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Tiptop Cat
Tiptop Cat
by Roger Mader
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £10.27

4.0 out of 5 stars Can be easily enjoyed even by very young readers, 28 Nov 2014
This review is from: Tiptop Cat (Hardcover)
‘Tiptop Cat’ made by Roger Mader is kind of book that children who like cats will adore – the beautiful almost lifelike illustrations of one Paris cat with a bit of text, brought the story that explains nature of these animals you either adore or dislike.

The main character, gray and white cat, is based on real kitten which was found in front of author’s house and through this story a bit simple, but nevertheless, interesting and engaging story will be told about strength of will and spirit.

Given there is a small amount of text found within, ‘Tiptop Cat’ can be easily enjoyed even by very young readers therefore I can both recommend it because of the universal message it brings and the way this story was presented by author Roger Mader.


The Squickerwonkers
The Squickerwonkers
by Evangeline Lilly
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £12.05

5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most innovative titles I’ve seen lately, 28 Nov 2014
This review is from: The Squickerwonkers (Hardcover)
‘The Squickerwonkers’ made by a Canadian actress Evangeline Lilly and illustrated by Johnny Fraser-Allen is author’s debut in world of books, certainly different type of work compared to those commonly encountered on the shelves with books for children.

Starting from incredibly imaginative, detailed and colorfully painted illustrations to the story in which are intertwined fantasy and mystery elements, combined with useful life lessons, ‘The Squickerwonkers’ will amaze reader from the first page.

On the other hand, it should be honest and say that this story will primarily appeal to adults and slightly older children, I would say around six years or older, while younger could be even scared by some of the grotesque and faithfully made illustrations which can be found within the covers.

Still, this is one of the most innovative and interesting children books I've seen lately and journey on which Lilly and Fraser-Allen are taking the reader will certainly remain long in the reader memory, eagerly waiting for the sequel to come.

Therefore this imaginative and beautifully illustrated book about good and bad choices and consequences to which they lead I can highly recommend, though my advice would be before buying to at least see the pictures from the book or browse through to make sure whether this is something that might appeal to your child. You will definitely love it.


Disney Bedtime Favorites Special Edition (Storybook Collection)
Disney Bedtime Favorites Special Edition (Storybook Collection)
by Disney Book Group
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £10.80

5.0 out of 5 stars Great bedtime read that will keep interested child for a long time, 28 Nov 2014
Good news for all young (and grown ups, let's be honest) Disney fans - ‘Disney Bedtime Favorites’ Special Edition is here, certainly not by coincidence just in time for the holidays to be found wrapped under the Christmas tree of good children.

This second edition of ‘Disney Bedtime Favorites’ brings back all the known characters from Disney movies in 19 stories perfect to be read before going to sleep.

I was pleasantly surprised to see how thick book with its more than 300 pages actually is and because of its numerous illustrations ‘Disney Bedtime Favorites’ will be interesting for younger kids who still don’t know how to read just to browse alone through the gallery of known characters.

The good thing is that stories are made in perfect length for kids between 3-5 years – long enough to be read before going to sleep, but in same time not too long to be able to keep attention of kids.

Given that I didn’t saw the regular edition I can’t say which are the differences but for sure can confirm you can’t miss with this one - ‘Disney Bedtime Favorites’ is a great bedtime read that will keep interested child for a long time.


Timmy Failure: We Meet Again
Timmy Failure: We Meet Again
by Stephan Pastis
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny and worried kid who is just trying to survive in this crazy world of adults, 27 Nov 2014
‘We Meet Again’ made by Stephan Pastis is third installment in Timmy Failure series which introduced to the world a charming kid detective who lives with his single mother and his imaginary sidekick polar bear.

Everything started with: “My name is Failure. Timmy Failure. I am the founder, President and CEO of the best detective agency in town, probably in the world. Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made is a historical record of my life as a detective. It has been rigorously fact-checked. All the drawings in here are by me. I tried to get my business partner to do the illustrations, but they were not good…” - and even these few sentences are enough to depict the humorous style Pastis used while creating his character, which will in the third iteration equally bring a smile on the face of the reader with the funny text and accompanying illustrations.

In third part, which is by the way IMHO even better than the first two installments, Timmy would be allowed to come back to his old school, although will be informed by Principal that he will be monitored and in case there would be additional problems there will be no more forgiveness.

Meeting again his best friend Rollo Timmy will also find out that his biggest enemy Corinna Corinna is also still there, and even more troubling is that he will need to cooperate with her in school project. For Timmy is also difficult to accept his mother is dating Timmy’s baseball trainer while additional problems will be caused by his imaginary polar bear partner.

But given that it just seems trouble comes in threes, when the school will camp in the wilderness Timmy's investigation would lead to horrible discovery and he would need to save the world (actually himself) from the dangerous and scariest thing one can see – Scrum Bolo Chihuahua…

New ‘Timmy Failure’ is again well-written and entertaining read which will introduce new words into the vocabulary of your kid. On the other hand, Stephan Pastis through his books for kids is introducing some issues lot of kids need to deal with, such as problems with school, lack of money or living with single parent.

