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. Margaret Clarkson Reply

    This sounds so good! Thank you for offering one .

  2. Ursula Hunt Reply

    Great for encouraging reading and imagination , love it

  3. Hayley Colburn Reply

    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

  4. Georgina Prince was davies Reply

    this looks great my boys would love this xxxx

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

  6. Kerry Taylor Reply

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

  7. My grandchildren would really have fun with these stories!

  8. Heidi Borchardt Reply

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

  9. Jackie Dawson Reply

    Oh how fantastic, would be perfect for my little nephew

  10. Edward Guerreiro Reply

    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.

  11. Lorna Ledger Reply

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

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

  13. katrina walsh Reply

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

  14. Kerry Kilmister Reply

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

  15. claire glace Reply

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

  16. Chrissy Harris Reply

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

  17. Sarah Austin Reply

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

  18. Sadiyya Maryam Reply

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

  19. Karen Usher Reply

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

  20. Michelle Ferguson Reply

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

  21. Denise Whiskin Reply

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

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

  23. Gemma Louise Reply

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

  24. Emma Garratt Reply

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

  25. JULIE WARD Reply

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

  26. Pauline Burroughs Reply

    This looks great. My granddaughter would love it x

  27. Helen Swales Reply

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

  28. Laura Avery Reply

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

  29. Rosemary Tily Reply

    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.

  30. linda curtis Reply

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

  31. Danielle Graves Reply

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

  32. Katrina Adams Reply

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

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