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[(Twinkle Thinks Pink)] [ By (author) Sarah Warburton, By (author) Katharine Holabird ] [September, 2014]
[(Twinkle Thinks Pink)] [ By (author) Sarah Warburton, By (author) Katharine Holabird ] [September, 2014]
by Sarah Warburton
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Twinkle Thinks Pink, 30 May 2015
This is the second book featuring Twinkle - a little fairy who loves everything that is pink. Tomorrow is the Fairy Godmother’s garden party and Twinkle and her friends are invited. When they arrive at the Fairy Godmother’s garden, Twinkle decides to magic some more pink roses and, before long, she gets a little carried away. Will the Fairy Godmother be cross when she sees what Twinkle has done?

With a third story, “Twinkle Tames a Dragon,” planned for next year, it seems as though this series could become another established character for the author of the “Angelina Ballerina” books. The Twinkle stories will appeal to any girl who loves everything pink, pretty and glittery.


Twinkle Thinks Pink
Twinkle Thinks Pink
Price: £3.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars Twinkle Thinks Pink, 30 May 2015
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This is the second book featuring Twinkle - a little fairy who loves everything that is pink. Tomorrow is the Fairy Godmother’s garden party and Twinkle and her friends are invited. When they arrive at the Fairy Godmother’s garden, Twinkle decides to magic some more pink roses and, before long, she gets a little carried away. Will the Fairy Godmother be cross when she sees what Twinkle has done?

With a third story, “Twinkle Tames a Dragon,” planned for next year, it seems as though this series could become another established character for the author of the “Angelina Ballerina” books. The Twinkle stories will appeal to any girl who loves everything pink, pretty and glittery.


There's a Lion in My Cornflakes
There's a Lion in My Cornflakes
Price: £7.00

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5.0 out of 5 stars There's a Lion in My Cornflakes, 30 May 2015
This is a really funny, clever and original story, which will strike a chord with many children – and their parents. Two brothers are saving 100 coupons from “Corn Flakes” packets in order to get a free lion. This involves spending all their pocket money for a year and eating cornflakes morning, noon and night –but they tell themselves it will be worth it. However, once those coupons have been sent off, will the boys get the lion they have wished for and will it be worth the wait?

This story had my nephew laughing out loud and my daughter also loved it. It will have special appeal to any child who enjoys collecting free gifts from all the various crisp packet/cereal offers, but all children will get the joke. Great fun.


There's a Lion in My Cornflakes
There's a Lion in My Cornflakes
Price: £3.80

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5.0 out of 5 stars There's a Lion in my Cornflakes, 30 May 2015
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This is a really funny, clever and original story, which will strike a chord with many children – and their parents. Two brothers are saving 100 coupons from “Corn Flakes” packets in order to get a free lion. This involves spending all their pocket money for a year and eating cornflakes morning, noon and night –but they tell themselves it will be worth it. However, once those coupons have been sent off, will the boys get the lion they have wished for and will it be worth the wait?

This story had my nephew laughing out loud and my daughter also loved it. It will have special appeal to any child who enjoys collecting free gifts from all the various crisp packet/cereal offers, but all children will get the joke. Great fun.


Granna Super Farmer Board Game
Granna Super Farmer Board Game
Price: £12.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Super Farmer, 29 May 2015
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This family game is suitable for 2-6 players, age 6 and up. The idea is to multiply your rabbits to make more sheep, more sheep allow you to buy more pigs and more pigs allow you to buy cows. However, you need to watch out for the hungry wolf and fox and you may need the protection of a sheep dog…

This game comes in a small box, but does not have a board as such. The game was initially invented by a Polish mathematician called Professor Karol Borsuk, who lost his job when the Nazis closed Warsaw University. The game provided entertainment for the children of his family and friends and, indeed, it is a simple game to make and play. You want to become a Super Farmer and multiply your animals for profit – so you exchange your animal cards for other animals and have to be the first to gather a herd which has at least one horse, one cow, one pig, one sheep and one rabbit.

The player rolls both the dice and if you roll a pair you can keep one of the animals from the barn (or box, where the animal cards are housed). This game does involve a certain amount of strategy and basic multiplication – so one horse equals two cows and one pig equals two sheep for example. Children need to keep track of what they animals they have and decide whether it is worthwhile exchanging cards for another animal. The game takes about half an hour to play and it took my children a while to get the hang of it, but they enjoyed it a lot. Although it is actually a simple idea, it becomes quite competitive and if you throw a wolf or fox, that cherished herd can be lost. An unusual game and my children enjoyed playing this.


Science in Sport 1 kg Chocolate Whey Protein Powder
Science in Sport 1 kg Chocolate Whey Protein Powder
Price: £34.90

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chocolate Whey Protein Drink Mix, 29 May 2015
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This is a huge (1kg) tub of chocolate flavour whey protein drink mix, with added sweetener. This makes 33 servings of protein drink and there is a scoop provided. You mix three scoops of the powder to 250ml of water and then shake well.

