AMTRACK Sweepstakes and Dinosaur Train Big Big Dinosaurs Coloring Book #Giveaway

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Summer is winding down and there’s still time in August for families to squeeze in vacation and travel plans before the kids head back to school. We still have one more vacation trip planned before the school year will be officially upon us but there are many families who have already made BIG BIG travel plans and traveled across the U.S. on day trips and vacations creating some really fantastic summer fun memories! 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! Amtrak will launch the Big Big Dinosaur Sweepstakes beginning in August 2012. Families can enter the sweepstakes by logging onto and following the entry directions 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! Our whole family would love to take a trip like this and I’m sure you can think of someone who would love to too.

During this 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. Amtrak will also promote the Big Big Dinosaur Sweepstakes and entry details through counter and seatbacks in over 100 Amtrak stations nationwide. Sweepstakes details will be posted on the websites of Amtrak, The Jim Henson Company and TOMY.

Did you catch the brand new episodes this week during “Big Big Dinosaur Week”. They featured 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.

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; SRP: $9.99.

This coloring big is huge and my son obviously loves it. It comes with a carrying handle perfect for picking up the book and carrying to grandma’s or to put away. There are over 100 stickers for kids to use in the book or to put where ever they like. Kid will enjoying coloring their favorite Dinosaur train characters on this large surface. Perfect coloring pages for hanging on walls for showing off coloring skills.

Also on 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; SRP: $9.99.

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U.S. and Canada participants only

WIN IT: One reader of the Night Owl Mama will win a Dinosaur train BIG BIG Dinosaurs Color book with over 100 Stickers.

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disclosure: I was provided with a coloring book for review and information to share about Amtrack sweepstakes and Dinosaur Train. Thoughts added are 100% my own.

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26 Responses

  1. Sarah L says:

    I’ll give it to my grandson and I don’t know his favorite.

  2. Jenny Sims says:

    My son loves Buddy most!

  3. Re Morgan says:


  4. Trung Nguyen says:

    My little boy loves Tank Triceratops

  5. Michelle thomas says:

    It looks like a really fun book!

  6. Judy Bradley says:

    My grandson loves them all but I think Tank is his favorite.

  7. Maureen says:

    We love Buddy!


  8. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    our favorite is tiny!

  9. Jaime Nicole says:

    We like Buddy!

  10. Katie Klein says:

    My son is a fan of tiny as well.

  11. kelly willis says:

    both boys like tiny

  12. Colleen Maurina says:

    Favorite character is Tiny!

  13. andalene says:

    My daughter likes Shiny.

  14. hollowsins says:

    My nephew watches it but I don’t know who his favorite character is

  15. Kathy S says:

    We like Mrs. Triceratops

  16. Tammy says:

    My boys love Tank Triceratops
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  17. Anne Loyd says:

    My son loves Buddy!

  18. Janet W. says:

    My grandson loves Tank Triceratops!

  19. amy v says:

    my son has never watched it but i think he’d like it