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30-something doctor and mother of 2 small children. I read voraciously and try to write helpful reviews with the sort of information I wish I'd had before buying. I taught my son to read a few years ago year and I review the books he reads as well, plus my daughters pre-school books.



Top Reviewer Ranking: 308 - Total Helpful Votes: 2454 of 2668
TensCare Digi Duckling Digital Water Thermometer a&hellip by TENScare
5.0 out of 5 stars Appealing and functional, 12 July 2014
Excellent. My baby loves this additional bath toy, and it is very simple to use and accurate. My older children now run their own baths, and use this to check the temperature. The warning light flashes from 39c upwards (with the word "hot" on the display) to show the water is too hot for a baby, and "cold" appears on the display (without the flashing light) when the water is not warm enough. Through using this I discovered that the older children's preferred bath temperature is also 38c (the upper end of the range deemed suitable for babies, and tolerated happily by my 3 month old), and I like a 39-40c bath.
So far so good.
Victorian School Girl -(Fun Shack)- Kids Costume 8&hellip by Fun Shack
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely costume, 12 July 2014
Lovely outfit for Victorian Day at school, and less ubiquitous than the standard black dress with white apron and mop cap that the majority of little girls were wearing (in a class of 30 year 1 children, 13 of the 15 girls were in black and whit, and 2 were in this outfit). This looks quite pretty. But it is very small; having read other reviews I am very glad I bought the 8-10 size for my very slim but quite tall (75th centile) daughter who was nearly 6 at the time. Looks good with suede/ leather winter boots. It came very creased but ironed well, and I machine washed it afterwards (contrary to the instructions) and it survived intact.There were loose threads and signs of fairly poor… Read more
Melissa & Doug Makea Face Sticker Pad Crazy Animal&hellip by Melissa & Doug
4.0 out of 5 stars Good child-entertainment, 12 July 2014
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Spectacularly ugly pictures, in a really unappealing and slightly creepy style (just my own opinion of course) but this didn't put off my six year old who loved it, and thought the pictures were hilarious. Lots of stickers, but even so, a keen child could complete every picture in under an hour, so this is probably best used sparingly, to keep them occupied for a few minutes in the car/ restaurant etc, to get the best out of it. Good quality paper, and the stickers don't tear when used by a child. Best of all it does not require pens etc so no mess (as long as they don't use the stickers on your wallpaper). Good fun.