Muppets Character Encyclopedia Review - The Great Gonzo

Muppets Character Encyclopedia Review

With Muppets Most Wanted arriving in theatres shortly, Dorling Kindersley’s Muppets Character Encyclopedia is a great way for you and your kids to get ready for the new movie. But what if your kids don’t share your love for Kermit and ...

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Disney Infinity: The Essential Guide Review

Disney Infinity is Disney’s smart answer to Activision’s Skylanders. Using a similar mix of great looking toy figures and video game, it’s been a big hit with almost limitless potential to continue growing. Dorling Kindersley have ...

1 month ago
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Pokemon Visual Companion

Pokemon Visual Companion Review

From the original Gameboy days until today, Pokémon games have provided much more than entertainment, especially for kids. With a heavy emphasis on strategy, and the need for strong literacy and math skills, Pokémon games should be at the top of ...

1 month ago
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Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide

Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide Review

Dorling Kindersley’s Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide is a who’s who and what’s what of the Halo 4 universe, covering everything from the characters to the hardware. Each one page profile looks at a specific aspect of Halo 4, ...

2 months ago
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Lego Star Wars Brickmaster Battle For The Stolen Crystals Review

Dorling Kindersley‘s Brickmaster books have always been a great idea, serving up LEGO with a side of literacy. That definitely remains the case with LEGO Star Wars Brickmaster Battle For The Stolen Crystals. Set during the Clone Wars, the ...

4 months ago
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Skylanders Swap Force Signature Series Guide Review

Given how immensely popular Skylanders are with kids, it’s somewhat surprising that with all the spin-off products in stores, there aren’t really that many books. That means that while the Skylanders Swap Force Signature Series Guide ...

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Star Wars The Clone Wars Episode Guide Review

The Clone Wars animated series is, for me, the best thing to happen to Star Wars since The Phantom Menace obliterated 15 years of expectations. Whereas the prequel trilogy was a stilted, lifeless mess, The Clone Wars was the exact opposite: well ...

7 months ago
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Marvel Year by Year – A Visual Chronicle Review

Over more than 70 years, the superheroes of Marvel comics have been fighting evil and saving America, Earth, and the universe in adventures too numerous to pack into one book. That hasn’t stopped Dorling Kindersley from trying, with the newly ...

8 months ago
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Star Wars Complete Vehicles Review

I love the idea that somewhere, at a drawing table, there’s an illustrator who sits down and thinks about where exactly to put the magnetic bottle regulators on Anakin Skywalker’s Airspeeder, and then perhaps wonders what exactly ...

8 months ago
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LEGO Star Wars The Yoda Chronicles Review

If there’s one universal truth about Star Wars, it’s that everybody loves Yoda. Young or old, original trilogy fan or newcomer, people love Yoda. With the small Jedi Master now starring in his own LEGO animated series, Dorling Kindersley ...

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Channing O’Banning and the Rainforest Rescue Review

Every child deals with their emotions in different ways. Channing O’Banning, star of a new series of chapter books aimed at 5-10 year olds, draws in her sketchbook. Whether she’s frustrated or happy, Channing puts her feelings on the ...

10 months ago
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Superman: The Ultimate Guide to the Man of Steel

Superman is arguably the most iconic character of the 20th century (I’d say it’s between Supes and Mickey Mouse), with a history that’s fairly well known: the last son of a dying planet, sent to Earth in a rocket ship where he ...

10 months ago
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A Big Guy Took My Ball Review

A Big Guy Took My Ball is the latest adventure of Mo Willems’ kid-friendly duo and best friends Elephant Gerald and Piggie. Piggie has found a new ball, and she was having a lot of fun with it. Unfortunately, a big guy (a blue whale as it ...

10 months ago
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LEGO Minifigures Character Encyclopedia Review

From Cheerleader to Mr. Gold, the LEGO Minifigures Character Encyclopedia details all 160 figures released to date as part of LEGO’s individually sold Minifigures. With ten waves already released, and certainly more on the way, this book ...

11 months ago
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LEGO Legends of Chima Brickmaster Review

I love LEGO, and I have since I was a kid, but my biggest criticism of LEGO today is that it is so focused on a set building one specific thing, that it seems to have moved away from what I remember best: building and rebuilding new creations out of ...

11 months ago
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Cozy Classics Review

How do you condense a pair of famous novels, each running over 1400 pages in modern paperbacks, into children’s books that attempt to tell the rich and complex stories using only 12 words? Or perhaps more to the point, how do you even come up ...

11 months ago
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Kobo Glo Review

When we started preparing the house for the arrival of baby number one, one of the things I said goodbye to was my book collection. Now, we’re not taking about anything of value, just dozens of hardcover and paperback books that I had read ...

12 months ago
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Star Trek: The Visual Dictionary Review

As I write this, it’s only a few short weeks until the hotly anticipated Star Trek: Into Darkness hits theatres, continuing the big-screen reboot of the Star Trek franchise. That also means it’s been quite a while since the old Star ...

1 year ago
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Angry Birds Star Wars Ultimate Sticker Collection Review

Angry Birds Star Wars is, was, and will always be an absolutely brilliant mashup, taking two things that really have no reason to be together and creating something fresh, new, and appealing for all ages. Turn those characters into stickers, and you ...

1 year ago
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Tomb Raider Signature Series Guide

Lara Croft has been rebooted and reinvigorated with the all new Tomb Raider, taking gaming’s most famous female adventurer back to her roots and exploring how she became an iconic character. But it’s not necessarily an easy game, and if ...

1 year ago
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