“I don’t know if there are videos of these or not, but my kids’ favorite books include: The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Eric Carle); Brown Bear, Brown Bear (Eric Carle); Hippos Go Berserk (Sandra Boynton); Moo Baa Lalala (Sandra Boynton); and Runaway Bunny (Margaret Wise Brown)”

Alternates:

Heather, on August 16th, 2008 at 9:33 pm Said:

Jack’s current favorite book is “Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?” I don’t know how well that would work animated but he doesn’t quite sit still for a longer storybook. Althought he does also enjoy a childs bible we have with many short bible stories, that might work better for the dvd.

kristen c, on August 17th, 2008 at 12:23 am Said:

And as for the children’s book come to live action, my kids and I vote for “Where the Wild things are” by Maurice Sendak. Wouldn’t that one be fun with the rolling yellow eyes and sharp claws and wild rumpus? )

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The winner of the HAPPYBABY giveaway package is Heather, on August 16th, 2008 at 9:31 pm who said:

Wow 200 posts in just 15 months, so impressive, Congrats Dolly!!! I hope my blog is someday half as successful and helpful to others as yours is! Jack has now had avocado’s, banannas, and will start sweet potatos soon. He would love to try “smarter squash + wiser apple”.

ALTERNATES:

kristen c, on August 17th, 2008 at 12:20 am Said: 

Hi Dolly! I…er…holly would love to try the mac n cheese plus veggies for sure!

Carol Ezovski, on August 17th, 2008 at 10:20 pm Said:

We’d like to try Sweeter Potatoes + Purer Pear

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Traveling with Baby is proud to celebrate it’s 200th post in the 15 months it’s been active.  Thanks so much, loyal readers, for inspiring the content with great feedback via comments and e-mails.  To extend gratitude in honor of this two-hundredth post, Traveling with Baby is teaming up with two companies to offer two giveaways for two readers.

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First up is a grand-slam giveaway from HAPPYBABY.  One reader will win an organic cotton baby tee shirt; a free trial coupon to HAPPYBABY for fresh, frozen, organic baby food; 3 cans of HAPPYBELLIES (organic brown rice cereal, organic oatmeal, cereal or organic multi-grain cereal); and coupons for Fresh Baby’s homemade baby food starter kit. (Retail value $55)

I love that HAPPYBABY is organic and chock-full of DHA for baby’s growing and developing nervous system (this brand could also be called SMARTBABY).

HAPPYBITES is a new line by HAPPY baby: this hand-held toddler/kids line with hidden veggies in every bite was just released in stores nationwide.  Who doesn’t like Mac+Cheese when its got hidden veggies and a delicious vegetable-based dipping sauce?

Check out the HAPPYBABY, HAPPYBELLIES menu.  Purchase HAPPYBELLIES online.

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Next, one reader will win the newly released Corduroy…and More Stories About Caring DVD by Scholastic’s Storybook Treasures. Corduroy, the beloved character from Don Freeman’s classic storybook, turns 40 in this year!  SCHOLASTIC STORYBOOK TREASURES™ celebrates the milestone with a newly enhanced DVD — CORDUROY…AND MORE STORIES ABOUT CARING. This endearing collection of seven award-winning, family-favorite adaptations features celebrity narrators like Mia Farrow (Be Kind Rewind), Laura Dern (Jurassic Park IV) and David De Vries (Remember the Titans).  It’s now available to add to every family’s home entertainment library for $14.95.

The title story features a combination of live action and stop-motion animated adaptation of the original Corduroy .  In this bear-y wonderful tale, Corduroy longs for someone to take him home from the department store.  When he discovers one of his buttons is missing, he sets out to find it, thinking that will hasten his purchase.  Will he find it first or be discovered by the store’s security guard?  This original production from Weston Woods Studios won several national awards from the American Film Festival, the American Library Association and the New York International Film & Video Festival.

This heartwarming DVD also features six more animated stories for more than an hour of classic storytime fun for kids (ages 2-9).  Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel is based on the tale by Virginia Lee Burton, and it’s narrated by David De Vries; The Happy Lion, based on the story by Louise Fatio; I Love You Like Crazy Cakes, based on the story by Rose Lewis and narrated by Mia Farrow; Smile for Auntie, based on the tale by Diane Paterson; The Happy Owls, based on the story by Celestino Piatti; and Goose, based on the story by Molly Bang, narrated by Laura Dern. And, as with all new releases in the line, the DVD includes an innovative read-along function which highlights words as they are read, encouraging kids to follow the narration and develop a love of reading.

