Monday, 28 January 2013

Book Of The Week: Boynton's Greatest Hits

Volume 1/Blue Hat, Green Hat; A to Z; Moo, Baa, La La La!; Doggies (Boynton Board Books) 
Boynton's Greatest Hits: Volume 1/Blue Hat, Green Hat; A to Z; Moo, Baa, La La La!; Doggies (Boynton Board Books)

Here's a great book for kids, the going to bed book.

I love the Sandra Boynton books. This four-book set is a great starter set. Our children love these books more and more as they get older. They are fun for us to read to them, and they enjoy the pictures and stories. The drawings are very clear (not like some of the books that we have where the illustration is more like watercolor) and that makes it easy for them to tell what they are looking at. I feel like that makes these books better for learning the names of the animals, colors, etc.

"All those positive things said, I personally like the titles in the Greatest Hits 2 box set better. Those four tell better stories. These four are not as narrative, with the possible exception of "Moo, Baa, La La La." "A to Z" is an alphabet book with animals, which is not narrative at all. "Doggies" is really fun because it lets you make barking noises, and our son loves the book, but again, it's not really a story.", "Blue Hat, Green Hat" depicts a cute story (a turkey who doesn't know how to put clothes on properly -- wears his shoe on his head, for instance), but it has few words, so it lacks the terrific sing-songy rhythm that I love in Boynton's other books.

These are good books, but if you want to experience the best of Boynton, consider Greatest Hits 2 instead of (or in addition to!) this one.

Editorial Reviews Review

Artist Sandra Boynton has been charming adults for decades with her whimsical, animal-centric greeting cards and her droll sense of humor. When Boynton transferred her weirdly wonderful critters to board books for babies, she made publishing history. These short, hilarious books are perfectly suited to toddler tastes, with their small size, few words, cheerful colors, funny jokes, and silly animals. Blue Hat, Green Hat is all about getting dressed, and stars a very silly turkey who just doesn't get it. (Feet in the hat, pants on the head, etc.) His continuing refrain is "Oops." Moo, Baa, LA LA LA! investigates the sounds animals make, including pigs who sing. Doggies is "a counting and barking book" about the many sounds dogs can make, and A to Z frolics through the alphabet with amusing animal antics from an aardvark admiring to a zebra zigzagging. Parents love Boynton as much as kids do, and these four books in a compact boxed set will no doubt become household favorites! (Baby to age 3) --Marcie Bovetz

About the Author

Sandra Boynton is a popular American humorist, songwriter, children’s author, and illustrator. Boynton has written and illustrated more than forty books for both children and adults, as well as more than four thousand greeting cards and four music albums. She has designed—for various companies—calendars, wallpaper, bedding, stationery, paper goods, clothing, jewelry, and plush toys.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

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Sunday, 20 January 2013

Doc McStuffins still buzzing with major fan fare

Doc McStuffins are still buzzing the internet and TV today. It's a staple item which continues to grab the interest of children around the world. This was a hot brand for the Christmas holiday and continues to be popular today, a month after Christmas.

The Doc McStuffins brand remains popular today after a long lay off and in some cases more popular than its original debut. Kids are excited when they see the McStuffins brand on TV and on store shelves. I have personally seen kids crying and throwing a hissy fuss when visiting stores over the Doc McStuffins brand.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Flu Reaches Epidemic Porportions in US

There's currently a flu outbreak within the United States of epidemic porportions and it has many health experts concerned. According to the CDC this is the most cases of flu they have seen this time of year in over a decade.

Why is this year's flu causing more severe cases?
The type of flu that is going around is called Influenza A (H3N2), which is often linked to more serious diseases than other flu varieties, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, told CNN. People could get more complications from this particular strain, which would make them sick for a longer period of time.

What is flu?
As per WebMD. "Influenza, commonly shortened to "flu," is an extremely contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza A or B viruses. Flu appears most frequently in winter and early spring. The flu virus attacks the body by spreading through the upper and/or lower respiratory tract". Flu like symptoms can be prevented by frequent washing of hands throughout the day, avoiding large crowds such as parties, gatherings and functions. According to the CDC flu kills about 36,000 people in the united states each year, thought the range varies greatly each year.Most deaths are caused by complications from the flu.

If I Get the flu should I go to the emergency room?
You should go to the ER immediately if:
-- You have difficulty breathing or have pain in your chest
-- You can't keep fluids down because of nausea and vomiting
-- Your fever or cough gets better, then worsens

Saturday, 12 January 2013


Beautiful Fashion for Kids


Have you looked for something cute for your child and could never find it? Well, look no further, here you can find many unique fashion styles for girls and boys. Many name brands and selections to choose from. I for one love it and frequent shop at these stores for my children. The price is great, just right for a working family budget and the quality of clothing is outstanding.
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Stop on by and see what's right for your kid(s) today. I guarantee you will return again and tell your friends and family of your unique discovery.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Recovering After The Christmas Holiday

The Christmas holiday is finally over, talk about exhausting from the process of holiday shopping and hosting family and friends. The kids are finally going back to school tomorrow so we are doing their final shopping. Hair cut and styling being done today then a final trip to the mall for the last few items before returning to school tomorrow.