Interactive Story Buddies®

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Imagine the look on your child's face if, while reading from her favorite book, one of the characters suddenly spoke up.

Interactive Story Buddies gives you a cuddly, huggable reason to make a little extra space in your lap at storytime: a plush version of the main character that magically chimes in during key parts of the story.

Choose from a family of buddies

Whether you’re looking for a pet or a pal, there are lots of Story Buddies to choose from. Each buddy comes with its own adventures to help kids learn important lessons—like overcoming the fear of going to school for the first time, making new friends or how much fun it is to play creatively. There’s a buddy for everybody, and we’re constantly looking for more ways to expand each buddy’s world—and your child’s imagination.

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Interactive Story Buddies - Posey, Tigger and Mason

So many ways to bring Interactive Story Buddies to life.

Check out all the ways kids can play with their favorite huggable characters.


A free book is included with each Interactive Story Buddy, and additional books are available for purchase. Each book unlocks more responses from your buddy.

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Interactive Story Buddies books
Interactive Story Buddies - Abigail with book and Read Along CD

Read-along CDs

Our biggest fans have been asking for even more ways to play with their favorite buddies, so we’re expanding Interactive Story Buddies’ worlds even further. Now, our Story Buddies respond to their new included read-along CDs.

Downloadable apps

Some of our Interactive Story Buddies have apps for your iPad®. Your Story Buddy will respond to the narrator on the app, or to your voice as you read the animated story aloud. You can even record your voice, so you can read to your little one with the help of the Interactive Story Buddy, even when you can’t be there.

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Scooby Doo app sample
Interactive Story Buddies Accessories


Some of our coordinating books come with accessories inspired by the stories to make it even more fun to play along. For instance, Abigail’s latest book, Abigail and the Robin’s Eggs, includes a pink vest for her
to wear.


Q. My Story Buddy won’t respond to me. Why?
A. You may be too far away or reading in a loud environment, causing your Buddy not to hear you. Try moving your Story Buddy closer and reading the bolded sentences clearly. Be sure that the on/off switch in the battery compartment is switched to “on.” You may also need to remove the pull-tab from the battery compartment or change the batteries.

Q.  Where can I get more books for my Interactive Story Buddy?

A.  Additional books for Story Buddy characters are available at Hallmark Gold Crown stores and on Most Story Buddy characters have at least three books that unlock new magical phrases. Certain characters and books are available at other retailers.

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Find one at your local Hallmark Gold Crown store.


Available to purchase online.

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SCOOBY-DOO and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Hanna-Barbera.
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Based on the "Winnie the Pooh" works by A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard.
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