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Don't Tap The White Tile (Piano Tiles)
Don't Tap The White Tile (Piano Tiles)
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great, 12 Dec. 2014
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This game is so good
I can't stop playing it
I love that I can change the colours of the tiles
Really good download it


The Big Bang Theory (Line Up) - Maxi Poster - 61cm x 91.5cm
The Big Bang Theory (Line Up) - Maxi Poster - 61cm x 91.5cm

4.0 out of 5 stars Great poster, 30 Dec. 2013
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I bought this for my daughter who is a huge fan of the show...she loves it.
It came promptly and really well packaged.


Wool (Wool Trilogy 1)
Wool (Wool Trilogy 1)
by Hugh Howey
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.59

5.0 out of 5 stars A book to make you think., 25 Sept. 2013
This review is from: Wool (Wool Trilogy 1) (Paperback)
This book poses the question...is ignorance bliss?
Those who survive in this futuristic world live underground in a silo of 130 floors. They have no knowledge that the world was ever any different and that life ever existed outside the silo's walls, as all history is constantly deleted. They live fairly mundane but safe and happy lives, although there are strict laws with a death sentence for anyone who shows an interest in the outside world. Couples enter a lottery to allow them to have children and these lotteries only take place after a death, as the population has to be controlled in such a small environment. In the silo there are mines, hydroponic farms, factories, schools and canteens that feed the whole population. They are completely self sufficient. A simple life but with all basic needs met.
When their Sheriff is sentenced to death, (or cleaning) for wanting to go outside, this is a catalyst for all in the silo to change as questions are asked. Are those in control, the peoples protectors or captors? What is outside? Why do those who have been sentenced to death still willingly clean the viewing sensors that allow the only views of the outside world to be seen?
I thoroughly enjoyed this book as it really makes you think. The characters are likable and interesting and the story is good.
As advertised, it does have a similar feel to The Hunger Games, but it is aimed at an older audience.


Romans Sticker Book (Usborne Sticker Books)
Romans Sticker Book (Usborne Sticker Books)
by Fiona Watt
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and Educational, 13 Sept. 2013
Although my son (aged 7) has had this book since Christmas he has suddenly taken a huge interest in it, as he has started learning about the Romans at school. He has spent hours on it this week, completing the sticker pages and reading all the factual information. It is quite informative for his age but easy enough to read and understand. And of course stickers are always a hit!
I bought my daughter the equivalent Egyptian one last year when she was studying Ancient Egypt, I'd recommend that one as well.


Sharp Objects
Sharp Objects
by Gillian Flynn
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

5.0 out of 5 stars Best book I've read this year, 2 Sept. 2013
This review is from: Sharp Objects (Paperback)
This is a great book, interesting characters, an interesting plot and a number of twists.
It tells the story of a journalist from the Chicago Post, Camille, who returns to her childhood home in a small town in Missouri, to report on a child serial killer.
She stays with her estranged, controlling Mother, who is a very wealthy, highly respected woman with a huge amount of influence in the town, her rather weak stepfather and her obnoxious, spoiled half sister, aged 13.
They have all been affected very badly by the death of her sister some 20 years earlier, and Camille's return seems to open up many wounds for her family as well as herself. The murders of the 2 young girls in the town clearly has not helped either.
The police seem unwilling to give her any information to report on and most of the community is unwilling to talk. Battling her own demons she starts to uncover some deep family secrets as well as the truth behind the murders.
Although I did guess some of the plot about half way through the book, I was still shocked and to be honest quite disturbed by the revelations at the very end.
I'd definitely recommend this book if you enjoy a good, well written thriller.


The Summer of the Bear
The Summer of the Bear
by Bella Pollen
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable read, 3 Mar. 2013
This review is from: The Summer of the Bear (Paperback)
This is a good book, well written, with interesting characters and a mystery running through it. It tells the story of the Fleming family who move to a remote Scottish island after their Father, Nicky, (a British diplomat in Germany during the Cold War) dies suddenly in suspicious circumstances. A bear has escaped and is on the loose on this island and Jamie, the youngest child who has mild learning difficulties, feels a draw to the bear believing it is connected to his Father. Jamie is very confused throughout the book as nobody tells him what has happened to his Father believing it will upset him too much, however overhearing conversations about his "loss" makes him believe that Nicky is missing and will return. The story draws on the relationships between Jamie, his two teenage sisters and their Mother, all of whom are racked with grief at losing Nicky, and the unravelling of what was really going on in Nicky's life prior to his death.


Camp David
Camp David
by David Walliams
Edition: Hardcover

3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 3 Mar. 2013
This review is from: Camp David (Hardcover)
I was really looking forward to this book but unfortunately found it very disappointing. I enjoyed the beginning, concerning his childhood, mainly as I know the area that he grew up in very well and he made this part of the book really interesting and amusing. Unfortunately after that it became a typical showbiz autobiography with name dropping and back biting, I'm surprised that some of the awful comments he made about people he'd worked were legally allowed to be published! The book only goes up as far as "Little Britain" taking off, so like so many celebs he has left it open for another book and more money! As he writes such fantastic children's books I really expected this to be far better and I won't bother buying any sequel. It is unusual for me to read an autobiography and have less respect for the writer than I did before reading it, but sadly this has happened here. Please David Walliams, stick to your kids books as they are fabulous and encouraging many children to enjoy reading, but leave the factual stuff alone!


Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
by Ransom Riggs
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Something very different, 2 Mar. 2013
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I loved this book, I couldn't put it down. It is so unlike anything else I've ever read and illustrated with a wonderful collection of very strange vintage photos. I can only imagine that the story was written around the collection of photos and not the other way round. The story is something quite different. It is about a teenage boy, Jacob, who has been told strange stories by his Grandfather, of his childhood in a children's home where the children all have strange abilities or powers, like invisibility, the power to create fire in their hands or superhuman strength. After his Grandfathers death, Jacob goes in search of whether these stories are true and finds the home on a remote Welsh island, only it has been destroyed by an air raid during World War 2. This makes no sense to Jacob as his Grandfather was living there after this time. The story unravels with time travel, strange creatures and very interesting characters. I don't want to spoil it for you so I will say no more! The book, although paperback, is of beautiful quality, I suppose its due to all the photograghs. I have read that it is being made into a film that will be directed by Tim Burton, I can't wait to see that. It's a real supernatural fantasy and he brings stories like this to life so well.


Home Alone 2 - Lost In New York [1992] [DVD]
Home Alone 2 - Lost In New York [1992] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Macaulay Culkin
Offered by DVDBayFBA
Price: £4.90

4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad for a sequel, 2 Mar. 2013
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I bought this (and the original Home Alone) for my kids aged 10 and 7. They really enjoyed it but prefer the original. It's not bad for a sequel but still doesn't quite live up to the first one. And in the words of my kids "The first one has more booby traps!" Enough said!


Diabolo (Colour Varies)
Diabolo (Colour Varies)
Price: £5.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bit of a 5 minute wonder!, 2 Mar. 2013
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This review is from: Diabolo (Colour Varies) (Toy)
My daughter (aged 10) bought this for herself after seeing a friend at school with one. I think it is much harder to master than she expected and she doesn't seem interested in it enough to persevere and practice. Also within a few minutes of getting it, she dropped it, on a carpeted floor, and it broke. We were able to fix it but I wouldn't recommend playing on a hard surface with it as its clearly not that resilient!


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