Princess Cupcake Jones has a new book coming out. It’s called Princess Cupcake Jones Won’t Go To School! Belle Publishing sent me a copy of the book for review on my dad blog. In my honest opinion, I think the story is wonderful, I love the illustrations in the book, and the main character makes me smile. Cupcake Jones actually reminds me of my two girls. I’m happy to add the book to our library. Princess Cupcake Jones Won’t Go To School! will be available on September 1st. The 32-page hardcover book is priced at $12.28.
My son and I saw a screening of John Carter (Walt Disney Pictures) last week. It’s one of the better films we’ve seen this year. According to the press material, the movie is based on a novel, A Princess of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Below is a quick summary of the film. Continue reading for the full movie review of John Carter [Facebook | Twitter].
The 411 for John Carter
|The story||A former Civil War soldier ends up in the middle of a civil war on Mars|
|Appropriateness for children||No sexual content, but there is violence (not bloody) and some mild bad language (hell and damn). In addition, the movie might be a little too long for very young children.|
|3D effects||Typical, nothing gimmicky|
|Release date||March 9, 2012|
|Rating||Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action|
|Genre||Science fiction, action, adventure|
Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment sent me the new Angelina Ballerina: Ballerina Princess for review and giveaway on my dad blog. The latest Angelina Ballerina DVD features five episodes and one bonus feature. It will be available tomorrow (March 6th) on DVD, digital download and video on demand. The 61-minute DVD has a list price of $14.98, but you can currently purchase it for $10.99 on Amazon.
When I feel like punishing myself, I take my children to Target to check out the toys. There’s nothing more fun for a dad than having your children ask you to buy one toy after another. When that doesn’t work, the kids change their tactics and start telling me what toys they want for Christmas and their birthdays. They don’t really need to tell me. I know them well enough to figure out what they like. But the Little Monkey did surprise me. Take a look at what my youngest daughter wants for Christmas: