Book Review - Kid Normal series

~ Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 11:28 AM ~

As a busy mum with 5 kiddos between 6 months old to 10-years old, I have started cutting down on doing product reviews to focus on my childcare and family life, home cooking, education, helping with hubby's administration site of the business and sharing informational articles on my FB fan page so I am only accepting and prioritizing products that can fit into our family dynamics (especially books on parenting or educational stuff, family products, something along those genre)! Reading is my passion and coupled with books that are of parenting, children, family or religion or educational genre, all the more I gotta say yes!

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Kid Normal

Book 1: Kid Normal
ISBN: 9781408884539
Pages: 400

Description from the product page for book 1:

"Murph Cooper has a problem. His new school is top secret, and super weird. His classmates can all fly or control the weather or conjure tiny horses from thin air. And what's Murph's extraordinary skill? Um, oh yeah - he hasn't got one. Just as well there are no revolting supervillains lurking nearby, their minds abuzz with evil plans. There are!? Right. Ok, then... It's time for Kid Normal to become a hero!" 

 

Book 2: Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes
ISBN: 978-1408884553
Pages: 416

Description from the product page for book 2:

"The second, epically funny adventure starring Murph Cooper and the Super Zeroes from Greg James and Chris Smith. Not all heroes have superpowers. Don't believe us? Well Murph Cooper is living proof. Since becoming Kid Normal, he and the Super Zeroes have been catching baddies all over the place. But being a hero is about to get a whole lot harder ... Far away in a top-secret prison, the world's most feared supervillain has broken a thirty year silence. His first words? 'Bring Kid Normal to me!'"

 

Book 3: Kid Normal and the Shadow Machine
ISBN: 978-1408898901
Pages: 400

Description from the product page for book 3:

"YOU DON'T NEED SUPERPOWERS TO BE A HERO ... Or do you? Despite having no powers, Murph Cooper is part of the best team in the Heroes' Alliance. So when supervillain Magpie declares all-out war, Kid Normal and the Super Zeroes lead the charge. But Magpie believes that a powerless hero is no hero at all. And he's building a dastardly device to prove it. When Kid Normal enters the Shadow Machine, THE WORLD WILL NEVER BE THE SAME ...'"

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We received the "Kid Normal" books which I had intended for our 10-year-old boy to read as he is into books like this nowadays. I could see the similarity of the theme in the "Kid Normal" books with the Wimpy Kid series and Big Nate series in the sense that the fonts are easy on the eyes with the occasional contrasting font types when there is excitement, surprises and shocking sentences by the characters or in the storyline and the wacky illustrations all over the books which caught my boy's attention.

I like the unique storyline that a normal child could also be special. That it doesn't take any superpower abilities to stand out or to save the day. That as common as we feel we are, we do contribute and could help out no matter how big or small our contributions it seems.

Kid Normal

Overall, a fun book series to own especially if your child likes to read and/or they are venturing into chapter books!

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The book is available at all major bookstores in Malaysia. Btw, do note that if you purchase any Kid Normal book(s) at the participating bookstores exclusive to Malaysia and Singapore, you will receive an A4 character folder (*while stock lasts of course).

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with a copy of the book in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine. And if you'd like to read my previous book reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My Book Reviews"

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Angpow Story - Tetris Game

~ Posted on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 12:26 AM ~

I have been sharing some of my favorite angpow pieces on an angpow collectors group in Facebook and some members have been telling me to continue sharing my memorable stories and so I thought, why not write it down, that way, our kiddos can read about it when they grow up next time, eh?

For those of you who are not familiar or never heard of the words 'Angpow' (also known as 'ang pau', 'ang pao', 'angpau'), here is a quick definition:

Angpow = Red Packet (filled with cash inside) given during festivals

So for today's angpow story, it comes from this piece of lovely angpow:

Angpow

Today's story is about this KitKat angpow which has the Tetris design look.

I remembered when I was in my early teens (mid 90s), my late dad bought a video game console and it came with hundreds of games. One of my favourite games to play is of course the Tetris game. I would sit and try to crack the game, trying to score higher and higher and break each record every time.

What's more memorable was the option for dual player mode and I remembered playing this game with my late mum as well. I remembered watching my late mum sitting engrossed with the game, trying to BREAK my high score lol. So so memorable sight to cherish forever.

Looking at this angpow reminded me of these childhood times...

 

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Magic Water Drawing Colouring Book

~ Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 2:00 AM ~

I've been so so so busy with my family, so very sorry for my regular fans who have not been reading much updates on my blog here. Do check out my FB fan page as I'm still very much active on Facebook (easier to just share interesting articles on FB)

Anyway, yeah, yours truly have given birth to her 5th kiddo (recently turned 3 months old!) and I'm now slowly getting back into the swing of my old self. I just want to do a quick post to share on this awesome product which was introduced by my sister in law during our recent family gathering. She bought these similar books for her 5-year-old daughter to doodle and 'paint on to keep her busy and I saw my 2 girls (age 7 and 5) were also intrigued with the books as well.

Magic Water Drawing Colouring Book

Now, what is the intriguing part you wonder? This magic water colouring book will shows off its colour (drawing) when the pages touches water. The book comes with a 'pen' where you can just twist it open to fill it up with water and then you screw it back on and start 'painting'.

Magic Water Drawing Colouring Book

So first thing when I have a couple of free minutes, I checked out Lazada and ordered 2 of these books (cheapest one I could find hahaha). The books arrived few days later and my kiddos were so excited that they were getting their own books to doodle and 'paint' on.

Magic Water Drawing Colouring Book

No leakage (unless you don't screw the pen back properly), no mess (since you are wetting the page on the book) and it's very easy to use. What is also important other than the oodles of fun while 'painting' the page is your child gets to improve their motor skills. Fingers grasping onto the pen and focusing on the page areas to 'paint' on. There will be a page telling you to find some hidden objects as well. And yeah, the magic part of this book is when the water dries up, the page will revert back to its original 'unpaint' version and you can reuse it over and over again. Just wet it to 'paint' again! Easy peasy!

I am pretty happy with my purchases as it gives me some 'me' time, uninterrupted as my kiddos got engrossed with their 'painting' haha..

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I am merely sharing my personal feedback. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine.

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