Thursday, 22 September 2011

Dazed and reviews: 1

Weeks ago before all the dramas, I decided that I wanted to do a regular reviews post. I get sent a lot of stuff, some fab, some not-so-fab, but I'd like to share with you some of the better stuff that I get sent. Especially kids books and movies. So here is the first 'Dazed and reviews'. With my 100% honest opinion on what's out there.

Zoe and Beans and the Magic Hoop by Mick Inkpen and Chloe Inkpen, Pan Macmillan, RRP: $14.99

I was excited to receive this gorgeous looking picture book as Mick Inkpen's Wibbly Pig books are a favourite in this house. His latest picture book doesn't disappoint. It's a cute tale about a girl and her dog and a magic hoop that changes her pet into an array of different animals. The illustrations are divine. My girls have put this book in high rotation and it's been read most nights recently. It would make a wonderful gift. In fact, I'll probably be giving at the many parties Lil-lil has on her upcoming social calendar.

Dora's Ballet Adventure, DVD RRP$22.50
I have to say that I'm not a Dora fan. In fact, I spent many years trying to prevent Dora from infiltrating our house. It's her shouting voice that drives me mad. I was unsuccessful though and the girls are tried and true fans. Goosey especially. When this disk arrived they were over-the-top, jump-up-and-down excited. Dora and ballet together in one disk, nothing better in their eyes. A few weeks ago, when I wasn't feeling well, the disk gave me some much needed feet-up time. The girls loved it, so I was able to forgive the Spanish- speaking diva. They watched the ballet episode over and over and over again. So if you don't mind Dora's screechy voice or if you need some quiet time from some Dora-loving kids, this DVD is just the thing.

The Lion King 3D, starts today at selected cinemas in Qld, September 29 in all other states.
Last school holidays the girls and I were invited to a preview of The Lion King in 3D. We had a terrible time with public transport getting there, but it was worth it. I'd never seen the movie before so was super keen to check it out and the kids were enthralled, though Goosey was a little scared at times. I think they're a little bit young for 3D and they wouldn't keep their glasses on, which I understand as I'm not a 3D fan either. It would be great for older kids though, especially as a school holiday treat. The music, the story and animation are all classic Disney, something that all ages will enjoy. It's only showing at the cinema for a limited time and will then be released on DVD in October 12. Don't miss it!


  1. Ok - you are now offically superwoman!
    Thanks for the tip about The Lion King 3D - you've confirmed my suspicions that Magoo would be a little young for it.
    Hope you are feeling good and getting some rest.

  2. I bow down to you! I can't believe you are a mom of three young children. Eespecially, just having one a few weeks ago and you are doing reviews.

    Thanks for the book review about Zoe. My granddaughter's name is Zoe. It made me smile. I will look for it to send to her.

    Rest as much as you can because that little boy is recharging and you will need it when he starts his antics! :)


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