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HomeFlav Adorables Kitchen Timer Tomato
HomeFlav Adorables Kitchen Timer Tomato
Offered by HomeFlav
Price: $8.99

3.0 out of 5 stars It's Cute, But..., April 14, 2014
Length:: 0:45 Mins

The HOMEFLAV ADORABLE KITCHEN TIMER TOMATO is a kitchen timer in the shape of a small tomato. It's really cute. It has a fairly normal timer ringer. However, if you need to set it for 15 minutes or less you have to twist it all away around to the 60 minute mark and then twist it back to the time you need it set for. Also, despite the cuteness factor, the HOMEFLAV ADORABLES KITCHEN TIMER TOMATO appears to be rather cheaply made. Personally, I wouldn't recommend using the timer as a kitchen timer, but would use it to use for games. I was sent an tomato timer from the manufacturer for examination and possible review.


The 300 Pound Cat
The 300 Pound Cat
by Rosamond Dauer
Edition: Paperback
31 used & new from $0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars One Fat Cat, April 14, 2014
This review is from: The 300 Pound Cat (Paperback)
The title character of THE 300 POUND CAT is a young male cat named William. William is one hungry cat with an iron stomach. First he starts eating turnips and looks like a turnip. Then he starts eating typewriters and begins to look like a typewriter and then he begins eating boots and starts to look like a boot. His parents and his doctor are worried, but other than weighing 300 pounds, William’s completely healthy. How can his parents and his doctor get him to cut down on his eating? THE 300 POUND CAT was a book that I owned when I was in 2nd grade and it was one of my favorite go-to books and I still get a joy out of re-reading it time to time. It’s a book kids will love and one that adults probably won’t grow tired of reading, either.


Profoot Pedi-Rock Flexible Callus Foot File
Profoot Pedi-Rock Flexible Callus Foot File
Offered by OTCRX4U
Price: $6.35
4 used & new from $5.84

4.0 out of 5 stars Works Well, April 14, 2014
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
I get calluses on my feet quite easily. I’ve used a variety of items to smooth out and remove those calluses. I really liked using the PROFOOT PEDI-ROCK FLEXIBLE CALLUS FOOT FILE. I found it easier to use than a metal file or a pumice stone. I found it to work slightly better than either of those items. The only drawback is that little black specks from the foot file come off when using it. Overall, the PROFOOT PEDI-ROCK FLEXIBLE CALLUS FOOT FILE is an easy-to-use tool to gently remove calluses.


Andre the Giant: Life and Legend
Andre the Giant: Life and Legend
by Box Brown
Edition: Paperback
Price: $11.37

4.0 out of 5 stars Fitting a Giant Into a Box, April 13, 2014
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
I haven't watched professional wrestling for years. However, as a young boy I did and I remember watching when Andre the Giant became a bad guy and ended up fighting Hulk Hogan for the championship in Wrestlemania III. Besides, Hogan, Andre had always been a favorite and I couldn't believe he "flipped" over. Later, he came back around and ended his career as one of the good guys. Although there are a few kids book and WWE sponsored books about Andre the Giant, there really has never been a decent biography about Andre's life (Andre the Giant: A Legendary Life (WWE) was published several years ago, but is a terrible biography). Box Brown has attempted to fill that deficit with ANDRE THE GIANT: LIFE AND LEGEND.

ANDRE THE GIANT: LIFE AND LEGEND is a biography of Andre the Giant told in graphic novel format. Although graphic novels are still viewed as being "kid's books", ANDRE THE GIANT: LIFE AND LEGEND is not a children's book. It respects the man, but doesn't shy away from some of the less savory aspects of his life: drinking, swearing, sexual exploits, etc.

The book does an excellent job at illustrating Andre's life-long struggle with acromegaly. In a regular novel form, this struggle would be difficult to convey. However, a graphic novelization is a great format to convey and illustrate this struggle.

Some of the events the book touches upon will be familiar with diehard wrestling fans (e.g. Dick Murdock's birthday party). However, there are other events that aren't as well known. There's also the occasional interesting tidbit, for instance, the time Andre got a ride to school from Samuel Beckett.

It's difficult to compact the life of a man as big as Andre into a book, but ANDRE THE GIANT: LIFE AND LEGEND does a great job. It's an interesting graphical biography that both fans and non-fans of wrestling will enjoy.


