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November’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2017

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I get products sent to me daily to try out. I unfortunately don’t have time to do a post for each item that I get to review. So I want to make sure these items get seen and learned about. The only other solution I could see to do is to do a November’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2017 on the products I like and want my readers to know about. I hope you enjoy these as much as I and my other reviewers did.

From Disney-Pixar, creators of FINDING DORY and Academy Award(R) winner INSIDE OUT (Best Animated Feature Film, 2015), comes an epic adventure packed with heart, hilarity and full-throttle FUN! Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers led by arrogant hotshot Jackson Storm, the legendary Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) is suddenly sidelined and pushed from the sport he loves. To get back on track, he’ll need the help of eager young racing technician Cruz Ramirez, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected twists and turns of fate. Bring home the high-octane hit that’s fully loaded with unforgettable characters and spectacular animation!

Special features
Exclusive New Mini-Movie: Miss Fritter’s Racing Skoool|Theatrical Short: “Lou”|Deleted Scenes|Cruz Ramirez: The Yellow Car that Could|Let’s. Get. Crazy.|Ready for the Race|Cars to Die(Cast) For|Generations: The Story of Cars 3|My First Car|Legendary|World’s Fastest Billboard|Commentary|Cars D’oeuvres|Cars 3 Trailers|Cars 3 Car Reveals|Cars 3 Set Fly-Throughs

Actors: Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Armie Hammer, Larry The Cable Guy, Bonnie Hunt
Directors: Brian Fee
Writers: Screenplay By Robert L. Baird & Dan Gerson
Format: AC-3, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (DTS-HD High Res Audio), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Dubbed: French, Spanish
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: Disney-Pixar
DVD Release Date: November 7, 2017
Run Time: 103 minutes

Product Features
*Digital Copy of Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
*A Wish Come True: Making Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You

Product Description:
When little Mariah (Breanna Yde) sees a darling little puppy named “Princess” at the pet store, she suddenly knows exactly what she wants for Christmas. Before her Christmas wish can come true, she must prove that she can dog-sit her uncle’s dog, Jack, a scraggly rascal; in fact, the worst dog in the county! Jack turns Mariah and her family’s perfect holiday preparations upside down in hilarious ways. It wasn’t exactly the Christmas she wished for…it was more than she ever wanted. Based on the iconic Christmas song and popular illustrated book of the same name, Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You featuring Mariah’s music and narration will be a family favorite for years to come.

Product details
Actors: Breanna Yde, Henry Winkler
Directors: Guy Vasilovich
Writers: Temple Mathews
Producers: Mariah Carey, Mike Young, Liz Young, Steven Rosen
Format: NTSC, Subtitled
Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1)
Subtitles: French, Spanish
Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: November 14, 2017
Digital Copy Expiration Date: May 2, 2018
Run Time: 182 minutes

There’s only one thing more fun than Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! and the holidays…. You guessed it, putting them together! Join DJ Lance Rock, Brobee, Foofa, Muno, Plex and Toodee as they dance, sing and decorate the tree to prepare for the arrival of Santa Claus! Filmed live at New York City’s The Beacon Theatre, celebrate the season with the colorful cast of characters singing their hits, including It’s Wintertime,Every Snowflake’s Different, Just Like You and a holiday version of everyone’s favorite Party in my Tummy! Including special appearances by superstar Leslie Hall and the one and only Santa Claus! Snowflakes are falling and we can hardly wait!

Actors: Yo Gabba Gabba
Directors: NCircle Entertainment
Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: Yo Gabba Gabba
DVD Release Date: October 14, 2014
Run Time: 60 minutes

The universe is in danger. The evil Snake extinguishes the stars as he passes through the galaxy, causing chaos and plunging the planets into darkness. The Little Prince must leave his Asteroid home and beloved friend, Rose, in his quest to outsmart the Snake and save the universe from doom. Accompanied by his trusted companion, the Fox, the Little Prince travels from planet to planet, braving danger and discovering vast and enchanted worlds. Will the extraordinary gifts of the Little Prince bring each of the planets back to life? And will he ever find his way home? On the planet Khagle, every 122 days, the Khagle hands wishaplants seeds out to children and inhabitants. The whishaplants grow into trees which then give presents to children. On planet Khagle, wishaplants also ensure the village’s survival because the plants’ roots secure the houses to the ground. Without it, the houses would fly off! Furthermore, Thery and Dokan, two inhabitants of planet Khagle, have to fight each other in order to became the new Khagle. The Little Prince and Fox must help the Planet Khagle when we find out that Lyl the alchemist, who grows the seeds into wishaplants has disappeared 48 hours before the Khagle’s distribution. Will the Little Prince be able to find Lyl the alchemist in time before Khagle’s giving of the wishaplants?

