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Product Description

Read a story to your little one even when you cant be there! This unique storybook stars the ever-popular Elmo. As the child turns each page, the book plays back a recording of you reading the text aloud. Give a personalized gift sure to be cherished for years to come!

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089675

8C5FEF14

9781450801973

0145080197

1.3 pounds

10.1 x 8.2 x 1.3

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Average Customer Rating:

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Publications International 1008806Record-A-Story Together at Heart - Elmo
 
2.8

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

43%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to understand (5)
  • Deserves multiple readings (4)

Cons

  • Poor design (3)

Best Uses

  • Gift (5)
  • Younger readers (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Everyday reader (5), Bookworm (3), Parent (3)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Tricky Book!!...But Worth The Effort :)

I immediately fell in love with this book the moment I saw it at the store, and had to have it right away. My son LOVES Elmo - his favorite character - and I...Read complete review

I immediately fell in love with this book the moment I saw it at the store, and had to have it right away. My son LOVES Elmo - his favorite character - and I figured this would be a great way to begin incorporating some all-important routine reading for my one year old that would be fun and entertaining for him. So, I picked it up around Christmas and spent the next few weeks leading up to Christmas just trying to get it to work!! The reviews do not lie, this thing is definitely a pain. My problem was also in attempting to record my voice for the story; the instructions weren't difficult in figuring out how to operate it, but the recording feature would not work properly, almost as if the mechanism were faulty. It would skip pages or delete ones I had previously recorded (and saved - very important), but I never did experience the pages being played in an incorrect order. Occasionally, the recorder would also begin to play the words for a page that was up next, but wasn't "up" yet. So essentially, it was a page ahead. Well, after a LOT of fine tweaking, I got mine to work correctly and although we haven't actually used it much, I love the concept and the fact that the story actually did play through successfully. Best of all, my son was overjoyed to both see Elmo AND hear my voice - so all in all the hassle and the end result were all worth it in the long run. I guess you just have to take your chances with this one...

VS

Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Great idea but...

We bought this book & another like it but different story for our grandbabies. We had the same problem with both books, one has been returned for another like it once already...Read complete review

We bought this book & another like it but different story for our grandbabies. We had the same problem with both books, one has been returned for another like it once already & the other book is getting ready to be returned for the 2nd time. They are very cute & it is a great idea if they could get the kinks worked out. All of the books we've had so far have all had the same problem with the recording not being the right recording for what page you are on once you have changed the recordings to your own voice. Something seems to happen after you make that change. But then that is the whole point of the book so that you can record it for your little one in your own voice.

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4.0

Record a Story is great!

By gailkoa

from punta gorda, FL

About Me Everyday Reader

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Publications International 1008806 Record-A-Story Together at Heart - Elmo:

    I bought this item for my 5 year old granddaughter. I recorded with some personalization. The only thing I didn't like was Elmo's voice in the beginning. It is loud and harsh. Otherwise the product was great.

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    1.0

    POOR SERVICE!!

    By BUSY MOM

    from SARVER, PA

    About Me Bookworm

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift

        Comments about Publications International 1008806 Record-A-Story Together at Heart - Elmo:

        NEVER GOT ITEM.

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        4.0

        No problems

        By Uncle to Kayleigh

        from Savannah, GA

        About Me Rarely Read

        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Easy To Understand

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift
          • Travel Reading
          • Younger Readers

          Comments about Publications International 1008806 Record-A-Story Together at Heart - Elmo:

          I've been reading all these problems with lights and hole size. I found this to be very easy to set up. It was quick and easy!!!

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          5.0

          Love this book

          By lisa

          from Grand Rapids, Michigan

          About Me Everyday Reader

          Pros

          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Easy To Understand
          • Informative

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Younger Readers

            Comments about Publications International 1008806 Record-A-Story Together at Heart - Elmo:

            Recording this book was simple and quick! My son loves elmo and so does his 9 month old sister. This book is great for teaching learning comprehension. Because I know my kids love sesame street, in addition to the music and sounds, it helps them stay interested in learning. This is not just a book it's a learning experience. I would recommend this book to any parent trying to get their child interested into reading for the first time. I would love to see more of these available!

