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17.10.14

Adventures Await! Earth to Echo #Giveaway #EchoInsiders

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If you remember... I love movies and I love movie nights!   I wanted to share that with you...So here is ANOTHER giveaway for you to enjoy!  Now, the question... Will you keep it as a gift this holiday, or will you go ahead and enjoy it now???  It is up to you!!!!


Earth to Echo is beaming down to Blu-ray and DVD October 21st! 

Earth to Echo is a tale told through the eyes of Tuck, Munch and Alex, a trio of pals who make an out-of-this-world discovery. The best friends venture out of their neighborhood to find the true meaning of friendship. After receiving signals on their phones, they meet Echo, a small, but amazingly energetic, alien trying to make his way back to his home planet. As they race to help their new friend, the boys will discover that little Echo has touched their hearts in unexpected ways and changed their lives forever. To prepare you for this adventurous, exciting and heart warming film, we have compiled a list of the best ways to spend time with your friends- outside and away from your cell phones!

Pick Up Games
There is nothing like starting a sports pickup game with all your neighborhood friends. Between sitting in class all day and coming home to do homework, a quick game, whether it is hockey, baseball, basketball or soccer, will let you use up some of that energy you’ve been storing! Not only this, but this is an awesome way to make new friends. 

Bike Rides
With your parents permission of course, take a cruise around the neighborhood with your friends! Also, make sure you wear a helmet. You can use your imagination and make fun adventures out of your journey! 

Hide N’ Seek 
A neighborhood game of Hide N’ Seek is the ultimate outside activity. With permission from your parents, and of course, using the buddy system when it comes to hiding, Hide N’ Seek is sure to be an awesome time. 

Backyard Campout
Ask your mom and dad to set up a backyard camp out for you and your friends! Start by setting up a tent and marking your territory with your sleeping bag! You can spend the night telling scary stories and eating S’mores! 

 Chalk 
The most underrated outside activity has to be chalk! It is so much fun to create fun pictures and even games with all your friends. You can play hopscotch or tic-tac-toe or use your imagination to draw wonderful pictures! 


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16.10.14

So excited for #TheBestofMe ($25 Gift card + Prize Pack #Giveaway!)

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The other day, I was excited to share with you that Nicholas Sparks has yet another movie headed to the big screen... This one is The Best of Me.  If you have been around my blog for any time, you might know that I am a HUGE Nicholas Sparks fan, so when I heard about this movie, I was thrilled... I was even going to get to go to an advance screening!  But then -- life happens and I was not able to go.  I still shared about the movie, since I am so excited to see it!  (If I have to go solo, I WILL be seeing this movie soon!)  


Based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks, The
Best of Me tells the story of Dawson and Amanda, two former high school
sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart, when they
return to their small town for the funeral of a beloved friend. Their
bittersweet reunion reignites the love they've never forgotten, but soon
they discover the forces that drove them apart twenty years ago live on,
posing even more serious threats today. Spanning decades, this epic love
story captures the enduring power of our first true love, and the wrenching
choices we face when confronted with elusive second chances.


Then, luckily for all of us... I was given great news!
One lucky reader will be winning a BEST OF ME Prize Pack!
What does that mean??

One reader will get:
a $25 Visa Gift Card to head to the movies and enjoy this latest from Nicholas Sparks
a Movie Tie In Book
A Tote 

Rio2 Singalong - Headed Our Way Soon #MakingMyList

*** This is not a sponsored post, just wanted to share since we reviewed Rio 2 and loved it.  This would be great for those that really get into the music!

Bring it Home on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD November 4!

Rio 2 Sing-Along
Now you can sing-along with your favorite characters to songs What is Love, I Will Survive, Rio Rio & more! Come take a walk on the wild side with Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, George Lopez and an incredible flock of all-star talent in this soaring sequel to the animated hit comedy Rio!

