Woot! Woot! … all aboard! The DINOSAUR TRAIN family has a lot to celebrate this August and they plan to do it in a BIG BIG WAY! There’s a national sweepstakes promotion with Amtrak in which one lucky participant will win a vacation; all new episodes will premiere during “Big Big Dinosaur Week” on PBSKIDS® (check local listings); and a new giant coloring book is available from Golden Books, of which you can win a copy below! Don’t worry, I’ve got everything you need to know about each of these exciting happenings mapped out below …
The Big Big Dinosaur Sweepstakes
August is a BIG BIG travel and vacation month as families across the U.S. are getting out and about on day trips and vacations and creating summer fun memories! And, for a second year running, The Jim Henson Company and Amtrak have joined forces for a national promotion! This year it’s the Big Big Dinosaur Sweepstakes, a fun and engaging summertime promotion that will award one lucky family with an Amtrak vacation! Families can enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win a vacation to Chicago and Washington, DC and the opportunity to visit the National Museum of Natural History, featuring exhibits with amazing dinosaurs!
Free Dinosaur Train Items from Amtrak
As part of the national summer promotion, Amtrak will distribute over 65,000 Free DINOSAUR TRAIN themed activity booklets to young travelers, and one million Amtrak DINOSAUR TRAIN ticket jackets to passengers, as well as 20,000 DINOSAUR TRAIN placemats for use in Amtrak’s dining cars. So if you’re using Amtrak as a means of travel, be sure to look for these special additions available for a limited time only.
Big, BIG Dinosaurs! Giant Coloring Book
NEWLY available on August 7 from Golden Books is the 40-page Dinosaur Train: Big, BIG Dinosaurs! Giant Coloring Book! Buddy, Tiny, Shiny, Don, and their super-sized dinosaur friends from Dinosaur Train star in this BIG activity book. It features oversized pages to color, more than 50 stickers, and a built-in handle for carrying on train trips or anywhere else kids want to go! For children ages 3 and up; available for just $9.99 + Free Shipping via Amazon.
Big Big Dinosaur Week Episodes on PBS
“Big Big Dinosaur Week” episodes will premiere August 13 on PBS KIDS. Throughout the week of August 13-17, 2012, “Big Big Dinosaur Week” will feature four new episodes that follow Buddy, Shiny, Tiny and Don as they discover the largest of the dinosaur species while exploring their natural surroundings. They’ll also learn about nocturnal and diurnal animals, sunrises and sunsets, natural art, and geysers. The kick-off episode begins aboard the DINOSAUR TRAIN when the Pteranodon family gets the idea to travel around and meet some of the biggest dinosaurs. They even sing the song ”The Biggest Dinosaurs,” before meeting Allie Alamosaurus, an enormous and friendly long-necked, plant eating sauropod. Encore broadcasts will run from August 17 to 19th (check local listings).
Buddy’s Big, Big Book of Big, Big Dinosaurs
Look out for the October 11, 2012 release of Buddy’s Big, Big Book of Big, Big Dinosaurs from Grosset & Dunlap. This oversize board book is a great first BIG dinosaur book for children. Guided by Buddy and his friends, young readers will learn facts about six BIG dinosaurs! For children ages 3 and up; available for pre-order for just $9.99 + Free Shipping via Amazon.
Now it’s YOUR turn to get in the action and make sure that this August is a Big, Big one for you and your family!! Be sure to take advantage of the many exciting announcements above, and use the easy form below to enter to win a copy of Dinosaur Train: Big, BIG Dinosaurs! Giant Coloring Book.
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