Actors: The Little Prince
Directors: NCircle Entertainment
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Dubbed: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: NCircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: October 18, 2016
Run Time: 85 minutes

Welcome to Doozer Creek where the Doozers live! They’re green. They’re cute. They’re three inches tall and they’re full of energy, ideas, and enthusiasm! It’s family time at Doozer Creek! The Pod Squad want to build a Doozer-sized Gingerbread House! However, in order to achieve such a large size Gingerbread House it’s going to take some clever construction to create. Can the Pod Squad do it? Then, Daisy Wheel wants to ice skate with the others, but she doesn’t know how. Together, the Pod Squad build her a custom Doo-Step Skating Dress that lets her glide across the ice in no time. Weee! Enjoy these adventures and six more focusing on science, technology, engineering and math!

Actors: Doozers
Directors: Henson
Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Color, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: NCircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: November 3, 2015
Run Time: 90 minutes

When an old friend of Edison’s visits the lab and asks the Secret Lab Kids to help him with an urgent, top-secret project, they have to follow him through a wormhole to get to his own secret lab. Who could this mysterious friend be and what is this top secret project during the holiday season?

Actors: Thomas Edison
Directors: NCircle Entertainment
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: NCircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: October 11, 2016
Run Time: 70 minutes

CAILLOU TM is an award-winning television series about an inquisitive four year old whose world is filled with learning, fun and imagination and inspires generations of pre-school children to grow emotionally as they explore the world around them. When winter comes to Caillou’s house, this curious 4-year-old tackles all kinds of big boy activities like helping Daddy shovel snow, making holiday presents for his family and even discovering how other little boys and girls around the world celebrate the season! Filled with magical moments seen through a small child’s eyes, this delightful story will enchant your entire family.

Actors: Caillou
Directors: NCircle Entertainment
Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Ncircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: November 11, 2014
Run Time: 80 minutes

Santa Claus announces his retirement on television and the public is shocked! But its Santa’s replacement, Robotropolis, who has everyone worried. It seems Robotropolis has his own ideas, and instead of giving boys and girls gifts, Robotropolis would rather receive them. Join Sonic the Hedgehog in an adventure to rescue the spirit of Christmas and bring joy back to the world!

Actors: Jaleel White
Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: NCircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: September 29, 2009
Run Time: 88 minutes

To Go A-Snooking…

“Snookton was a happy town, full of Snookies, snooking all around. There were Snookie shops full of Snookie toys for all the Snookie girls and boys.” But was this enough for Mackenzie who one day decided that after being let out of school she would not take her usual path home? After convincing another friend to adventure with her through the enchanted woods they soon find out why the teacher had told them “to stay on the right path.” From the dangers of the Snarfling Snarfle to the delights of the Snookberry jelly roll at the Snookie Exchange, they encounter a whole new world out there, but, even after having met a whole new set of friends and learned the value of paying attention, they still had to find their way home.

Age Range: 4 – 12 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 6
Paperback: 92 pages
Publisher: Post Mortem Publications, Inc. (March 7, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1941880150
ISBN-13: 978-1941880159
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches

When Katie Davis Majors moved to Uganda, accidentally founded a booming organization, and later became the mother of thirteen girls through the miracle of adoption, she determined to weave her life together with the people she desired to serve. But joy often gave way to sorrow as she invested her heart fully in walking alongside people in the grip of poverty, addiction, desperation, and disease.

After unexpected tragedy shook her family, for the first time Katie began to wonder, Is God really good? Does He really love us? When she turned to Him with her questions, God spoke truth to her heart and drew her even deeper into relationship with Him.

Daring to Hope is an invitation to cling to the God of the impossible—the God who whispers His love to us in the quiet, in the mundane, when our prayers are not answered the way we want or the miracle doesn’t come. It’s about a mother discovering the extraordinary strength it takes to be ordinary. It’s about choosing faith no matter the circumstance and about encountering God’s goodness in the least expected places.

Though your heartaches and dreams may take a different shape, you will find your own questions echoed in these pages. You’ll be reminded of the gifts of joy in the midst of sorrow. And you’ll hear God’s whisper: Hold on to hope. I will meet you here.

