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Record-A-Story 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

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Product Description

Share the joy of Christmas as only you can. Record a Story: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas allows family and friends to read this traditional Christmas story to children even when they can't be there in person. Grandparents, friends, and other special people in a child's life have the opportunity to share a personal moment across the miles. The personalized voice recording will be saved in these pages so your child can enjoy this book year after year. Children will delight in the sound of a loved one's voice when they open this book. A recordable dedication page lets them know this is a story just for them. Each time they turn the page, Christmas music plays, and they hear the familiar voice of a loved one reading the classic holiday story. Record a Story: 'Twas the Night Before is easy to set up. Follow these directions: . Turn To The page you wish to record. . Press the RECORD button. Listen To The instructions. When you hear a beeping sound, read the words on the page. . After you are finished reading the page, press STOP. You can re-record until you are satisfied with your recording. Repeat the process with the remaining pages of the book. . Set the locking switch behind the screw-on plate to ensure that your recording won't be inadvertently erased. Your voice recording is permanent; it will not be lost when the book's batteries are changed. Three replaceable AAA batteries come with the book. This recordable storybook was designed for children of ages. it is a wonderful gift idea for out-of-town relatives, a parent who is away from home frequently, or someone in the military assigned to a faraway land.

Additional Info

090072

3E3D5104

9781450802017

0145080201

1.3 pounds

9.8 x 7.9 x 1.3

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Average Customer Rating:

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Publications International 1008806Record-A-Story 'Twas the Night Before Christmas
 
3.0

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

40%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

    Cons

    • Disappointing (3)

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual reader (4), Everyday reader (4)

      Most Helpful Positive Review

       

      Sure to be a Christmas Classic!

      With so much crass commercialism surrounding the Christmas season, I thought that this book is perfect for settling in for some quality "family time" around the tree. I have asked...Read complete review

      With so much crass commercialism surrounding the Christmas season, I thought that this book is perfect for settling in for some quality "family time" around the tree. I have asked my dad to read the story because he has a beautiful voice and this will make a nice keepsake to play every year. Plus, the illustrations are beautiful and this should really help us get into the spirit of Christmas!

      I have done a "trial run" at recording this and did not have any problem as I followed the directions closely and did this on the kitchen table in a well-lit area. I know that there might be a few run-throughs with the recording "session" yet I feel that this is a small price to pay for having such a wonderful book to cherish each and every holiday season!

      VS

      Most Helpful Critical Review

       

      Nightmare before Christmas

      After recording TWICE, the book still did not work correctly. Pre-programmed voice would randomly override recorded voice or the narrative would not match the page it was on! Seems the book must be...Read complete review

      After recording TWICE, the book still did not work correctly. Pre-programmed voice would randomly override recorded voice or the narrative would not match the page it was on! Seems the book must be laid on a hard surface just right in order for the book to work correctly....for a children's book? Really? Even more frustrating was the manager's indifferent response when I tried to return it! 10 days before Christmas, she refuses to exchange it and refers me to the manufacturer! Ho, Ho, Ho! Next year's Christmas list will read, " Anything BUT Toys R Us!"

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      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Original story, a classic, entertaining

      By Grandma Roi

      from Crafton, Pa

      About Me Casual Reader

      Verified Buyer

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        Cons

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            Comments about Publications International 1008806 Record-A-Story 'Twas the Night Before Christmas:

            The story I could read anytime. The book was purchased because I wanted to see my grandson's eyes light up once he heard grandma's voice telling him the story as he turned the pages. My heart was broken when the recorder did not function properly and a recorded voice came on instead. Very very disappointed. Book was returned

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            disappointment

            By gma

            from wisconsin

            About Me Everyday Reader

            Pros

            • Easy To Understand

            Cons

            • Disappointing

            Best Uses

            • Gift

            Comments about Publications International 1008806 Record-A-Story 'Twas the Night Before Christmas:

            I bought this book and also Frosty the Snowmen for my two grandsons and it was easy to do BUT when it came time to listen to it, it didnt work. The books unless they are on a flat surface dont work. I wish I would have read the reviews first before I bought these. I was so excited to do this for my grandsons and am really disappointed they way it turned out.

