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take the scary out of fairy tales with my1story :: review/giveaway

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Who doesn’t associate fairy tales with kids?  Unfortunately, a lot of fairy tales are pretty darn scary for a kid.  A little girl being chased by a big bad wolf or a giant saying how he is going to make bread from someone’s bones isn’t exactly the story you want to be reading your preschooler before bedtime.

My1Story provides a positive twist on the traditional fairy tale before wrapping it up with a happy ending.  I love Cake and Jack and the Magic Beans are the first two books available from the My1Story series.

The loveable, never scary, illustrations are by Jaime Rodriguez, a former Walt Disney Company character artist. Formerly sinister big bad wolf has been rewritten as a mischievous but approachable wolf cub. The giant in Jack & the Beanstalk transforms into Beanie, still a giant but a young, small one.

My girls instantly took to the happy looking Jack and the Magic Beans book.  They loved the bright colors and adorable characters, while I loved that they were getting a lesson in not taking things that don’t belong to them.

As great as the books are, what really made My1Story a hit with my kids was Beanie.  The plush version of the Beanie character from the Jack and the Magic Beans book (see above photo).Plush Beanie matches his 2-dimensional character right down the the 5 bright red-orange colored hairs on his head.  Only this Beanie is soft, cuddly and easy to love (as evidenced by  2-year-old Dani’s immediate adoption of him as her new “I can’t sleep without you” bedtime friend).

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Jack and the Magic Beans book :: $12.99 (MSRP $16.99)
Beanie plush :: $14.99 (MSRP $16.99)

One SIMPLE reader will win the My1Story plush or book of their choice.  Here is how to enter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*The product in this review was provided to me for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed are my own.*

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  • sarahf
    October 19, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    jack and the beanstalk

  • Jaimie Adams
    October 19, 2012 at 8:35 am

    My daughter would love Lil’ Riding Hood Plush. Thanks!

  • Sue Hull
    October 19, 2012 at 1:23 am

    I’d like to get My 1Story- I Love Cake(Lil Riding Hood & Wolfie). Thank you for the cute giveaway! 🙂

  • Rochel S
    October 18, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    I like the Jack and the Beanstalk!

  • Ginger G
    October 17, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    the I Love Cake one!

  • ToCo
    October 16, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    The Li’l Red Riding Hood Plush!

  • Laura Love
    October 15, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    My baby would love the My1story – Jack and the Magic Beans (Jack’s Beanstalks) [Hardcover].

  • Kortney Picker
    October 15, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    My daughter would love Goldie and the Teddy Bears, very cute!

  • Sarah
    October 14, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Jack and the Magic Beans!

  • Jessica O
    October 13, 2012 at 11:30 am

    I would choose the Lil Riding Hood Plush!

  • Linda Meyers-Gabbard
    October 10, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    The I love cake book

  • Christine
    October 9, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    I like the I Love Cake! (Lil’ Riding Hood & Wolfie).
    Thanks for the chance!

  • bonnye sensenig
    October 9, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    we would love the Lil’ Riding Hood & Wolfie story

  • Shannon F.
    October 9, 2012 at 11:52 am

    I’d choose the Lil Riding Hood Plush!

  • 1955nurse
    October 9, 2012 at 11:27 am

    My Pinterest name is Holly Cunningham

  • 1955nurse
    October 9, 2012 at 11:26 am

    My grandaughter would love Lil’ Riding Hood (I love Cake) Thanks for the chance!!!(Holly)

  • Cassandra Eastman
    October 9, 2012 at 12:36 am

    3 pigs and little Harry!

  • Stacey B
    October 8, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Jack and the magic beanstalk would be cute

  • Julie Ghrist
    October 8, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Jack and The Magic beans

  • Karen Medlin
    October 8, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    He would love the My1story – I Love Cake! (Lil’ Riding Hood & Wolfie)

  • sindy murray
    October 8, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    I Love Cake! (Lil’ Riding Hood & Wolfie)

  • Austin Baroudi
    October 8, 2012 at 2:20 am

    I like the Lil’ Riding Hood Plush. I think my daughter would love it!!

  • Vera S
    October 7, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    We like the Beanie Plush. 🙂

  • Terri S.
    October 7, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    My 2 little granddaughters would love Jack and the Magic Beans book. 🙂

  • Jessica Beard
    October 7, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Jack and the Mighty Beans

  • Patricia
    October 6, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    The Lil’ Riding Hood Plush is adorable.

  • april yedinak
    October 6, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Beanie Plush

  • Anna Cooper
    October 6, 2012 at 8:35 am

    My daughter would like the red riding hood plush and book. these are so cute.

  • Lisa Acimovic
    October 6, 2012 at 12:40 am

    Such a cool idea. My daughter doesn’t get the scaries yet but I know it is coming!!