Toy/Book Reviews

This page is an archive of older reviews. Please use the 4-7+ and 7+ Toys, games and books pages to find more recent reviews. You can also use the SEARCH THIS BLOG box at the right hand sidebar of the page to find what you require. Toy reviews are grouped by age suitability 0-3, 3-5, 5-8, 8-12, teens - these labels can also be searched using the search box

Toys, Games and Playthings

Finn ~ the boy doll from Arklu (4+)
Green Toys ~ Submarine 6months+
Hexbug Nano Glow In The Dark
Articulate! (12+) and Articulate For Kids (6+)
TinyMe Wooden Name Block Puzzles (18months +)
Monster High Freaky Fusion Hybrid doll Avea Trotter (6+)
Magic Glow-in-the-dark Doodle Bear (3+)
Hexbug Zombie Aquabot (3+)
Drumond Park ~ LOGO Grab (8+)
Wickey Flip Sand Pit with lid and benches
Orchard Toys Can You Guess? Game(4+)
Zip Stix Stunt Pack (4+)
Green Toys ~ Cookware And Dining Set (2+)
Green Toys ~ Pizza Parlour (2+)
Drumond Park ~ Pumpaloons (4+)
Orchard Toys ~ Football Game (5+) 
Green Toys ~ Recycling Truck (1+)
Drumond Park ~ Don't Laugh! Electronic Board Game (8+)
Green Toys ~ Rocket (2+)
Haba ~ Lucky Sock Dip Game (4+)
Drumond Park ~ Catch Phrase (8+)
Green Toys ~ Dumper Truck (1+)
Drumond Park ~ LOGO What Am I? (8+)
Drumond Park ~ LOGO (12+)
Orchard Toys Pirate Race Game (3+)
Build-A-Bear Workshop
Drumond Park ~ Gross Magic (8+)
Drumond Park ~ Logo Best Of  TV And Movies (12+)
Orchard Toys ~ Pop To The Shops (5+)
Orchard Toys ~ Round And Round (3+)
Toys R Us Exclusive Despicable Me 2 Ultimate Minion Dave (4+)
Drumond Park ~ The Magic Tooth Fairy Game (5+)
Drumond Park ~ Logo Billionaire (8+)
BRIO ~ Clever Crane Wagon (3+)
BRIO ~ Remote Control Railway Set (3+)
Orchard Toys ~ Counting Caterpillars (3+)
Drumond Park ~Wordsearch Junior (4+)
Gigamic ~ Katamino Game (3-adult)
Orchard Toys ~ Christmas Surprises
Hobbycraft ~ Mister Maker Alien Puppet Show
LeapFrog ~ LeapReader
Wonderworld ~ Recycling Game
Orchard Toys ~ Pigs In Pants
Orchard Toys ~ Who's In Space Jigsaw Puzzle
What2Buy4Kids ~ Marbutopia
Haba - Tack Zap ~ On Duty
Little Pals - Children's Gardening Set
Orchard Toys - Rocket Game
Tablets costing less than £50
Orchard Toys - Baa Baa
Haba - Michael the Little Scamp Doll
Plus Plus ~ 2D and 3D Building Medium
Crazy Soap
Wonderworld DKL - Eco-House
Orchard Toys - Pirate Shapes
Orchard Toys - Giant Farm Jigsaw
Orchard Toys - Big Police Car Puzzle
Orchard Toys - Where's My Cupcake and What A Performance
Orchard Toys - Three Little Pigs and Old MacDonald Lotto
Character Options - Mike The Knight Glendragon Playset

Lego Related Posts Are Listed Separately - you can find them here

Films, DVD's and Computer Games and Apps.

