A story about four dust bunny pals named Ed, Ned, Ted and Bob. As the title implies, they like to say rhyming words, but Bob puts an end to the rhyming sequence when trying to call attention to the impending danger of a broom. In the end, they all wind up where dust bunnies should be, in theory -- the vacuum cleaner.
Alice Kingsleigh has nightmares. Or, as she puts it, she has “only one,” the same bad dream again and again: she’s falling down a dark hole, then landing hard in a woodsy place where she meets strange creatures -- a dodo bird, a smiling cat, and a rabbit in a waistcoat. When she’s just six (and played by Mairi Ella Challen), her father (Marton Csokas) comforts her, assuring her that even if she has lost her mind, “All the best people have.” Thirteen years later, Alice (now played by Mia Wasikowska) misses her father, recently deceased, and tries her best to please her mother…
We all have our excuses for not working out. They usually start off with, “I can’t work out because…” and they often end with, “I don’t have time”, “gym memberships are too expensive”, “my home is too small for workout equipment”, “I’m too busy reviewing video games to workout”. Unfortunately (for us excuse-makers), EA’s Active Personal Trainer answers everyone of those “I cant’s” with a yes-you-can attitude and your own, private personal trainer.
Helen Recorvits’ first illustrated children’s book about a young girl from Korea adapting to life in the U.S., has deservedly won numerous awards. Yoon, who does not speak English, starts school in the U.S. is understandably very resistant to her new surroundings. At first, she does not like her new school, but each day she gains a bit more confidence and begins to make friends, bond with her teacher and enjoy her new language.
Playing games are great for families, bringing them together with a shared experience that can make them closer. When there are different ages and genders of kids in a home, they often don’t watch the same TV programs, want to see different movies, and have different interests. Most games are gender neutral, can bring a family together in an activity that fosters communication and sharing. The more time the family spends together, usually the closer they will be.
Squeeballs Party is a wacked-out collection of mini-games in which cute, little, living toys called Squeeballs act as the gear in a variety of sports challenges. The challenges range from the everyday activities of bowling and racket sports, where the Squeeballs are bowling pins and balls (respectively) to the more bizarre Stampede Challenge in which the player has to launch bombs at approaching Squeeballs before they can “overwhelm you with their love” (for real).
A barnyard tale about “Pig” who wakes up to find that the wind has blown a “Princess” sash on top of her. So, she convinces herself, her animal friends and humans that she is indeed royalty. In the end, she realizes that she misses her friends and all the usual things she used to do as an ordinary pig, and rejoins her pals and their farm life.
As I’m writing this, we are just a few days away from the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver so I figured it would be the perfect time to review Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Winter Games for the Nintendo Wii and DS/DSi. This is the second Olympics game (Beijing’s Summer Games was the first) to take some of the most popular and loved characters from the worlds of Nintendo and Sega and pit them against one another in a quest for gold. Playing as one of 20 characters including Mario, Sonic, Luigi, Donkey Kong, Peach and Tails, gamers will compete in 27 Olympic events ranging from ice-hockey to figure…
The classic story about Mr. and Mrs. Mallard who search for the perfect place to raise their family of ducklings. After “scouting” many locations, they settle in Boston’s Public Garden. The Mallard family feels a bit like fish—or, ducks—out of water as they dodge speeding bikes and cars, and wonder why statues of swans won’t talk back to them.
Like many high school students, Percy (Logan Lerman) is restless. He feels distracted in class, especially because his dyslexia makes reading a chore, frustrated that his mother, Sally (Catherine Keener), endures verbal abuse by her husband, the ignominiously named Gabe Ugliano (Joe Pantoliano). He’s also tired of Sally telling him, “Some day it’ll all make sense.”