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            (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Nightmare before Christmas

            By Former Toys R Us Customer

            from Scottsdale, Az

            About Me Casual Reader

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Publications International 1008806 Record-A-Story 'Twas the Night Before Christmas:

                  After recording TWICE, the book still did not work correctly. Pre-programmed voice would randomly override recorded voice or the narrative would not match the page it was on! Seems the book must be laid on a hard surface just right in order for the book to work correctly....for a children's book? Really? Even more frustrating was the manager's indifferent response when I tried to return it! 10 days before Christmas, she refuses to exchange it and refers me to the manufacturer! Ho, Ho, Ho! Next year's Christmas list will read, " Anything BUT Toys R Us!"

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Not quite what we expected

                  By Grandparents

                  from youngstown, ohio

                  About Me Everyday Reader

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                    Cons

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                        Comments about Publications International 1008806 Record-A-Story 'Twas the Night Before Christmas:

                        We were a little disappointed in the recording function- it tends to skip pages - reset and started over- same thing - at least our grandchildren can hear our voices on a few pages

                        Comment on this review

                        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Poor design, lousy customer service!

                        By former Toys R Us customer

                        from Scottsdale, AZ

                        About Me Everyday Reader

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Disappointing

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Publications International 1008806 Record-A-Story 'Twas the Night Before Christmas:

                            Had to record multiple times and still not right....programmed voice randomly overrides recorded voice or plays the wrong page. Book has to be positioned perfectly to work (and we all know how often that will happen with little kids!). To top it off, ToysRUs referred us to the manufacturer for return! Really? Twelve days before Christmas? Manager doesn't have a clue what Customer Service means. Next year's Christmas list will read, "anything but Toys R Us"....

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                            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Christmas Classic!

                            By Mom

                            from San Diego, CA

                            About Me Casual Reader

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                              Cons

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                                  Comments about Publications International 1008806 Record-A-Story 'Twas the Night Before Christmas:

                                  Great book! Its a classic story to have around and my daughter loves being able to listen to me read it to her.

                                  Comment on this review

                                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Sure to be a Christmas Classic!

                                  By Rockin' Robin

                                  from New Orleans, LA

                                  About Me Everyday Reader

                                  Pros

                                  • Deserves Multiple Readings
                                  • Relevant

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Publications International 1008806 Record-A-Story 'Twas the Night Before Christmas:

                                      With so much crass commercialism surrounding the Christmas season, I thought that this book is perfect for settling in for some quality "family time" around the tree. I have asked my dad to read the story because he has a beautiful voice and this will make a nice keepsake to play every year. Plus, the illustrations are beautiful and this should really help us get into the spirit of Christmas!

                                      I have done a "trial run" at recording this and did not have any problem as I followed the directions closely and did this on the kitchen table in a well-lit area. I know that there might be a few run-throughs with the recording "session" yet I feel that this is a small price to pay for having such a wonderful book to cherish each and every holiday season!

                                      Comment on this review

                                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Great Gift

                                      By Grandparent

                                      from Ohio

                                      About Me Casual Reader

                                      Pros

                                      • Deserves Multiple Readings

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Gift

                                        Comments about Publications International 1008806 Record-A-Story 'Twas the Night Before Christmas:

                                        Gave this as a gift for Grand Children. Worked out perfectly. They could hear us read them a story.

                                        Comment on this review

                                        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        1.0

                                        Frustrating

                                        By Wisconsin Mom

                                        from Central Wisconsin

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                          • Disappointing

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Publications International 1008806 Record-A-Story 'Twas the Night Before Christmas:

                                            We were so excited to get this book...our intention was for my kids to record a reading of this wonderful story for their far away cousins. The design of the book, however, caused it to read the same page over and over, UNLESS it was laid flat under a direct light. I cannot give this to my 3 YO nephew now...I'm sure the frustration would bring him to tears. And, who should have to cry during a reading of a 'Twas the Night Before Christmas? It's going back.

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                                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Christmas Gift Only

                                            By RA

                                            from Bradenton, FL

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Comments about Publications International 1008806 Record-A-Story 'Twas the Night Before Christmas:

                                            Christmas Gift for Toddlers

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