• Fred: The Movie – review

    Fred: The Movie may sound like a cheesy Mr. Bean wannabe movie, but in the end turned out to be unique and highly contagious in laughter. The movie follows the main character, named Fred, and his daily adventures, which are shocking in a good way.  It starred Nick star Jennette McCurdy. This movie...

  • Yakima – Skybox 16 in action – review

    If you remember from our first look at the Yakima Skybox 16, we were going to be road testing this product.  Not just a one and done review, but actually seeing how it holds up during use.  Well, I am happy to say that in the real world this product still gets...

  • Book Girl and the Suicidal Mime (Vol. 1) by Mizuki Nomura

    Do you ever get into reading a book so much that you practically want to devour it? How about this question: Does looking at some books fill you with a perverse hunger for their authors’ delicious figures of speech, ironic sense of humor, edge-of-your-seat suspense, heart-rending romance, or delectable mystery so much...

  • Loopz by Mattel – Review

    I originally saw this game at the 2010 Toy Fair, and it was interesting to me then.  Now that I actually have it in my possession, I can tell you it is pretty awesome!  It does a lot more than I had originally thought, and my 6-year-old, given the choice, would rather...

  • First Toddle – Review

    I owe First Toddle an apology, as I received this as a product to review eons ago.  My wife wrote about it after Toy Fair after seeing it at the show.  I think I personally forgot how long it was going to take my baby to get to 3 months old, as silly...

  • Yakima – Skybox 16 Review – Because my Mazda CX-9 was too small

    I made a bit of a mistake.  When looking for a car after having our third child, I thought that we would be able to pack all the kids up and store all of our gear for the vacation in our new 2010 Mazda CX-9.  How wrong I was.  After a few...

  • Wizards At War by Diane Duane – Review

    What happens when wizardry stops working? Can the end of the world as we know it be far behind? The young teen wizards Nita and her younger sister, Dairine, fellow wizard Christopher (Kit) Rodriguez, and his dog, Ponch find out in the eighth novel in Diane Duane’s “Young Wizards” series, Wizards At War....

  • Emily Windsnap and the Siren’s Secret by Liz Kessler – Review

    Emily Windsnap is no ordinary girl.  Sure, she has problems with her parents and often has to deal with a mean girl at school, but neither of those troubles makes her any different from other girls.  What makes Emily’s adventures exciting to follow is her ability to change into a mermaid when...

  • ModNation Racers for PS3 – Kids’ Perspective

    Since I have already covered the PSP version over at our sister site, I wanted to approach this review from a kids’ angle, as this is a kids’ site.  Using my two boys as test subjects, I bring you ModNation Racers for PS3, the kids’ angle.  We will hear from them directly...

  • Clever Castle by Thinkfun – Review

    The first thing you do before reading this review is to go check out my review of Chocolate Fix as this is the same type of game just for the younger crowd.  As you know from our Chocolate Fix review, it was a big hit in our household, the only problem?  My four...

  • Rush Hour for the iPhone – iTouch – iPad – Review

    I was just introduced to the fact that Thinkfun has a Rush Hour app for the iPhone/Touch/Pad family.  Now as you know we love Thinkfun games, well because they are fun and make you think, big surprise that a company name actually makes perfect marketing sense.  Well before I went to the...

  • A Wizard Alone by Diane Duane – Review

    Eleven-year-old Darryl is many things for being one so young.  He is a wizard undergoing an interminable Ordeal against the Satanic Lone One.  He is an abdal or Pillar, from whom power flows for all the other wizards of Earth, like from out of a reservoir or a well.  He is a...

  • Instructions by Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess – Review

    Neil Gaiman writes books for everyone; even his children’s books are appealing to adults.  This is one of them.  He walks us through a fairy tale adventure that is short but important because it teaches how to get along in the world by treating others like we would want to be treated...

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