Blu-ray™ Special Features
Rio 1 Refresher
Birds & Beats: The Singing Talents of Rio 2
I Will Survive multi-language music video

Rio 2 Sing-Along Blu-ray™
Street Date:November 4, 2014
Prebook Date:September 30, 2014
Screen Format:Widescreen 16:9 (2.40:1)
Audio:English DTS-HD-MA 7.1
Spanish (Latin) DD 5.1
Portuguese (Brazilian) DD 5.1
French (Quebecois) DD 5.1
Subtitles:English / Spanish / Portuguese / French
U.S. RatingG
Total Run Time:100 minutes
Closed Captioned:Yes

15.10.14

Looking for SAFE Skincare for your littles? @BabyMantra is the answer! #BabyMantra #sponsored #MC

“I participated in Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Baby Mantra. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.”

Created by two sisters on a mission to provide safe and ecologically sound skincare, Baby Mantra is a certified natural, cruelty-free and gluten-free baby skincare line that offers environmentally conscious products from ingredients to packaging. All products are made in the U.S. and are inspired by all-natural home-based remedies.

I was pretty excited when I learned that I would be getting the Baby Mantra product line for review.  I know that my "baby" isn't technically a "baby" anymore since he is 5 now, but the way I see it, if it is safe enough for a baby... It surely must be safe enough for MY BABY!   Not to mention that he has the eczema starting to flare back up again, so I wanted to try and go ahead and deal with it sooner rather than later.  Whenever his eczema reappears, I go back to the non scented soap and all that "boring" yet safe means of cleaning...
Well, I decided to go ahead and give Baby Mantra a try and it hasn't caused any issues.  Let me be clear - I am not a doctor or anything ... but it has been safe for him and that makes me happy!  

I started off with just the 3 in 1 Bubble Bath, Newborn Shampoo and Body Wash. The directions said to pour it with the running water, so I did ... and Broxton quickly noted how the smell was so nice!!  I loved that he was able to enjoy a bubble bath and yes, the scent was awesome!   (No judging here, but I sure enough used it for my bath the next day!)  
As I said, Broxton's eczema was thinking about coming back and his skin started to get the really dry, rough feeling.... I quickly busted out the calming lotion and I was a bit surprised.  It was a bit more "milky" than I was expecting, but it quickly absorbed into his skin and his skin feels better already.  Normally lotion is not something that he voluntarily lets me apply, but since I have been using this, I have not had any complaints!

Dealing with the eczema, I was also pretty excited to see that they have a calming oil.  When he was a baby, I would have "lotion time" where I would try and massage the lotion on him to help get him to relax before bed... I sure do wish that I would have had this calming oil in my supply basket, as I know we would have loved it.  I have used it a couple times and it also seems to absorb pretty well.  I didn't notice a scent as much as with the lotion, but that was not really a big deal.  Just something to point out.  
I am not one that is really into the different oils and ingredients... I know, shame me now... But at least I am honest in telling you this!  I did think it was neat to learn a bit more about the ingredients that are used in the Baby Mantra line.
Take for instance AVOCADO OIL.  I had NO CLUE that it was the perfect ingredient for dehydrated skin!  Hello!  Also, did you know that grape seed oil locks in moisture?  I could go on and on... But - if you want to learn more about the Pure Natural Ingredients used, just head over and check all of them out.  You might learn a thing or two as well!  

We also have had the pleasure to enjoy their shampoo/body wash and detangling conditioner.  While I always feel like the less it foams, the more I need... * I KNOW that is not true, just a mindset of mine!  I love the way it makes his hair smell fresh and clean and there has yet to be any buildup!  I honestly see me using it as well, as I love the scent and "clean" feeling that is the result of using this!  

If you want to "baby your baby" or if you want to give a great gift to someone with a little one, I say head on over and stock up!  You can purchase the Baby Mantra Line from BabiesRUs.com,  amazon, and select Walgreens & Duane Reade locations.  
Make sure you follow Baby Mantra on Facebook and Twitter.

The Best of Me - October 17 #TheBestOfMe

*** This is not a sponsored post.  I just LOVE Nicholas Sparks Books and wanted to share that this movie is headed to the theaters October 17th.


