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Hallmark: Bigsby the Interactive Story Buddy Review

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Now that my son can read, he really enjoys reading almost anything he can. I received this Bigsby Interactive Story Buddy with a book, read along CD, free app and access to digital story time online. Bigsby, an interactive story buddy that responds as you read the story which is included. Bigsby’s Best Friends is about Sam the outgoing, friendly new kid in town who follows giant footprints on the ground, only to find the extremely shy Bigsby. Sam treats Bigsby like he would anybody else, and the two become fast friends. Bigsby learns the power of friendship.

BigsbyBigsby the Interactive Story Buddy

 

Not only is he super cute, my son likes the interaction when reading with him. There are three other Bigsby books available: Bigsby’s Borrowed Shoes, Bigsby’s Big News and Bigsby in the Big City, each containing key phrases that he’ll respond to. Each book reveals more phrases and more things for Bigsby to say.
Bigsby Books

 

Hallmark offers a whole line of Interactive Story Buddies. Other story buddies include: Jingle and Bell (husky pups), Cassidy (a horse), Winnie the Pooh, Scooby Doo, and a variety of bunnies and bears.

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18 Comment

  1. Janet W.
    December 26, 2013 at 6:35 am

    I love that these books talk about friendship! My grandson will enjoy that the book comes with an interactive plush!

  2. Sandra VanHoey
    December 26, 2013 at 8:23 am

    We do a lot of reading with the kids so to have this interact would be awesome and make it even more fun

  3. polly
    December 26, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    I love these books. Our 5 year old grandson has a real love for books. this would be wonderful to add to his collection!

  4. Tanya Holland
    December 26, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    My girls love to read books so I know they would love this. I think it is so cute.

  5. Georgia Beckman
    December 27, 2013 at 9:44 am

    The price on these seem really reasonable. Does each character only work with books related to them? Or can they use any of the books?

  6. Dorothy Teel
    December 27, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Cool, I like that thes Hallmark animals interact with the books and that there are more apps and books available for children to use to expand their love of reading. I like how each book builds Bigsby speech with new phrases and responses.

  7. Sherry Compton
    December 30, 2013 at 7:41 am

    What a fun way to get kids reading! Reading should be fun and the cute characters and interaction really make it come alive.

  8. Cathy Jarolin
    January 2, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    This was an enjoyable review.. Children will love reading stories with interactive characters like Bigsby. It makes the story so much more alive and real.. Thankyou for Chance…

  9. Tina Truex
    January 3, 2014 at 9:01 am

    I like that they interact with books. Love the illustrations and pictures in the books. They look very nice. I am going to have to check these out at Hallmark. Thanks

  10. Lisa R
    January 3, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Why haven’t I heard of Bigsby. I must be getting old. I would love to win this for my daughter…she is 25 but autistic and loves stuffed animals. She can read although I don’t know how much she comprehends but I encourage her reading. She lives in a residential placement and I know they work on these skills

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

  11. Kathy Lane
    January 4, 2014 at 9:46 am

    These books are so nice! I love that they interact with the kids as they read.I also love that you can get different books to go with the different buddies.

  12. natalie nichols
    January 5, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    This is so cute! I love the character!

  13. Nicole Sender
    January 6, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    This would be perfect for my grandson!

  14. ANN*H
    January 7, 2014 at 12:28 am

    Bigsby is so cute. Its great for the grandkids to have a friend to snuggle with while grandma read them the interactive story books . Thanks for the info

  15. Michelle Elizondo
    January 9, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    My kids would enjoy this.

  16. Lily Kwan
    January 12, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    This story buddy looks very cute. Thanks for the interesting and informative review!

  17. Lisa Schweizer
    January 18, 2014 at 7:30 am

    What a great review! Thank you sharing, I can’t wait to check all the cute characters out!

  18. lynn buttedal
    January 24, 2014 at 9:11 am

    love this guy!!!

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