Sunday, April 19, 2009

PlainTales First Tales & PlainTales Explorers CD Review & Giveaway (CLOSED)

In March Plain Tales released two brand new sets of stories for children on CD. PlainTales First Tales and PlainTales Explorers.

We truly enjoyed having these CDs in the car and in the house. They made for a really quiet car ride! And the stories are fun and entertaining.

We previewed "The Gingerbread Boy and Other First Tales" from the PlainTales First Tales collection. It has sores of the Gingerbread Boy, the Three Billy Goats Gruff, the Princess & the Frog, the Little Red Hen, and the Bremen Town Musicians. The runtime for this CD is 48 minutes. Having several different stories is just right for short trips. We can usually hear one story getting to a place.

The other CD from the PlainTales First Tales collection is "Paul Bunyan and Other American Tall Tales". It features Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill and Davy Crockett. The runtime for this one is 60 minutes.


We also previewed on of the CD's from the PlainTales Explorers collection: "Animal Tales: Raccoon, Bear and Coyote." This is about fictional animals trying to survive. The stories are a bit longer and don't always hold my 3 year old's attention as much, but he still loves listening to the stories while he plays. It runs about 48 minutes.

The last CD is "Johnny Appleseed and Other American legends" in the PlainTales Explorers collection. It tells stories about Johnny Appleseed, as well as Sacagawea, and John Muir. The runtime is 67 minutes.

PlainTales has other CD collections of stories. They are available on their website. The CD's are recommended for ages 5-10. We found that the shorter stories (especially the PlainTales First Tales "Gingerbread Boy and Other First Tales CD) were perfect for my 3 year old.

Buy It: You can get your own copy of PlainTales First Tales or PlainTales Explorers (of their other exciting CD titles) on PlainTales website.

Win It: I have two of each PlainTales CD that we reviewed, so I will have four (4) to giveaway to you lucky readers.

To enter: Leave a comment here telling me which PlainTales CD (they are all listed on their site) you think your children would enjoy most. You must also leave your e-mail address, so I can contact you when you win.

Extra entries: If you'd like to, you may earn extra entries for doing each of the following. Be sure to leave a separate comment for each. You must do the above entry first, then you can do these. (You could have up to 4 chances to win.)

*Post about this giveaway on your blog.

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*Subscribe to this blog either with a feed reader, through e-mail, or by being a follower.

The giveaway is open now through Sunday, April 26th. I will post the winner here on Monday, April 27th.

24 comments:

The Hotrum Family said...

I think my kids would love the "Selected Just So Stories!" I may have to get one if I don't win one!!!

The Hotrum Family said...

Tweeted it!

Nowheymama said...

Oh cool!

Nowheymama said...

I so didn't remember to follow the instructions. I think my kids would like any of them, but esp. the Beatrix Potter one.

Emily said...

I think the First Tales for us, too, especially since you said they were shorter for shorter attetion spans. I haven't tried stories on CD for Katy yet, so I'd be curious to see what she thought of them. Fun!

Emily said...

and we subscribe, of course!

Kelsey said...

I think lots of those would be great, but "Just So Stories" would probably be a big hit. I love the idea of switching to stories in the car for some of our trips.

Kelsey said...

Do we get a second entry every time if we subscribe? Or is it just for the one time we sign up? Because you're on my Google reader baby! (But you were before today.)

dctm said...

The Ugly Duckling and Other Tales by Hans Christian Andersen I believe would be my kids favorite

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Katrina said...

My daughter would most enjoy The Gingerbread Boy and Other First Tales because she is still so little

valerie2350 said...

paul bunyan american tall tales :)

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Brimful Curiosities said...

I think we'd like The Ugly Duckling and Other Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
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Lisa said...

My son is 3 also. I think he would like the The Gingerbread Boy and Other First Tales.

Heidi said...

What a neat idea! The Gingerbread Boy and Other First Tales, The Ugly Duckling and Other Tales by Hans Christian Andersen, and Paul Bunyan and Other American Tall Tales would all be great hits at our place!

LT said...

I think we would enjoy the The Ugly Duckling and Other Tales by Hans Christian Andersen the most!

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LT said...

I am subscribed in my reader!

Diana D said...

Johnny Appleseed and other American Classics. These would all be nice for our grandsons. Thanks for having the wonderful giveaway.

dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com