LifeCHARGE Approved 2000mAh Rechargeable Extended Battery Case for Apple iPhone 4/4S - Retail Packaging - Black
LifeCHARGE Approved 2000mAh Rechargeable Extended Battery Case for Apple iPhone 4/4S - Retail Packaging - Black
Price: $40.36
3 used & new from $25.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Powerful Battery Recharge, April 13, 2014
There are some who, for various reasons, keep their phones on consecutively for 24hrs/7days a week which tends to drain the life of one's battery. I have some friends who have had an iPhone since they first came out, yet they never charge their phone overnight. If you are in either one of these camps, you might want to investigate looking a LIFECHARGE RECHARGEABLE EXTENDED BATTERY CASE. The case is quite simple to slip over one's iPhone 4/4S and comes equipped fully charged. THE LIFECHARGE RECHARGEABLE EXTENDED BATTERY CASE comes fully charge. When the case is on the lights on the back will let you know when it needs to be fully recharged.

The case is a little heavier than a typical slip-around iPhone case and it does provide some protection. However, there is no screen protection whatsoever so if you plan on using this as your regular iPhone case, you should look into getting some sort of screen protection, such as the OtterBox Defender Series Case and Holster for iPhone 4/4S - Frustration-Free Packaging - Black.

Overall, the LIFECHARGE RECHAREABLE EXTENDED BATTERY CASE FOR IPHONE 4/4S is a great way to charge your iPhone without having to plug it into your wall. It also provides some protection for your phone (though not the screen). Although I won't use this case on a regular basis, I will use it again and have suggested it to a couple friends of mine. I was provided a sample of this product from the manufacturer for examination and possible review.


Cool Templar Knights And Crusaders - HD Computer Gaming MousePad - Custom & Personalized Mouse Pads / Mats
Cool Templar Knights And Crusaders - HD Computer Gaming MousePad - Custom & Personalized Mouse Pads / Mats
Offered by Lovedonna - Made in and Shipped from the USA
Price: $15.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Impressive Visual, April 13, 2014
The COOL TEMPLAR KNIGHTS AND CRUSADERS MOUSEPAD features a picture of a Knight Templar with two swords drawn standing center and in the foreground of a battlefield surrounded by the shadowy-golden images of weapons, crosses, banners, flags, and tattered. The picture is the coolest thing about this mouse pad.

In terms of performance and function, this mouse pad feels slightly smoother than mouse pads I have used in the past. It's also about 1-1 ˝ inches longer than other mouse pads I have owned and used. Although I don't have an issue with it, my desk is small and the mouse pad is long enough that the left side of my keyboard has to sit on it. The pad is about 1/8th inch thick whereas the other mouse pads I usually use are about 1/4th inch thick. Also, this mouse pad is made in the USA.

Overall, the COOL TEMPLAR KNIGHTS AND CRUSADERS MOUSEPAD functions well as a mouse pad. It's slightly longer than traditional mouse pads and is about half the size in thickness. With a fierce some visual of a Templar Knight and being made in the U.S.A., the COOL TEMPLAR KNIGHTS AND CRUSADERS MOUSEPAD is a mouse pad to be respected.

I was provided an item to examine and review from the manufacturer.


[ THE MUPPETS: I AM KERMIT THE FROG (PASSPORT TO READING MEDIA TIE-INS - LEVEL 3) ] By Santos, Ray ( Author) 2011 [ Paperback ]
[ THE MUPPETS: I AM KERMIT THE FROG (PASSPORT TO READING MEDIA TIE-INS - LEVEL 3) ] By Santos, Ray ( Author) 2011 [ Paperback ]
by Ray Santos
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars It's Kermit!, April 10, 2014
I AM KERMIT THE FROG is a children's book that loosely follows the plots of both THE MUPPET MOVIE and THE MUPPETS. The story begins with Kermit the Frog sitting on a log playing his banjo. He decides to go to Hollywood and along the way is joined by all kinds of characters, including Fozzie the Bear and Miss Piggy. They get to Hollywood and become famous and Kermit leads them in movies, tv, and even a Broadway show. But then Kermit and Piggy get in a fight and the gang breaks up and goes their separate ways. Years later a Muppet named Walter and his brother Gary discover that the Muppet Theatre is going to be torn down. They visit Kermit and tell him what's going to happen and Kermit agrees to try to get the gang together again to save the theatre.

