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Mr. S. P. Lambe

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (68 of 74)
Location: Tadley, England
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 610,604 - Total Helpful Votes: 68 of 74
Pirate Cruncher (Book & CD) by Jonny Duddle
Pirate Cruncher (Book & CD) by Jonny Duddle
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I loved reading "The Pirates Next Door" to my son and hoped that this would be more of the same.

Alas it doesn't hit the mark for a 2 or 3 year old and I suspect it wouldn't for an older child either. The artwork is dark so hard to read with a night light (i.e. if you're putting the kids to bed), the characters are not likeable nor friendly and the story does not rhyme nor contain fun repetition for a kid to link easily in to.

SPOILER ALERT

This coupled with a large scary monster at the end and the suspected death of all characters just makes it fail on every level for me.
On The Farm - A Picture Word Book by On The Farm
A good firm book to take a toddlers manhandling. Great and very detailed illustrations with so many well drawn things on each page to spot and help build language skills. Reminds me of Benedict Blatwayth's books (Litle Red train and In the Country) which also we love
I'M Toys 22050 Melody Mix by I'm Toy
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
My son (1 year old) loves the rattles and triangle on this toy which are quite robust and not too loud. The xylophone is not in tune which is a real shame as I imagine this would have been quite a simple thing to get right. The drum is so quiet as to be fairly worthless as a toy. The triangle makes a lovely sound but the leather strap holding it on is very easy to dislodge leaving you with three separate pieces to find and put back together. The wind chimes are also loved by Fergus as when they clink together they do make a lovely sound. They are tied together with a slip knot so regularly end up wedged against the supporting bar which leads to no sounds and 3 minutes of sorting it all back… Read more