I was contacted about the Franklin Anybook Reader this past fall and I didn’t have to think twice about trying it out. As soon as I found out that this electronic reader records YOUR voice, reading YOUR books, I was sold. I thought to myself, how cool would it be for families who have loved ones overseas or across the country, record themselves reading stories to their kids, nieces, nephews, grandkids, etc.? I’m talking excellent gift idea, here. It’s sentimental, it’s personable and it’s unique. We’re taking our Anybook Reader on a 600 mile trip to visit Grandma, so she can record herself reading some of our girl’s favorite stories. For them to curl up on the couch with their favorite books and hear Grandma’s voice anytime they want just makes me smile.
The Anybook Reader is fairly easy to set up. It comes with a pack of stickers; some are blank and some are pre-printed with different objects. The pre-printed stickers have pre-recorded sound effects. They are really fun to place on any page in your book for “extra” effect. The blank stickers are placed on each page that has text. You use these stickers to record the page. It still amazes me how this technology works. After you have recorded your story-telling, just touch the blank sticker on the page to hear your voice narrating the story. Seriously cool product, Franklin.
We’re teaming up with Franklin to offer a Franklin Anybook Reader (60 hour edition) to one of our readers. As always, you have several chances to enter and here they are:
To enter, leave a comment on this post. Tell us who will record the first book if you win.
2nd (optional) entry: Follow @anybookreader on Twitter and give them a nice little shout out. Come back here and leave another comment including the link to your Tweet about @anybookreader – just include the #giveaway hashtag somewhere in your Tweet.
3rd (optional) entry: Become a fan of Anybook Reader on Facebook. Come back to this post and leave a comment letting us know you’re a fan.
*Make sure each of your entry comments on this post are separate or they will only count as one. Good luck!
Your chances to enter end on Thursday, November 18th at midnight PST, when a winner will be chosen randomly and notified via email. We will post the winner’s name here, on our Facebook Fan Page and on Twitter.