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WOW! Said the Owl
WOW! Said the Owl
by Tim Hopgood
Edition: Board book
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Best book to teach children about colours., 25 Feb. 2015
This review is from: WOW! Said the Owl (Board book)
One of the cutest board books ever and sturdy as well.
It is recommended for toddlers but my daughter who is almost 5 still likes to read it.
Gorgeous illustrations and catchy rhyming story about little curious owl make it perfect book for any occasion.
Can't think of better way of introducing little ones to colours and times of the day!


Manuscript MT1921 Dodec Fountain Pen
Manuscript MT1921 Dodec Fountain Pen
Price: £1.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value for money, somehow makes you write nicer than you usually do..., 21 Feb. 2015
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I got this pen as an emergency replacement for my other fountain pen with expensive ink refills.
This one uses standard small cartridges that can be bought anywhere.
It is light and plasticy but for the price of £1.50 I did not really expect much.
To my surprise the pen is very easy to hold as it have plastic grip which may be a bit uncomfortable after prolonged use, but this does not bother me as I only use it to write some greeting cards from time to time and to sign papers.
The pen nib is good quality: smooth, thin, easy to write with and somehow make you write nicer than you usually do.
It is funny but this is actually one of the best writing fountain pens I ever had and I've been using fountain pens since I was a little girl.


Klutz: Mini Pom-Pom Pets
Klutz: Mini Pom-Pom Pets
by April Chorba
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Clear instructions & lots of crafty ideas on how to create habitats for pompom pets., 21 Feb. 2015
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Absolutely adorable craft set including everything you need (except for the fork) to make cute pompom characters. The 64 page book have clear instructions and lots of crafty ideas on how to create little habitats for pompom pets. Our favourite was placing pompom fish on the top of aquarium gravel in spare jar.

I notice in other reviews that some parents struggled making the pompoms, we haven't experienced this... You really need to try hard not to be able to make a pompom, it is not that difficult. My 9 year old knew how to make fork pompoms long time before we even got this book.

The set includes:

- yarn in 8 colours (82 m / 90 yards)
- 28 pre-made miniature pompoms to use for noses & chicks (in 2 sizes),
- 40 bead eyes,
- 15 bead noses,
- 10 heart shaped sequin noses,
- 8 pieces of wire,
- blush marker,
- measuring tape,
- glue,
- punch-out paper noses, ears, paws etc.


AmiGami Butterfly and Heart Punch
AmiGami Butterfly and Heart Punch
Price: £15.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The hole puncher is a bit of a let down..., 21 Feb. 2015
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This AmiGami sets comes with one figurine and a hole puncher.

The butterfly is very cute just like all other AmiGami characters we had. Makes great shelf decoration and would be suitable to older, crafty girls who like to collect things rather than play with them. Ages recommended 7+.

The set includes:

- plastic butterfly figurine,
- one sheet of reusable stickers (60+) including eyes, flowers, bows etc,
- double sided paper parts: wings, ears etc,
- yellow flower shaped pins,
- curling tool (for the paper parts),
- heart shaped hole puncher.

All of the patters are really nice, and the cardboard / paper parts have patterns on both sides doubling the possibilities.

The hole puncher is a bit of a let down, not the best quality, it is hard to use as it sticks, once pressed it does not want to go back up trapping the paper.

Without the working puncher the set does not seem like good value for money that is why I gave it only 3 stars opposite to other AmiGami sets that I have ranked higher.


AmiGami Fox and Owl Figures
AmiGami Fox and Owl Figures
Price: £20.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Encourage children's imagination..., 20 Feb. 2015
This review is from: AmiGami Fox and Owl Figures (Toy)
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This is great set encouraging children's imagination... there is plenty of stickers, tails, wings to choose from letting mix and match to create very unique creatures.

AmiGami make very nice shelf decorating accessories but not really suitable for play, the paper / cardboard parts are a bit fragile and disconnect from the bodies quite easily. Therefore would be more suitable for bigger kids, like my 9 year old daughter who adores them, like to draw them and admire them on her bookcase.

The set comes with: 2 plastic animal characters: a fox and an owl, 60 paper parts, 140 reusable stickers, curling tool and 12 pink, flower shaped pins and cups to connect paper parts to the bodies.


Barbie Fashionista Barbie (Gold) (Y7488) (japan import)
Barbie Fashionista Barbie (Gold) (Y7488) (japan import)
Offered by Toys On Your Screen
Price: £12.95

3.0 out of 5 stars Not as nice as on the picture., 18 Feb. 2015
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Barbie Fashionista Gold - comes with golden dress, plasticky golden belt, golden boots, handbag and a ring (and a hole in her palm). The hair colour varies from the image, it is more dark blonde than golden blonde as pictured.

PROS

The good thing about this Barbie is the fact that knees, wrists and elbows are bendy.

CONS

The thing my daughter did not like about this Barbie is the face... she does not have nice, gentle face and too much make up according to my 9 year old.

The silver strikes in her her come out so soon she will be left with none.


BestOfferBuy Compact Round Pill Box Organizer Four Compartments Color
BestOfferBuy Compact Round Pill Box Organizer Four Compartments Color
Offered by Mestall(Ship from HongKong)
Price: £1.25

5.0 out of 5 stars Sturdy 4 compartment box., 18 Feb. 2015
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Very nice, sturdy 4 compartment box that looks like a pill.

It opens easily with a twist and the compartment tray is removable.

I got this for my daughters who like to play doctor and I was able to fit inside almost the whole large (double) box of tic-tacs.


Portable Travel 6-Slot Medical Pill Box Holder Medicine Case Drug Storage New
Portable Travel 6-Slot Medical Pill Box Holder Medicine Case Drug Storage New
Offered by highqualityforyou
Price: £1.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Sturdy box but not suitable for smaller pills., 18 Feb. 2015
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It is very nice looking a sturdy box with 6 removable compartments.

The issue I have with it is the fact that the box is quite hard to close / open.
Also the compartments are not going all the way to the top so smaller pills easily slip in between the separations. Not good for carrying pills around as it can be dangerous if someone does not have good memory and will take pill at the wrong time or day.


AmiGami Penguin and Polar Bear Figures
AmiGami Penguin and Polar Bear Figures
Price: £20.72

4.0 out of 5 stars Cute figurines to put together and display on the shelf., 18 Feb. 2015
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My daughters are very crafty so I thought that AmiGami would be perfect for them so they could customise the animals to their linking, being able to re-do it anytime by exchanging their features... and I was right, they both loved it (they are 4 & 9 years old).

PROS

The polar bear and penguin figurines are extremely cute, according to my daughter.
The set comes with 130+ reusable stickers and 60 foiled cardboard parts: wings, tails etc. Also curling tool (for the cardboard parts) is included.
Again in my daughter's words: they are nice characters to put on your shelf.
The pattern are very nice and on both sides of the cardboard parts doubling the possibilities.

CONS

The jewel pins do not hold the paper parts too well. It is fine if kids want to make it and place on the shelf, but if they want to play with the figurines (like my younger one) it may not work so well.


EchoStar HDT 610R Ultra Slim Freeview+ HD Digital TV Recorder
EchoStar HDT 610R Ultra Slim Freeview+ HD Digital TV Recorder
Offered by TV Solutions
Price: £169.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended., 18 Feb. 2015
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It works fine, no complains. It is also very slim so it takes up very little space. Recommended.


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