Paperback
Publisher: Authentic Media (October 1, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1780784600
ISBN-13: 978-1780784601
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 5.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces

Nothing could be much worse than Theresa’s childhood and the damage and pain it caused her. As a result Theresa is a strong, resilient and witty teenage girl. At this stage of her life she thinks the only thing she has to deal with now is graduating and her fun romance with her boyfriend Steve until today. Almost instantly her life is thrown into chaos. Not from problems within her home but from total strangers who out of nowhere are after her. Fortunately Theresa is the star of the track team because she immediately begins her run to save herself. Simultaneously, her boyfriend Steve, who had his own troubled childhood, begins to go through some amazing changes and acquires some fantastic abilities, which at first works to Theresa’s benefit with her new found enemies. But then Steve’s new talents literally signal a new set of enemies of his own who have their out of this world abilities and agenda. Soon both Theresa and Steve apparently are threats to two powerful and resourceful groups who want to eliminate them. Their relationship is put to the test as Who Am I? explodes into a nonstop action chase. Theresa and Steve must use all of their talents, abilities and wit in order to survive and stop the threat these two groups present to our world. Just like in the past with their family problems, their humor will help them cope with everything that is going on around them; and they will rely on their greatest strength, their love for each other to survive! Between the story of Who Am I? and The Teenage and Young Adult Survival Handbook, the topics of domestic violence, child abuse, alcoholism, suicide, self-esteem, bullying, and dealing with dysfunctional homes while coping with school are addressed; letting its readers know they are not the only ones with these problems, while giving them suggestions of how to get help and hope.

Paperback: 216 pages
Publisher: Power Publishing Corp. (April 21, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1944076018
ISBN-13: 978-1944076016
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces

Soon to be Ex: A Guide to the Perfect Divorce and Relaunch launches with an intelligent examination of typical divorce motives to help a would-be divorcée take a step back to first determine if a split up is the right move for her or merely a grass seems greener temporary situation. If the marriage is truly on the rocks Jacqueline guides her soon-to-be ex-wife readers through the divorce process from A to Z with an experienced hand from her 15 years of legal experience as managing partner of a New York first tier matrimonial law firm.

Author Jacqueline’s Soon-to-be Ex topics include:
The Hairdresser’s and Trainer’s Well-Meaning (but flawed) Advice
Escaping Abusive Marriages Financial, Emotional & Physical Abuse
Why a Bitch from Hell Divorce Lawyer is not (usually) the Best Choice
Avoiding the Social Media Pitfall that Derails Well Planned Divorces
Pros and Cons of Mediation, Collaborative Divorce or Litigation
Court Realities Including Why the Bastard’s Cheating is Irrelevant
Advance Emotional, Financial and Legal Preparation
Asset Division from the Family Home to a Family Business
Maximizing Maintenance, Support and Exit Dignity
AND everything else for the elusive Perfect Divorce and Relaunch.

Most important, Ms. Newman (both Manhattan’s leading matrimonial lawyer and a parent herself) focuses on the children of divorce in detail to help women assure their progeny’s financial well-being as well as sound advice on easing the emotional marital turbulence for the marriage’s offspring. While Soon-to-be Ex is solid advice for anyone looking at ending a bad marriage, Jacqueline hits her lawyerly stride with a few chapters of special counsel for the 1% she works with daily (yes the rich ARE different in their divorces too) with a look at:

Celebrity Divorces (managing valuable brands in a breakup)
High Net Worth Split-Ups (for the moneyed and non-moneyed spouses)
Grief Saving Prenups and Postnupts
Special Millennial Divorce Issues (for the startup generation)
Jacqueline says it all when she explains why she located her law firm on New York City’s trendy 5th Avenue, So clients can leave my office and go straight to Saks and Bergdorf’s she says with a wry smile.

Perfect Paperback: 255 pages
Publisher: Sutton Hart Press; 1 edition (March 20, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0997936088
ISBN-13: 978-0997936087
Package Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces

Boys and girls will love the story of Lizzy, a little lion who must learn what it truly means to be brave in the face of hard things. When she sees someone in danger, Lizzy tries her best to help, but she quickly learns that sometimes being brave means asking adults for help.