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            5.0

            Great keepsake book!

            By Michael traveling dad

            from Chicago

            About Me Casual Reader

            Pros

            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Easy To Understand
            • Heart warming
            • Relevant

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift
              • Keepsake
              • Special Needs
              • Younger Readers

              Comments about Publications International 1008806 Record-A-Story Together at Heart - Elmo:

              I love this book as I travel allot and my children can hear my voice while I am away. My children will listen to the book each night prior to bed. My voice is looked onto the book, forever!

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great

              By NANA

              from NC

              About Me Bookworm

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Understand

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift

                Comments about Publications International 1008806 Record-A-Story Together at Heart - Elmo:

                sent this to my grandson he loves it he is only 18 months

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Tricky Book!!...But Worth The Effort :)

                By Gavin's Mama!!

                from Milwaukee, WI

                About Me Casual Reader

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Publications International 1008806 Record-A-Story Together at Heart - Elmo:

                      I immediately fell in love with this book the moment I saw it at the store, and had to have it right away. My son LOVES Elmo - his favorite character - and I figured this would be a great way to begin incorporating some all-important routine reading for my one year old that would be fun and entertaining for him. So, I picked it up around Christmas and spent the next few weeks leading up to Christmas just trying to get it to work!! The reviews do not lie, this thing is definitely a pain. My problem was also in attempting to record my voice for the story; the instructions weren't difficult in figuring out how to operate it, but the recording feature would not work properly, almost as if the mechanism were faulty. It would skip pages or delete ones I had previously recorded (and saved - very important), but I never did experience the pages being played in an incorrect order. Occasionally, the recorder would also begin to play the words for a page that was up next, but wasn't "up" yet. So essentially, it was a page ahead. Well, after a LOT of fine tweaking, I got mine to work correctly and although we haven't actually used it much, I love the concept and the fact that the story actually did play through successfully. Best of all, my son was overjoyed to both see Elmo AND hear my voice - so all in all the hassle and the end result were all worth it in the long run. I guess you just have to take your chances with this one...

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      1.0

                      Broke and would not record ...

                      By JJ

                      from Colorado Springs, CO

                      About Me Everyday Reader

                      Pros

                      • Concept is great

                      Cons

                      • CHEAPLY MADE a
                      • Disappointing

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Publications International 1008806 Record-A-Story Together at Heart - Elmo:

                        Would not record all the pages. I tried resetting, unlocking and I am computer savvy. I am quite disappointed as I was planning on sending it to my grandkids. Off to buy a new book....I ended up taking it apart to see if I could fix it. Very frustrating time.

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                        1.0

                        Returning tomorrow

                        By Mom of 2

                        from Lansing, MI

                        About Me Bookworm

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Disappointing
                          • Not What I Expected

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Publications International 1008806 Record-A-Story Together at Heart - Elmo:

                            I actually purchased this present for Christmas and I forgot all about it because my son doesn't play with it. The buttons are on the outside of the box so all he wants to do is push the buttons, it plays music before it reads which makes me uninterested but this only happens if it actually works. Sometimes it doesn't do anything, sometimes it reads the same page over and over. I didn't even think to return it until I saw this item come up when I was looking for another toy. It's going back and I'm getting my son something he'll actually enjoy.

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                            2.0

                            Great Idea, poor design

                            By WLS

                            from San Diego, CA

                            About Me Everyday Reader

                            Pros

                            • Great idea

                            Cons

                            • Very hard to use

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Publications International 1008806 Record-A-Story Together at Heart - Elmo:

                              Bought this book for my husband to record for my son before he deployed. It's a fabulous idea, but as others have stated, it's very difficult to record and even more difficult to get it to play the right words on the right page. It needs very bright light, and you have to completely open each page, which is not practical for a child to do by himself.

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