Lunii My Fabulous Storyteller Review

I was a little sceptical about the Lunii My Fabulous Storyteller when I was asked to review it. Aimed at three plus, with Monkey now being almost six I did think he would be uninterested. Especially as he is now reading happily alone…. How wrong could I be? The answer very… He loves it! He is obsessed with it! He chooses it over his tablet! Its been out with us everywhere. His little face of concentration as he builds his own story is a beautiful thing to watch. I am super impressed with our Lunii My Fabulous Storyteller, read on to find out why.

In the box you get the storyteller itself, a USB Cable and instructions. The little green box tells children stories and they get the chance to choose the protagonist, location, companion and object. Initially Monkey could create forty eight different stories using the different options available. The set also allowed us to download the Good Night Stories for free which is an additional six. All the different permutations means that I don’t think that Monkey has actually listened to the same story twice.

The storyteller is so easy to use. Monkey knew what to do instinctively. There is a little dial on the side which allows you to turn it on and off. It also acts as the volume control. On the front there is a large dial which you turn to hear all the different options you can choose for your story. The three other buttons on the front, are a pause, home button (to return to the main menu) and an OK button which you use to select the option you want. Its all explained in the guide should you get stuck. Also on the front is an LED picture which changes depending on the story option chosen. It will also show a battery icon when the storyteller is low on charge.

We first tested it when we were out at a National Trust property. He was getting restless as his younger brother was eating. We gave him the storyteller to keep him amused and then watched in amazement as he sat listening engrossed. Selecting his options, twiddling the dials totally engrossed. He even insisted on listening to it all the way back to the car. It is the perfect companion for our weekends away.

Things we love:

  • You don’t need batteries. The storyteller is charged by using the USB cable either via a laptop or from the mains. There us a little red light which shows while it is charging.
  • Theres a headphone socket – perfect for travel.
  • As we have used it out and about a lot its been dropped several times but it seems to bounce and we have had no damage not even a scuff to the silicone, tactile covering
  • There is no screen! I am actively trying to limit Monkey’s screen time. The best thing about this is that there is no screen.
  • You can go online and download a Lunni Library where you can download new stories.
  • Its a great size, easy to take on the move. Not too bug but big enough that you don’t lose it in the bottom of a bag.
  • I like how the LuniiLibrary has stories in different languages including Spanish, French, German and Italian. This gives the storyteller longevity as it can help Monkey when he starts to learn languages at a later date
  • Books are purchased in Luns. The storyteller will hold twelve hours of stories. We have purchased the pirate set of eighteen stories for just over 10€ which is about 1 hour 40 minutes. I think this is great value for money.
  • Kipper is already interested in it too and I am sure it will not be long until they can listen together.

Although it doesn’t and its not intended to replace reading a story as family I do think it helps Monkey in his learning journey. It gives him control of the story, allows him to make decisions and encourages his imagination. Its available online from Lunii website and also from Amazon priced at £53.90. You can also find out more on their Facebook Page. They have also given my readers the chance to win one! To be in with a chance, please enter via the gleam application below and please note the T&Cs:

Win a Lunii My Fabulous Storyteller

  • Competition is open to residents of the UK aged 18 and over
  • There is no cash alternative offered
  • The winner will be drawn at random and will receive their own Lunii My Fabulous Stroyteller
  • The giveaway will close on the 4th April at midnight, the winner will be notified through Twitter
  • The Winner will be asked to provide an email address and full postal address

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81 Comments

  1. Tracy Nixon
    March 4, 2018 / 7:45 am

    This sounds great thank you!

  2. Solange
    March 4, 2018 / 8:51 am

    My daughter would love this.

  3. anthony harrington
    March 4, 2018 / 9:02 am

    this looks great!

  4. Margaret Clarkson
    March 4, 2018 / 9:24 am

    This sounds so good! Thank you for offering one .

