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MSRP: $19.99Age Range: 1 to 7Launch Date: January 2010Gender: Boys And Girls
Read a story to your little one even when you can’t be there. This unique storybook plays back your voice as the child turns each page. The beautiful, all-new illustrations with a classic feel and the dedication page make this book a keepsake to be treasured for years to come.
Awards: Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products - 2010
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 30764 (added 10/11/2010)
Press a song button on the guitar and sing along to popular children’s songs. Lyrics are printed in the book. Roll the bar on the guitar to play the melody note by note. Includes five song triggers.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22393 (added 2/5/2009)
Kids help Thomas take photos from around Sodor. “Digital camera” module includes buttons for five spread animations with sound effects, a flash snapshot button, and a slideshow button. Kids watch the LED animation and press the snapshot button to capture a still ‘photo’ that they can then view by pressing the slideshow button. Each spread animation can have six ‘photos’ and each ‘photo’ is accompanied by a sound effect.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22392 (added 2/5/2009)
Children will love using the real working flashlight included with this book to cast shadows on the book and the pop-ups that are on each spread. The flashlight includes five fun sounds.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22391 (added 2/5/2009)
Children can sing along with their favorite characters using their own detachable digital MP3 player! Each book spread features the lyrics of four songs, each with its own icon. The child can select the corresponding icon on their MP3 player to hear the song. The MP3 player includes Play, Shuffle, and Stop buttons. On the LCD screen, a simple animated icon – one for each of the 20 songs – is also displayed.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22390 (added 2/5/2009)
Steering Wheel books feature a steering wheel mounted on a telescoping base that raises and locks into place. Sound triggers, including the horn button on the wheel, make realistic vehicle sounds to accompany the story. Each spread features the story with illustration on the left-hand page, while the right-hand page shows what the child sees through the “windshield” at a particular point in the story.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22389 (added 2/5/2009)
Trigger 25 magic moments including sound, character voice, and melodies by touching the “magic” spots on the page with the magic wand. Or wave the wand in the air to hear sparkly magic wand sounds.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22388 (added 2/5/2009)
Box set includes a storybook that makes three fun sounds and a plush toy of the character in the story.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22387 (added 2/5/2009)
Welcome to the Pit Crew! The Tool Box book helps readers join the team by letting them use three tools while reading the story. Hear the click-clack, tap-tap, and ratchet sounds by interacting with the shaped buttons. Press the illustrated buttons to hear Lightning’s engine rev and other race day sounds.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22386 (added 2/5/2009)
Created with the help of developmental education experts, My First Story Reader® is the younger sibling of the bestselling Story Reader®. It is geared towards beginning readers and features a smaller design that is friendly to little hands. Place one of the included sturdy board books into the reader and plug in the story cartridge to let the fun begin. Activities include first steps to reading, sound identification, matching, shapes, and colors. The reader features three big light-up buttons that play silly sounds. Available storybooks feature favorite characters.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22385 (added 2/5/2009)
The bestselling and award-winning Story Reader® is a book that reads itself. It makes reading a fun experience and lets kids learn to love to read at their own pace. As each page of the book is turned, a narrator reads the page, while Story Reader® adds effects and music. Story Reader® is easy to use: parents or children simply insert the story cartridge, insert the book, and turn the page to let the adventure begin. Story Reader® boasts an ever-growing range of titles featuring favorite characters.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22384 (added 2/5/2009)
MSRP: $34.99Age Range: 4 to 7Launch Date: August 2008Gender: Boys And Girls
The set consists of a pen and two books. When children touch images in the book using the pen, audio content will sound. Additional books are available for purchase separately. Launch date: August 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 17876 (added 3/10/2008)
Story Reader is the first-ever portable electronic storybook reader for kids aged 3 to 8, that lets kids learn to love to read at their own pace. Using patented technology, a narrator reads the book aloud as each page is turned. Vibrant sound effects and music accompany the story. The lightweight, portable design features a hinged clamshell unit with a carrying handle. Often called “the next best thing to a parent’s lap,” Story Reader, which retails for approximately $20, has earned 22 industry awards since its debut, and the line now features more than 60 titles.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16472 (added 12/7/2007)
The Light Peg Learning Book invites children to follow patterns to make words or pictures with colorful translucent pegs that light up when plugged into a screen above the story. The left-hand page of each spread features printed lyrics and illustrations to accompany favorite melodies. In turn, the melodies can be triggered by the corresponding sound buttons next to the light-peg screen. To the right of the screen is a storage compartment for the light pegs. Below the screen, on the right-hand page of the book’s spread, seven different patterns suggest pictures and words to create on the light screen with pegs. When the child completes a picture, he/she turns on the light.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16412 (added 12/5/2007)
