Profile for hazel simpson > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by hazel simpson
Top Reviewer Ranking: 279,541
Helpful Votes: 61

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
hazel simpson (Hampshire, UK)

Show:  
Page: 1 | 2
pixel
Last Man Off: A True Story of Disaster and Survival on the Antarctic Seas
Last Man Off: A True Story of Disaster and Survival on the Antarctic Seas
by Matt Lewis
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £11.89

5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing story of tragedy and survival in conditions that are ..., 13 Sep 2014
An amazing story of tragedy and survival in conditions that are hard to even imagine. Made more pressing since its a true story.


Spooky Things to Make and Do (Usborne Activities)
Spooky Things to Make and Do (Usborne Activities)
by Rebecca Gilpin
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good ideas but needs a lot of adult prep, 23 Oct 2011
A good book for ideas but you have to spend a bit of time working out what materials you need and getting things ready. Once ready it was good fun to do the activities and the stickers went down well to finish everything off. A list of equipment at the start of the activities would help and also some templates to work with. You could get the ideas online and save a lot of money as other than the stickers the book only really gives you ideas for what to do.
Won't buy another one.


Scary Slime
Scary Slime

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars messy fun, 28 Mar 2011
= Durability:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:2.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Scary Slime (Toy)
We got this as a present for our 5 year old and what a lot of fun from such a simple present. The packaging does make it look a lot more exciting than it is, as someone else commented, the Haunted House is just 2 bits of card and pretty uninspiring. However the goo is great fun - who wouldn't want a slimy eyeball to play with. The orange slime is really stretchy and bouncy so can make all sorts of shapes, but reforms into a puddle when you leave it for a while. They did get a bit fluffy over time and lost their slimyness and the orange slime eventually lost the battle to a bath towel. Bur for a fairly cheap price it gave us a lot of fun!


Ben 10 Alien Force Omnitrix Walkie Talkie
Ben 10 Alien Force Omnitrix Walkie Talkie
Offered by VOLTASUPPLY
Price: £13.80

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars a bit average, 19 Nov 2010
= Durability:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:1.0 out of 5 stars 
My 5 year old was very excited to get these Ben 10 walkie talkies, but they just don't seem to be very effective. Perhaps our house is just well insulated, but they don't work over much distance. To the next door room seems fine but anything beyond that and there is no reception. This then makes the point of the walkie talkies a bit useless. When reading the instructions it does state that they work best in an open space with no obstacles- what's the point of that?
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Aug 22, 2011 9:03 PM BST


The Museum of Innocence
The Museum of Innocence
by Orhan Pamuk
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

13 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars endlessly dull to read, 28 Sep 2010
Ok so maybe I did not get the deeper meaning that the other reviewers felt, but this must be one of the most boring and repetative books I have ever read. It was an absolute chore to read going over and over the same theme of Kemal's love for Fusun and his collecting of things. The resolution of the relationship was not explained in any great detail, unlike every other factor in the book. I did not feel any empathy with the characters and they both just became quite irritating. The only positive was the descriptions of Istanbul and the details of life there, but that was hardly enough to sustain such a long book.
Really an awful book, and apologies to my poor husband who had to listen to me grumble about how rubbish it was every night for quite some time now. I'm so glad to be finished so that I can get onto something much better. I'll not choose this author again.
Comment Comments (5) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Jan 12, 2012 9:58 AM GMT


Pink iscoot scooter t-bar / bobbi-board  for kids / children / boys / girls / childrens / kickboard
Pink iscoot scooter t-bar / bobbi-board for kids / children / boys / girls / childrens / kickboard
Offered by Electro World
Price: £24.99

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars just not that good, 1 Aug 2010
= Durability:2.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:2.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:1.0 out of 5 stars 
This was a seriously average scooter. It was bought by Granny who read the reviews and thought it would be great but apart from the lovely bright pink colour we were pretty disappointed. Compared to the micro-scooters which we have it is no match at all. This one is rattly and hard to steer. It feels cheap and wobbly and generally poorly made. The best feedback is probably from my 2 year old daughter who has totally ignored it and choses her brothers blue micro-scooter instead,leaving this one unused. Buy a microscooter instead, they are much better fun and better made.


Peppa Pig Hide and Seek Electronic Soft Toy
Peppa Pig Hide and Seek Electronic Soft Toy
Offered by Top Star
Price: £16.62

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not much good, 17 Nov 2009
= Durability:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:1.0 out of 5 stars 
Sorry but much as we love Peppa Pig, this is a most frustrating and useless game. As was previously mentioned it just doesn't work, you can have Peppa in one hand and the teddy in another and the teddy still shouts out "Your too cold". It was so frustrating for my 2 and 4 year olds that it has been abandoned the day after we got it as a present. It is such a shame, especially looking at the price. We have tried changing the batteries and so on, but to no avail. On a very picky note the Peppa is in a flowery dress, which is apparently her nightgown, but it would have been nice in the usual, recognisable red dress.
We enjoy cuddling it and playing Hide and Seek with the toy, but the game itself is not a good one.
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Dec 5, 2013 8:14 AM GMT


The Bear in the Cave
The Bear in the Cave
by Michael Rosen
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars just brilliant, 27 Mar 2008
This review is from: The Bear in the Cave (Paperback)
This is a lovely story, we had boys in the house from 18 months to 3 years who wanted to read it again and again, there can't be much higher praise than that. The CD is also fantastic- hearing the story as Michael Rosen intended. We love the "dooby-doos!"


Who's Making That Noise? (Usborne Lift-the-Flap-Books)
Who's Making That Noise? (Usborne Lift-the-Flap-Books)
by Philip Hawthorn
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant to share, 20 Feb 2008
This is a great book, especially for all noisy boys! My little boy liked it from an early age and loved guessing all the noises, and joining in with making a lot of them. It has lots of fun flaps which are easy for little fingers and nice things to spot and talk about on all of the pages. It makes me laugh to see the surprised faces of the boys being accused of making all the noise, and it has a fun ending too.


Quacky Quack-quack!
Quacky Quack-quack!
by Ian Whybrow
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars great fun, 20 Feb 2008
This review is from: Quacky Quack-quack! (Paperback)
My 2 year old loves this as a firm favourite. It has a great story which ticks along in nice rhyme and has lots of loud noises to join in with! Its great fun to read out loud and share with a wee one.


Page: 1 | 2