Friday, January 14, 2011

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Giveaway & Review: 5 New Chuggington Books from Scholastic [CLOSED]

At the end of 2010, we had the chance to review an interactive Chuggington Book that left us wishing there were more available.  Well, Scholastic Books came through for us and all the Chuggington fans out there.  In January of 2011, five new Chuggington Books became available.  These books range from a lift-the-flap board book to a Level 1 Reader.

Amongst the books we received were the following titles:  The Chugger Championship (soft-cover book), All Around Chuggington (a lift-the flaps board book), Welcome to Chuggington (board book), Let's Ride The Rails! (a Sticker Storybook), and Wilson and the Ice Cream Fair (a Level 1 Reader).

Even though these books are targeted towards preschoolers, many of them are meant to be read out loud to the child.  The stories were interesting enough so that our 7 year old son was happy to read them to his younger brother and sister.  Plus the full color graphics are extremely engaging to our preschoolers, even the one who usually does not like to sit still for books.  He sat for quite awhile looking through each book on his own.

I think everyone's favorite book of the bunch was The Chugger Championship.  It is a story about competition, fair play, friendship, and not to mention the excitement of a big race.  To learn more about these books, visit .  These books range in price from $3.99 to $9.99, but you can look for introductory sale prices during January on the Scholastic website or in your Scholastic Book flyers.

Thank you to Chuggington for providing complimentary product samples for us to base this review upon and for providing additional products for our contest prize.

What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive a prize pack of 5 Chuggington Books from Scholastic.

This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.

How to Gain Entries:
Leave a comment telling me who will be receiving these books if you won this contest. You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.

Extra Entries:
1)  For 5 extra entries, leave a relevant comment on one of my non-giveaway posts. Then leave FIVE separate comments with the name of the post on which you commented. You will earn 5 extra entries for each different non-contest post you comment on.

2)  For 5 extra entries, enter one of my other contests. Leave FIVE separate comments here telling me which contest you entered. You will earn 5 extra entries for each contest you enter.

3)  For 10 extra entries, sign up for free monthly Scholastic newsletters. Then come back here and leave TEN separate comments telling me you did.

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7)  Tweet about this giveaway linking back to this post. Then come back here and leave the link to your tweet in a separate comment. You may do this once per day until the end of the contest.

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(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)

Random Drawing:
This contest will be closed on Monday, January 31st, 2011 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.

Good luck in the drawing!