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Saturday, 24 March 2012

Abigail the Story Buddy - a review and a competition

We were recently sent Abigail the Story Buddy to try out. Abigail is similar to Watson, who we have reviewed previously, you can see that review here. The idea behind the story buddy is that as you read their book aloud, certain phrases trigger the buddy to join in the story.


Abigail is a gymnast, striving to be the best that she can be. She is a very girly girl, dressed completely in pink. She comes with one book, 'Abigail and the balance beam' a tale of her gymnastic adventures. You can also purchase three other books to go with Abigail.

My son was really quite taken with her. He seems to be going through a pink phase, preferring to play with many of his sister's toys (whilst she prefers to play with his)!
He's not quite clear enough with his words yet to get a response from her so he resorted to pressing her ear constantly, to turn her off and on.

My daughter likes Abigail, but seemed a little unsure when Abigail was 'talking'! I think she's a bit young for the concept, having only just turned one.

Abigail is a great story buddy and would make a wonderful present, either for Easter or a birthday. The story is good and not too long. The concept of a story buddy is great.

Priced at £19.99 Abigail is available from April 2012 in Hallmark stores and online . The additional books for Abigail are also available from the same outlets priced at £5.99 each. 

To celebrate the release of Abigail, I have a story buddy called Watson, worth £19.99 to give away to one lucky follower. In order to be in with a chance of winning, leave a blog comment on this post. You can also follow the options shown below for extra entries.  

Please make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry otherwise your entry won't be counted.

UK entries only please.

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Disclaimer: I was sent this product to review and was allowed to keep it. This in no way had any effect on the review. I will always write honestly about a product.


  1. MY children love reading and snuggles so this would be perfect @MummyFever

  2. Have tweeted as well @MummyFever

  3. My son loves reading and would be great to snuggle up to Watson. @ericahughes

  4. My nephew would love this, he's just getting interested in books

  5. My children love books and stories and would love Watson.

  6. Both my girls love books and I think Car would absolutely love this!


  7. because we just love reading @pooohbear2811

  8. my monkey loves reading, and loves soft toys. Persfect combination!

  9. I'd love to win for my niece, I think it would get her really excited about reading!

  10. I'm following on Networked Blogs too

  11. We have a Jingle story buddy, and my son absolutely adores the toy and the story. He would be thrilled to have another buddy to play with. They are simply fab.

  12. following on GFC and networked blogs

  13. what a great idea. My daughter would love this @1moaningmummy

  14. Have tweeted the comp @babynotincluded

  15. My son adores anything interactive, so this would be perfect to help encourage him to read!

  16. Following on networked blogs as Greensleeves (Galina V)


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