With a unique spin on the concept of bravery, Lizzy the Lioness is a timely picture book in an ever-changing world. Children will see that bravery is so much more than big muscles or loud roars but often is found in the tiniest people who have the courage to speak up when no one else will. By asking God for help and then bringing grown-ups into the picture, Lizzy shows kids that being brave doesn’t have to happen by yourself—it happens with help!

New York Times bestselling author Lisa Bevere’s first picture book will make waves with its unique and compelling message for families everywhere. Parents and children alike will enjoy the beautiful artwork as well as the story of communication and teamwork.

You don’t have to be the biggest to be the strongest, and you don’t have to be the loudest to be the bravest. Show your children God’s truest definition of bravery with the timeless story of Lizzy the Lioness.

Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (October 3, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0718096584
ISBN-13: 978-0718096588
Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 0.4 x 11.3 inches

Fiction book for girls and boys 8-13 years of age, about a pretty and kind-hearted girl, Emma, who lives in a castle with her rich father Baron Geoffrey during the Middle Ages in the early 14th century. Emma and a brave young peasant named Thomas have many adventures together riding their horses. There is mystery and suspense due to thieves trying to steal Emma’s and her father’s jewels and a siege in her uncle’s castle. They are also searching for Emma’s missing cousin Helen and trying to get back beloved eight-year-old serveant Amma back from a mean uncle. Experience jousting tournaments, town fairs, holiday celebrations, hunting, feasts, thrilling suprises and fulfilling Emma’s dreams.

Perfect Paperback
Publisher: Wonderberry Press (June 2, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0578104539
ISBN-13: 978-0578104539
Package Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces

Her daddy went away to fight for our country. And he came home changed. What’s a young family to do when a parent is injured? How might they respond to curiosity? In this tender account based on her childhood experiences, beloved author Tara McClary Reeves shares how her family adapted to the extensive physical losses her father, Marine Corps Lieutenant Clebe McClary, sustained. With warmth and humor, this book encourages children and spouses facing similar trials to cherish the gift of family. To hold on to faith. And to choose to be loving heroes on the home front. Is Your Dad a Pirate? will challenge your perspective and deepen your commitment to love.

Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3
Hardcover: 38 pages
Publisher: Mascot Books; 1 edition (August 1, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1684013194
ISBN-13: 978-1684013197
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.4 x 10.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces

Discover the Wonders of the Universe with the Creator

It’s impossible to out-imagine God. He orchestrates time, creates light, and speaks things into existence—from the largest stars to the smallest starfish. God is a powerful, purposeful, personal, unparalleled Creator.

Psalm 19:1 says, “The heavens tell the glory of God. And the skies announce what his hands have made.”

Indescribable displays the majesty of creation with scientific findings, photography, and original illustrations. These 100 devotions encourage awe at God’s creativity with an in-depth look at

• Space, Galaxies, Planets, and Stars

• Earth, Geology, Oceans, and Weather

• Animals—from Hummingbirds to Dinosaurs

• Our Minds, Bodies, and Imaginations

Each devotion features a “Be Amazed” section with fascinating facts, hands-on activities, and a closing prayer. Based on Louie Giglio’s popular messages “Indescribable” and “How Great Is Our God,” Indescribable: 100 Devotions About God & Science will help kids discover the incredible creation of our indescribable God.

Age Range: 6 – 10 years
Grade Level: 2 – 3
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (October 10, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0718086104
ISBN-13: 978-0718086107

Minerals are, in many ways, the unheralded and often forgotten heroes of keeping our bodies functioning at their best. While the nutrients carbohydrates, proteins and fat may be better well known, minerals are equally vital for helping us get and stay healthy. They play a key role in combating disease, helping your body heal, managing ongoing chronic health problems such as high blood pressure, minimizing the impact of such common maladies as headaches and PMS, helping children grow up strong, enhancing mental performance at all ages, and fatigue. They truly are your secret weapon for getting and staying your healthiest. In this easy-to-read and easy-to-use guide, pH Lab’s team of recognized medical doctors and specialists tell you about the role minerals play with common health issues along with detailed information about individual minerals. You’ll also learn more about the relationship between minerals and prescription medicines, why you need more than routine blood tests to see what minerals your body may need, and where you can get these tests. Enjoy your healthy life!

Product details
Paperback: 204 pages
Publisher: Proactive Health Labs, Inc. (January 8, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0997829125
ISBN-13: 978-0997829129
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 11.5 ounces

Color your way through the year with this gorgeous calendar based on Leila Duly’s bestselling Floribunda: A Flower Coloring Book. Each month features an intricate flower illustration to color and display on your wall.

