Thursday, November 20, 2014

Book Review - Magic School Bus Presents: Dinosaurs

Magic School Bus Presents: Dinosaurs
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About the Book
THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS PRESENTS DINOSAURS is a photographic nonfiction companion book to the original bestselling title, THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS IN THE TIME OF THE DINOSAURS.

IN THE TIME OF THE DINOSAURS from the bestselling Magic School Bus series taught thousands of kids about the T-rex, triceratops, and stegosaurus. MAGIC SCHOOL BUS PRESENTS DINOSAURS will expand upon the original title with fresh and updated content about all the incredible extinct creatures from millions and millions of years ago. With vivid full-color photographs on each page as well as illustrations of the beloved Ms. Frizzle and her students, the Magic School Bus Presents series will enthrall a whole new generation of Magic School Bus readers.



My Take on the Book
Most children like dinosaurs. There is quite a fascination with these creatures that lived so long ago. This book is perfect for your dinosaur loving child.

As you read the table of contents, you will notice that this story includes all kinds of dinosaurs. Fossils found set the stage for the information about the dinosaurs and Ms. Fizzzle and her students take you into dinosaur facts. Ms. Fizzle always makes the learning so informative and fun to learn.

One of the many facts new to me is the name of this dinosaur: PACHYCEPHALOSAURUS. And did you know there are over 1000 dinosaurs known of that roamed the Earth?

The facts, illustrations , and photographs will keep your child interested in this book.


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Book Review - Magic School Bus Presents: Polar Animals

Magic School Bus Presents: Polar Animals
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About the Book
THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS PRESENTS POLAR ANIMALS stars Ms. Frizzle and her class as they brave the cold and meet polar animals.

 The bestselling MAGIC SCHOOL BUS series has taught thousands of kids about everything from oceans to space to dinosaurs. MAGIC SCHOOL BUS PRESENTS POLAR ANIMALS will expand upon the original titles with fresh and updated content about all the amazing arctic animals. With vivid full-color photographs on each page as well as illustrations of the beloved Ms. Frizzle and her students, the Magic School Bus Presents series will enthrall a whole new generation of Magic School Bus readers.


My Take on the Book
Ms. Fizzle and her adventurous students take the reader to the very coldest regions of our Earth. The book includes beautiful photographs of the animals who live on the land and under the water. You will also read some fascinating facts about the arctic birds and animal migration.

The text is once again so well written for children. It will be easily understood and complements the photographs of the animals. It is just amazing the photographs the photographers were able to produce for this book.

I found this story interesting and learned new facts. I encourage you to share this book with your child.



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Book Review - Magic School Bus Presents: Volcanoes & Earthquakes

Magic School Bus Presents: Volcanoes & Earthquakes

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About the Book
THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS PRESENTS VOLCANOES & EARTHQUAKES is a photographic nonfiction companion book to the original bestselling title, THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS INSIDE THE EARTH.

INSIDE THE EARTH from the bestselling Magic School Bus series taught thousands of kids about rocks, volcanoes, and the earth's core. MAGIC SCHOOL BUS PRESENTS VOLCANOES & EARTHQUAKES will expand upon the original title with fresh and updated content. MAGIC SCHOOL BUS PRESENTS VOLCANOES AND EARTHQUAKES will explore the explosive and earth-shattering forces of our planet. With vivid full-color photographs on each page as well as illustrations of the beloved Ms. Frizzle and her students, the Magic School Bus Presents series will enthrall a whole new generation of Magic School Bus readers.




My Take on the Book
This book gives factual information about volcanoes today, in the past, undersea, and other volcanic activity, along with earthquakes. There are excellent photographs and supporting textual facts for your child to learn.The text is so well written that children can easily understand the information.

One interesting fact I learned was about something called a "lava bomb". These shoot out of volcanoes and you can imagine the destruction they can cause when they land. I also did not know that Hawaii has over 40 volcanoes. There is even a section about volcanoes on the planet Mars. Earthquakes are connected to the earth's movement which is the correlation with the facts assembled about volcanoes.

I encourage you to share this book with your child . You will both learn so much and have fun with Ms. Fizzle and her students too.

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Book Review - Magic School Bus Presents: Insects

Magic School Bus Presents: Insects
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About the Book
THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS PRESENTS INSECTS is a photographic nonfiction companion book to the original bestselling title, THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS INSIDE A BEEHIVE.

