Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Announcing DaySpring's New Recordable Storybook - Free Book

I was thrilled when my friend Tricia Goyer was chosen as the person the represent DaySpring's new recoredable storybooks. The first book in this series is Bedtime Prayers and Promises, and you'll be able to possibly win one of the first copies.

Thanks for being with us today Tricia. Can you tell me what project you've been involved with lately?

Sure, I'm assisting DaySpring in promoting their new recordable storybooks. I've been excited about these books since I heard about them.

First, can you tell us what a recordable storybook is?

Technology is now allowing people to read books to their young loved ones from anywhere in the world—by recording their voice on each page. You may have seen these on recent television commercials and print advertising. Bedtimes Prayers and Promises is DaySpring’s first Recordable Story book.

I did see the ad, but I was wondering how it works? 

I'm not a technology wizard, but what I've heard is it features voice-save technology that enables the reader’s voice to be recorded into the book. As the young reader or pre-reader turns each page, the recorded voice "reads" the text of the story. The recorded story can be preserved and enjoyed for generations to come through the use of replaceable batteries.

How do you plan on using this book?

The possibilities for DaySpring's Recordable Storybook Collection are endless. I'm excited about reading a bedtime story and praying with my nieces and nephews who live thousands of miles away. Also, my daughter's biological mother can record her voice into one of these books. That means Alyssa will grow up recognizing her biological mother’s voice. When she's old enough to understand, imagine how special it will be to know that both of her mothers care about her tremendously.

This recordable storybook is also ideal for military parents stationed overseas or for family members living in another state who long to be involved in the day-to-day life of a child. This collection will allow them to send their love through sweet, bedtime prayers.

That's the aspect I'm most excited about. My grandson is in the Army, and his 3-year-old son lives with my daughter and son-in-law. But Tricia, you also appreciate the faith element of these books, don't you?

Actually, yes. My favorite part is that parents and grandparents encourage children in their faith. Families who already share the love of reading can also share the love of God through these new storybooks. Written by Bonnie Rickner Jensen and accompanied by illustrations from Julie Sawyer Phillips, Bedtime Prayers and Promises offers Scripture verses, prayer starters and rhymes that teach children about God’s love for them. What can be better than that?

Where can customers find these books?

The first title in the line, Bedtime Prayers and Promises, is available at Christian retailers now. DaySpring plans to release three more titles currently to Christian retailers in fall 2011. Or they can find it here: 


Tell us about DaySpring.

DaySpring®, the world's largest Christian-message product provider, was founded in 1971 with a single Christmas card. Today DaySpring offers more than 7,000 products - from greeting cards to home décor, specialty gifts to children's movies. In 1999, DaySpring was acquired by Hallmark Cards, Inc. DaySpring products are sold in Christian retail outlets, mass retail stores, card and gift shops and other outlets in the United States and 60 foreign countries. DaySpring is based in Siloam Springs, Ark., and employs a staff of more than 275 people.
I used to go to camp in Siloam Springs every summer. Thanks for stopping by my blog to let us share in this new venture, Tricia.
Readers, leave a comment for a chance to win a free copy of the book. Please tell us where you live, at least the state or territory. (Comments containing links may be subject to removal by blog owner.)

Void where prohibited; the odds of winning depend on the number of entrants. Entering the giveaway is considered a confirmation of eligibility on behalf of the enterer in accord with these rules and any pertaining local/federal/international laws.
The only notification you’ll receive is the winner post on this blog. So be sure to check back a week from Saturday to see if you won. You will have 6 weeks from the posting of the winners to claim your book.

If you’re reading this on Feedblitz, Facebook, or Amazon, please come to the blog to leave your comment if you want to be included in the drawing. Here’s a link.


Lorna Faith said...

What a great idea for kids books:) I used to sit down and read to the kids all the time...but what a great idea to have your voice or a grandparent/parent's voice from far away recorded in storybook form:) What a blessing for kids and adults alike!
Thanks for sharing Tricia. I would love to be entered for this book:) My kids are all older now, so I believe I would give it to my neighbour to share God's love with her little ones:)

Lorna from Alberta
lornafaith at gmail dot com

Melissa Jagears said...


What a wonderful way to give Grandparents from far away to read to their grandkids. If I win, I'll send it to Mamaw and have her send it back and my daughter will love it! What cool things technology offers now.

windycindy said...

My great-niece and I are very close, but she lives in another state...
Also, last year, she spent many weeks in a chilren's hospital and this recordable book would have been wonderful to send her! We are so blessed that she is doing fantastic.
Please enter me in your book drawing for her upcoming birthday...
Many thanks, Cindi

Casey said...

I think the recordable story books are precious! Congrats Tricia for landing that job. :) I live in Oregon.

Anonymous said...

Angela from Kentucky would like to win a copy of this book.

Patsy said...

This would be great for my grandson! What a great idea. He would love it.
From the Bible Belt


apple blossom said...

Please include me in this drawing thanks. I live in ND

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

kylady717 said...

I would be so happy to win this for my grandkids...This is a great idea...Thanks

Anonymous said...

I have a 9 yr. old daughter and I would love to win this. Thanks

Angela C./ Ohio

Tricia Goyer said...

So glad all of you are excited about this book. I am, too!

If you don't win, be sure to check out your local Christian bookstore. Even if they don't have it in stock you can ask them to order it for you!


Rebecca said...

I have a 9 yo, 8 yo and 4 yo....would LOVE to win this....

Lynn McCallum said...

What a great idea! Tricia, you are the perfect choice for promoting it! LOVE it!

MaureenT said...

What a wonderful idea...love it!!

Upstate NY

Thank You!!

Lisa Nelson said...

This is such a neat product! I am excited about this! I love to read aloud to children! I am so glad that Dayspring offers this and that you and Mrs. Goyer are promoting it!
I live in Arkansas.

A View From Serenity Acres said...

I am so excited that Dayspring has a recordable
Storybook. I have 4 grandsons to get this for. I live
In Lake Placid, FL. thank you!

Kym said...

Tricia, I didnt know you had a childrens book...I have a great nephew Id love to send the book !

Kym in RI


Coolestmommy said...

I love these!! We live 16 hours from my folks and I'd love to let the kids hear Poppa & Grandma read to them.

coolestmommy2000 at gmail dot com

Trinity Rose said...

Sounds fantastic.
Thanks for the giveaway.
Many blessings,
Trinity Rose from OH

Anonymous said...

Don't know if I'm too late, but I would love to win this book. The christian aspect of it is something I love. We have our first grandbaby and don't live in the same town. I would love to record it with my voice so Elijah could hear his MeMa read to him.
Thanks, Teretta