Calendar: 24 pages
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing; Wal edition (August 1, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 178627048X
ISBN-13: 978-1786270481
Product Dimensions: 12 x 0.1 x 14 inches
Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces

Color your way through the year with this beautiful new calendar, featuring birds from across the world.

Calendar: 24 pages
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing; Wal edition (August 1, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1786270501
ISBN-13: 978-1786270504
Product Dimensions: 12 x 0.2 x 14 inches
Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces

The fifth edition of this all-time bestseller is back in a new edition—fully updated and with nearly 8,000 menu and food items! It includes complete nutrition information on everything from fruits and vegetables to fast food and prepackaged/frozen meals. Avoid inaccurate and crowd-sourced databases or incomplete nutrition information with the most complete nutrient counter available, straight from the source people trust.

Each entry contains serving size and calories, carbohydrate, fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, fiber, and protein. Plus each entry contains complete exchange information for diabetes meal planning!

Complete nutrition information on 8,000 menu and food items.
The most comprehensive nutrition resource for people with diabetes.
Contains complete nutrition info on calories, carbs, fat/saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, fiber, and protein, as well as diabetic exchanges for all entries.

Paperback: 736 pages
Publisher: American Diabetes Association; 5 edition (August 15, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 158040555X
ISBN-13: 978-1580405553
Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.8 x

September’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2017

I get products sent to me daily to try out. I unfortunately don’t have time to do a post for each item that I get to review. So I want to make sure these items get seen and learned about. The only other solution I could see to do is to do a September’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2017 on the products I like and want my readers to know about. I hope you enjoy these as much as I and my other reviewers did.

Not every Pegasus pony in Equestria is the same. Just ask Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy. While Rainbow Dash is bold and daring, Fluttershy is quite reserved and caring. But that’s what makes Fluttershy such a wonderful friend to everyone around her, whether they’re her pony friends, like Twilight Sparkle, Rarity, Pinkie Pie, Applejack and, yes, even Rainbow Dash , or her non-equestrian friends, like Angel the bunny. Join in for five adventures that feature everypony’s lovably quiet Pegasus, Fluttershy.

Actors: Ashleigh Ball, Tabitha St. Germain
Directors: Various
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Shout! Factory
DVD Release Date: September 12, 2017
Run Time: 110 minutes

Take a magical romp with the world s most popular clay boy in The Gumby Movie. For the first time, you ll enjoy this heartwarming adventure, fully re-mastered from its original film rolls. This is the complete movie, with all its scenes intact. This clay-animated masterpiece was written and directed by Gumby Creator Art Clokey, and showcases Gumby, Pokey, Prickle, Goo, the Blockheads, Professor Kapp, and introduces the Clayboys and singing sensation Tara. Gumby rocks out with the Clayboys for a concert benefiting local farmers. But things go awry when Gumby s arch enemies, the Blockheads, dognap his pet pooch, Lowbelly! Bad turns to worse when the Blockheads also kidnap the band…and replace them with clones! The battle between Clayboys and clones is filled with trains and planes, knights and fights, thrills and spills! True to classic Gumby adventures, The Gumby Movie takes viewers in and out of books, to Toyland, Camelot, outer space and beyond! The Gumby Movie Bonus Features include: Photo Gallery and Behind the Scenes

Actors: Gumby, Pokey, Prickle, Goo, The Blockheads
Directors: Art Clokey
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Number of discs: 2
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: NCircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: July 18, 2017
Run Time: 90 minutes

“All Little Wolf wants to do is stay at home with Mum, Dad and his brother, Smellybreff. However, Mum and Dad are worried that their precious son, Little Wolf, is not as bad as a small wolf should be. So they decide to send him off to Cunning College in Frettnin Forest to learn the Nine Rules of Badness from his Uncle Bigbad. Uncle Bigbad is a hopeless teacher, but armed with determination and native wit, Little Wolf thinks things out for himself. Sent out by his Uncle to round up a troop of boy scouts to eat for supper, Little Wolf discovers that the scouts have many useful skills that Little Wolf can learn from them. In the end, Little Wolf decides not to follow outdated rules of proper wolf behavior but to be true to himself. As a result, he inherits his Uncle s fortune and becomes master of Cunning College. Based on a world famous series of best-selling Little Wolf story books, this one-off is a treat for the whole family!”