  5. Ursula Hunt
    March 4, 2018 / 9:58 am

    Great for encouraging reading and imagination , love it

  6. Laura Finch
    March 4, 2018 / 10:21 am

    Looks great

  7. iain maciver
    March 4, 2018 / 11:02 am

    the kids would love this

  8. Sheila Mckenna
    March 4, 2018 / 11:49 am

    This looks great

  9. laura stewart
    March 4, 2018 / 12:18 pm

    yes please x

  10. Margaret Gallagher
    March 4, 2018 / 1:08 pm

    Great fun for all

  11. Hayley Colburn
    March 4, 2018 / 1:29 pm

    So many fab features but not needing batteries is great, my kids love their innotabs but I am so fed up of having to put new batteries in or recharge the ones that have ran out it almost makes them a waste of money

  12. Maria Blythin
    March 4, 2018 / 2:10 pm

    thanks for lovely giveaway x

  13. Georgina Prince was davies
    March 4, 2018 / 2:55 pm

    this looks great my boys would love this xxxx

  14. Laura Lee
    March 4, 2018 / 3:49 pm

    This looks amazing, my youngest would love it. Fingers crossed 🙂

  15. David Taylor
    March 4, 2018 / 5:19 pm

    This would be perfect timing!!

  16. Andrea Fletcher
    March 4, 2018 / 5:39 pm

    My grandson would love this.

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    March 4, 2018 / 7:18 pm

    Looks like a great prize

  18. Ashleigh Allan
    March 4, 2018 / 9:41 pm

    Sounds really good

  19. Michelle Smith
    March 4, 2018 / 9:56 pm

    Great prize my granddaughter would love this

  20. Angela Treadway
    March 5, 2018 / 12:27 am

    this looks fantastic! x

  21. Ruth Harwood
    March 5, 2018 / 8:40 am

    this looks great for my youngest!

  22. paula cheadle
    March 5, 2018 / 11:57 am

    what a wonderful idea,to help them read

  23. Danielle Dudley
    March 5, 2018 / 6:08 pm

    Amazing for my daughter

  24. Laura Pritchard
    March 5, 2018 / 8:54 pm

    My kids would love this!

  25. Sally Collingwood
    March 6, 2018 / 10:27 am

    This is amazing!

  26. Kerry Taylor
    March 7, 2018 / 12:54 pm

    What a great idea! I have made a note of this for Christmas, just in case I don’t win 😉

  27. March 9, 2018 / 6:24 am

    My Granddaughter would love this ?

  28. Abigail Sage
    March 9, 2018 / 9:21 am

    My little boy would absolutely adore this x

  29. March 9, 2018 / 8:13 pm

    Looks like a great thing and would be great for long car journeys etc.

  30. Lynn Neal
    March 10, 2018 / 9:04 am

    My grandchildren would really have fun with these stories!

  31. Hali Kinson
    March 10, 2018 / 10:14 am

    Wow fantastic

  32. Heidi Borchardt
    March 10, 2018 / 11:27 am

    The boy’s (aged: 2 & 5) would LOVE to have this. It looks great.

  33. March 11, 2018 / 7:55 pm

    Great giveaway my little grandson would love it thanks for the chance to win one

  34. Katy Malkin
    March 12, 2018 / 10:44 am

    Really good idea for an alternative

  35. kris mc
    March 12, 2018 / 1:32 pm

    this looks amazinh

  36. Jackie Dawson
    March 12, 2018 / 3:30 pm

    Oh how fantastic, would be perfect for my little nephew

  37. Rich Tyler
    March 13, 2018 / 4:08 pm

    My 2 boys would love it

  38. john prendergast
    March 13, 2018 / 4:52 pm

    my niece would like this

  39. Edward Guerreiro
    March 13, 2018 / 5:07 pm

    I love that you can create your own story with this. So you can always hear the kind of story you want. My niece would love it.

  40. Lorna Ledger
    March 13, 2018 / 5:59 pm

    Really engaging idea, I can imagine that this would make a child feel really cosy and calm, love it

  41. Susan B
    March 14, 2018 / 5:25 pm

    I hadn’t seen this before. Many thanks for the review, the lovely pics and the giveaway.

  42. katrina walsh
    March 15, 2018 / 12:56 pm

    Looks great. Nice to see something totally different on the market

  43. Kerry Kilmister
    March 15, 2018 / 2:29 pm

    These look fantastic. I would love to win for my daughter Poppy

  44. claire glace
    March 16, 2018 / 2:01 pm

    As always, a gorgeous giveaway many thanks to you…..