These types of drinks aid muscle recovery after training and my son uses them after going to the gym, as he says they reduce cramps/tiredness. He found the taste of this a little sweet, but I thought it was much more palatable than I imagined it to be. As a comparison, I tried another make my son uses and thought this tasted a little like any powder milkshake mix – other flavours include strawberry, banana and vanilla. This seems good value for money and my son thought the drink really aided his recovery. A good quality drink mix if you exercise and my son is keen to try other flavours in the same make.


Evil Games: A gripping, heart-stopping thriller (Detective Kim Stone crime thriller series Book 2)
Evil Games: A gripping, heart-stopping thriller (Detective Kim Stone crime thriller series Book 2)
Price: £1.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars Evil Games, 29 May 2015
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I loved, “Silent Scream,” the first D.I. Kim Stone novel and was delighted to get a review copy of the second in the series. Set again in the Black Country, Stone and her partner Bryant, are involved in a dawn raid on a house where the father is arrested for abusing his young daughters. In a second strand to the storyline, they are also investigating the murder of a rapist by his victim. Ruth Willis was raped and left for dead when she was a student; now, after serving her sentence in prison and surviving a suicide attempt, she was visiting therapist Dr Alexandra Thorne. When she meets Dr Thorne, Kim cannot help feeling that something is very wrong with Dr Thorne, and suspects she is using her skills to manipulate vulnerable and desperate people for her own ends.

In “Silent Scream,” we discovered some of Kim Stone’s past and this is explored further in this novel, as Kim Stone and Alexandra Thorne circle each other warily and attempt to discover weaknesses and secrets that they can use against each othe/
r. Nobody believes Kim’s instinctual concerns and she is forced to investigate alone, while also facing her own demons and discovering new strengths.

This book includes many characters from the first book, including members of Kim Stone’s team; her boss DCI Woodward, partner Bryant, Detective Constable Stacey Wood and DS Kevin Dawson. There are also new characters, including David Hardwick, who runs a halfway house for those who need help and the icily cool sociopath Alexandra Thorne. Fast paced, with excellent characters , the author juggles the various storylines with ease and gives even the most fleeting appearance by any character a believable and realistic background. Angela Marsons is a new name in crime fiction, but she is a major new talent and I look forward to reading more from her.


Twinkle
Twinkle
Price: £3.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars Twinkle, 28 May 2015
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This review is from: Twinkle (Kindle Edition)
Written by the author of the popular and successful “Angelina Ballerina,” books, this is a new series about a little fairy called Twinke. It is Twinkle’s first day at The Fairy School of Magic and Music and she cannot wait to get her fairy wand and learn fancy spells. Soon, her teacher, Miss Flutterbee is teaching them some magic spells; but Twinkle’s spells keep going wrong. Miss Flutterbee suggests the class practice for homework, but to remember not to do spells at night, “you don’t want to start a ruckus.” Of course, Twinkle does just that – with the result that everyone’s sleep is disturbed by the ruckus and rumpus coming from Twinkle’s fairy pod. Can she sort out the problem and learn how to do her spells successfully?

With bright and colourful illustrations, a fun storyline and lots of pink, this story is sure to appeal to little girls who love fairies! A delightful start to what is sure to become a popular character and I look forward to the next story.


Ever After High Madeline Hatter Doll
Ever After High Madeline Hatter Doll
Offered by Mytoyfactory
Price: £22.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars Ever After High: Madeline Hatter, 28 May 2015
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Ever After High are a series of books and web episodes about a boarding school for the teenage children of fairy tale characters. Madeline Hatter is, of course, daughter of the Mad Hatter in, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” and spends much of her time working in his, “Mad Hatter’s Tea Shoppe,” in the village of Book End near the school. Although Madeline is a willing and helpful daughter, she is a rebel in the series – in that she feels her friends should be able to make their own choice about their destiny and Raven Queen, leader of the Rebels, is one of her best friends.

These Ever After Dolls dolls resemble the Monster High dolls in look, being quite quirky in style. Like the Monster High dolls, they also come with a stand, so the dolls can be placed on shelves or bedside tables, when not being played with. Madeline Hatter comes with a bookmark, which is attached to a fold out story about the character. There is also a brush, shaped like a key, and a little handbag – shaped like a teapot, while her hat is shaped like a teacup. Her arms and legs move and she is jointed at the elbow, wrist and knee; plus, she can move her head. She is dressed in a very bright outfit – a frilly skirt, polka dot tights and multi-coloured hair make her a cheerful and happy character, much like her friendly personality. She is one of my daughter’s favourite characters and this doll was an immediate hit with her.


Children's Book: Where's My T. Rex? [dinosaur stories for children]
Children's Book: Where's My T. Rex? [dinosaur stories for children]
Price: £0.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Where's My T.Rex?, 28 May 2015
Billy has a pet T.Rex who loves to play games. One evening, Billy’s T.Rex sneaks off to play hide and seek and Billy has to find him. Billy looks everywhere – where can his T.Rex be?

With bright illustrations, and rhyming text, this story is ideal for children age 2+. Children will enjoy joining Billy on his search and seeing whether they can spot him in the pictures! Great fun for little children – my dinosaur mad nephew adored this story.


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