The Marvelous Toy Book with CD Review and Giveaway from Imagine Publishing

The Marvelous Toy Book with CD Review and Giveaway

Words & Music by Tom Paxton
Illustrated by Steve Cox

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   This fantastic and magical book was provided to me by Imagine Publishing to review and offer as a giveaway to my readers.

   Tom Paxtons Magically, enchanted Marvelous Toy tells the tale of a  mysterious and magical toy that a father gives his son and gets passed down from generation to generation. It was originally a song and now has been turned into a spectacular picture book for young children and comes along with a companion CD featuring the Marvelous Toy song along with three others sung by Tom Paxton himself. Let me tell you, this book is exactly like the title states, simply Marvelous, enchanting and magical. I have a 4 year old son who has recently been uninterested in reading or being read too and he simply adores this book and CD. My daughter who is two only wants to read the Marvelous Toy, along with the CD every single night since we got thee book. They are both simply mesmerized by it. Infact my son took it to his pre school for show and tell and the entire class enjoyed the book as well. The book and song seem to be becoming a nightly staple in our home, both children walk around singing the song all day long. It is beautifully and colorfully illustrated, even a very small baby would love to marvel at the bright colors on the pages and listen to the beat of the catchy Marvelous Toy song. This book will be embraced by all ages, I know I even love it and have the catchy tune stuck in my head too. I cannot say enough about this fantastic book and would definitely recommend it no matter how old or young your child is. This would make a great Christmas present for new readers.

Heres what the Publishing company has to say about the book with companion CD

It’s a major publishing event! For nearly half a century, “The Marvelous Toy”—composed by the legendary singer/songwriter Tom Paxton—has enchanted children and adults alike. A simple tale about a mysterious, magical, and mystical toy that a father gives to his son—and that eventually gets passed down to the next generation—it celebrates a child’s sense of wonder. The witty, evocative lyrics spark the imagination. No surprise, then, that the song has been recorded by countless major artists, from Peter, Paul, and Mary to the Chad Mitchell Trio to John Denver, and won legions of fans through the years.

Paxton’s marvelous song has finally become a stunning picture book—oversized, wonderfully packaged, and complete with a CD offering three songs sung by Tom himself plus a music-only version of “The Marvelous Toy” to sing along with. Featuring incredible and wildly imaginative art by Steve Cox, illustrator of the award-winning Pigs Might Fly, the story is now as amazing to look at as it always has been to listen to.

Parents, grandparents, friends, and family worldwide will remember this classic from their own youth—and joyfully share it with their own children. And just like the boy in the song whose “eyes nearly popped right out of his head,” young readers will give “squeals of glee” at the magic of the music, the artwork, and this one-of-kind tale.

To buy it Go to Imagine Publishing - retails 17.95 US for this hardback with jacket and CD The book was illustrated by Steve Cox who's other books include The Diary of a Killer cat and Ants in My Pants.

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49 Responses
  1. Pam Says:

    The Over the Rainbow book and cd look great too. My son loves books, loves music and loves rainbows - it fits all 3!

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  2. Candace Says:

    My son would love T-Rex is in trouble. He likes anything dinosaurs.

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  6. My daughter would really love the Over the Rainbow book! The colors on the cover look so vibrant and alive. Plus she loves the song "Over the Rainbow" from Wizard of Oz! Thanks for the chance to win the Marvelous Toy book!

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  18. minishoes1 Says:

    I would say Dolphin's Discovery. Maxx, would love the fact that it makes a giant floor puzzle. He would like the t-rex book,too. Thanks!

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  30. Diana D Says:

    T-Rex is in Trouble. Our grandson is fascinated with dinosaurs. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  37. Honey Mommy Says:

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  39. Dolphin Girl Says:

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  41. JenniferB Says:

    I think over the rainbow looks great- it comes with a cd with beautiful music and the illustrations in the book are wonderful

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  43. Ginny Says:

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  46. Desiree Says:

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