Actors: Alexander Pownall
Directors: Karsten Kiilerich
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: NCircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: September 5, 2017
Run Time: 30 minutes

“Join the Floogals on a mission of discovery as they explore Earth and the funny hoomans who live there! Each day, Captain Fleeker, First Officer Flo, and Junior Boomer encounter something that sparks their curiosity, setting in motion the day s research project and triggering an exciting adventure! First, the Floogals have an adventure in which they must learn the difficult task of assembling the Girl Hooman s jigsaw puzzle. They learn working in a team wins the day! The projects continue with investigating Boy Hooman s building of a model rocket, learning how to fly a toy helicopter to rescue Boomer, discovering who stole Dad Hooman s veggies in the garden and so much more! Adventure is everywhere they go. They re the Floogals! 3, 2, 1, let s go!”

Actors: Jules de Jongh
Directors: Ruth Ducker
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: Ncircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: September 12, 2017
Run Time: 95 minutes

From the mind of Gwen Stefani comes the world of Kuu Kuu Harajuku!

Join Love, Angel, Music, Baby and G (five totally talented members of the super cool band HJ5) as they return with 12 more hard-rocking tales! With help from their lovably incompetent manager Rudie, HJ5 travels all over the globe to put on shows for their fans! That is, of course, if they can actually get through the crazy adventures keeping them from their gigs! But together, HJ5 will do what it takes to perform … and maybe even save the day!

Actors: Charlotte Nicdao, Daisy Masterman
Directors: Various
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: Shout! Factory
DVD Release Date: September 26, 2017
Run Time: 132 minutes

Light the candles, prepare the feasts and share the fun of CELEBRATIONS TO REMEMBER. Join Crown Princess Elena, along with her family and friends, as they honor the past, rejoice in the present and greet the future with music, laughter and love. Whether celebrating Navidad, Dia de los Muertos or Carnaval, old and new traditions alike play a part. And even though everyone doesn’t always agree on the best way to get the party started, one thing is perfectly clear: holidays aren’t about what you do; they’re about the special people you spend them with!

BONUS EPISODES: “Crystal In The Rough” and “Captain Turner Returns”

Actors: Aimee Carrero, Jenna Ortega, Keith Ferguson, Jillian Rose Reed, Jorge Diaz
Format: Animated, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0), French (Dolby Digital 2.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Dubbed: French, Spanish
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: September 12, 2017
Run Time: 92 minutes

The final adventure begins. From Disney and Producer Jerry Bruckheimer comes the harrowing and thrilling PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES. Set sail with Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) as deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea — notably Jack — in an epic story packed with humor, suspense and amazing special effects!

Special features
Jerry Bruckheimer Photo Diary|A Return to the Sea|Telling Tales: A Sit-Down with Brenton & Kaya|The Matador & The Bull: Secrets of Salazar & The Silent Mary|First Mate Confidential|Deconstructing the Ghost Sharks|Wings over the Caribbean|An Enduring Legacy|Deleted Scenes|Bloopers Of The Caribbean

Actors: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin R. McNally
Directors: Espen Sandberg Joachim R-nning
Writers: Jeff Nathanson
Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (DTS-HD High Res Audio), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Dubbed: French, Spanish
Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: October 3, 2017
Run Time: 125 minutes

Big-Hearted Charlie Runs The Mile is based on a true story about a little boy who joins a track team and works hard to overcome his small size as he runs against boys who are much bigger. At first, he never wins a race. But Charlie doesn’t give up, and his hard work pays off. He becomes a champion on the track and later a true hero in real life as a U.S. Navy SEAL.

Age Range: 3 – 7 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 2
Paperback: 44 pages
Publisher: Legacies & Memories (April 12, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0997252359
ISBN-13: 978-0997252354

In Tropical Fish, David Hawcock presents a fun and colorful pop-up journey under the sea that will delight children, students, nature lovers, and sophisticated bibliophiles alike.

As fun to read as it is beautiful to look at, the dynamic Tropical Fish combines exquisite pop-ups and interesting information in one compact volume.

Hardcover: 20 pages
Publisher: Universe (September 12, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0789327651
ISBN-13: 978-0789327659
Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.5 x 7.5 inches

Children, students, nature lovers, and sophisticated bibliophiles alike will all find something to love in David Hawcock’s gorgeous and compulsively readable Butterflies.
Beautiful, collectible, and educational, Butterflies combines some of nature’s most delicate creatures with expert papercraft and accessible information in one fun volume.

