Abibliophobia

~ Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 7:41 AM ~

Oh wow! I learned something new the other day!

I realised I might have this phobia! I've always been the type of person who needs to read something. Anything. I cannot sit still and just stare at something dreamily and waste time. I need to read something, some text as long as there's text and words and letters.. I'm fine. So yeah, good to know there is a term for this weird habit of mine! Tongue out

Book Review - Beautiful LEGO

~ Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 8:30 AM ~

Our 4.5 years old boy is a big fan of Lego stuff, so I just can't say no when I see this book available for review!

Title: Beautiful LEGO
Author: Mike Doyle

Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN-13/-10:  978-1-59327-508-2 / 1-59327-508-0
Paperback:  280 pages

Description from the product page:
"Mix hundreds of thousands of LEGO bricks with dozens of artists, and what do you get? Beautiful LEGO, a compendium of LEGO artwork that showcases a stunning array of pieces ranging from incredibly lifelike replicas of everyday objects and famous monuments to imaginative renderings of spaceships, mansions, and mythical creatures. You'll also meet the minds behind the art. Interviews with the artists take you inside the creative process that turns simple, plastic bricks into remarkable LEGO masterpieces."

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'Fun, fun, fun!' is all I can think of as I flipped through this book! I got our 4.5 years old to sit with me as we flipped through each pages in the book, and oh wow... I'm so thrilled to see our boy getting more and more excited and anxious to see what's coming up in the next pages and boy oh boy, the pictures of the Lego creations included in this book are just gorgeous and droolworthy! 

Some of the Lego creations are totally awesome and got our boy so inspired and amazed! Pictures below are some of the Lego creations that got our boy's attention:

Lego Ironman! Our boy is a big fan of Ironman and to see it made with Lego, oh wow... our boy was totally blown away!

The castle from Alice in Wonderland story. Our boy has only watched Alice in Wonderland movie once so he does not really relate the castle to the story. He sees it as a castle and just wanted to build a castle!

I also used the opportunity to educate our boy when we come across some of the Lego creations showcasing the olden days gadget like telephone, game console player and etc. Really nice to see all this in Lego creations!

In summary, it  is so much fun to just flip through this amazing book and just be amazed (and drooled over them) on what other people have managed to achieved with tons of LEGO bricks! I hope this book is able to inspire our kiddos in creating more awesome designs using Lego bricks. Just in case you want to have a look at some of the creations by our 4.5 years old boy, feel free to hop over and check them out in my FB album.

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You can get this book here.

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with a PDF 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"

iPad App Review - Little Critter At Scout Camp

~ Posted on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 8:13 AM ~

We had just recently reviewed "Just Me and My Cousin" and now, we have the privilege to add this story app to our collection!

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* Title: Little Critter At Scout Camp
* Price: $0.99
* Category: Books
* Released: Sept 04, 2013
* Current Version: 2.3
* Size: 36 MB
* Language: English
* Seller: Oceanhouse Media, Inc.
* Rated: 4+
* Requirements: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Description from the product page:

"Little Critter's eager nature and inquisitive mind help him explore the great outdoors at Scout Camp. He and the other critters race canoes down the river, learn about different types of plants and trees, and make gifts for family members. Scout Camp is running smoothly until Little Critter explores a little too far and gets more nature than he bargained for! "

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* It is engaging and interactive and I love that we can also touch the objects in each page on the screen and the words pop out to tell you what it is!

* I took this opportunity in this story app to teach my boy what normally goes on in a scout camp. 

* I took the opportunity in the page above to show my boy that we can learn a lot of things in a scout camp apart from making new friends

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You can purchase the "Little Critter At Scout Camp " app from the iTunes App Store.

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the promo code by the sponsor to redeem the application for free from iTunes Store 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 iPad Apps reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My iPad App Reviews"