Walter the Baker (World of Eric Carle) - Eric Carle
Pretzels give pastries some competition in this delicious board book edition of a classic favorite from the author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar." Walter the...... more
Pretzels give pastries some competition in this delicious board book edition of a classic favorite from the author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar." Walter the Baker is famous for his breads, cookies, tarts, and pies. The Duke and Duchess especially love his warm sweet rolls, delivered fresh to their castle every morning. But one day the cat spills the milk, and Walter is forced to serve the Duke and Duchess rolls made with water. The Duke is disgusted and threatens to banish the baker unless he can make a tasty roll through which the rising sun can shine three times. Will Walter succeed in his task? Filled with Eric Carle's good humor and vibrantly colored paper collages that are known and loved the world over, Walter the Baker "is now available as a sturdy board book edition and is a treat kids will savor.
Technological Engineering The sturmPrinz holds a very special place within the ASSOS collection. Development begun four years ago by the core of the ASSOS...... more
Technological Engineering The sturmPrinz holds a very special place within the ASSOS collection. Development begun four years ago by the core of the ASSOS Werksmannschaft in-house pro cycling team, with no intent to ever go commercial. 100% of the resulting product‚s form followed only the needs of high performance functionality. No financial consideration went into its creation. Objective The objective was not to make a 100% waterproof jacket. Why not? Because 100% waterproof also means 100% impermeable, and this would be catastrophic if you happen to be in the bike race of your life, in the lead, with two hours still to go. Why? Because, at this level of exertion, body perspiration is very active, and the evaporation process must be proactive. It can‚t be slowed excessively by your protective shell. Otherwise, within a fairly short time, you would be in a small private sauna, sweating out all your essential salts and minerals. The result? Crossing the finish line in last place ‚ with cramps. Instead, the objective was to create the ideal rain jacket for high performance cycling. The challenge was finding and calibrating the optimum balance between insulation and protection, without jeopardizing your performance, to provide you with a functional, intelligently engineered, cycling-specific anti-rain device that works! It works in competition; it will work for your training units. So now, in the morning, when you look out of the window and see that it‚s not "cosy", but damp and cold, with more rain on the way‚¶ grab your sturmPrinz and have a good ride. Construction The sturmPrinz features 25 pattern pieces, 7 different textiles and 13 components. Assos Textile laboratories developed a brand new fabric specifically to meet the requirements of the rS.sturmPrinz brief: Triton. Triton is a microThin triple layer, vapour sensitive shield composite fabric. It is ultra light at 163 grams per square metre and has an advanced microporous hydrophillic membrane that reacts to your body temperature, allowing faster
It's rare that a movie captures the intensity and excitement of a live Broadway musical production while appealing to a broader movie-going audience, but the...... more
It's rare that a movie captures the intensity and excitement of a live Broadway musical production while appealing to a broader movie-going audience, but the 2007 Hairspray is an energetic, powerfully moving film that does just that. A re-make of the 1988 musical film Hairspray the new Hairspray is a film adaptation of the 2002 Broadway musical and features more likeable characters than the original film and an incredible energy that stems from a great cast, fabulous new music, and the influence of musical producer Craig Zadan. What remains constant throughout all three versions of Hairspray is the story's thought-provoking exploration of prejudice and racism. Set in Baltimore in 1962, the film opens with chubby girl Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky) singing her heart out in a rendition of "Good Morning Baltimore" that, while admittedly a bit too long, sets the farcical tone for the film. Viewers quickly become immersed in Tracy's teenage world of popular television dance shows, big hair, the stigma of being different, and the first hesitant steps toward racial integration within a segregated world. The Corny Collins (James Marsdon) television dance show is a teenage obsession in Tracy's world and Link Larkin (Zac Efron) is every girl's dream partner, so when a call for auditions goes out, Tracy skips school to try out, but is rejected by station manager Velma von Tussle (Michelle Pfeiffer) because of her large size and the threat of competition for Velma's own daughter Amber (Brittany Snow). Perseverance and the support of her friend Penny (Amanda Bynes), father Wilbur (Christopher Walken), and negro dancer Seaweed (Elijah Kelley) lead Tracy to the spotlight and the chance of a lifetime, but more and more Tracy discovers that fairness and equality for those who are different does not come without a fight and that sacrifices must be made to effect change. While the message is serious, Hairspray is first and foremost a comedy with stellar performances by John Travolta as Edna Turnblad (who ever imagined Saturday Night Fever's iconic star would appear onscreen as a woman?), Christopher Walken, and Michelle Pfeiffer. Part of what makes Hairspray so powerful is the exceptional music composed by Marc Shaiman, including songs newly composed for the movie like "Ladies' Choice," "The New Girl in Town," and "Come So Far," and the awesome vocal talents of Queen Latifah (Motormouth Maybelle) and a cast of heretofore musically-unknown actors like Nikki Blonsky, Zac Efron, and Brittany Snow who really can sing. Notable trivia includes Jerry Stiller's appearance in both versions of the film (as Wilbur in the 1988 film and as Mr. Pinky in this 2007 rendition), and a cameo appearance by 1988 director and screenplay writer John Waters. Hairspray is one of the best films of the year--it's powerfully moving entertainment that leaves you energized and motivated to fight for what you believe in. --Tami Horiuchi
Advantages: A very good album all songs are good to listen to Disadvantages: not sure
...Artist: Good Charlotte
Album title: Good Morning Revival
Released: 27th March 2007
Vocals: Joel Madden
Lead guitarist/Backing Vocals: Benji Madden
Rhythm Guitarist: Billy Martin
Bassist: Paul Thomas
Drummer: Dean Butterworth
Good morning revival is the fourth album from Good Charlotte a follow up from Chronicles of life and Death which was released 2004 sometime. Benji madden...
Advantages: Fantastic 'cheap' alternative to Fairy Disadvantages: none
...I'm not against cheaper brands with anything particular in this day and age of trying to save money but when it comes to washing up liquids I do admit to nearly always buying Fairy. I believe it's very good value for money and know that a little really does go a long way so when my mum recently gave me a bottle of 'Morning Fresh' to try I was adamant it wouldn't live up to Fairy's standards..
Advantages: Helpful and fun Disadvantages: You won't get the housework done.
...this morning as a current affairs show.
They have a bit of everything on it. From interviewing guests, Fashion, and beauty, competitions, to live smear tests. (see the website for the video).
This Show has been running scince 1987, It was a bit slow back then, and didn't really appeal to me. I think the best bit was fred the whether man jumping across his map.
But now it's more up to date...