Friday, June 20, 2014

Gears! Gears! Gears! Movin' Monkeys - Review

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Affordable Gifts for Father's Day

I don't know about you but I always have a really hard time thinking of something to get my Dad for Father's Day. He's reached that stage in life where he gets anything he wants whenever he wants it. He's careful with what he eats and drinks, so chocolate or wine are not that greatly appreciated. He doesn't read, other than magazines and books associated with his work.

That leaves pretty much only one thing. Male grooming products. These are hard too though - smell is a bit of a personal taste too. I am too poor to afford expensive aftershaves and even I did choose one he's likely to prefer another.

Luckily, Dove have an inexpensive range of mens toiletries that I really like. Unlike many mainstream deodorants and shower gels that are over applied by teenage boys, these ones have quite a subtle fragrance. Clean, but also masculine and nice. I ended up choosing the Men + Care Daily Care Duo, which contains a shower gel and antiperspirant.

BB doesn't really understand the concept of Mother's Day and Father's Day yet - when we made a card for my Mum for Mother's day he insisted that it had to be for my Day too. Fathers day was no exception, so we ended up giving her some Radox Stress Relief (well she does look after my dad!) bubble bath for Father's Day too!

Disclaimer - these products were received free of charge for the purpose of this review, but I was not paid to write this and all thoughts and opinions are mine

Monday, June 2, 2014

Anthony and The Ants - Book Review

BB is in one of those phases where we are reading two books every night. The same two books. One for each booby (his invention not mine)!

Although I do share his love of his two current favourites, I was pleased when a new book, Anthony and the Ants arrived last week and captured his imagination.

Anthony Anteater likes to eat. But so do the hungry ants that have a habit of carrying away his food! Poor Anthony is at his wits' end, until he has the clever idea of taking his breakfast somewhere those pesky ants cannot follow... This leads to a surprising end, where Anthony is about to become a bear's dinner when the ants carry him away!

We both love the words and the pictures in this book and have read it several times already. The only downside is that it has a page right at the end about sharing, which I think is unnecessary and a bit preachy. Children can get a great message from the story ending with Anthony being saved by the ants he was trying to escape from - the last page seems a bit contrived, as though it was added as an afterthought to make the book have a clearer moral message, just in case you're not smart enough to get it.

Anthony and the ants book review

We love the book though and would definitely recommend it. You can order Anthony and the Ants online from Amazon.

Disclaimer: This book was received free of charge for the purpose of this review as part of the Parragon Book Buddies Program. All opinions are our own.