Even though, I AM KERMIT THE FROG is loosely based upon THE MUPPET MOVIE and THE MUPPETS, it differs in several places. For instance, Kermit's mansion doesn't look at all decrepit in this book. The ending is also different and the character of Mary from THE MUPPETS has completely been eliminated.

I don't know anything about Passport to Reading levels, but this is a Level 3 Passport to Reading book. There are 1034 words in the books, it is a K level on the guided reading level scale, and there are 116 dolch sight words. Basically, it's a book aimed at students between 1st-3rd grade. It's a nice little book and makes a good gift for a young Muppet fan or as a way to introduce a young child to the Muppets.


Milk Chocolate-Willy Wonka Scrumdidilyumptious Chocolate Bar-1.65 oz
Milk Chocolate-Willy Wonka Scrumdidilyumptious Chocolate Bar-1.65 oz

5.0 out of 5 stars Yum, April 10, 2014
This tasty candy milk chocolate bar from Wonka contains a tasty mixture of toffee, cookies, and peanuts. The ingredients are natural. This is my favorite Wonka candy bar. These are a bit more expensive than candy bars that are somewhat similar, but the taste is worth the price of the treat. There are other candy bars that have a somewhat similar taste or share some of the same ingredients, but the WONKA SCRUMDIDDLYUMPTIOUS BAR is the only one that is truly scrumdiddlyumptious.


Shakespeare in American Communities: Why Shakespeare? (Interactive DVD: A Documentary by Lawrence Bridges; 1 Video Tape; Booklets & Guides)
Shakespeare in American Communities: Why Shakespeare? (Interactive DVD: A Documentary by Lawrence Bridges; 1 Video Tape; Booklets & Guides)
by National Endowment for the Arts
Edition: CD-ROM
14 used & new from $3.13

3.0 out of 5 stars Well Intended, But Poor Execution, April 9, 2014
WHY SHAKESPEARE? is a short documentary presented by the National Endowment for the Arts. The purpose of the DVD is to illustrate the importance of reading, studying, and performing Shakespeare's works. There are a few short clips with famous actors, lesser known directors, younger people who have started their own theatre groups, and a few students. Each gives a short snippet about how the works of Shakespeare have affected their lives. There are also several segments where one of the interviewees recites a passage from Shakespeare.

There are some that are mistaken and seem to believe this documentary is supposed to be a basic look at Shakespeare or his works. That is not what this DVD is. It is intended to be a tool to illustrate why people (particularly students) should read, study, and perform Shakespeare and in that intention it fails miserably.

Originally sent out to schools and educators free as part of the Shakespeare in American Communities program. I was under the impression that the DVD should be used to show to students as a tool in illustrating the importance of Shakespeare. However, it's also been suggested that the DVD be shown to school officials and administrators to illustrate why they should develop or continue to support theatre education, particularly Shakespeare. Whatever the case, the DVD is incredibly boring. I work with middle school and high school students and most would be bored as a lazy crocodile within three minutes. The most interesting part about the DVD, and really the only one that most students might get a basic understanding of why Shakespeare is important is the 30 second segment that displays all the various names and places that have been taken from Shakespeare; from street signs to restaurants, to storefronts. As for school officials and administrators, there is very little in here that would sway an official one way or the other. The most interesting part of the whole DVD are the extra interviews in the special features, but most officials (and other people) don't have time to sit through a bunch of interviews which is sad because some of these interviews are very insightful and at times extremely engaging and a few even moving.

WHY SHAKESPEARE? is a DVD that school libraries should probably have on hand and English teachers might want to watch it (particularly the longer interviews) to perhaps use as a segment in class. Other than that, you'll have to answer the question yourself.


10 Busy Brownies
10 Busy Brownies
Price: $4.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brownies at Play and Work, April 9, 2014
This review is from: 10 Busy Brownies (Kindle Edition)
10 BUSY BROWNIES is a richly illustrated children’s counting story. The only other time I had ever heard of brownies before was in the movie WILLOW. For those who are unaware like I was, brownies are small creatures that look somewhat like a small elf crossed with a hobgoblin. In 10 BUSY BROWNIES, one brownie watches over a child while they sleep, two brownies pick up children’s toys, etc. Very young children might find the appearance of the brownies a little frightening. Overall, 10 BUSY BROWNIES is a simple counting book about brownies that is richly illustrated.


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