Grab your flashlight and get ready to embark on a great adventure with the Flashlight Adventure Soundbook. Children use the flashlight to cast shadows on the wall and through shapes and cut-outs in the pop-ups that accompany the story. The flashlight features sound triggers that correspond to the story, adding more interactivity to the experience. To use, remove the flashlight from the side of the book. When a spread is opened, illustrations pop up at a right angle to the book, providing interesting shapes and stenciled outlines that form silhouettes when the child casts the flashlight on them. Some spreads in the book even feature “shadow shapers” that can cast shadows on the wall. The book also features illustrated instructions on how the child can use the flashlight to form his/her own hand shadows on the wall.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16411 (added 12/5/2007)
Kids who dream of taking the wheel of the celebrated Batmobile will love the Batman Steering Wheel Book, which features a mounted telescoping base with a steering wheel that raises and locks into place. Sound triggers, including the horn button on the wheel, make realistic vehicle sounds to accompany the story. Each spread features copy and illustrations on the left-hand page, while the right-hand page shows what the child sees through the “windshield” at a particular point in the story. The Steering Wheel Book was a recipient of the 2007 Dr. Toy “Best Products” Award.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16410 (added 12/5/2007)
The Dance Mat Book gets kids off the couch and dancing with their favorite licensed characters. The book features five different dances in two different modes, along with a non-slip, 24" x 24", colorful dance mat. With the mat placed on the floor, the child presses the “Learn-the-Steps” button to hear dance instructions. Dance-step illustrations also appear in the book to help the child learn the dances. Once the child has mastered the steps, he/she can press the “Music Note” button to hear the melody straight through while performing the dance on the mat. The book also features a fully illustrated story featuring a plot that involves the dances.
— “Sesame Street … always does well for us,” Leslie Chiaverini, owner of Adventure Toys and Teacher Supplies in Los Altos, Calif., told TDmonthly in April 2008
— In April 2008, two of 50 retailers named Sesame Street as the best-selling line of licensed products in their stores.
— First broadcast in 1969, “Sesame Street” is one of the longest-running American television series in history.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16409 (added 12/5/2007)
Readers will love this unique photographic approach to capturing the essence of the game through history. Remember yesterday's legends and study today's heavy hitters as you relive the greatest moments of the New York Yankees. Explore Yankee Stadium with fascinating details of construction, the 1970s facelift and the new building under way. Also included is an enthralling account of some of the World Series in which the Yankees played, both their exciting wins and those rare, heart-breaking losses.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14917 (added 8/27/2007)
The Armchair Reader series will entertain and enlighten with little-known anecdotes, untold stories, fascinating facts, lists, and behind-the-scenes information. Take a front-row seat and delve into tales of astounding feats, unmatched heroism, unfathomable mistakes, and electrifying exploits from the European and Pacific theaters of World War II. Discover the enigma of Audie Murphy, America's most decorated soldier. Uncover the facts behind Germany's Big Gun program,ending with a weapon that weighed 150 tons, was 50 yards long, and took over 100 men to load. Learn why the Nazis feared the Freemasons. Even people who've studied World War II extensively will be captivated by the unique style and colorful slant of this collection of riveting articles!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14916 (added 8/27/2007)
Muscle Cars is a car-by-car look at the machines that define the muscle era. Includes hundreds of original color photographs.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14915 (added 8/27/2007)
The Shape of Performance is a fast-paced look at America's most enduring automotive icon. Featuring a photo-rich year-by-year retelling of Corvette's fascinating history, The Shape of Performance captures the car and the times that helped to shape it. Told in lively captions, the Corvette's history has never been easier, or more fun, to appreciate.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14914 (added 8/27/2007)
Perfect for today's busy cooks, Made Simple Baking features simple, contemporary recipes suitable for everyday cooking as well as special occasions. More than 85 easy-to-prepare recipes, including cookies, bars, breads, cakes and desserts. Enjoy these tasty recipes that are sure to please and amaze guests or your family.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14913 (added 8/27/2007)
Delightful cookbook shaped as a slow cooker features over 40 recipes to make for every night of the week. Includes soup, poultry, beef, pork, vegetarian and even dessert recipes that are quick to make and so easy to cleanup.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14912 (added 8/27/2007)
My First Story Reader has a lightweight, portable design featuring magnetic closure and a convenient carrying handle. My First Story Reader uses two distinct play options that teach the first steps to reading, sound identification, matching, shapes, and colors. 3 Baby Einstein books are included with the My First Story Reader. Requires AAA Batteries (included).
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14911 (added 8/27/2007)
Almost magically, a narrator reads the book as each page is turned, while Story Reader adds sound effects and music. Story Reader is easy to use...parents or children simply insert the story cartridge, insert the book, and turn the page to let the adventure begin. The Cars book is included with the Story Reader base unit.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14910 (added 8/27/2007)