The live action sequence with the title’s namesake was originally filmed in 1986.  However, it’s a timeless classic with very little script and lots of family fun with an endearing fuzzy, cuddly, and curious bear.  My son was engaged and laughing before the film even began–he just enjoyed the Scholastic intro sequence with animated characters.  The special effects were pretty seamless for the transition from a man in a bear suit costume-to-a bear puppet-to-a stuffed bear.  It was an adorable short film and my son was definitely entertained.

Read more about Scholastic and Weston Woods Studios.

Purchase your own copy of Corduroy…and More Stories about Caring DVD online.

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To enter the giveaway for HAPPYBABY, leave a comment on what product/flavor you’d like your baby would like to try.  To enter for the DVD, leave a comment on which classic children’s book you’d love to see come to life on film.  One entry per person per giveaway.  Remember, TWO is the key to this 200th post celebration.  No more than TWO comments, please.  The contest for the Traveling with Baby 200th post Celebration ends at 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, August 22nd. The winner will be announced on Saturday, August 23rd.

The winner for each prize and 2 alternates will be selected on Random.org and announced on this post. If you provide your e-mail address, I will contact you. The winner has 72 hours to claim the prize, otherwise, the prize goes to the first alternate to contact me with a shipping address.

Check back at Traveling with Baby for more reviews and contests, there are many more cool giveaways lined up for August.

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17 Responses

  1. I don’t know if there are videos of these or not, but my kids’ favorite books include: The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Eric Carle); Brown Bear, Brown Bear (Eric Carle); Hippos Go Berserk (Sandra Boynton); Moo Baa Lalala (Sandra Boynton); and Runaway Bunny (Margaret Wise Brown)

  2. I think I’d love my baby to try the super salmon and regular prunes!

  3. My kids both love this book: “Are You My Mother?” by P.D.Eastman (not sure it’s considered a classic, but…). My toddler loves to quote this book now and my 9 month old loves me reading it to him! I’d love to see this story come to life!

  4. the breakfast bake would be awesome for my peewee!

  5. i loved he gnats ofknotty pine when i was little. it would be the best cg animated film!

  6. Wow 200 posts in just 15 months, so impressive, Congrats Dolly!!! I hope my blog is someday half as successful and helpful to others as yours is! Jack has now had avocado’s, banannas, and will start sweet potatos soon. He would love to try “smarter squash + wiser apple”.

  7. Jack’s current favorite book is “Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?” I don’t know how well that would work animated but he doesn’t quite sit still for a longer storybook. Althought he does also enjoy a childs bible we have with many short bible stories, that might work better for the dvd.

  8. Way to go! 200 posts in 15 months! That is quite an accomplishment. I wish you many more happy and healthy posts to come. Please enter me in your Corduroy dvd giveaway drawing. I would like to see “The Velveteen Rabbit” on the big screen. Please enter my name in your fabulous drawing. Many thanks, Cindi

  9. Hi Dolly!
    I…er…holly would love to try the mac n cheese plus veggies for sure! –Kristen C

  10. And as for the children’s book come to live action, my kids and I vote for “Where the Wild things are” by Maurice Sendak. Wouldn’t that one be fun with the rolling yellow eyes and sharp claws and wild rumpus? 🙂

  11. We’d like to try Sweeter Potatoes + Purer Pear

  12. I’d like to see the same book as Kristen — Where the Wild Things are by Maurice Sendak. Great book! Wouldn’t it be a great movie?

  13. Good news! Where the Wild Things Are will be released on DVD in late August. Watch http://www.newkideo.com and your local video store for the DVD.

  14. both of those giveaways are awesome. i love the idea of happybaby! i’d like my neice to try the Sweeter Potatoes + Purer Pear. i think she’d like it.

  15. congratulations on 200 posts. that’s quite a feat! i’d like to see ragedy ann and andy come to life on in the theater. i love them. 🙂

  16. I’d love for our baby to try Gobble Gobble and Paradise Puree—I’ve never cooked millet nor amaranth, and I’m not likely to anytime soon! Thanks for the drawing, and congrats on your blogging milestone.

  17. I don’t know if this is a movie or not, but I used to have a teacher that used to read books about Brer Rabbit. I think it would have been fun to watch a movie about that. She was a great teacher.

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