Based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me tells the story of Dawson and Amanda, two former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart, when they return to their small town for the funeral of a beloved friend. Their bittersweet reunion reignites the love they've never forgotten, but soon they discover the forces that drove them apart twenty years ago live on, posing even more serious threats today. Spanning decades, this epic love story captures the enduring power of our first true love, and the wrenching choices we face when confronted with elusive second chances.

The Best of Me stars James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, Luke Bracey and Liana Liberato

Rated PG-13



14.10.14

Come Alive @cirque (Famly 4 pack ticket #Giveaway) #Amaluna #Atlanta

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This past weekend was full of adventure for us.  I was so excited to get to take Broxton to one place in particular.  It seems like every single time we head into Atlanta...  He spots the big yellow and blue tent and he ALWAYS has to ask me what is in there ... and when we can go check it out.  Well, this time... the surprise was on him!  We were going and he was going to get to see what all the excitement was about!!!
The other night, we headed into the city to #MakeMemories and that is exactly what we did! 
Yes!   Cirque Du Soleil is back in Atlanta!  Until November 30th, you have the opportunity to go and see something that is truly amazing!   Celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2014, Cirque du Soleil brings a new show to Atlanta! Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Amaluna's Tony Award-winning Show Director, Diane Paulus, drew from a series of classical influences when creating the concept of the show; including tales from Greek and Norse mythology, Mozart's The Magic Flute, and Shakespeare's The Tempest. Now playing under the famed blue-and-yellow Big Top at Atlantic Station…with great seats as low as $35! 


Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon.Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter’s coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honours femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next.In the wake of a storm caused by Prospera, a group of young men lands on the island, triggering an epic, emotional story of love between Prospera’s daughter and a brave young suitor. But theirs is a love that will be put to the test. The couple must face numerous demanding trials and overcome daunting setbacks before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony.
We arrived and were ready to enjoy as soon as we walked through the tent.  (We have seen shows "like" this in the past, so I knew Broxton was going to enjoy it.)  I will warn you now-- they have concessions, but I was shocked at how much it was for a coke... $5 for a bottle.  I warn you because I was not the only one, I heard many comments about how it was ridiculous, so I did want you prepared.  But on to the show.  

Once seated, they do remind you to turn your phones off... No texting, photos, video or anything like that.  I loved that, since many people seem to be inconsiderate of those around them today!  
The show starts with beauty and it immediately captivates you.  I do wish there was a way that I could have recorded a few of Broxton's expressions though.  It was priceless and I am glad I have those memories, but it would have been awesome to share with you.  (Just picture him, with his eyes as wide as saucers and his jaw dropping to his knee's...  you somewhat get the idea now!)
After the show was over, we were invited to stay for a special media Q & A  with the PR spokesperson, as well as the head of wardrobe.  (I will share some of the things we learned under a few of the photographs below.)  
ALL IMAGES : Pouya Dianat ©2014
 The show is basically about this young girl (above) coming into womanhood and seeking love.
 One pretty awesome thing?  The artists are sometimes close up- in the crowd.  When the lights came back on at one point, she was like 3 rows in front of me, in the aisle.   When working to produce a Cirque Du Soleil show, they often visit athletic competitions.  For the "Amazons" they actually scouted and recruited gymnasts to be in the show.  
 This particular act was one of my favorites.  I thought it was absolutely awesome and Broxton was pretty amazed by it too!  Talk about impressive!
 This was pretty neat.  The water-bowl.   The acts in here were just beautiful.. But here are a few tidbits of information you won't hear about:
It takes around 4 hours to fill the water-bowl up. They have the water heated to 98* (to keep her muscles from getting messed up.)  They played around with temperatures and this was the one that works the best.  They fill it up once they get to the city they will be in and then use a filtration system and a small amount of chlorine to keep it clean while there.  It weighs over 4,000 pounds, so they can not move it completely off the set in between acts, so for the acts when it is not in use, it is a focal piece.   
 This guy was one of Broxton's favorite.  At first he wasn't a fan... since he was "stealing everyones popcorn!"  but as the show went on, Broxton really seemed to enjoy him.  I thought is was pretty cool to learn that all of the artists in the show do their own makeup!  Yes!   They train them and when starting, it takes them a few hours each day, but over time, they get it worked out and it takes around 45 minutes per show to apply their makeup!  Another thing to note?  Each individual artist has a bust made of them when they begin performing with Cirque. If they have tattoos for the show, they make stencils of the tattoo and use it that way to apply correctly.  
The pole act here was my favorite. I thought it was going to be the girls swinging the lights (photo up above)  but when this happened... my breath was taken away!  AH-MAZ-ING!!!
He climbs the pole trying to save his love... but the thing that is awesome?  The ease in which he climbs it - sideways- with his hands.  Talk about jaw dropping!!! I could watch that over and over again and again and again!!!   I was terrified for him as he did each act, but then in the end I was yelling and screaming in support of his talent!
It was wonderful to note that they are very supportive of any injuries on the show.  If it is a minor injury it is treated there... but if it is major, they send them home-- so they can be with loved ones in a comforting environment to heal.  I thought that was awesome, as I would hate to think someone was having to recuperate in a hospital all alone, miles away from family.
Another interesting thing to note about this particular act?  He STOPS HIMSELF WITH HIS COSTUME!  Yes, You read that right...  You have to see it to see the true AWE of it all!!!!
We really had a great time at the show... and I was very pleased with getting to stay after for the Media Q & A.  
Aren't you excited and wanting to go????  You can!!! 
Experience Amaluna from Cirque du Soleil, now playing under the iconic blue and yellow big top at Atlantic Station. Save 20% on a Family 4 Pack and take an adventure to an island governed by goddesses.  Click HERE and buy your tickets today!   
If you are feeling lucky ---  One lucky winner will get to win a family 4 pack of tickets to attend Amaluna in Atlanta on Tuesday October 28th at 7:30 pm.  
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Mr. Peabody and Sherman #Giveaway #PeabodyInsiders

