Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Endangerbles CD and Plushes: Teach your kids respect and protect wildlife (review and giveaway)

One thing that my kids will surely remember of me when they are grown is that Momma don't like litter!  One of my hugest pet peeves is litter, whether intentional or not.  My kids know that if they drop a candy wrapper, we're going to stand there until they pick it up.  It is important to teach kids to respect and protect the planet and all the animals that dwell in it.  Much the same way they wouldn't want me going into their room and making it a mess and leaving it, they need to learn that you don't mess up the planet and leave it for the next generation to clean up.  One way to help teach your children about endangered species is to introduce them to the Endangerbles.

Who are the Endangerbles?

The Endangerbles are characters based on animals who are either currently on or were on the endangered list.  Their mission is to grow awareness about the plight of threatened species.

I recently received an Endangerbles CD to review.  I put it on while the kids cleaned their rooms after school.  I liked the songs, though I feel that they are better suited for a younger crowd.  My oldest is 10 and she told me they were "kind of babyish", but liked "Girls Rock & Rule".  The songs are short, and upbeat, so more in tune with someone with a shorter attention span anyway. My 6 year old really liked the theme song and says it is his favorite.  The songs are catchy, so don't be surprised if you start singing them yourself!

What's on the CD?  The Endangerbles music CD features 10 original upbeat songs, all composed by Fred Bogert.  If you know who Fred Bogert is, you'll know that he's a three-time Emmy-nominated musician-performer.   


Free song download for becoming a Deputy!

Want to rock out to the theme song, "Extinction for Extinction"?  All you need to do is visit the Endangerbles website, www.endangerbles.com, and sign up to become a Deputy.  Signing up to be Deputy is free to do.  Just sign up and select “SSA” as the option where they heard about The Endangerbles. You'll receive an email with instructions.  Easy as pie!  Please note, that you must follow these instructions to get your free mp3 download.

Buy it!

The Endangerbles CD is for sale via the Endangerbles website for $9.99 normally, but I just checked and it is listed for sale at just $7.99.  


Win it!

Everyone wants to share the respect and protect message with their little munchkins, but one lucky reader will win an Endangerbles CD of their own, plus a plush toy!  Yes, that's right... in addition to the CD, the winner will receive their choice of one of these plush toys: 

  • Ulysses (Eagle)
  • Milton (Orangutan)
  • Sasha (Baby Seal)
  • Bucksnort (Indian Rhino) --- By the way, I love this name!
  • Ms. Scarlet (Scarlet Macaw)
  • Khul (Tiger)
This giveaway will run through June 12, 2011 at 11:59 PM Eastern time.  The winner shall be chosen via Random.org on or about June 13, 2011 and will have 48 hours to respond to an email from me to obtain shipping information.  You must be 18 or older to enter and you must live in the US or Canada.  You must complete the mandatory entry or else no other extra additional entries count.  Sponsor will be responsible for prize fulfillment.

MANDATORY ENTRY
Visit the Endangerbles website and browse around.  Tell me something you learned there or the name of a character not listed above, along with their species.  For instance if you saw a character by the name of Scrumper, a Kangaroo, you'd put that in your comment.
***You must leave your email in this comment or leave me a note that your email is available via your Blogger profile. ***
Extra Entries (because you really want to win!) Each action is one entry.  Each entry must be entered as a separate comment.  So if you're a Google Friend - leave a comment.  If you also follow on Twitter, leave another, separate comment.
  • Be or become my Google Friend (right side bar)
  • Be subscribed to Making Ends Meet via email or already subscribed (right side bar - and don't forget, you must confirm the email that Feedburner sends!)  
  • Tell me one thing that you make a point of doing that both respects and helps protect the planet and/or the animals that live here on Earth with us.  Examples could be might be that you donate to causes that help endangered animals or you take cloth bags instead of having stores provide plastic bags when you shop.  I'd love to know what you do!  
  • Tweet out this giveaway on Twitter or Share it on Facebook.  You can do this one time per day.  Please leave link to the share so I can see it.  If possible, include @PinchingAbe in your tweet. 
Good luck to all!

Disclosure:  I received a complimentary copy of the Endangerbles CD for review purposes.  Though the item was provided to me for free, this did not factor into my review.  The opinions expressed herein are either my own or derived from my family's experience with the CD.  
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