  45. Chrissy Harris
    March 17, 2018 / 8:12 am

    I’ve been hearing a lot about this and it looks great, my little boy would love this

  46. Sarah Austin
    March 19, 2018 / 5:37 pm

    Great competition! This would be perfect for my god daughter!

  47. Sadiyya Maryam
    March 20, 2018 / 3:36 am

    This is something my daughter would absolutely love as she loves making and reading her little stories out.

  48. March 20, 2018 / 10:22 am

    Such a great idea, great for encouraging little ones with their learning

  49. Laura Scott
    March 20, 2018 / 7:30 pm

    This looks really cool. My daughters would love this.

  50. Karen Usher
    March 21, 2018 / 12:33 pm

    Great idea! I think this suits a bunch of ages, and my children would love it!

  51. justine meyer
    March 24, 2018 / 3:15 pm

    This looks great thanks for the chance x

  52. Michelle Ferguson
    March 29, 2018 / 12:14 pm

    This is a great idea, would be brilliant for my nephew

  53. Yolanda Davis
    March 30, 2018 / 2:04 pm

    Another fab giveaway. Thank-you.

  54. Denise Whiskin
    March 30, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    Great idea, it means they get to exercise their imagination too!

  55. Angela W
    March 31, 2018 / 12:23 pm

    My daughter is obsessed with reading so would absolutely love this x

  56. ema j lowe
    April 1, 2018 / 7:43 pm

    fab prize, my little man would love this

  57. Ruth Harwood
    April 2, 2018 / 9:08 am

    this looks fab for my little one xx

  58. sheri Darby
    April 2, 2018 / 8:48 pm

    This looks really brilliant

  59. Lucy Carter
    April 3, 2018 / 7:23 am

    This looks perfect for my nephew

  60. Stevie
    April 3, 2018 / 9:56 am

    I also think the set would be perfect for my nephew.

  61. Gemma Louise
    April 3, 2018 / 12:07 pm

    My son would love this, would be perfect for him 🙂

  62. Emma Garratt
    April 3, 2018 / 5:30 pm

    How great is this! Ideal for entertaining little ones when on the move x

  63. Jenny Hart
    April 3, 2018 / 5:45 pm

    I’D loVE to win for my daughter!!

  64. JULIE WARD
    April 3, 2018 / 5:47 pm

    This would be great for when grandson is travelling in the car with his parents

  65. Pauline Burroughs
    April 3, 2018 / 6:22 pm

    This looks great. My granddaughter would love it x

  66. irene gilmour
    April 3, 2018 / 6:42 pm

    my daughter would love this

  67. Helen Swales
    April 3, 2018 / 8:24 pm

    A fabulous invention; littlies will love this as it will make them feel so independent.

  68. Diana
    April 3, 2018 / 8:46 pm

    My girls would love this 🙂

  69. Sylvia Paul
    April 3, 2018 / 9:10 pm

    These look great. I would love it for my Nephew

  70. Rachel Craig
    April 3, 2018 / 9:42 pm

    Nice prize.

  71. Laura Avery
    April 4, 2018 / 8:50 am

    Perfect for he car, my son loves reading , whilst it is never a replacement for a good snuggle on the sofa/bed together! x

  72. janine atkin
    April 4, 2018 / 9:45 am

    my nephew would really love this

  73. Rosemary Tily
    April 4, 2018 / 10:33 am

    What a help this would be, particularly in the car. I wonder also if it would soothe quite young baby when settling down for a nap.

  74. linda curtis
    April 4, 2018 / 11:50 am

    this would be a really good learning tool for my grandson
    i think he would get a lot from it

  75. Danielle Graves
    April 4, 2018 / 2:31 pm

    What a great gadget, they look amazing and I think my son would love one.

  76. Susan Smith
    April 4, 2018 / 3:15 pm

    This looks fabulous, our little one would love it

  77. Katrina Adams
    April 4, 2018 / 5:55 pm

    I love that you don’t need batteries and the imagination behind it! What a fun toy.

  78. Lia Burns
    April 4, 2018 / 10:19 pm

    Wow! This is actually a brilliant idea

  79. Tammy Neal
    April 4, 2018 / 10:25 pm

    My niece would love this for her birthday x

  80. Jennifer Baker
    April 4, 2018 / 10:37 pm

    This sounds fantastic x x x

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