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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor value, 31 Mar 2009
= Durability:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:2.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:1.0 out of 5 stars 
I bought this for my 2 year old daughter a few weeks ago who really likes Peppa Pig. The base seems well made although my daughter got bored with this quickly after the first 2 or 3 days. The two boats can be pushed around the duck pond attached to the base but other than that it doesn't do anything. The figures are fine and she plays with them but not with the base it is a very expensive way to but 3 figures. I did not buy the rest of the set so I cannot comment on these other items but I am sure I will not be buying them. I think there are much better values in childrens toys, definitely not worth the money


Enchanting Oman
Enchanting Oman
by Shirley Kay
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Pictorial insight of modern Oman, 1 Feb 2009
This review is from: Enchanting Oman (Paperback)
A beautiful accumulation of pictures showing life in Oman in the present day. Enough to make the inquisitive or adventurous want to visit where the people are very friendly and polite. With many forts and mosques to choose from, people in classical dress, and fine beaches pictured in this book to give a taste of what can be seen by the visitor


Your Pregnancy Bible: The Experts' Guide to the Nine Months of Pregnancy and the First Weeks of Parenthood. New updated edition
Your Pregnancy Bible: The Experts' Guide to the Nine Months of Pregnancy and the First Weeks of Parenthood. New updated edition
by Anne Deans
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Used so much it's dog-eared, 27 Dec 2008
We bought three books including "The Encyclopaedia of Pregnancy and Birth", which is very good but this one was by far the best for us. The week by week development with pictures kept us feeling close to what was happening inside. The other reviews here already say it all so I just need to say that I endorse what has already been said you just have to buy this one, ours has been well used


The Encyclopedia Of Pregnancy And Birth (Macdonald Encyclopedia)
The Encyclopedia Of Pregnancy And Birth (Macdonald Encyclopedia)
by Janet Balaskas
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots and lots of useful helpful information for expectant mums and dads, 27 Dec 2008
The book was first published in 1987 but still seems completely relevant today, I guess pregnancy has not changed that much. Sensible information on nutrition, the baby in the womb, birth and early baby care. It is a close call between this book and "Your Pregnancy Bible" by Dr Anne Deans, I actually prefer the latter published in 2003 the illustrations are better and even more informative and the whole text seems more modern


Pingu (Triple Pack) [DVD]
Pingu (Triple Pack) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Pingu

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Addictive funny naughty Pingu, 26 Dec 2008
This review is from: Pingu (Triple Pack) [DVD] (DVD)
My 2 year old has become completely addicted preferring Pingu to Postman, Little Red Tractor or Fireman Sam. The three discs contain lots of short stories offering plenty of variety and trust me you will need them all. DVD picture quality is good as one would expect


Play-Doh In the Night Garden Playset
Play-Doh In the Night Garden Playset

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well made good fun for the little ones, 26 Dec 2008
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:2.0 out of 5 stars 
Items clip together well onto the base and seem strong enough. Suitable for 2 to 3 years older than that and its probably going to be a bit boring. There are nine stencils and a couple of push throughs just make sure you keep everything clean after use and it should last well. Base is around 200 x 240 x 150mm high so its quite small and compact


Forgotten Voices Of The Second World War: A New History of the Second World War in the Words of the Men and Women Who Were There: A New History of the ... War and the Men and Women Who Were There
Forgotten Voices Of The Second World War: A New History of the Second World War in the Words of the Men and Women Who Were There: A New History of the ... War and the Men and Women Who Were There
by Max Arthur
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.19

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Real people giving truely personal accounts, 24 Nov 2008
I also have Forgotten Voices of the Somme, which too is an amazingly moving account. Forgotten Voices of WWII is a longer rendition in an interestingly different tone to the Somme the later chilled me to the bone and left me in awe of those that were there

This book is of a different war in a different era laid out so that the reader can follow the progress of the war from declaration to completion albeit in a selected way. The book can be read 10 minutes at a time, enough to take in one or two personal reports where one can dwell on the experiences portrayed or like any other book it can be read in longer stints.

I am convinced it is as close as I every would wish to get to the experience that these people endured and I am grateful to be able to read some pieces of what they went through and from this book one can almost feel the time

Either book is a must buy for anyone from a passing interest to someone wishing to understand in more depth. Both books offer good value and would complement each other without repetition


Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 (PC DVD)
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 (PC DVD)
Offered by Shop4World
Price: 9.49

4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Red Alert 3 review not a DRM protest, 10 Nov 2008
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
Red Alert 3 follows on in the C&C style that so many have enjoyed since the "Dune" idea was born. Acting on the video shots is worse than a Brazilian novella but the game is fun and it feels somewhat cartoonized clearly not taking itself very seriously. Play with three sides the Allies, Russians, or Japanese each with their own skills. Units include bears, jets, zeppelins, helicopters, man-cannons, subs, warships and dolphins. Unlike other C&C efforts much of this can be played out on water.
DRM well its not an issue for me, I don't do pirate music either or fake designer goods so i don't get the problem others see with 5 installations and at 30 its not a rip off
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Planet Earth: As You've Never Seen It Before
Planet Earth: As You've Never Seen It Before
by Alastair Fothergill
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad but not fantastic, 25 Sep 2008
The book is by Alastair Fothergill not David Attenborough who just writes the one page foreword, not that it matters too much as the text still contains interesting information with lots of good pictures. However the pictures are not superb, they are a silk finish rather than glossy making then look quite flat and one dimensional and the whole book looks like someone reined in the budget rather hard, not perhaps what one might expect from a book endorsed by the BBC. You are more likely to flick through the book than gaze and drool over the pictures and not long perhaps before you're standing the coffee cups on the book before relegating this one to that shelf with the others that you don't pick up so often. The DVD is a much better product if you still want a book try the DK series "Ocean", "Earth", etc, these are much better


Canon EF - Zoom lens - 28 mm - 135 mm - f/3.5-5.6 IS USM - Canon EF
Canon EF - Zoom lens - 28 mm - 135 mm - f/3.5-5.6 IS USM - Canon EF
Price: 359.00

24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the money, 25 Sep 2008
There are cheaper 135mm zoom lenses around but this one is very good and worth every hard earned penny. I bought this to supplement the 18-55mm lens that came with my Canon EOS400D but since fitting this lens to the body it has not yet been taken off. It's so good and perfect for all but the widest of wide angle shots usually needed.
The whole lens camera combination is weighty but not too heavy and the balance in just about right to enable one to hold the camera without fatigue or camera shake. It feels like a true quality combination.
Shots can be taken in suprisingly lowish light levels and the focus is clean, crisp and fast, just perfect for catching the kids candid style running around the garden or in the park without getting in their face, as the standard 18-55mm lens does, for frame filling face shots. Gone too is the close up facial distortion which tends to occur with the standard 18-55mm lens making the face appear fatter and far less flattering than this 135mm zoom does. Your subject will thank you for this. For me a good buy and the right buy a portrait lens at its best
Looks great too with the optional lens hood which also helps to stop some of the knocks and scrapes which can occur when moving around, the lens hood was another 18 well spent as it didn't take long to hear the chilling clank as I touched a wall with the end of the lens while walking, the 18 hood saved my lens from harm.


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