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KONG Stuff'N Easy Treat, 8-Ounce, Puppy
KONG Stuff'N Easy Treat, 8-Ounce, Puppy
Price: $8.09
36 used & new from $5.07

4.0 out of 5 stars Good puppy treat and lure, April 20, 2014
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Puppy loves it. Good for enticing him into his crate. Very sticky. Not very easy to get any leavings off the Kong


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Adorable, but may not be right for chewers, April 20, 2014
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Our puppy loves it, but it took only a couple of hours for him to unravel one of the legs. Because string can cause problems when eaten, he can only use it when closely supervised. Consider your dog before you buy this.


Catamount Glassware CG4526 Classic Design Microwave Corn Popper, 2.5-Quart, Red
Catamount Glassware CG4526 Classic Design Microwave Corn Popper, 2.5-Quart, Red
Offered by QCI DIRECT
Price: $21.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Finnicky not foolproof! Though ultimately tasty., March 30, 2013
My 8 year old daughter and i thought this would be fun, not to mention more Eco and tastier than those nasty pop up bowls wt microwave popcorn has become.

Our first attempt stank. We put 4 tbsp of popcorn in the beaker, butter in the lid, and gave it 3 minutes in the microwave. As the clock counted down it hadn't popped much, so we gave it another minute (and maybe another.) It still wasn't fully popped and it was burnt, too. Yuck.

So we did some experimenting. Our next attempt was to leave out the butter and use the popcorn setting. That worked much better. It wasn't a hassle to melt the butter separately.

So my advice is, if your popcorn isn't good, experiment!


Bodum Stainless Steel Vacuum Travel Press Coffee Maker with Silicone Grip
Bodum Stainless Steel Vacuum Travel Press Coffee Maker with Silicone Grip
Price: $52.79 - $100.30

24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good But Not Perfect, March 16, 2010
Overall, this is a pretty good but not great product. The strengths: it makes pretty good coffee; I haven't experienced the difference between this and a regular press that another reviewer mentions. It goes in the dishwasher, unlike many other mugs. Because it can make as well as carry your coffee, you can go out the door before your coffee is finished brewing. The weaknesses: I had the same difficulty with the strainer unscrewing from the shaft and getting stuck in the bottom of the mug. It's a pain to get it out. More seriously, if you fill it pretty full and seal it up, it leaks. So when your coffee is hot you have to carry it around with the sippy slightly open. Lastly, being stainless steel you can't put it in the microwave. So -- consider these carefully and make the choice that works for you.


The Groom to Have Been
The Groom to Have Been
by Saher Alam
Edition: Paperback
Price: $11.84
36 used & new from $0.01

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully Drawn Characters and Culture, August 31, 2008
This review is from: The Groom to Have Been (Paperback)
This book draws a rich picture of a 30-year old Indian man who goes back and forth between modern American life and his extended Indian family and culture. The main plot line is his choice to seek a wife through an arranged marriage, and the contrast between how he proceeds through that process and his tempestuous relationship with a female cousin/friend similar in age to him. The book raises questions about the various forms love takes and the implications. Can you grow to love your spouse in an arranged marriage? Is that process more effective in producing a "successful" union than a love match? What of the relationships of your childhood? Can you see them for what they are, and what they may become? Along the way, there are side excursions into the life of the Muslim community in America post-9/11 that are also very thought-provoking. All in all, I liked this book very much and recommend it highly.


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44 of 48 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Our Favorite Dish Brush, August 25, 2008
There are lots of fancy dish brushes on the market: brushes that squirt this and that, brushes with sponges, etc. We prefer this one and go out of our way to buy it whenever we can. It does a good-all around job on a wide range of things. This includes pots and pans, so long as food isn't burned or baked on. One of the things we like most is that it's just a plain brush. No sponge to get full of dirty, smelly bacteria. When it gets grubby, we just pop it in the dishwasher with everything else!


Vogue Knitting on the Go! Crocheted Hats
Vogue Knitting on the Go! Crocheted Hats
by Trisha Malcolm
Edition: Hardcover
36 used & new from $0.01

18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cute But Flawed... Not For a Novice, January 27, 2007
I have made three hats from this book and agree with the reviewers that the patterns are very cute but often wrong. If you buy this book, take the time to read through and maybe even chart the patterns before you get started.

One example: The Striped Helmet/Andean Treasure is way off, as noted by the other reviewer, but not that hard to adjust. Once you set the flaps, it'll be obvious the stitch counts front and back between the flaps are wrong and what you should do instead.

Another example: The mini ruffle pillbox, knitted out of cotton embroidery floss. This is a darling hat, since it calls for nearly 50 skeins of embroidery floss, all different colours, worked with two strands held together the whole time. It's not the nightmare of colour changing you would think; just crochet over the ends as you go. However, the gauge given is wrong, so you have extra work to do to figure out what the guage is and how to get the size you want. And, the colour specs are off. It's two strands held together yet the specs call for 49 skeins, which is wrong on the face of it -- what's with the extra? Worse yet, even though I bought and ordered the colours exactly, exactly as specified my hat ended up quite different from the picture. Cute, but different.

Bottom line: cute hats, but keep your wits about you. Not for the novice.


Ginger
Ginger
by Charlotte Voake
Edition: Board book
29 used & new from $0.01

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For The Child Who Loves Cats (Not Just About New Siblings), February 26, 2006
This review is from: Ginger (Board book)
This is a book about Ginger, a lovely orange tabby who belongs to a little girl who loves him. However, she rocks Ginger's world by bringing home a new kitten, who wants to play with Ginger, eat his food, sleep in his basket, etc. Ginger takes the slightly implausible way out of going and hiding in the garden in the rain (behind the refrigerator is more like it.) But all's well that end's well, with everyone friends.

This book is often pigeon-holed as the book for introducing toddlers to the idea of a baby brother or sister, but it also speaks to the cat lover in all of us. We have a cat and a 21-month old, and this book is right at the top of her list. The illustrative style is whimsical without being saccarine, and the kitten's penchant for muscling in on Ginger's food, bed, etc. is true to cats as well as babies everywhere. We both love this book, and look forward to its 101th reading. You will too.


Jamberry
Jamberry
by Bruce Degen
Edition: Board book
Price: $7.19
270 used & new from $0.01

10 of 22 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Kids Love It... Some Adults Find It Insipid, February 26, 2006
This review is from: Jamberry (Board book)
I have a slightly contrary view of this book to many other reviewers.

Let's start with the important part. My 21-month old daughter loves it. She loves the whimsical illustrations of the boy, bear, and other animals in various berry-ful settings. She loves the fanciful rhymes and alliteration. And she certainly loves berries!

But I confess that when she pulls this one out of the basket to read, my heart sinks just a bit. It's a bit too cute for me, with its "clickety clackety pick me a blackberry" style. So I read it... but I find myself wishing she had picked something a little less treacle-y.


Pat the Bunny (Touch and Feel Book)
Pat the Bunny (Touch and Feel Book)
by Dorothy Kunhardt
Edition: Plastic Comb
Price: $6.41
138 used & new from $0.01

9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Cute but too fragile for little hands, February 26, 2006
This is a really charming book. You can read the editorial reviews and other reader reviews for a plot precis. But, while the text is pitched at 18-24 months, and is full of much more interesting things to do than "lift the flap", the physical construction of the book is too fragile for little hands. So unless you have a very well-behaved, gentle little boo, this book will get torn to shreds in five minutes. I recommend more traditional, hardy, lift the flap books instead.


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