Jungle In My Pocket Playset and Blind Bag Review

Following on from Puppy in my Pocket, we were sent some Jungle in my Pocket toys to review. We were looking forward to receiving this as we have reviewed quite a few from the Puppy in my Pocket range.

We were sent this cool Jungle in my Pocket Tree House Playset which included two exclusive jungle pets. There’s a cool waterfull and a swing for the monkeys.

 

A fruit launcher is perfect for when the monkeys decide to launch bananas. A teeter-totter is best for playtime at the Tree House. There isn’t a single animal that doesn’t like to hang out at the tree house.

A canopy and lookout nest make the playset even more fun.

Remember you can collect other animals to add to the tree house playset. These can be blind bags or 15 piece sets or carrier sets.

Series 1 of Jungle in my Pocket includes 25 animals with 4 rare and 1 ultra rare animals to collect.

I was also sent two blind bags which the children loved opening. It’s the unknown that makes them so interesting.

We received a crocodile and the anteater in the blind bag.

The Jungle playset is priced at £24.99 and the bling bags are priced at £2.49

The toys are of a great quality and will ensure hours of playing fun. It is especially great to be able to add to the range.

Visit www.flairplc.co.uk to find out more.

We were sent the above product to review. All ideas and opinions are my own. 

Disney’s Cars 3 Review

Disney’s Cars has always been a huge hit in our home. Ethan has always been a Lightning McQueen fan and had the famed car in all possible sizes and even had a Lightning McQueen birthday cake. We were looking forward to seeing the newest Disney sensation – Cars 3.

Not surprisingly, when these were delivered, he was thrilled.

We headed off on Sunday to attend the Gala screening and it was everything we thought it would be…and more.

The story –

It’s all about the old making way for the new. Lightning still has the speed but apparently isn’t fast enough to win against the rookies especially Jackson Storm – the new kid on the block. Jackson, in keeping with today’s age, is faster because he is digital and trains on a simulator.

Lightning realises that in order to win the Piston Cup, he has to make changes and is raring to train on a state of the art simulator but still doesn’t achieve speeds that Jackson does. Working with Cruz Ramirez, a trainer, who would love to be a racer herself, he finds that the old methods work best for him. But, does he have what it takes to win?

I can’t tell you the entire story as it would spoil it for you but do go and see it. You’ll enjoy it whether you’re a Cars fan or not.

We loved seeing the familiar faces of Mater and Sally and the others and Jadyn (ever the feminist) loved the idea of a female being a racing car. I think it’s a nice tough too. Girl Power!

The animation is amazing – it is Pixar, of course!

Cars3 brought back memories and made a whole lot of new ones too. We  definitely expect Cars4 now and will be keeping our eyes peeled for announcements.

It’s a great film for all the family to enjoy. Perfect summer viewing.

Here’s the official trailer –

 

Stargazer Lottie Doll Review and Giveaway

We were thrilled to be asked to be Lottie Ambassadors. For one, we love dolls. And secondly, we love the image that the brand projects.

Lottie dolls are age appropriate dolls that do not don makeup and high heels. We love the down to earth images of the dolls that are inspired by real girls.

Each doll comes dressed in outfits matching the profession she represents.

We were sent the Stargazer Lottie doll and she is well-clad for the night. She wears dungarees, tights, a blue jacket and has a hat and a scarf too. Included in the box is a telescope as well as some collector cards and information on notable women in astronomy.

The doll is 7.5 inches in height and is perfect for taking around on day trips.

We also had an outfit to review and Aeryn chose this adorable blue velvet dress with a silver jacket and sparkly shoes.

It is the perfect opposite to Lottie’s day clothes and yet complements her role as a stargazer so well.

What we loved about the doll is that you it is so well made. Aeryn loves that you can change the clothes and mix and match different sets. Even being not very large, Lottie can stand on her own – another huge plus point as Aeryn likes dolls that can stand on their own.

Lottie has lovely long red hair and Aeryn has been enjoying playing with her.

This is a Special Edition Gold Collection doll in collaboration with the European Space Agency. You can check out  ESA Space for Kids: A kid-friendly website from the European Space Agency offering space-related information, games, quizzes and photos. www.esa.int/kids

Stargazer Lottie Doll

Book Review – AniMalcolm by David Baddiel

We love reading books and have been fortunate to review many of the latest books by well-known authors.

This time round we were sent AniMalcolm – the latest book by David Baddiel.

The blurb –

Malcolm doesn’t like animals.

Which is a problem because his family love them. Their house is full of pets. What the house is NOT full of is stuff Malcolm likes. Such as the laptop he wanted for his birthday.

The only bright spot on the horizon is the Year Six school trip, which Malcolm never thought his parents would pay for. And yet there he is, on the bus, heading to… oh no. A farm.

Over the next days, Malcolm changes. He learns a lot about animals. More, in many ways, than he would like. He learns what it’s really like to be an animal. A whole series of animals, in fact…

It does make him think differently. And speak differently. And eat differently. And, um, smell differently. But will he end up the same as before?

Because sometimes the hardest thing to become is… yourself.

 

Our review –

The children loved the book. Ethan read it on his own and then we started reading it together as a bedtime book.

They found it really fun that Malcolm could change into different animals.

The book is hilarious and the author has woven in the animal changes very well.

The book is aimed at children aged 8 – 11 years and I would say this is a good fit. Good readers at age 6 and 7 may also be able to read this book. The illustrations also make it appealing to young readers.

We would definitely recommend this to fans of David Baddiel and for those who like funny stories.

The book is priced at £6.99 and is available at all major bookstores.

Here is a trailer of the book –