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October 6, 2011

Dinosaur Train Halloween Review and -Rafflecopter- Giveaway -- ENDED

DD is a huge fan of Dinosaur Train. She has been watching it for a couple of years now. Since she was already a dinosaurs lover, it was easy for her to fall in love with a cute show that's all about dinosaurs. For this Halloween, DD was lucky enough to have received Buddy costume. She was so excited when the box arrived and she could not wait to open up the package.

We thought the costume was really cute in person too. Seeing how excited DD was to see the costume was simply priceless. If you have a child who loves Dinosaur Train as well, you have to check out costume. You can purchase Dinosaur Train costumes from California Costume Collections.
Halloween is right around the corner, and The Jim Henson Company has all the right ingredients for a spooky fun holiday! Get ready for the festivities to begin in October with:

All New Episodes from Dinosaur Train and Sid the Science Kid scheduled to air on PBS Kids®
Halloween Costumes to Make at Home Designed by The Famous Jim Henson Creature Shop
Dinosaur Train Halloween Costumes from California Costume Collections Available for Purchase
“The Spooky Scavenger Hunt” New Book Available from Grosset & Dunlap


Dinosaur Train NEW EPISODE Haunted Roundhouse/Big Pond Pumpkin Patch premiere 10/20 on PBS Kids (check local listings)

Repeats- 10/24, 10/28, 10/30 , 10/31

In Haunted Roundhouse, dad takes the kids on a special Night Train to Troodon Town, where the Troodons have decorated their Roundhouse into a “haunted house” for a spooky party. The kids end up meeting a strange new nocturnal creature – a mammal named Vlad Volaticotherium, who was hiding in the roundhouse trying to get some sleep. And in Big Pond Pumpkin Patch, the Pteranodon family learns more about the customs of their neighbors, the Lambeosaurus family, when they are invited for the first time to accompany them to the Big Pond to celebrate “Gourd Day” – a kind of Mesozoic Halloween. The kids see their first pumpkins, and Larry Lambeosaurus even shows our family how to hollow them out and carve faces into them.

Sid the Science Kid NEW EPISODE Spooky Science Special premieres 10/17 on PBS Kids (check local listings)

Show Repeats- 10/25, 10/28, 10/30, 10/31

In Halloween Spooky Science Special, it’s Halloween time and Sid and his friends have dressed up in the spookiest and scariest costumes possible. Sid is a bat with big fangs. May is a spooky black cat. Gabriela is a furry, yucky spider. And Gerald is a super spooky skeleton that goes boo! Susie (dressed as a silly mad scientist) loves their costumes, and helps the kids discover that Halloween can be spooky and scientific! The kids investigate how bats are helpful creatures that catch mosquitoes, spiders are expert engineer web builders, cats are leaping aerial acrobats, and skeletons help hold up our body frames! At the Halloween party, the kids also investigate how to make icky, gooey green slime. Susie then ends the day with a special “Halloween Parade” song so the kids can march around and show off their spooky and scientific costumes!

Jim Henson's Creature Shop — the folks who brought you Elmo and Miss Piggy, among many others — have created a Buddy costume that can be made at home!

For sew and no sew options, click this link: http://www.pbs.org/parents/dinosaurtrain/costume

And to see a video of the sew version, click this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QANroqbPing

And click this link to find out how you can make your own Sid the Science Kid Halloween Costume! http://www.pbs.org/parents/sid/halloween.html


For a little scary Dinosaur Train Halloween Fun – enjoy reading The Spooky Scavenger Hunt” from Grosset & Dunlap in which Mr. Pteranodon takes Buddy and Tiny on a nighttime trip to the Big Pond for a spooky nature walk! Mr. Pteranodon and the conductor insist they can't be scared, but when the conductor's mom jumps out at them, everyone gets a good scare! This simple storybook is perfect for read-aloud fun! Ages 4 - 8; SRP $3.99.

Now, Sid and his friends Gerald, May and Gabriela can come along while your child is trick-or-treating with this spooky candy bag that can be personalized with a youngster's name. To collect your favorite candy and goodies, check out the Sid the Science Kid Happy Halloween Black Trick-or-Treat Bag. available for $14.99 at the following link.


From the world-renowned Jim Henson Company, the hit DINOSAUR TRAIN series is seen in over 13 million households every month. The series encourages scientific thinking and other skills as it teaches children about natural science, natural history and paleontology. DINOSAUR TRAIN’s second season will focus on exploring the outdoors and natural phenomena, and will feature “Big Dinosaur Week” and a special based on the fan favorite “Dinosaurs A to Z” song.

Many thanks to Jim Henson Company. The company has generously offered  The Spooky Scavenger Hunt book as a giveaway prize to one of my lucky readers. This giveaway ends on October 20th, 2011.
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Joanna (joanna.price(at)live(dot)com) said...

My boys LOVE dinasaur train!

DANA said...

I am entered! YAY!

DANA said...

I would love to have this for my classroom library!!!

Bonnye said...

I would love to put this away for my Daughter and I to read next year!!!

Karrieann said...

I would like to win this giveaway for my granddaughters... one likes trains! It is always a delightful fun to see the glee in my Lil Angels when Nana gives them fun stuff..... shhh! the fun stuff is usually educational too!

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Wild N Mild $$$ said...

I would like to win this for my son. Something needs to interest him to read and he likes the show.

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Shelly Peterson said...

my grandson would love to have this


HomemadeBaby said...

My kids would love this! We are a fan of Dino Train, and books for the holidays are a big hit in our house.
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Becca said...

Our house LOVES Dinosaur Train!

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Bee's and Jay's said...

I would LOVE to win this giveaway for my 4 year old daughter because she LOVES Dinosaur Train!

Kristina said...

This looks like something fun to do with my sons.

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I have a grand son that would just love this under the tree
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My nephew would love this.


Addison K.A.T. said...

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Linda said...

I would like to win this for my nephew, he loves dinosour train!

Miranda Ward said...

I would love to win this for my daughter


rj7777 said...

I would love to win this for my nephew. Rita Spratlen

susansmoaks said...

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~*AmberJ*~ said...

I want to win because my boys would love this!

mommy2one126 said...

I would love to win this for my daughter! She loves Dinosaur Train!


JENNEFER said...

I seriously need to win this for my nephew he LOVES dinousaurs , he is talks nonstop about dinos.

kathy pease said...

id love to win this for my niece :)

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saturdaynightfever said...

I would love this for my nieces!


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Jennifer M said...

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Justin said...

this looks like a fun video and I know my son would love it

lilyk said...

I would like to win this giveaway because this show is very entertaining.

lilyk said...

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