Though from time to time some events and words used can be challenging from the educational point of view, still Pastis main character is just funny and worried kid who is just trying to survive in this crazy world of adults. Therefore I can recommend reading of this last installment for all the loyal Failure fans, though for those who loved Wimpy Kid and Big Nate I can suggest to give a chance to Timmy as well, he will not disappoint them.


Superfoods Today - 14 Days Detox: Lose weight, Boost Energy, Fix your Hormone Imbalance and Get Rid of Cravings and Inflammations
Superfoods Today - 14 Days Detox: Lose weight, Boost Energy, Fix your Hormone Imbalance and Get Rid of Cravings and Inflammations
Price: £1.97

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How to change diet from an unhealthy one based on processed foods to a healthy diet based on real food, 27 Nov 2014
‘14 Days Detox’ written by Don Orwell will be welcome read about detox diet that can be recommended for all readers who at least one time regained their weight or finding themselves constantly stuck in yo-yo dieting cycle.

The author opens his book with own diet history which is at time even difficult to read, let alone imagine that the author went through such experience.

But as result author conducted an extensive research– about the weight loss mechanisms and metabolism – which led to conclusion that the taken amount of carbs is directly related to the body’s starvation mode. The way in which body reacts to the amount of carbs one digests can have a major impact on the weight, either its gaining or losing.

Once aware of importance of carbs intake, the author started working on future diet which eventually led to this book.

On 200 pages besides diet background in which in detail the above mentioned is discussed, the author is offering numerous recipes for every meal of the day which makes this book both source of information to improve your health and way how to change your diet from an unhealthy one based on processed foods to a healthy diet based on real food.


Forex For Beginners: How To Make Money in Forex Trading
Forex For Beginners: How To Make Money in Forex Trading
Price: £0.77

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This young but experienced man certainly has potential to teach you, 27 Nov 2014
‘Forex For Beginners’ written by Nenad Savic, an economist from Belgrade, Serbia is easy to read and well-made introduction to the world of Forex trading.

28 years old with MSc degree in Project Management, this young man already has 8 years of experience in trading, leading projects and working as a broker. Therefore, quite rightly Savic decided to share his knowledge and experience with readers worldwide. And given the quality of his short but educating work this was a good decision.

The author has made an effort and from the mouth of an insider, as he says, he offered many practical advices to avoid usual mistakes, teaching reader how to think with their own head and learn some money.

What is most important his book is not boring, doesn’t tire the reader but makes this topic much closer to the reader, more understandable and fully interesting.

On 55 pages of his booklet Nenad Savic from the very beginning offers explanations about some basic Forex concepts, explains words many people hear every day but do not their meaning such as liquidity and volatility, explains when is the best and worst time for trading, introduce reader to interesting broker profession, explains types of market analyses, and many many more things.

In the end, reader will have impression that behind her/him is the book of far larger scale due to the amount of useful information.

Therefore, if you are interested in basics of Forex trading, this young but experienced man certainly has potential to teach reader with his book, so I can certainly recommend its reading hoping that soon Nenad Savic will embark on journey to write even more ambitious work with larger scope.


OXA® Matt Box F1 30000mah 19V/3.5A Eingang schwarz Ultra hohe Kapazität Multi-Voltage Sichere externe Batterie für Tablets, Netbooks, Notebooks, Laptops und Smart Phones (CE / FCC / ROHS genehmigt)
OXA® Matt Box F1 30000mah 19V/3.5A Eingang schwarz Ultra hohe Kapazität Multi-Voltage Sichere externe Batterie für Tablets, Netbooks, Notebooks, Laptops und Smart Phones (CE / FCC / ROHS genehmigt)
Offered by DBPOWER
Price: £95.58

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Provides both diversity and quality, 26 Nov 2014
OXA F1 external battery with its high capacity of 30.000mAh is well designed portable battery that can be used for simultaneous charging of two portable power demanding devices.

As well as other products of the company which have been sent to me for review, this battery arrived in package box that well-preserve device from the possible damage during transport. Inside the package beside portable battery, customer will get ten different portable computer connectors, power cable, DC connector, five phone connectors and useful carrying case.

The battery can be used with different portable devices such as tablets, notebooks, laptops and due to all extra stuff that comes in the box I had no problems connecting it to any device that I used (HP, Lenovo, Toshiba ...).

As I already wrote, the device offers two types of outlets - 5V and19V – and especially handy feature are five LED lights that are placed on the device so that the user could better assess the amount of power remaining in the battery. Although battery has considerable capacity, the device weighs not much more than 2 pounds which makes it handy companion on trips and all those situations when you are not able to recharge your portable computer or other gadget.

This is another product that I tried from OXA and most of them are very good combination of investment and gain, speaking both in terms of their design and quality. This battery is especially good example of such a device that for the money provides both the diversity and quality; therefore F1 battery I can highly recommend.

