Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Attention: New York Area Readers: BARNES & NOBLE AND SANDRA BOYNTON JOIN TOGETHER ~ Boynton to Digitally Sign and Inscribe The Going to Bed Book App

Press Release April 25, 2011 New York, New York Via Boynton Moo Media and loudcrow interactive:

- On Monday, May 2, renowned writer and illustrator Sandra Boynton will become the world's first author to sign an eBook app for the general public. This historic signing will take place at 7:00 PM at Barnes & Noble's Upper East Side store, located at 150 E 86th Street at Lexington Avenue, in New York City.

"This is a thoroughly incredible opportunity that Barnes & Noble is providing," says Boynton. "I am so proud of what Loud Crow and Moo Media have done together to re-envision The Going to Bed Book for the digital age. When it was finished, we all wanted so much to present our new book app publicly. So Loud Crow and Barnes & Noble came up with the app-signing concept, and it's such a cool idea. My only disappointment is that I was hoping some Esteemed Couture House was going to try to get me to wear their latest Haute Flannel Pajamas for the event, but so far, no luck."

"We're definitely excited to be able to make history with this first-ever eBook app signing with Sandra," says Calvin Wang, Founder and President of Loud Crow Interactive. "It's been an amazing collaboration between Loud Crow and Boynton Moo Media and for us to share this watershed moment in book publishing makes this partnership even more extraordinary."

For this event, children and adults alike are encouraged to come to the store in their pajamas. Boynton will first present a Storytime reading from the traditional version of her classic best-selling board book, The Going to Bed Book, published in 1982 by Simon & Schuster. (To date, there are over 5 million copies of this book in print.) She will then, using Barnes & Noble's NOOK Color eReader tablet, demonstrate the new app version of her book, with a screen projection behind her so that the audience will be able to easily watch her demonstration.

Joining Boynton in her Storytime presentation will be famed British Invasion rocker Billy J. Kramer, the narrator of The Going to Bed Book app. Also performing will be Boynton's long-time songwriting and music producing partner, pianist/composer Michael Ford. There will also be on hand an energetic "Moo Brigade," a team of ten college students, each with a Nook Color tablet, ready to offer children individually the opportunity to try out The Going to Bed Book app themselves.

Following the Storytime, and using a feature created for this event by her award-winning Vancouver-based digital publisher, Loud Crow Interactive, Boynton will digitally sign and personalize their debut collaboration, on customers' own NOOK Color eReader tablets.

The World's First eBook App Signing, with Sandra Boynton

Monday, May 2, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 150 East 86th Street, NYC, (212 369-2180)

Author and illustrator Sandra Boynton, British Invasion rocker Billy J. Kramer, and pianist/composer Michael Ford


Monday, April 18, 2011

Yoga Magazine 1year Subscription for $5

Yoga Journal (1-year auto-renewal)

 Today's Magazine deal of the day on Amazon is Yoga Journal for $5 for a one year subscription.
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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Tiecoon.com $25 Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to the Tiecoon.com giveaway winner : ksceviour!

Dropper Bopper Plush Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Tooth Fairy!  Tooth Fairy is now the proud owner of the first release in the Dropper Bopper product line, Cool Drop.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tiecoon.com $25 Giveaway and Tie Review ~ EXTENDED ~ Closed

I was given the opportunity to review the  Fleur de lis Tie.   It is the perfect tie for any New Orleans Saints fan!  One reason I was so excited to work with Tiecoon.com is that I have had so few opportunities to work with male specific products since beginning my blog.  This is the tie that I received for review:
This tie looks great and retails for only $5!  Yes, you read that right.  It seems that fewer men are wearing ties nowadays and tiecoon.com is the perfect solution to that.  Just visit their site and pick out a couple of ties and the man in your life will be prepared for any event he might need a tie for:  Easter, dates, funerals, graduations etc.  Easter and Father's day are both around the corner.  The prices at Tiecoons.com will allow you to buy the man in your life a new tie wardrobe. 

Tiecoon.com has been generous enough to offer a $25 off coupon code good on anything on their site for one lucky StuffSmart reader.  Just think of the shopping spree you could have!  (Code expires 5/31/11).  Please be considerate and limit entries to one person per household.  Contest begins at 8pm EST 4/4/11 and ends 4/11/11 8pm EST.  The winner will be chosen using random.org and will have 24 hrs to respond to the winning email or another winner will be chosen. Contest has been extended through 4/14/11 9:00pm  EST.  Winner will be notified by email and have 12hrs to reply.  (sponsor must have info by 4/15) Thanks for entering and Good Luck!

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Shoes for Me! By Sue Fliess ~ Children's Book Review

I am always excited when I am approached to review a new book for children.  I think reading is one of the best ways that we can connect with our children and encourage a lifelong interest in reading. 
I was not disappointed when I received "Shoes for Me!" By Sue Fliess.  I immediately opened it and read it to my mom.  Yes, you read right.  I was with my mom at the time so flipped it open and read it with her.  She thought it was a really cute book.  I agree.  I love the Hippo's.  I also love that the author used an experience that we all have to go through (shoe shopping with toddlers) for  a subject of a lighthearted and fun book. 
Shoe's for me is a book about a little hippo who must find new shoes and travels to the shoe store with her mother.  The hippo faces the challenge of all of the choices the shoe store offers.   I loved the flow of this book and rhyming.  This is such a fun book to read with kids.  I am looking forward to future books in this series.  Check out the author's page: http://www.suefliess.com/
I  read "Shoe's for Me!" to my 4yr old niece who loved it.  She was pointing out items in the illustrations that I had missed.  She loved the book!  She even looked for it on her next visit (I had it put up for this review) and we read it again. 
I must also mention that the illustrator Mike Laughead created the perfect illustrations for this book.  I can't tell you how much we loved the hippos!

*Disclosure:  I was provided a copy of "Shoe's for Me!" by the author in exchange for my honest review.  The opinions expressed in this review are my own.  I received no other compensation for this post.  I am an Amazon affiliate. Purchasing this book through the Amazon link to the left helps support my blogging and is much appreciated.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Great "April Fools" from Boogie Wipes

This is one April Fools joke that you won't want to miss.  Only available while supplies last!!!