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The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
5.0 out of 5 stars Triumph over adversity, 12 Oct 2013
The plight of those suffering with any sort of eating disorder has now been well documented but the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a shining beacon of hope. From being abandoned in early childhood by it's mother, the caterpillar,( who remains un-named for personal reasons), struggles with a compulsive eating disorder to the point of developing a tummy-ache, only to fight back from the pit of despair and be transformed into a beautiful butterfly, must be this years' stand-out work.
The Elephant and the Bad Baby by Elfrida Vipont
The Elephant and the Bad Baby by Elfrida Vipont
5.0 out of 5 stars A tour de force, 11 Oct 2013
When I returned to this work after many years I felt a resurgence of the passion I had for literature when I was a young scholar in my early years at Cambridge. In The Elephant And The Bad Baby the author presents us with questions on moral values and ethics that have not been considered at this level since Friedrich Nietzsche's Beyond Good And Evil. The main themes that run and the questions asked, such as "Is this really a bad baby?" and "What does the elephant stand for in a metaphorical sense?" The different artisans and tradespersons that give chase to the so-called elephant and bad baby, have the grotesque charm of some of Brecht's finest comic creations, the fact we see real people… Read more
Golds Gym Heritage Chest Expander Gold's Gym
1.0 out of 5 stars Dangerous rubbish, 9 Aug 2013
When you first look at this piece of kit it looks good,well built with old school styling,which would make you think that it would last a life time of hard use,sadly this is very far from the truth.As with other reviewers the springs showed wear and tear soon after little use.Today one of the springs snapped,grazing my side and shoulder,I was less than impressed,as your dear old mother would have said'It could have had your eye out!'All joking aside this is a piece of over priced dangerous crap and should be removed from sale.In short steer well clear.