Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas -- Posey the Kitten -- Hallmark's New Interactive Story Buddy (Review and Giveaway)

Planning to head to Hallmark this weekend to pick up Valentine's Day cards for your sweetie?  While you are there, why not check out their line of interactive story buddy book and plush gift sets to surprise your little ones with this Valentine's Day?  With over a half dozen story buddies and books to choose from, the difficult part will be choosing just one, or not buying them all to bring home and cuddle with. :-) 


I have been collecting these cute and cuddly interactive story buddies since Jingle the Husky came out a few Christmas's ago.  Since then, we have added Abigail the Bunny and Nugget the dog to our growing Hallmark Interactive Story Buddy collection.  Not familiar with these story buddies?  Then, you have been missing, and definitely need to plan a trip to your local Hallmark store to see these lovable buddies up close. :-)  What sets these plush apart from others is that they interact with the stories they come with (and ones you can pick up in the story buddy series). As you settle in with your children to read these easy to understand stories, that feature your particular interactive story buddy, you will notice words are highlighted throughout the storybook.  Once you speak one of they key phrases, the interactive story buddy will come to life and react to the story.  Even though my daughters are very familiar with how these story buddies operate, they can't help but get surprised, smile and giggle each time their favorite characters come to life and interact with the story.
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Recently, the kind folks at Hallmark sent us the new Posey interactive story buddy.  This cute little kitten comes with "Posey and the Princess Castle," book 1 in the series.  Here are just a few photos I took of the girls playing with their new storybook buddy, Posey:


I ended up having to send to my husband to the store that night to pick up another Posey story buddy, as they both wanted to cuddle and sleep with her at bedtime.  And now that they both have their own Posey kitten to play with, they enjoy sitting together on the couch with their buddies as I read them the cute story about Posey and her little brother, and how Posey learns that it is better to get along with your siblings, as playtime is much more fun when you can play together nicely. Posey starts out acting bossy and makes her little brother not want to play with her, but in the end realizes that she can't always get her way, and that her brother has feelings and suggestions for playtime, just like she does.  This was a great story to share with my daughters as they are at the point where they don't want to share and Savannah (the oldest) wants to boss her little sister around and choose the playtime activity.  I was able to compare Posey and her little brother to the girls and show how the outcome of the story can be achieved when Arabella and Savannah play nice together.  Slowly but surely, they are coming around in the sharing and playtime department, thanks to Posey and her story. Thanks, Hallmark! :-)

We can't wait to pick up additional books in the Posey series, and add more interactive story buddies from Hallmark and their books to our collection.  But, in the meantime, the girls are having a blast pretending to be princesses alongside Princess Posey.  And, when I am not reading the interactive storybook to them, they enjoy having me play the CD of story, which is also included in the gift set or playing with the FREE interactive iPad story app (which is available for each of the interactive story buddies).

Want to win this new interactive story buddy to share with your little princess or cat lover?  Then, enter my giveaway below for a chance to bring Posey home today, thanks to the folks at Hallmark.

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You can find Posey and her other interactive story buddy friends at your favorite local Hallmark store.  They retail for around $34.95, and are well worth the investment, as additional storybooks continue to be released and add to the fun of each interactive buddy.


Thanks to the folks at Hallmark, one lucky reader will bring Posey the kitten home to enjoy with their child(ren).  To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.


  1. we don't have one yet! i really like bell! i think i will be getting her for my daughter.

  2. Dont have one but I think My daughter would love Nugget