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Happy Horse Hedgehug Tuttle Toy (Brown)
Happy Horse Hedgehug Tuttle Toy (Brown)
Price: 6.96

4.0 out of 5 stars Very cute, but has a rattle, 11 Dec 2013
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I bought this because my son was given the Dario Dino comforter and loves it. At 5.5 months, it is perfect for him to pick up, chew, and fall asleep with. I bought this one, as it has the same overall pattern - with a head at one corner, rather than the middle, as is more common. When it arrived, it turns out that this one has a rattle inside its head, unlike the dino one. As I want this as a bedtime quiet toy, this is a bit unfortunate. Otherwise, it is very cute - nice face, lovely soft underside and fur, colourful ribbons.
Just a bit unhappy that the rattle detail appears NOWHERE in the discription


THE PHENOMENALS Book 1: A Tangle of Traitors
THE PHENOMENALS Book 1: A Tangle of Traitors
Price: 2.99

3.0 out of 5 stars It was ok, 12 Nov 2013
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It was ok, nothing to write home about, but readable. I probably would have been a little bit irritated if I'd actually paid anything for it. Reasonable story, readable prose, characters so-so


Curtsies and Conspiracies: Number 2 in series (Finishing School)
Curtsies and Conspiracies: Number 2 in series (Finishing School)
Price: 2.62

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just as engaging as the first one!, 12 Nov 2013
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I am really enjoying this series - the first one was a joy to read, and the second one followed suit! The main character is lively, fun and intelligent, the story bounces along and there are no major plot holes. Unlike many of the current crop of fantasy with vampires and werewolves, the plot is not hijacked by idiotic romance, and the female character does not swoon and check her brain at the door when confronted by a handsome man. My only regret is that it will be so long before I get to read the next one. Buy this one, and if you haven't read her other series (Soulless etc) then I strongly advise you to go get them too!


Gilfeather (The Isles of Glory)
Gilfeather (The Isles of Glory)
Price: 2.49

3.0 out of 5 stars A little uneven, 12 Nov 2013
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I bought this as I had read Havenstar, another book by Glenda Larke, though under a different name. I really enjoyed that book - this one rather less. It was an interesting idea, but just seemed a little uneven in areas. The characters and story wandered about a good bit, and there were some clunky plot devices. The characters themselves were sometimes quite alive, and other times, just seemed to be carrying the plot and so not acting as you would expect. I will probably still buy the next one when it comes out, as I'd like to see what happens (though it will depend on the price - I wouldn't spend over 4)
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Over My Head (Wildlings)
Over My Head (Wildlings)
Price: 6.77

3.0 out of 5 stars Not up to his usual standard, 12 Nov 2013
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I've read most of Charles de Lint's books, and this is the first time I've been disappointed - this is really not up to his usual standard. I read a preface by him once, where he said he didn't write books for kids or young adults specifically, he just wrote books. Unfortunately, this book definitely reads as though it were written for a young adult audience, and suffers for it. It is almost as though he has gone through a check list of points he should hit to engage the require audience. It feels a little formulaic as a result. It is a real pity, as if he had just written the way he usually does, with strong characters, excellent story and subtle fantasy/reality interweaving, it would have been a much better book.


The Wild Side: Urban Fantasy with an Erotic Edge
The Wild Side: Urban Fantasy with an Erotic Edge
Price: 4.49

2.0 out of 5 stars not really worth it, 10 Nov 2013
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The first and last stories (Tanya Huff and Caitlin Kitteridge) were good, but the rest were a waste of e-ink. Tanya Huff is one of my favourite authors and is the reason I bought this book. Her story was good, though she has done better, but isn't really a standalone story - you would need to know
the characters to really appreciate it. I've never read anything by Caitlin Kitteridge before, but would try another based on this one. As for the other authors, I'd avoid them in future. I regret buying this book - 4.49 was too much for two okay stories


Lonely Werewolf Girl
Lonely Werewolf Girl
Price: 3.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Engaging, if odd, 28 Aug 2013
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This was good tho not brilliant - story was good, no obvious plot holes. Characters were well drawn, though not necessarily that nice! I went on to buy the next one, which is recommendation in itself. He does have a very distinct style and I can imagine him being a little marmite-ish


Grobag Doodle Zoo 1.0 Tog Baby Sleep Bag (6-18 Months)
Grobag Doodle Zoo 1.0 Tog Baby Sleep Bag (6-18 Months)
Offered by Baby C
Price: 23.95

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product, 30 Jun 2012
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This is he third Grobag I've bought, and I'm very pleased with them. This style has a side zip and over the shoulder buttons so is easy to put on, though can't be used with a buggy or car seat, unlike the central pair-zip style. The 1 tog is ideal for warmer weather and my baby has been very comfortable in it. She is a fairly average sized 6mths and the 6-18mth size is huge on her, but the neck opening is fine (it's just v long). I would definitely advise paying the bit extra for a Grobag rather than go with the generic synthetic ones- these wash and dry really quickly too


Bio-degradable Nappy Sacks FRAGRANCE FREE
Bio-degradable Nappy Sacks FRAGRANCE FREE
Offered by Naturally4Baby
Price: 1.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A little small, but otherwise ok, 17 April 2012
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Arrived quickly, easy to remove one bag at a time, and pulling one out does not result in a chain of others following it first one out, so easy to do one handed. I use them in my change bag for this reason, as it's easy to get a bag one-handed. The only negative is that the bags are quite small, and you can only get a maximum of two nappies (for a 3mth old) into the bag. Again, for a change bag, this isn't a problem as you are dumping the bag each time.


The Best Of Children's Songs
The Best Of Children's Songs
Offered by westworld-
Price: 3.98

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars So-so, wouldn't recommend, 17 April 2012
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I bought this CD based on the reviews, and the songs listed, but wish I'd listened to a couple of samples first. There are a couple of good songs on there, but as pointed out by my husband, they are not so much children's favourite songs, as the songs we remember from our childhoods. Some of the songs are ok, but some are very muffled and all are quite old/dated sounding. I may keep one or two of the songs, but the CD itself will get passed on asap. Nellie the Elephant, The Teddy Bears Picnic etc, were a nice trip down memory lane, but in total, I regret purchasing this CD


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