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Spookley the Square Pumpkin Prize Pack Giveaway {Ghosts & Goblins Giveaway Hop}

One of the kids' favorite fall activities is to visit a local pumpkin patch, where they could discover pumpkins in different varieties, sizes and shapes. If they are lucky, they might spot a very special kind of pumpkin, a square pumpkin that looks like the adorable Spookley the Square Pumpkin! Everyone’s favorite square pumpkin is now the “Pick of the Patch” this Halloween season. As a classic that airs on Disney Junior every October, Spookley the Square Pumpkin, for the first time ever, can be enjoyed in high definition, available in a new Blu-ray combo pack and on Digital HD from Cinedigm. The Blu-ray combo includes five exclusive video picture books.

Based on Joe Troiano's bestselling Spookley book series, this animated television special follows the story of Spookley, the only square pumpkin living on Holiday Hill Farm, where round pumpkins dominate and frequently make fun of Spookley for his unique shape until they get saved by him during a terrible storm.


Synopsis:
In a world where the only good pumpkins are round pumpkins, Spookley is teased because of his square shape. Shunned by the other pumpkins, Spookley is befriended by Edgar, Allan and Poe, three hilarious spiders, who convince him that, square or not, he has a right to be the Pick of the Patch. But Big Tom and Little Tom, the pumpkin bullies in the patch, continue to tease and taunt Spookley. Encouraged by kindly Jack Scarecrow and his bat sidekicks, Boris and Bella, Spookley tries his best, but he isn’t sure he has what it takes until a mighty storm threatens Holiday Hill Farm. When the storm blows the round pumpkins across the patch towards the raging river, Spookley realizes it is up to him and his square shape to save the day.

Blu-ray combo pack bonus features:

5 exclusive video picture books:
  • The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin
  • The Legend of Beacon the Bright Little Firefly
  • The Legend of JellyBean and the Unbreakable Egg
  • The Legend of Lyla the Lovesick Ladybug
  • The Legend of Mistletoe and the Christmas Kittens
As fans of the Spookley book series, my boys were really excited to see their beloved square pumpkin in animation. Fond of Spookley's cute look, they felt upset when he got ridiculed by Big Tom and Little Tom; they felt sad when Spookley failed the Jack-a-Lympics miserably; they cheered for Spookley as he courageously saved everyone against the strong winds; and they felt very proud of Spookley when he finally won the respect from his fellow patch-mates.

The movie is well paced and has the perfect length to hold the little viewers' attention from beginning to end. The educational messages are clear and easy to get through. It encourages children not to be afraid to be different and to learn to embrace their differences, as what makes you different also makes you special. It also teaches about kindness, courage, friendship, sportsmanship, gratitude and tolerance. It helps stop bullying before it begins. Apparently, Spookley the Square Pumpkin has been a long time Halloween tradition for many families for a good reason.

Vampirina DVD Review & Giveaway (2 Winners)

Meet the friendliest vampires on earth this Halloween - Vampirina and her family - from Disney Junior's brand new show Vampirina, which premiered on October 1, 2017. The show is based on the Vampirina Ballerina book series written by Anne Marie Pace and is produced by the team behind Disney Junior's hit preschool series Doc McStuffins. The first four episodes of the show is now available on DVD, simply named Vampirina.


Synopsis:

A young vampire girl, Vampirina (aka Vee), is the new kid in town after her family moves from Transylvania to Pennsylvania. In her unfamiliar surroundings, Vee first tries to adapt, change and blend in with her schoolmates but ultimately she learns to appreciate her unique individuality and her friends' too. Whether they’re making their own music videos, planning a party or throwing a sleepover, Vee and her friends always figure out how to have fang-tastic fun!

Episodes:
  • Going Batty / Scare B&B
  • The Sleepover / Portrait of a Vampire
  • Vee’s Surprise Party / Vee Goes Viral
  • The Plant Predicament / Mummy Mayhem

Boo 2! A Madea Halloween In Theaters This Friday & Prize Pack Giveaway

Besides spooky decorations and boo-licious treats, do you love to celebrate Halloween by watching a scary movie? How about one that's funny at the same time? Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween is coming to the theaters nationwide on October 20, 2017. A sequel to Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016), this horror comedy is written, directed and produced by Tyler Perry, who also plays the leading role. If you're a fan of Tyler Perry and his Madea series, you certainly don't want to miss this new release.


Synopsis:

Madea and the gang are back for this hilarious sequel. Madea, Bam and Hattie venture to a haunted campground and the group must literally run for their lives when monsters, goblins and the bogeyman are unleashed.

Rated PG-13 For sexual references, drug content, language and some horror images.

Trailer:


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Dover Publications Holiday Reading Blog Tour: Storybooks & Crafts Prize Pack Giveaway

Origami has recently become a new hobby for my boys, who love to bring me something new they've created every day. I'm sure they would be excited to see their favorite characters from classic stories come to life in the form of origami crafts. Dover Publications has made this easy by offering a collection of storybooks with origami paper and instructions. Enter to win a fabulous prize pack featuring these books, just in time for the holiday season!

About the Books:
Alice in Wonderland Origami
Lewis Carroll’s timeless tale comes to colorful new life in this beautifully illustrated storybook/craft guide combination. A modern retelling of Alice’s adventures is accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions for folding all the major characters: Alice herself, the White Rabbit, the Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, The Queen of Hearts, and more. Plus, the book also includes 42 ready-to-fold sheets of origami paper

Beauty and the Beast Origami
After enjoying a modern retelling of the classic fairy tale, boys and girls can create many of the characters and props with the 45 sheets of pre-printed origami paper included. Features full-color and easy-to-follow instructions for folding Bella and her beautiful white horse, the Beast and his castle, the fairy, one of the wolves, a rose, the clock, and a crown.
 
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