Friday, October 7, 2011

Tricks & Treats: Cat in the Hat & Word World (review & giveaway)

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! I love dressing up: be it Wonder Woman or Dorothy (or this year's hopeful costume of Princess Peach). I love trick-or-treating. I love Halloween candy (who doesn't?). I love scary movies and silly Halloween movies/tv shows. This last love comes in handy when we were asked to review The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That: Tricks & Treats and WordWorld: Kooky Spooky DVDs.

My favorite thing about these DVDs? They are 30 minutes long! I wish all shows were only 30 minutes (not including feature length films). I dislike having to tell my kids, "no you can't watch that because it's too long." Mostly because they don't understand what that means. Even my color-coding system of red = 30 minutes, blue = 60 minutes, etc hasn't helped this problem. But short DVDs are my favorite.
image via NCircle
Tricks and Treats was probably my favorite of the two, but mostly because I adore The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That. I love how it appeals to a wide age range and is even interesting enough for me to watch. There are some animals in this episode that I've never heard of (and can't think of the name of) before. Very educational, even for me. You also get to "meet" coconut crab, spider monkeys, and bats. The songs are catchy as always, the animation is great. Probably my favorite kid show.
image via NCircle
Kooky Spooky is about Pig sleepwalking (something I did when I was a kid) and his friends think he's a ghost. Then Sheep makes herself a super special fairy costume to wear for their Halloween party. WordWorld is another great show! With Moose learning to spell some words, this is the perfect show for him. It's adorably animated, has cute (simple) plots, and they spell everything.

Each DVD is $6.99 each, available at local retailers, online, including NCircle! That's a pretty good deal for such great shows. The better news is that I get to share one copy of each DVD with one of you! This would make a great treat for your little trickster!

GIVEAWAY! Mandatory entry: Tell me what your kids are dressing as for Halloween.

BONUS ENTRIES: Not eligible until Mandatory entry is complete. Please leave one comment per entry.

- If you're dressing up for Halloween, what will you be.
- If you loan me a pink, puffy dress a la Princess Peach (ha!)
- What's your favorite scary movie?
- What's your favorite Halloween treat?
- Have you ever tricked on Halloween?
- Visit NCircle Entertainment on Facebook and "like" them.

Giveaway is open until Friday, October 21st at 11:59pm (CST).
Disclaimer: I received the 2 mentioned DVDs from NCircle Entertainment in order to facilitate an honest review. All opinions are my own. Others may or may not have the same experience(s) that I had with the DVDs and/or company.

21 comments:

Etzkorn Family said...

I have 3 kids so they are going to be: rapunzel,Ben 10, and a werewolf! Not sure if there will be any adult party yet.

The Frazee's said...

i think my little boys are going to be peter pan and andrew is going to be hook

gina--we love word world

Kara said...

Great giveaway RS!
A-princess or Dorothy
I-pirate
C-pea

Kara said...

Me- I usually don't dress up. Sometimes I wear a silly wig but that's about it. I'm that exciting!

Kara said...

Favorite Scary Movie- I have none. I hate scary movies!

Kara said...

Favorite Halloween Treat- chocolate!!

Teresa said...

I'm so bad, I haven't locked in a costume for my baby yet but I'm leaning towards a ladybug.

sharon said...

My daughter is going to be a lady bug. Though we are still working on getting her comfortable wearing her costume! She's 18 months and doesn't like that it has to go over her head for her to get it on!

Jen said...

We still keep going back and forth, but I think we'll have Darth Vader and Batman.

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Jen said...

I love Reese Pumpkins!

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Jen said...

I think I might be a witch this year.

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jen said...

Tricked....I don't think so. I have had someone tp my house though.

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Jen said...

Scary movie - I'm not too big on those. I love watching Young Frankenstein on Halloween. Or....wait, I saw Dracula once and it was good.

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Jen said...

I liked NCircle on faceoobk - Jennie K

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mummytotwoboys said...

My sons are dressing up as Batman and Robin


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mummytotwoboys said...

I am thinking of dressing up as Bat Girl


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mummytotwoboys said...

Favorite scary movie is Scream

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mummytotwoboys said...

Favorite Halloween candy is Snickers

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Renée said...

i saw the cutest sailor outfit ever for a baby :)
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Renée said...

i love rolos
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Renée said...

never tricked on halloween
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