INSIDE A BEEHIVE from the bestselling Magic School Bus series taught thousands of kids about bees. MAGIC SCHOOL BUS PRESENTS INSECTS will expand upon the original title with fresh and updated content about all the incredible insects flying and crawling around the earth. With vivid full-color photographs on each page as well as illustrations of the beloved Ms. Frizzle and her students, the Magic School Bus Presents series will enthrall a whole new generation of Magic School Bus readers.



My Take on the Book
Ms. Fizzle takes her students and the reader into the world of insects. Each page has gorgeous detailed photographs of the insects at various stages of their lives. Often a student asks a question which is answered or there is a comment by one of the students about a particular fact that was written. 

One interesting fact I learned was that an insect called the "scale bug" protects itself by growing a wax that covers its body. People collect this was to use as a wood polish for furniture. 

Once you read about what a fly does when it lands on food, you will definitely be more concerned about protecting your food that is uncovered. 

The book includes common insects and insects that are not knows as well. There is a wealth of information in this book. It will definitely be fun to read and your child and you will learn many new facts.


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HeroMe ( @HeroMeLab ) Lets You Be In Control Of Your Own SuperHero #dadchat


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About HeroMe
HeroMe, a customizable toy company is pleased to announce the launch of the HeroMe Action Figure available for the first time this holiday season. With this new toy, consumers design their own superhero by choosing from ten different superpowers and creating a unique story behind their very own HM Action Figure. For each superhero, the company’s founder has one mission in mind – to inspire creativity and “do good.”

“The idea for HeroMe came from watching a young boy create a superhero to help him conquer multiplication, division and other math problems,” explained Josh Bryan, founder and CEO of HeroMe, LLC. “Watching him tap into his imagination and creativity to overcome challenges, inspired the concept to foster children’s creative development through play and the creation of their own superhero.”


The imaginative experience begins in the HeroMe Lab, an online toy store with an interactive platform where consumers can create their customized superhero. The HM Lab offers a myriad of choices ranging from heads to superpower arms and legs to build your best hero. Arm powers include everything from helicopter, strong, bionic, lava and even lightning; while the leg powers include tank, sledgehammer, cheetah, frog and bionic.

Customized HM Action Figures leave the HM Lab in a re-useable rocket ship box that carries the superhero and a HeroMe Handbook – an action manual to invent the superhero’s story and write about new adventures. Designed as an educational resource, the HM Handbook includes activities to develop a child’s writing, grammar and problem-solving abilities. These exercises reinforce HeroMe’s mission to “do good,” the catch phrase of Dr. Socs, the scientist who runs the HM Lab.

“By fostering a child’s creativity from an early age, HeroMe encourages children to strengthen their critical thinking and analytical skills,” said Annie Bryan, vice president of HeroMe, LLC. “At HeroMe, we see this as an opportunity to simultaneously instill notions of goodwill. Whether introduced to the ‘do-good’ concept online, or when decoding secret messages from Dr. Socs in the HM Handbook, these reminders are powerful messages.”

With each HM Action Figure, orders include a reusable rocket ship box, a customizable ID card and the HM Handbook. Starting at $40, preorders are now available and will ship to consumers this December. Gift packages allow buyers to share the experience of creating a superhero and start at $50 including taxes and shipping. Items sold separately include personalized HM Posters, HM Cape Sets including both child and HM Action Figure capes, and HM t-shirts.

My Take on My Hero Lab






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Alex Brands Grants Wishes in New Contest #ALEXBRANDSwishlist

#ALEXBRANDSwishlist



The holiday season is here so it’s time to work on your #ALEXBRANDSwishlist! Submit your child's photo holding a sign with which ALEX Brands product they wish for and we may grant it!

Visit AlexBrands.com, Alex-Toys.com or Poof-Slinky.com to learn more about the toys, games and activities in the ALEX Brands family.

Submit your photo showcasing your wish on our Facebook App or use the hashtag #ALEXBRANDSwishlist with a photo on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to be entered.

Wishes granted each week! Learn more: http://woobox.com/rbht42


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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Cool new #wheretowatch Video!


This anthemic video from the film and television industry reminds us how Movies and TV shows bring us together. What we watch doesn't just entertain us, it inspires and moves us. It's the show that gave you the chills. The scene that left you crying from laughing so hard. The movie you watch when you are having a bad day. The things that drive you to be fearless. Make you get up and dance. The movie that makes you ask, "what would Ferris do?" Where the underdogs always come back on top. The storylines that redefine your own life experience. They change us, help us believe, and overcome any challenge life throws our way. This is the anthem that runs through the core of wheretowatch.com.


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