What child hasn’t hoped for a puppy under their tree on Christmas morning? Well, just in case you’re worried that Santa won’t come through you can have Jingle the Husky Pup there as backup. He isn’t just a stuffed animal, though, he’s also an interactive toy that reacts as you or your child reads through his storybook. His first book, Jingle All the Way, tells the tale of how little Jingle, who has no home, befriends the neighborhood kids and finally finds a home of his own with a little help from a guy in a sleigh.
As you read, certain lines are printed in red and they trigger appropriate responses from Jingle. He barks happily, whines when he’s sad and even sings. It didn’t take my kids long to figure out that the red words were the key and they began creating their own stories and inserting those lines where they wanted to make him perform on cue. Now they’ve got their own special Jingle stories and have big plans to write a bunch more.
You can purchase Jingle alone or with his first storybook and then add to the fun with his second book, A Snow Day for Jingle. In fact, there are a whole line of Jingle themed products available this holiday season and there’s even a movie airing on the Hallmark Channel on Friday, November 25th. And thanks to the good folks at Hallmark who provided me with Jingle for review, one of our readers will be winning a Jingle of their very own.
Simply leave a comment on this post by midnight on Thursday, November 24th, telling me what your favorite Hallmark ornament is and we’ll draw a random winner the following day. Good luck!