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One thing I love to give during the holidays?  Movies!  They make great gifts (even stocking stuffers if you want to go that route) and it is more than a gift... You can make a "movie night" and instead of just a gift of a movie, you have now given the gift of a great memory as well!   Throw in a cute blanket or a couple bags of popcorn and you have a great little gift basket!   With the holidays quickly approaching, I will be giving away a few great movies to make your holidays a little more entertaining!  No worries if you don't want to wait and use it as a gift...  You could plan to do a movie night over one of the school breaks that will be happening soon!  Hope you enjoy!  
MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN is based upon the beloved characters that first appeared in in the late 1950s and early 1960s animated television series “Rocky and His Friends” and “The Bullwinkle Show,” produced by Jay Ward.  

DreamWorks Animation’s Mr. Peabody & Sherman Blu-ray™ Deluxe Edition 
The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Deluxe Edition includes: 

Feature film in high definition

Blu-ray Exclusive Special Features:
Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends Show – See the premiere episode of the original 1959 television show. 
Mr. Peabody & Sherman Segments – Watch five segments from the original television series including “Robin Hood,” “Leonardo Da Vinci,” “Louis XVI,” “William Shakespeare,” and “Ludwig Van Beethoven.” 
DreamWorks Presents: Mr. Peabody & Sherman, A Journey WABAC
History’s Greatest Mysteries – A Dog and his Boy 
Peabody’s Paw Print on History - We take part in the excitement as Mr. Peabody gets his pawprints in cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre.  Cast members Ty Burrell (voice of “Mr. Peabody”) and Max Charles (voice of “Sherman”), join filmmakers Rob Minkoff (director), Alex Schwartz (producer) and Tiffany Ward (executive producer) for the festivities.  Also on hand (or paw?) are some of Mr. Peabody’s very famous furry friends, including Lassie, Beethoven, Rin Tin Tin, and a very adorable dog named George Clooney.
Time Travel Memory Match game
The WABAC Jigsaw Puzzle game 

