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Parenting: 50 Tips on Building Your Child's Self Esteem (Raising Girls, Boys, Potty Training Toddlers to Teenage Kids) Child Rearing & Positive Discipline - Psychology & Development in Children
Parenting: 50 Tips on Building Your Child's Self Esteem (Raising Girls, Boys, Potty Training Toddlers to Teenage Kids) Child Rearing & Positive Discipline - Psychology & Development in Children
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, unpretentious advice for parents, 30 Nov. 2014
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Common sense tips (although not as 'commonly" used as they ought to be, I fear!) from start to finish. Written in a refreshingly disarming manner in terms of honesty of view. Was as if reading 'post-it' notes stuck to the writer's fridge!
Thoroughly recommend this book; my only reservation is that those that really need to be told all this will not also be the sort to pick up such a book, let alone read it in order to learn from it.
Oh, cynic is me!
Another small niggle was that it was all written referring to children in the female gender; this made it seem oddly exclusive (if not, excluding) and detracted from the message slightly. At the risk of being a boring literary traditionalist and one who lays himself (or is it herself?) open to shouts of 'sexist, it might have been stylistically wiser to refer to the child as 'he' and 'they.'


A Christmas Killing: A Kevin Byrne Short Story (Byrne and Balzano)
A Christmas Killing: A Kevin Byrne Short Story (Byrne and Balzano)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Top dollar!, 30 Nov. 2014
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Skilfully paced short story, lacking the melodrama of so many other short story writers. Atmospheric without any hint of laboured description; rather finely understated, actually. Subtly crafted, including the principally untouched 'other story' in regard to Sheehan's private misery.


The Book of Pranks
The Book of Pranks

1.0 out of 5 stars Hmmm..., 3 Oct. 2014
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One vaguely funny story at the end of a paltry near plethora of unfunny ones. Good for nothing, though? Actually, no.


Four in a Row Free
Four in a Row Free
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5.0 out of 5 stars My sheer incompetence..., 29 Jun. 2014
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...at not stopping the 'computer' from sneaking up with yet another blessed diagonal win caused many swear words to come from me such that I deleted it for fear of upsetting the hard of hearing vicar who lives only 12 doors away.
That's not to say this isn't a terrific little game (works well for car journeys but not so much when you are the driver) and so this is a positive review from some indiscriminate who clearly must try harder.
Good luck with it (the damned thing)
Yours,
quiterecoverednearly


The Lost Children: Part 2 of 3
The Lost Children: Part 2 of 3
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4.0 out of 5 stars A touching read, 29 Jun. 2014
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Possibly, very slightly over long but I so admired the matter of fact way this moving story was written without milking the reader with melodramatic sentiment. I love that subtlety often while accounting considerable trauma or adversity.
Very well written, almost diarised in style which works effectively.


4 Pics 1 Word
4 Pics 1 Word
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5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT !, 29 Jun. 2014
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From easy to suddenly very challenging, this is a superb piece of kit to help keep the mind flexible and open~minded.


299 Funny Jokes for Kids (Joke Books for Kids Book 20)
299 Funny Jokes for Kids (Joke Books for Kids Book 20)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Funny and funnier !, 29 Jun. 2014
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Nicely compiled and stylishly presented collection of quality jokes for children. We just loved the one about the elephant with spare parts !


Stuff Every Geek Should Know
Stuff Every Geek Should Know
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2.0 out of 5 stars Unlikely you will read this for long, 29 Jun. 2014
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I was attracted by the title, the colour and its freeness (I have my very own dictionary; this is obvious) but not necessarily in that order.

It is the type of book that performs well on its cover(s) but not between them.
I am in regular therapy with my team of doctors for just the self same reason.
Move on; there is better and more engaging out there (well written, however and quite carefully proof read).


World's Worst Serial Killers
World's Worst Serial Killers
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5.0 out of 5 stars Factual, rather than sensational, 18 Jun. 2014
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A well written, well researched piece.
This is not an easy read; it is though (by virtue of its lack of melodrama) compelling and shocking.


Why Are Farts Stinky? And Other Human Body Questions Kids Ask! (An Innovative Learning Book for Children Ages 6 to 12) (The "Why?" Series)
Why Are Farts Stinky? And Other Human Body Questions Kids Ask! (An Innovative Learning Book for Children Ages 6 to 12) (The "Why?" Series)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A terrific read to inspire kids but..., 14 Jun. 2014
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..quite a few careless typos within the text (typos being almost always careless). This does not spoil the read but why not get the text perfect?


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