'A Soaring Start for Little Minds™' Through Imagination and Creativity

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Soaring Star Productions Announces CD Release "Pocket Snails® Letter Adventure & Other Snaily Songs," Based on one of the Most Honored Children's Videos of 2004

- Soaring Star Productions, LLC, announced today the launch of their new music CD, "Pocket Snails Letter Adventure & Other Snaily Songs." The new CD, based on the multi-award winning "Pocket Snails Letter Adventure" video, features eleven peppy, original songs as well as a lyric book so young listeners may sing along with their tiny new friends again and again. Among the tracks are those included on the newly released DVD, and some extra tunes -- "We Love the Vowels," "Upper Case, Lower Case," and "I Love the Pocket Snails." Audio bloopers make for a laugh-out-loud ending to a delightful CD.

"The CD's songs are designed to appeal to little ears with bouncy, happy music and positive themes that are sung and presented by three loveable snails, Gordon, Dale and Buttons; the stars of the Pocket Snails series," said Kate Beale, producer of the videos. "We're proud to release this CD that offers a fun selection of educational songs featuring the Pocket Snails' own distinctive style."

In support of their multimedia release, Soaring Star is running a nationwide "Super Snaily Sweepstakes." "Parents have an opportunity to win several prizes in our sweepstakes, designed to introduce their little ones to our delightful Pocket Snails' multimedia series," added Kate Beale.

The sweepstakes' grand prize is a Sony DVD Player, a "Pocket Snails Letter Adventure" DVD and "Pocket Snails Letter Adventures & Other Snaily Songs" CD. No purchase is necessary to enter. The sweepstakes runs until May 15, 2005. Entrants need to be 18 or older. View complete contest rules and the entry form at http://www.pocketsnails.com/sweepstakes.html.

In "Pocket Snails Letter Adventure," the video that inspired the CD, young viewers meet the Pocket Snails, a trio of playful characters designed to encourage children's imagination. The pocket in the series belongs to young Jake, a boy learning about the world around him with the help of the snails that live in…that's right…his pocket! Together, they embark on magical adventures in learning, engaging young viewers with humorous storylines; toe-tapping music and sing-along songs; and colorful visuals--creating "a soaring start for little minds™."

Garnering 11 national awards, "Letter Adventure" is now available on a newly released DVD version, which includes bonus interactive activities, letter games, a music player featuring the Pocket Snails theme song and other fun songs from the program, and "Meet the Snails." Future titles in the Pocket Snails series will be released later in the year and include Phonics, Shapes & Colors and Numbers.

Produced by Kate Beale who lives in Surprise with her husband and their four-year-old and six-year-old, the "Pocket Snails Letter Adventure" VHS, released last year, received these top honors:

•    Dr. Toy's 10 Best Educational Products for 2004

•    Dr. Toy's 100 Best Children's Products for 2004

•    Dr. Toy's Best Children's Vacation Products Award 2004

•    Dr. Toy's Smart Play/Smart Toy Product of Excellence Award 2004

•    Creative Child Magazine's Seal of Excellence 2004

•    iParenting Media Awards Hottest Products for 2004

•    Finalist - 25th Annual Telly Awards

•    KIDS FIRST! Endorsement - Coalition for Quality Children's Media

•    Dove Foundation Family Review Board Seal of Excellence

•    Award of Excellence - The Film Advisory Board

Beale founded Soaring Star Productions, LLC in February 2003. The company specializes in producing distinctive, humorous and exciting educational media for preschool-age children and is dedicated to providing high quality, innovative and appealing products that are entertaining and educationally rewarding.

Recommended for ages two through five, Pocket Snails can be purchased at PocketSnails.com, Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com and other online retailers. Suggested retail price is $12.95 for the VHS, $15.95 for the DVD, and $14.95 for the musical CD. The products can also be ordered by calling 800-477-7811.


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