Monday, 16 January 2012

The Land of Sometimes CD Review and Competition

I managed to get the eldest off his Wii, which is quite a feat lately, when I announced we were going to listen to an exciting story.  He did not complain as is the usual protocol instead he went “oooohh look” when I brandished the CD enticingly in front of him.


See not a tantrum in sight!

The CD tells of Alfie and Elise’s adventure as they travel to ‘The Land Of Sometimes’, meeting a range of eccentric characters on their way.  The very vivid imaginary is great for children and definitely compelled my two to listen, how could they not with talk of “pots of orange jelly”?


The mixture of story and music really helped liven up the CD.  We laughed at the funny voices and we danced.  We had a most agreeable time and the boys even sat nicely next to each other on the couch, which in itself is nothing short of a miracle.  Usually in proximity the scrapping starts!


Track six “The Ballad of the River Slouch Sling” was my eldests favourite; he thought the description of the long froggy face was hilarious and said eeeeuuuugh he eats flies mummy.  He definitely did the CD more justice, but the youngest still enjoyed it very much.  The recommended age is 2+ but I think the music parts would go down well with children even younger, they would enjoy a dance even if they don’t follow the story completely.

Put the CD on when you just want those sacred few moments to yourself without the parental guilt of having turned on the TV… for £9.90 on Amazon you really could not ask for more.  The beautiful artwork booklet within the CD an added bonus, this compliments it perfectly especially when my eldest wanted to see what everyone looked like (well the River Slouch Sling particularly!).

You can find out more about the CD on their website

We score the CD 5/5

The Land of Sometimes will be released in February, but in the meantime you can enter my competition to win a copy.  I have a CD to give away to TWO lucky winners, to enter please leave a comment including a method to get hold of you.

For extra entries:

Follow them on facebook
Follow them on twitter

Then let me know you have done this.  The competition will close on 1st Feb 2012.

61 comments:

  1. Sounds amazing, my girls would love it,

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  2. Sounds great. I'm following them on Facebook and Twitter.
    @andrealm78 on Twitter

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  3. following on twitter and facebook

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  4. Sounds like a great CD.  My daughter age 3 loves storytime I get roped into reading about 5 stories everynight lol but to be honest I love that part of the evening its part of our special time.  Anyway fingers crossed I am already following your facebook page xx

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  5. This sounds lovely!
    I am on twitter as @pinkkittcatt 

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  6. I’m following on Twitter as @12kazuko12

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  7. I like onFacebook page as Annabel Lee

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  8. I'm following them on FB.It would be great for those long car journeys :)

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  9. The CD sounds great! Following on Facebook. :) x

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  10. A story I would love to listen to with my son ...

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  11. following them on facebook

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  12. I would love to enter - @clairew137

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  13. Followed on Twitter. @clairew137

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  14. This looks fab! Following them on FB too. x

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  15. Please enter me following both @thescrummymummy 

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  16. Sounds a perfect prize for me :)

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  17. The below comment is from @BabesShelley lol

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  18. hi, jdalebeaumont@hotmail.com. jane dale-beaumont on fb pwincessjane on twitter :)

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  19. Added on FB. Looks like a great product :)

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  20. Hi added on facebook - this looks great my daughter would love it!

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  21. Have liked on Facebook & following on Twitter @ MelJanie

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  22. these look fab, hope I win

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  23. Looks wonderful!  I have followed on Facebook and Twitter

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  24. Forgot to add my Twitter name @SarahJLCooper 

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  25. Sounds great!  My little man would love this and great that he gets to use his imagination :o)

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  26. Following on Twitter  @Perkyhayley :o)

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  27. Following on Facebook hayley.wells1

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  28. would love to win :) 

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  29. following on facebook as amanda walsh

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  30. following on twitter as @mandydave 

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  31. Following on Facebook and on Twitter @scampbeast

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  32. Followed on facebook as Zoe Coen

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  33. My kids would this. My youngest seems only to get library books out if they come with a CD!

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  34. We read to our daughter almost every night before she goes to bed except for the times we play a book that comes with a CD. It gives us the occassional break and she absolutely loves it. It would be great to add this to her bedtime routine.

    valpal72@yahoo.com

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  35. COULD DO WITH this for my 3 restless girls

    kinseyemma@yahoo.com

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  36. Sounds a lovely cd, just right for my grandchildren. Would make a great present for them.
    Followed on facebook.

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  37. What a lovely prize, my son would love it!
    @Isis1981uk 

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  38. Following them on Facebook.

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  39. Following on Twitter @Isis1981uk 

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  40. Following on Facebook with Phyllis Ellett

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  41. Following on twitter with @phyllgerry

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  42. Cds are a great addition to reading at bedtime. Also fantastic for car journeys. @Dwerrycat 

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  43. Following on Facebook - Katherine Coldicott

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  44. liked on FB: Joy Dehany (the ONLY Joy Dehany!) and congratulations on such a lovely sounding family xx

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  45. would be great to settle down my little girl whos suffering from night terrors at the mo :(

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  46. would love this for my grandson, we have a real problem getting him to sleep in his own bed

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  47. Any good method to get my son to sleep is welcomed. dan372002@hotmail.com

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  48. This looks lovely :-)
    @olivia280177 

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  49. i like them on FB as olivia kirby

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  50. i already follow them on twitter
    @olivia280177 

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  51. Love the sound of the CD. Both Piper and Daisy love stories and some days I just can;t think of anything new! @piperanddaisy

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  52. Have liked them on facebook as sue willshee

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  53. have followed on twitter @piperanddaisy

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  54. Sounds like a fantastic way to change the pace of a hectic house!  @mrsvickyames

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  55. Following them on twitter as @mrsvickyames

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  56. The winners are @BabesShelley @clairew137 will be in touch on twitter :) x

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