Disney's Planes: Fire And Rescue 2 DVD
The Sims 4 Game ~ PC version
Rio 2 DVD (with free printables)
Club Penguin Game and Magazine
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Original Series Best Of DVD's
Dinosaur Roar! App
Alpha And Omega: The Great Wolf Games DVD
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutagen Mayhem DVD
LEGO Legends Of Chima: The Lion, The Crocodile And The Power Of Chi DVD
Reef 2: High Tide DVD
Heroes Of The City DVD and App.
Reading Eggs Online Learning
Lego Batman: The Movie - DC Superheroes Unite DVD
The Little Reindeer DVD
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2
Grizzly Tales For Gruesome Kids: Nuclear Wart DVD
Horrid Henry: Rocking The World DVD 
Alphablocks Letter Teams Volume 3 DVD
Mister Maker Watch & Make Volume 5 DVD
Bioshock Infinite on PS3
DragonBall Z Budokai HD Collection on PS3
Ben 10 Omniverse on PS3


Books and Publications


Children's Books

The Complete Collection of Mr Pattacake by Stephanie Baudet (Key Stage One 5-8)
Monstar Makes A Wish from Orion Books (Early Reader) 
Arvor's Schooldays by Jonathan Ferrier (Key Stage One 6-11)
Horrid Henry's Christmas Lunch (Early Reader)
The Boy Who Made Things Up from Orion Books (Early Reader)
LEGO Ninjago Graphic Novels from Titan Comics 
One Special Sleepover from Little Tiger Press 
One Special Christmas from Little Tiger Press
Dirty Bertie: Rats! from The Little Tiger Press  (Early Reader)
Poppy The Pirate Dog And The Treasure Keeper from Orion Books (Early Reader)
The Top 10 Of Everything by Paul Terry from Octopus Publishing
Algy's Amazing Adventures In Space from Orion Bookd (Early Reader)
The Wonderful World Of Simon Abbott ~ Pirates Ahoy! and The Land Of The Dinosaurs (Early Reader)
Let's Bake by Cathryn Dresser ~ Children's Recipe and Baking Book
Algy's Amazing Adventures At Sea from Orion Books (Early Reader)
Stew Magazine For Curious Kids (8-12)
Lottie And Dottie Sow Carrots from Orion Books (Early Reader)
Dinosaur Roar! by Paul Stickland
Monstar Finds A Home from Orion Books (Early Reader)
The Little Boy Who Lost His Name/The Little Girl Who Lost Her Name fully personalised story books (2+)
DC Super Friends Books including Early Readers andActivity Books (5-7)
How To Catch A Star by Oliver Jeffers (2+)
The TinyMe Amazingly Awesome Activity Book
Chocolate Porridge from Orion Books (Early Reader)
The Dragon's Dentist from Orion Books (Early Reader)
Hero by Sarah McLean (8+)
The Little Nut Tree from Orion Books (Early Reader)
Robotslayer Children's Graphic Novel (4+)
Do You Speak English, Moon? (3+)
Horrid Henry's Christmas Play/Horrid Henry's Royal Riot (Early Readers)
A Monster Ate My Mum
Angry Birds Ca-Cool Masks
The Two Stubborn Pirates
DC Super Friends Magazine
Anagranimals And The Wishing Tree
Mondays At Monster School from Orion Books (Early Reader)
Nanny Fox from Orion Books
Sunshine And Snowballs from Parragon Books
'It's Your Story' Personalised Books
Cheeky Harry Loves....
Dr Duck and Mouse And The Moon from Little Tiger Press
My First Touch and Trace: First ABC and Look Out Ladybird from Little Tiger Press

Books for teens/grown ups

On The Table In 30 (recipes)
The Camping Cookbook from Parragon Books (recipes)
Man-Up Your Meals from Parragon Books (recipes)
Geek Girl 3, Picture Perfect by Holly Smale (11+)
Make, Bake, Cookies From Parragon Books (recipes)
Cupcakes And Cocktails from Parragon Books (recipes)
Back To Your Roots from Parragon Books (recipes)
The Lego Collectors Guide 1971
Recipes From An Indian Kitchen (recipes)
The Juice Bar from Parragon Books (recipes)
The Taming Of The Tights by Louise Rennison(11+)
Personalised Planner/Diary
Classic Baking from Parragon Books (recipes)
Skulduggery Pleasant: Last Stand Of Dead Men (11+)
Mama's Family Cookbook from Parragon Books (recipes)
Bury Family Life Magazine


  1. Googly Eyes the girls love this - if the rest of the family let them have a go

    1. Hahaha it is a bit of a scramble sometimes here! Everyone wants to wear those glasses for some reason :)


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