Additional Special Features:
Tour of the WABAC Machine - Mr. Peabody, himself, takes us on an in-depth tour of the WABAC machine.  He explains what many of the WABAC’s knobs, buttons, and gizmos do.  Exactly what is a Pneumatic Dressilator?  A hemidemisemiquavatron?  And, those windshield wiper controls…how exactly do they help while speeding through the space-time continuum?  Mr. Peabody explains it all!  
Time Travel: Mad Science - We talk to real physicists Kenneth Wharton and Anthony Aguirre to find out if there is any possibility of time travel, and if so, how it would work.  We explore the two time travel theories of the Block Universe and the Multi-Verse.  We also learn why scientists think only forward time travel is possible, and how Einstein’s Theory of Relativity still determines how scientists imagine the possibilities of time travel.  
Photo Gallery 
Theatrical Trailer
World of DreamWorks Animation – Music videos from your favorite DreamWorks Animation feature films
Holiday Favorites – Sneak Peeks



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Make It A #MovieNight with Earth To Echo #EchoInsiders

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Available on Digital HD™ October 7 and Blu-ray and DVD October 21

Earth to Echo
This wonderful journey, “full of adventure, bravery, excitement, and friendship…has something for audiences of all ages” (Claudia Puig, USA Today). The “lively and likable” (Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times) tale is told through the eyes of Tuck, Munch and Alex, a trio of pals who make an out-of-this-world discovery. After receiving signals on their phones, they meet Echo, a small, but amazingly energetic, alien trying to make his way back to his home planet. As they race to help their new friend, the boys will discover that little Echo has touched their hearts in unexpected ways and changed their lives forever.

Blu-ray Special Features
Creating the Truck Scene
Casting the Characters
“We Made That!” The Making of Earth to Echo
Friends No Matter How Far
Six Deleted Scenes
Theatrical Trailer

DVD Special Features
Friends No Matter How Far
Theatrical Trailer

Spend Halloween With Mickey and Minnie

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Two more books that we were sent to get us in the mood for Trick or Treating?  Well, let me just tell you that they have special characters... also known as Mickey and Minnie!   
Yes!!!  I know some people go to Disney for Halloween and if you do, these would make great books for the road trip!  If you are like me and will not be headed down to Disney, you can still check out the books and get ready for a fun night!   

Mickey's Spooky Night - Available 7/22/2014
 Mickey's Spooky Night is a great book from Disney Publishing that has a Mobile App included in the purchase!  This is a hard cover book with thicker than normal pages... Not a board book, but thicker than others...   Each page is full color illustrations that are sure to get you ready to throw a Halloween Party of your own!  
 In Mickey's Spooky Night, Mickey is getting ready to have his friends over for a Halloween Party, only problem is that he can not find his costume!  He heads to the attic, just as bad weather heads that way- knocking out the electricity!   "Spooky" events start to happen, so the gang is all a bit scared, but no need to worry...  Everything is easily explained and all was great!  Just a perfect Halloween Night!
Minnie's Costume Contest - Available 
In Minnie's Costume Contest, we get to see Minnie's nieces and all the costume idea's that her cat, Figaro comes up with.  I loved the thought behind the different costumes (twin babies, a rainbow... great ideas for twins if you ask me)  but I will sadly admit... I did not understand it at all.  How shameful to say that I could not grasp the concept of a kids book.... But----  
The illustrations are cute... the fact that it is a board book is great for young ones... but the thing that stands out the most in this one?  The fact that it is cut out - each page has the top cut for the story, so as you turn the pages, you get to see the new shapes on the next page...   But I am still lost in the story of the book...
It appears as though Figaro is dreaming of his costume...  with Melody and Millie... but then the last page totally loses me...  It says Figaro wins - but Melody and Millie have the trophy... and he is asleep.  

As with anything Disney, the illustrations are amazing.  These would also make great Halloween themed books to have laying around closer to the holidays!   (You could also give one as a gift if you are invited to a Halloween party that has kids!)

13.10.14

Mr. Peabody and Sherman Activities #PeabodyInsiders

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Have you seen Mr. Peabody & Sherman yet?  We wanted to see it, but then time got away from us... BUT - lucky for us, it is headed to DVD soon and we will be getting to watch it soon!  To get us all geared up for a fun family night, I am adding a couple fun activities to get things started!   Make it a movie night soon!!!
MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN is based upon the beloved characters that first appeared in in the late 1950s and early 1960s animated television series “Rocky and His Friends” and “The Bullwinkle Show,” produced by Jay Ward. 





