Shop now Shop now Shop now Up to 70% off Fashion Shop All Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Amazon Fire TV Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Shop now Shop now Shop now
Profile for Shiraz > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by Shiraz
Top Reviewer Ranking: 36,204
Helpful Votes: 225

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
Shiraz (Surrey)

Show:  
Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
pixel
Tuesday
Tuesday
by David Wiesner
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a hit!, 18 Nov. 2010
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Tuesday (Paperback)
I bought this for my 5year old on the recommendation of a teacher-friend. I was a little wary at first as I wondered whether 'reading' a book with virtually no words in it would have limited appeal but I couldn't have been more wrong. The story really comes to life through yours and your child's interpretation of its illustrations. I am absolutely amazed at how much enjoyment this book has given my daughter based solely on her interpretation of the engaging illustrations of the adventures of the frogs on their 'magic flying lily pads.' It is such a delight to see her rock with laughter as she tells me the frogs have tied table cloths round their necks so they can pretend to be 'super heros' and that the frog with his hands out-stretched wearing a devilish grin on his face is about to push the birds off the telephone wires.

I am truly impressed. I think this is a wonderful book, absolutely fantastic for developing young imaginations, helping children to make interpretations about what they see and for developing a good eye for detail. I am now searching Amazon for similar books.


Autosafe Seat Belt Height Adjuster
Autosafe Seat Belt Height Adjuster
Offered by AutoUseful Ltd.
Price: £14.98

20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth every penny for peace of mind, 3 Sept. 2010
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I ordered this for my 5 year old who has a booster seat but is constantly pulling at and slipping out of the adult seat belt.

The autosafe seatbelt adjuster not only stopped the adult seatbelt rubbing her neck, but also positioned it accurately and close against her chest thus preventing her leaning and slipping out.

The photographic instructions supplied weren't immediately clear to me so this is how to fit:

Place the plastic strap positioner at the top of your car seat then feed the long autosafe strap over the back of your car seat. (If your back seat doesn't release forward, I found that you can simple put your hand through the crack where the back seat meets the bottom seat and grap the dangling autosafe strap.) Pull the loose end of the autosafe strap through the seat join and feed it through the tension jaws. Sit your child up against the autosafe, plug adult belt around them in normal way and feed adult car belt through the very well made plastic coated strap positioner - pull it down to the correct level for your child which is just above their shoulder height. It takes about 5-7 mins to set up and you can leave it in place without needing to re-position each time your child ejects and plugs in to the adult belt.

I was really pleased with this little gadget and feel so much more confident that my child is safe in the back.


Patriot XT Boost 200X 8GB USB 2.0 Rugged Waterproof and Shock Resistant Flash Drive
Patriot XT Boost 200X 8GB USB 2.0 Rugged Waterproof and Shock Resistant Flash Drive

4.0 out of 5 stars Mind the cap, 21 Jan. 2010
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I agree with all the other reviews - super-fast, rugged, high-quality build etc, but as the cap is not attached it is easily lost. I lost the cap within two weeks of owning it and there appears to be no way of purchasing a replacement so it's hard to protect your important stuff when the USB connector is permanently exposed. A really effective flash drive but watch that cap!


Crayola Mess Free Color Wonder Disney Princess Markers & Coloring Pad
Crayola Mess Free Color Wonder Disney Princess Markers & Coloring Pad
Price: £5.99

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product, 30 Dec. 2009
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:3.0 out of 5 stars 
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Bought this for my daughter (age 5) as one of her Christmas presents and she's had hours of fun with it. The pictures are varied with a different background pattern on each page (which you can only see if you use the magic markers on it). The results are really effective. I have just purchased a small job lot as I think these are excellent value for money and will be ideal for the annual round of school-friends birthday parties. Suitable from 4-10yrs I would say.


