Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Heroes of the City Review & Giveaway

Heroes of the City was completely new to us until a couple of months ago, when I started reading about it on a couple of my favourite blogs. I was excited to learn more about this show, and the story behind it.
"Heroes of the City is a television cartoon about rescue vehicles in a small town where everyone can be a hero!
 Follow the fantastically exciting adventures along with friends in town.

Meet Pauli Police Car and Fiona Fire Engine as they help the townspeople find thieves, put out fires, and solve one of the many mysteries that happen in the otherwise quiet town.

You will also get to know Calamity Crow, the most unlucky bird in town. Emphasizing friendship, Heroes of the City contains a great deal of warmth and what may be accomplished by helping each other."
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We received a great little gift package that contained a DVD, a book, a beach ball, and a couple of the toy car characters. All of this came in handy to keep Emily busy this past week, while I was super busy, and it was rainy outside.

The first thing we looked at was the book, because that's the first thing Emily reached for. The book was the 6th in the series, but I appreciated that I didn't need to have read the first 5 to move on to the sixth. The bright, colourful illustrations really caught her eye. I think the overall length of the book was slightly long for Em's attention span and will probably be better suited for older children.

The front and back pages had a "Where's Waldo" type game, and this was Em's favourite part of the book. Plus, she had a great time driving her cars around while I was reading to her, and finding the pictures along the way that matched her toys.

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The cars themselves felt well made but do have some small parts (the wheels in particular) so for younger children I would save these for supervised playtime until they are a bit older.

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The DVD includes the first 5 episodes in the Heroes of the City TV Series. I appreciate that this show is all about the heroes that support the places we live in a fun and positive way. This show is aimed towards kids ages 3-6, but Emily (2) was completely captured by each new character that was introduced. Characters range from Fiona Fire Engine and Pauli Police Car, to Tommy Tow Truck and Harry Hot Rod, but there were so many others too!

My favourite was Calamity Crow. He was the unlucky mixture of good intentions, and clumsiness, that reminded me of myself, in an animated bird form. Em preferred Pauli Police Car. I think that is because she has the toy that she can play with, while watching.

In our favourite episode, "The Race", Harry Hot Rod is up to his sneaky ways, and poor Tracy has to find her way out of a sticky situation because of it. I loved that this episode teaches kids that cheaters don't win! :)

After experiencing this wonderful package full of HOTC goodies, I am left wishing I had a way to try the HOTC Movie and Books App. I would definitely suggest checking it out if you are able to! The Movie App gives you 6+ hours of movies to watch, and 9 games, while the Book App has 12 stories, and 2 games....best of all, they're free!

Download the Apps on the HOTC Website. To keep up to date with the Heroes, news, and upcoming promotions, follow along on Facebook, or Twitter.

***Giveaway***

  You could win a Heroes of the City Prize Pack of your own!
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Prize: One lucky winner will receive a similar prize package (may not be exactly as shown)
Eligibility: Worldwide, 18+ (Quebec excluded)
Entry Period: May 13, 2014 - May 29, 2014 11:59pm EST
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A winner will be chosen at random, and will be contacted by email. You will have 48 hours to respond to the notification email before another winner will be selected at random. The winner will be announced in the Rafflecopter form once they have confirmed/responded to my email.   
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I received sample products in order to conduct my review. As always, opinions are 100% honest and my own.

28 comments:

  1. They have a great APP for Toddlers with stories, games and movies.

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  2. Loving the movie and book apps! My grandkids would be kept busy for a long time!

    RAFFLECOPTER NAME is Anne Taylor

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  3. I see they have book and movie apps. My daughter would enjoy the movie app.

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  4. I like the apps and games they have online. Especially the book app. I think my son would enjoy

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  5. Hi! I learned that they have a "Print" section that contains coloring pages, puzzle pages, and desktop wallpapers that can be downloaded and printed. Nice! Thank-you!!

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  6. I love that they have online apps the kids will really enjoy this

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  7. I learned An exciting books for Toddlers with stories, games and movies.

    This is a perfect toddler book-app for the smaller children. Follow the fantastically exciting adventures along with friends in Heroes of the City. Choose to get the story read to you or to read yourself.
Discover lots of fun sounds and melodies with a simple press on the pictures.

    Features:
    12 stories
    2 games

    1 movie trailer
    One book, one game and a movie trailer for free.

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  8. Heather Swanson16 May 2014 at 18:41

    This would be a perfect gift for my dear little friend Noah!

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  9. I learned that its about a town of cars where everyone can be a hero. Sounds like a great one for the kids.

    Kevin Linkie

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  10. I learned that the kids can discover lots of fun sounds and melodies with a simple press on the pictures

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  11. i love the movie and tha app it helps my niece to discover things.

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  12. i like the printable colouring pages :D

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  13. I have never seen this show before and learned that it is based out of Sweden, very cool!

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  14. About Calamity Crow is such a wonderful show!

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  15. I learned that this is an App with stories and games for Toddlers.

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  16. I learned that they have other activities to do with these

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  17. thanks for chance! :)
    cogitoergosum8587@yahoo.it
    love puzzle!

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  18. i like the printable colouring pages.

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  19. i like the apps and memory game! :D

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  20. I like that there is nine games and six hours of movies on the app.

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  21. I like the printable coloring pages they have

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  22. I learned that they have Nine exciting games.

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  23. I learned that The app is for ages 2-6

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  24. I like that they have educational games for kids to play!

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  25. I found out that this series has rescue vehicles as characters.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  26. what a great series! Ive never heard of them before but my little girl would love it

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  27. What a great way to show children what a hero is like. Great design, & names. Very exciting stories.

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