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Orchard Toys Bus Stop
Orchard Toys Bus Stop
Price: £9.00

23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Yes it is a good game!, 5 Nov 2010
= Durability:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Orchard Toys Bus Stop (Toy)
I have to disagree with the negative reviews. Both my daughters (one of whom is profoundly gifted) enjoyed playing this game. The beauty of this is that - yes, the initial rules are simple, but you can vary it to meet your child's needs and interests. I consider this sort of flexibility in a toy, game or book to be a great strength. So many modern toys are designed to do one thing and one thing only, with no room to stretch or adapt.
- Is your bus full? Bring along a second bus! My children see this happen in real life, and use it as part of the 'story' of the game.
- Is your bus empty? Roll the dice again!
- We also make up stories about who is getting on the bus and how it relates to the pictures on the board.
- You can use the top deckand the bottom deck for additional maths.
Good games, good books, good toys, encourage imagination and initiative. That's up to you.


Will Shakespeare and the Pirate's Fire
Will Shakespeare and the Pirate's Fire
by Robert J. Harris
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.82

0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of Action, 5 Aug 2007
When Will Shakespeare was a lad he ran away to join not the circus but the theatre. His acting troup visit the house of weird magician John Dee and Will manages to foil a plot which would have killed the Queen. Lots of fast-paced action for pre-teen boys.


Leonardo and the Death Machine
Leonardo and the Death Machine
by Robert J. Harris
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.18

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A cracking little read, 19 Mar 2007
This is a book that will probably appeal to boys more than girls and would be good for the 10-12 age range.

Boys will probably like all the action, such as chases and fights and jumping out of windows!

I learnt a few things about Leonardo and art from this book, but it's a storybook, not a schoolbook.

Give it a try!


Little Rabbit Foo Foo
Little Rabbit Foo Foo
by Michael Rosen
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A 'silly-mood' book, 3 Feb 2005
This review is from: Little Rabbit Foo Foo (Paperback)
'Little Rabbit Foo Foo' was a silly song for coach trips and camp fires, and the title page of this book makes it clear that it is *retold* by Michael Rosen.
It's not a deep meaningful book- it's a book for silly giggling, as an end-of-class treat, or to pull a toddler out of a bad mood. The illustrations capture that spirit exactly.
My only criticism was that the howler of a moral from the original song: "Hare today, Goon tomorrow" never makes it to this printed version.


UML Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language (Object Technology Series)
UML Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language (Object Technology Series)
by Martin Fowler
Edition: Paperback
Price: £25.59

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical, comprehensive, and easy to read, 27 Oct 2004
This was the first readable book I found on UML and it is still my favourite. It has a practical focus, and concentrates on how to make effective use of UML rather than the abstruse features and OO theory.
There is easily enough detail to allow someone new to UML to effictively read, modify and create UML diagrams as well as some helpful hints and reminders on style for the more experienced.
If you want more then see this book as a well annotated bibliography with an introduction to each topic and where you can find the detail when you need it.


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