Sunday, July 10, 2011

DVD Review and Giveaway: The Little Engine That Could

Did the phrase "I think I can, I think I can..." come to mind when you saw the title of this review?

I remember this story from when I was a kid and this movie is a very cute version of it :)

The Little Engine That Could is a lovely family movie (it's rated G) and is perfect for school holidays. It's handy to have something that will keep the kids entertained for 82 minutes and the moral of the story - anything is possible - is really empowering.

My daughter loved the bright colours, the beautiful songs and the little engine itself - she's a big fan of trains! It did take a couple of screenings for her to watch most of it, but I'm putting that down to her current Wiggles obsession. If they had shown up in the movie somewhere, I have no doubt we'd be forced to run the DVD on repeat non-stop at our house ;)

For me, this was a very cute story and not hard to watch, plus I liked trying to figure out which celebrities were playing the characters (Whoopi Goldberg and Jamie Lee Curtis)

If you'd like a copy of The Little Engine That Could it's available now at all good DVD retailers and I also have a copy to giveaway!

To enter, leave a comment below and tell me one of your favorite stories from when you were little :)

For an extra entry, tweet or FB this giveaway and come back & let me know that you have (one extra entry per person)!

And don't forget to subscribe to this blog!

Here's the fine print:
  • Make sure you leave me some way to get in touch with you (email, FB, Blog link, Twitter details, etc). You can email your info privately to me at if you like. If I have no way of getting in touch with you, your entry won't count, so don't forget!

  • I'll pick a winner from the comments section using and announce it here in the comments on Friday July 15 , 2011 so you need to enter by midnight (Sydney time) on Thursday July 14, 2011. I'll also contact the winner directly using the contact method from their entry. Please note the prize can only be shipped within Australia.

Send me an email if you have any questions!

** I received a complimentary DVD to review. All opinions expressed are purely my own.

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  1. My Mum used to read Rupert stories at bed time and I remember loving the Famous Five series. Showing my age here I think!

  2. i loved the little mermaid but the story was a little different before disney and the brare Rabbit.

  3. I remember my brother had this book when he was little and I used to read it and now I love that I can read it to my son and he loves it (and I do too!!) ;)

  4. In this house we quite often refer to the phase
    "I think I can, I think I can - I know I can, I know I can"
    It's something I try to teach to my children all the time.

    Great messages :)

    have a lovely day


  5. Mine were the blinky bill series. I just loved all the adventures he went on.

  6. i loved dr suess "oh the places you'll go" read it most nights and now read it to my kiddos~!

  7. I loved the Ugly Duckling

  8. I loved "are you my mother?"

  9. I loved all the Noddy books.

  10. I loved little Golden Book Scuffy the Tugboat and now have a copy to read to my little darlings

  11. I loved the Little Golden Book - The Saggy Baggy Elephant. I used to feel so sorry for him having all that skin lol

  12. Congratulations fi0178, you are the winner! I'll be in touch to organise delivery of your DVD.

    Thanks everyone for your entry! I have another DVD review and giveaway coming in the next 2 weeks so check back then :)

  13. Hi!
    I'm not entering your giveaway - I realise it has closed......I just found you via Tina Gray's PR Friendly Aussie Blogs (I am on there too) so thought I'd pop over & browse your blog! I'm now a new follower via GFC. Come on over & check me out too? I'm at
    Cheers, Karen.

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