I received a sample of OXA F1 external battery for the purpose of testing and unbiased review, while all the presented information is based on my impressions.


Blizzard
Blizzard
by John Rocco
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £11.43

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Again managed to make children book pleasing to the eye and warm for the heart, 26 Nov 2014
This review is from: Blizzard (Hardcover)
‘Blizzard’ made by John Rocco is new book from known author of several successful books for children, including ‘Blackout’ which was awarded as New York Times Best Book of the Year and winner of a 2012 Caldecott Honor.

In ‘Blizzard’ for its theme Rocco took actual events from his childhood when huge blizzard hit his hometown in Rhode Island. The story will begin with just a few flakes but by the time when school will close and children will have to return home, there would be lot of snow everywhere. The snow was falling so hard, the drifts were so high that next morning they had to leave the house through the window rather than the door – the blizzard was so huge that even the snowplows were not able to pass through for a whole week.

The main character, a young boy on fifth day of blizzard will decide to try helping others by going to the store giving his light weight required to walk on snow and knowing of things read in snow survival guide.

He will come many times to the store and back helping everyone until he managed to bring everything – almost whole day was required for his brave journey but in the end he saved the day and enjoyed more than deserved hot chocolate with milk. And when the next day came, the snowplows were able to finally come but the story of a brave and dedicated boy remained…

John Rocco once again managed to make children book that will be both pleasing to the eye and warm for the heart. The pictures of landscape covered with deep snow blanket and known world changed into something completely incredible and different. Hope is diminishing because it seems that nature is stronger, but still there is one boy who will fight back - using a map of his route to the shop he will succeed to overcome nature and bring help people around.

Combined with nice story John Rocco with his artwork nicely shows transition of time, weekdays passing one after the other, contrasting cold white and blue(s) of the outdoor world to the warm yellow color of the relative safety of family home.

And given that end of year is near, it would not be too much to say that ‘Blizzard’ is one of the better picture books we seen this year; therefore I can highly recommend it for anyone who enjoys reading well-made, nicely illustrated and profound children books.


Criterion Designs
Criterion Designs
by Criterion Collection
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Take a look at least in the nearest bookstore, 26 Nov 2014
This review is from: Criterion Designs (Hardcover)
For all those in love with movies, the word Criterion immediately draws a smile on face remembering many great movie masterpiece editions that even today we are watching on our TV screens. The formats were changing last 30 years from laserdisc and DVD, to Blu-ray, but Criterion always meant something more than just movie, either when it comes to movie quality, uncut length, director’s version, audio commentaries, deleted scenes or other supplements for beloved masterpieces.

The company behind this project - the Criterion Collection – was dedicated to gather and offer best cinematographic experience at our homes, closest to sitting in front of big cinema screen. In their collection can be found works from Eisenstein, Lang, Kubrick, Kurosawa, Bergman, Renoir, Hitchcock, Fellini, Godard and many other director geniuses which will always attract attention with their timeless film works.

And to celebrate 30th birthday, a book was released by same company which is at same quality level to which we are accustomed when it comes to Criterion.

On 300 pages made in beautiful white coffee-table hardcover design they gathered numerous known artists to additionally celebrate the world of movies with their artwork – inside you will find some known designs if you were Criterion Collection regular, but also many new art materials which have never been seen before in public.

Therefore if you love movies and have heard about Criterion take a look at least in the nearest bookstore - you’ll not be sorry. Either for you or as fantastic gift for upcoming holidays Criterion Designs is great choice.


pangshi® 98cm Handheld Monopod Pole With WIFI Remote Housing Tripod for Gopro Hero 3 3+
pangshi® 98cm Handheld Monopod Pole With WIFI Remote Housing Tripod for Gopro Hero 3 3+

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great accessory which will prove useful on first trip you’ll take it along, 25 Nov 2014
Adjustable Selfie Handheld Monopod is a well-made and useful accessory which enables user to get closer or further away from the subject of photo/video depending on your liking and need. Giving its light weight because it’s made of aluminium and size when put on minimum length, this monopod can be easily carried which makes it even more useful for travelling purposes.

This is the first product I received from this company, and monopod came in convenient package that keeps it well-protected from the possible damage during transport which includes:
- GoPro pole
- Tripod mount
- Screw nut
- Wifi case
- One shorter strap for attaching Wifi remote directly to the pole
- One longer strap for attaching Wifi remote to wrist or upper arm

Given the ability to control the angle of the head ball, shooting angle can be additionally freely adjusted. And I also tried using ball-head with some lighter SLR and it worked like a charm.

The only drawback which actually is not related to the pole itself but to quality of longer strap which somehow doesn’t seem at the same level as other parts.

Still, overall this is a great accessory which will prove useful on first trip you’ll take it along and given its quality and look I can only highly recommend it.

I received a sample of Adjustable Selfie Handheld Monopod for the purpose of testing and unbiased review, while all the presented information is based on my impressions.


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