Record a Story: Review and Giveaway

My husband and I both are native New Orleanians which means that we are lucky enough to have most of our family and friends nearby. While my blog work has taken me on more travels than I am used to, I spend the majority of my time in town as does my husband. However, my husband’s sister (and my oldest daughter’s Nanny) currently lives in Canada. My daughters miss her terribly, so I am thrilled to learn about the Record a Story books! About the books:

Record a Story is a remarkable new storybook that enables you to record your voice reading the story. If you are a parent away from home frequently, or you are in the military assigned to a faraway land, or you are a grandparent who lives in a different time zone—you can still give a child the comfort of your voice reading a favorite story. Record a book in your own voice, and create a keepsake gift.”

What a great idea!  The distanced family member can record his or her voice on the book and mail it to their loved one.  Can you imagine how excited a child would be to hear grandma’s voice read her the story?  We received “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” to try out with my daughters.  First of all, the book is powered by 3 AA batteries which are included (score!).  Recording the story was incredibly easy, too.  Simply push a button a read the page after you hear the beep.  When you are done, just press stop and turn the page. Repeat until all pages are read and then lock the book so no unintentional erasing happens!

After we completed the project, I started to think about how great this concept would be for military families during a deployment.  As it turns out, Publications International, Ltd. (PIL) has donated books to the United Through Reading® Military Program for deployed service members to record for their children.  In honor of Veterans Day, recordings took place at 10 USO centers (even overseas) so deployed military members could record a story for their children.  What a great way for the family to be together when distance separates them!

In my opinion, this book which sells for only $19.99, is invaluable.  Record a Story books are also available in the following titles: Guess How Much I Miss You, Sesame Street: Together at Heart or Dora the Explorer: Exploring Memories. The books can be purchased at Borders, Barnes and Nobles and Amazon.


Would you love to Record a Story for a loved one?  I have one Record a Story book for one lucky reader!

How to enter:

1. Which Record a Story book would you like to read to your child?

Additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog and Record a Story (10 extra entries).

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Unlimited! (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

3. Subscribe to my blog.

4. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog on Facebook.

5. Place my blog banner on your sidebar.

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on January 3rd. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

This review is the opinion of the Experimental Mommy.  Others may have a differing opinion of the product.  I received a sample product to facilitate this review, however no monetary compensation was received.  All opinions remain 100% mine. This post contains affiliate links.


  1. I love the Guess How Much I Miss You…so cute.

  2. Email subscriber too… 🙂

  3. Facebook Fan…thats how I saw this giveaway! (Danielle D.)

  4. Follower on Twitter and Tweeted here..

  5. Duane Cooper says:

    My would choose Guess How Much I miss you for my grandson!

  6. Tracie Trump says:

    I would love Twas the Night Before Christmas!

  7. Tracie Trump says:

    I am an email subscriber!

  8. Tracie Trump says:

    I am a FB fan!

  9. Jennifer H says:

    My lil man is a huge fan of Elmo so it would have to be that book.

  10. Jennifer H says:

    google reader

  11. Jennifer H says:

    your fb fan

  12. Kristen Eby says:

    Sesame St

  13. Kristen Eby says:

    fan on fb

  14. Kristen Eby says:

    follow your blog

  15. I would like The Night Before Christmas.

  16. Amy Witherstine facebook fan

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  18. I like the together at heart book.

  19. I am a email subscriber.

  20. I actually just saw these today while out shopping & was sooo close to buying it! I love ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas book!

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  22. I’m a fan of The Not-So-Blog on Facebook.

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  23. I would probably pick Dora for my daughter so she can listen to it when I am at work

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  26. i like the sesame street together at heart book the best

  27. i am a subscriber

  28. i am a facebook fan, traci smith

  29. I would love to read all books to my kids. We try to read two books a night before the go to bed.

  30. Mellissa C says:

    I like the Twas the Night Before Christmas!

  31. Mellissa C says:

    email subscriber

  32. Christina G says:

    My favorite is Twas the Night Before Christmas! These are cute. Can’t wait until they get more titles.

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    I subscribe to your blog via email.

  35. Christina G says:

    I am a FB fan (Christina Graham).

  36. I would like the Together at Heart book for my grandson.

  37. Vickie Couturier says:

    I like:Record a Story: Guess How Much I Miss You


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    follow you on twitter an tweeted

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  52. i like twas the night before christmas
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  53. e-mail subscriber

  54. Vickie Couturier says:
  55. I would like to read together at heart to my daughter


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  57. like you on fb bethany cardone


  58. i would read guess how much i miss you. i am a flight attendant and gone from home many nights each week. i would love for my kids to hear my voice every night.

  59. i am your fan on facebook.

  60. I would like to read to them Sesame Street: Together At Heart
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  62. Your FB fan (Kerry Gibbs)

  63. I would read The Night Before Christmas.

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  65. like you on facebook-debbie coyle

  66. Vickie Couturier says:
  67. Patti Hess says:

    I would chose Sesame Streets Elmo “Together at Heart”

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
    thanks for the chance

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    thanks for the chance

  69. Fan on Facebook

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    thanks for the chance

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  75. twas the night before christmas would be my choice–thinking about next Christmas.

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  79. I would love to read Record a Story: Dora the Explorer, Love Is All Around

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  84. I’d love to read Guess How Much I Miss You.

  85. I subscribe.

  86. I’m a Fan of The Not-So-Blog on Facebook.

  87. Vickie Couturier says:
  88. I would like to read Frosty The Snowman

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  91. Kat Emerick says:

    Guess How Much I Miss You would be my choice since my grandkids live 2000 miles away and I would love to read to them.

  92. I would like to read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas to my daughter.

  93. My granddaughter would like the Dora the Explorer, Love Is All Around book.

  94. Ed Nemmers says:

    “Goodnight Moon”!

  95. Vickie Couturier says:
  96. I would choose Dora the Explorer, Love Is All Around for my daughter.

  97. I’m a fan of The Not-So-Blog over on Facebook.

  98. I would love Guess How Much I love You.


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  100. Jill Myrick says:

    I would love to have the “All The Ways I Love You” recordable book.


  101. Jill Myrick says:

    I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com.

  102. Jill Myrick says:

    I am a fan via Facebook as Jill Myrick.


  103. I would like to read Together at Heart

  104. Record a Story: Guess How Much I Miss You would be nice for my son

  105. I’m an email subscriber

  106. I’m a fan of The Not-So-Blog on Facebook (Lisa L).

  107. susan smoaks says:

    i would like the guess how much i miss you book


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