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Grab A Book AND A Purse for your little Diva! #MakingMyList

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Disney has decided to do it again...
They have now released books that are shaped like purses for the little Diva in your life!  The "books/ purses" are hardback and inside each are short stories/ scenarios that are a few pages each with plenty of stickers!  I did love that the pages are more of a glossy cardstock, so that the stickers will work great on them!  


Minnie's Purse  has us follow Minnie on her different adventures.  She always seems to be prepared in her purse with whatever she might need... No matter if it is just a day at the beach or if it is for a party!  Minnie and her bows are always there and ready to save the day!  

Sofia's Purse is a cute book that is --- you guessed it!  Shaped like a purse!  Inside is a Sofia the first "story" of sorts... It isn't a typical book, but  several scenario spreads for you to guess...  (Example, in one - Sofia has to pass her sorcery test.  She has several supplies in her bag and you have to guess what she will need for each test.  Then you turn the page to see what is used!)  There are several scenarios throughout the book and it will make all Sofia fans very happy!  

Great books for any little DIVA in your life!  Geared for kids 3-5 years old, this would be great to put under a tree this holiday season!!!

Time for a Bath!

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Knowing how much we love books, I was thrilled when I was contacted to review the next book from Phillis Gershator and illustrated by David Walker, Time for a Bath.   Broxton and I love their other book, Time for a Hug , so I was eager to get this one.   As soon as it arrived, Broxton saw it and asked me to read it to him...
Of course I did!  

In Time for a Bath, we get  the colorful illustrations that we fell in love with in the first book.  We also get the cute rhyming of each page that makes it great for kids of all ages!  

"Rise and Shine! 
We'll work and play
all year long
and every day."  

As the pages turn, we see little bunny make a mess in the kitchen, playing outside in the garden, at the beach, having ice cream, playing in the leaves in the fall and all the other seasons... at the end of the day... "What time is it?"    We both really enjoyed the book and think it would be a great book to end the day with ----  maybe as a calm down time before bathtime?  This would be a great book to add to your library!  

Halloween Reading With Disney #DocMcStuffins #SpiderMan

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Whenever we go to the store during the holidays, we always see plenty of books that are themed with the upcoming holiday.. and they always have the characters we know and love.  This time around, we get to have some of these books in our house!!!  Halloween is one of Marc's favorite holidays and I love knowing that we can have Halloween themed books out for Broxton to get into the season and enjoy reading at the same time!  

Boo to You - Available 7/22/2014 
Up first?  A perfect Touch and Feel Doc McStuffins book!  Boo to You! 
This is a great board book for young ones, with adorable illustrations!   
In Boo to You, we are greeted with Doc and her dad getting ready for Halloween.  The problem is that one of their decorations isn't working...   Doc takes the pumpkin in for a check up and we get to meet the cute little ghost, Sebastian.  Each page presents us with an object to touch and feel, from a decorative bat to Lambies costume ears!  Although the illustrations are super cute, I loved the story the most...  Little Sebastian is scared and Doc points out that although everything is made to LOOK scary, it is all pretend and there is nothing to be scared about!  
Spider-Man vs. Dracula - Available 7/22/2014
 The other book?  Spider-Man vs. Dracula!  This is a great book for those that are superhero character fans.  Broxton was not familiar with Dracula before this book, but now he is!  He really enjoyed getting to meet the other characters from THE HOWLING COMMANDOS!  We both were delighted in learning of new characters and it was cute that there was a story going on each page, but at the bottom was a little comment, or thought from Spiderman about what was going on in the text of the story!  
Of course, most people know that Broxotn is a big fan of stickers, so when he saw that there were stickers in this book, that added to his excitement!  Now, he is just trying to figure out if he wants to put the stickers in the book, in his sticker book or elsewhere!  

These are great books to give to get into the Halloween Mood.... You could also give these as party favors to kids if you wanted to go that way instead of even more Halloween candy!  
 
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