Maths on Target: Year 5
Maths on Target: Year 5
by Stephen Pearce
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.50

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book! Highly recommended., 30 Dec. 2009
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Maths on Target (Yr 5) - this is a truly excellent resource for homework, class consolidation and assessment. The book is extremely well set out following the term-by-term, block-by-block layout of the Primary Framework for Mathematics. Every objective is covered across a full academic year with clear illustrative examples provided as well as differentiated activities for LA, MA and HA groups. Each unit is supported by learning intentions expressed as 'I can' statements. I am really pleased with this purchase - it couldn't be any easier to follow and will save me heaps of preparation time. A big thank you to the author and publisher for producing something that is a real asset to teaching practice. Highly recommended.


Skechers Women's Premium Trainers
Skechers Women's Premium Trainers
Offered by SELECT ELITE
Price: £89.61 - £100.01

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Look amazing but lack in comfort, 10 April 2009
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
These look amazing, however, personally, I was disappointed with the level of comfort. They are quite lightweight for a trainer with such a substantial sole and I found that the material uppers are stiff (in comparison to other trainers I have had) and the sole is very inflexible. These are a 'fashion' trainer and definitely not for serious exercise or activity. They look beautiful and for the price they are clearly a good buy for occasional wear. However, comfort is a priority for me and I have learned that there are some items you just should not shop online for unless you have previously tried them and trainers are one of those items. In summary - a beautiful fashion trainer but not comfortable enough for anything other than casual wear.
Comment Comments (3) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Dec 5, 2013 10:22 PM GMT


LG KP500 Cookie Gripper Pink Silicone Skin Case & Screen Protector by Qubits
LG KP500 Cookie Gripper Pink Silicone Skin Case & Screen Protector by Qubits

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Expensive but does the job, 10 April 2009
I bought this at £3.90 which is expensive compared to other skins on the market, however, this one actually looks really good on the phone without adding too much bulk and still provides excellent protection. It is not as close a fit as it could be but grips well enough to stay in place in a bag.


No Title Available

3.0 out of 5 stars It does the job, 10 April 2009
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This skin fulfils its primary role really well - protects your expensive Tocco from knocks and scratches. However, it is definitely not a close fit and comes away from the phone when pushed into tight pockets (although it stays on perfectly well in bags and loose pockets.) It also gives the phone a rather 'masculine' and 'military' feel which is a shame as it hides the real beauty of the Tocco but hey, at the end of the day I didn't buy it to improve the cosmetic appearance of my phone, I just wanted to protect it and it definitely does that.


Die Hard 4.0 [2007] [DVD]
Die Hard 4.0 [2007] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Bruce Willis
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £1.24

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Far better than I expected, 11 May 2008
This review is from: Die Hard 4.0 [2007] [DVD] (DVD)
I was sceptical watching yet another Die Hard movie, but actually, I was very pleasantly surprised. The action was fast paced throughout and the sheer audacity of the plot kept me fully absorbed. McClane, although looking pretty much older these days, is still plausible as the energetic lone hero determined to do his duty and conquer evil. Yes, the plot was totally unbelievable but why would you want to depress yourself with realism - take a look at the daily news for that! I appreciate a good bit of escapism and this really fits the bill. If you like a movie with a good deal of ass-kicking and where unsuspecting, ill-equipped good guy/lone hero outwits gang of highly skilled, technologically well-equipped and thoroughly organised assasins then this could be the movie for you! And it looks to me like the daughter - a chip off the old block - could be the star of future Die Hard movies assuming her father's mantle?? - now that would be a good movie !!! Give it a go - what have you got to lose?


Honey Kalaria's Bollywood Workout [DVD]
Honey Kalaria's Bollywood Workout [DVD]
Price: £6.33

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent choreograhpy, 8 Mar. 2008
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I really enjoyed this DVD. Honey Kalaria is a really pleasant and motivating presenter. She demonstrates a variety of hand, head, arm, shoulders, hip, leg and foot movements and does this really well. There is plenty of repetition so you can pick the moves up fairly quickly. The dance routine does get complicated towards the end of the dvd but you certainly can't complain about the lack of aerobic exercise in it! This is HUGE fun and looks simply beautiful when put together. The only downside was that the music was very repetitive - a little more musical variety would have made this DVD even more fun!


Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5