Hardcover: 20 pages
Publisher: Universe (September 12, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0789327643
ISBN-13: 978-0789327642
Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.7 x 7.5 inches

Badger wants to show Rabbit something. But why do the lights keep going on and off? There are plenty of surprises in store for the animals in this simple, vibrant picture book which is both a mystery and a guessing game. As young readers prepare to turn the pages, they can try to predict what will happen next.

Age Range: 3 – 6 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 1
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: words & pictures (October 3, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 191027741X
ISBN-13: 978-1910277416

Welcome to the world of produce preservation. In Can It & Ferment It, blogger and preservation enthusiast Stephanie Thurow brings the canning and fermenting communities together by offering recipes that work for both canning and fermenting. From a first-timer to the advanced preservationist, Can It & Ferment It shows canners and fermenters alike how they can have the best of both worlds.

Stephanie explains the differences between the canning and fermentation processes, emphasizes the importance of using local and organic produce, describes canning and fermenting terminology and the supplies needed for both methods, and offers more than seventy-five fun and easy recipes for every season. Readers will learn how to preserve each fruit or vegetable in two different ways; each can be enjoyed water bath–canned or as a healthy, probiotic-rich ferment.

Recipes in this helpful guide include strawberry chutney, the perfect garlic dill pickle, spring onion kimchi, cinnamon-honey apple butter, and more!

Hardcover: 184 pages
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (July 18, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1510717420
ISBN-13: 978-1510717428

The companion to the New York Times and USA Today bestseller Max the Brave!

When Max meets Bird, Max thinks he’d like to be friends with Bird. He would also like to chase Bird and maybe eat him as a tasty snack. But that’s not what friendship is all about…is it?

With the same loveable character and bright, graphic illustrations as Max the Brave, Max and Bird is sure to delight young readers and adults alike.

Praise for Max the Brave:
“A cat-and-mouse game to be laughed at and reread.” ―Kirkus
“Full of playful humor…enhanced by the humorous text, character expressions, and a not-scary monster to boot. VERDICT Highly recommended.” ―School Library Journal
“Both the punchy text and illustrations command attention, and plenty of readers will get a kick out of feeling superior to Max” ―Publishers Weekly

Age Range: 3 – 6 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 2
Series: Max (Book 3)
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (September 5, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1492635588
ISBN-13: 978-1492635581
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 11.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 15.8 ounces

Once in a while a product line comes along that offers men and women the opportunity to truly reclaim the youthful face they thought they had lost forever. Without drugs, electricity or anything harmful or hurtful millions of people worldwide have successfully and reliably used exercise to trim, lift and tone sagging muscles. Just like muscles in the body can be exercised, the facial muscles can greatly benefit from exercise but not just any exercise will do. Contortions, twists, puckers and funny faces will not shape or contour sagging facial muscles in a mature face. The Facial Magic facial exercise system will lift, tone and tighten sagging facial muscles. These proven, easy-to-execute isometric movements require only minutes a day to perform and most users say they look 5, 10 even 15 years younger in just weeks as eyelids tighten, eye brows lift, the forehead smooths, jowls and pouches melt away as double chins lessen, dramatically revealing a sculpted jaw line. Facial Magic provides the look of a face lift without surgery, seams or risk of infection. Using only the thumbs and fingers while wearing special exercise gloves, your “age erasers” will produce immediate lifting and tightening of the facial features. In about three weeks the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles become less apparent as the muscles plump up the skin helping the user’s face look refreshed, radiant and younger. This book contains all 18 Facial Magic exercises. Learn two exercises each week – each exercise requires 35 seconds – so in just minutes a day you will feel and see the youthful results you desire.

Paperback: 152 pages
Publisher: Rejenuve, Incorporated; 1 edition (May 10, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0988374218
ISBN-13: 978-0988374218
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds

August’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2017

I get products sent to me daily to try out. I unfortunately don’t have time to do a post for each item that I get to review. So I want to make sure these items get seen and learned about. The only other solution I could see to do is to do a August’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2017 on the products I like and want my readers to know about. I hope you enjoy these as much as I and my other reviewers did.

The Rangers must summon all their Dino Super Charge powers to become stronger than ever!

Actors: Brennan Mejia, Camille Hyde, Yoshi Sudarso, Michael Taber, James Davies
Directors: Peter Burger, Karl Zwicky, Michael Duignan, Ric Pellizzeri, Britta Hawkins
Format: AC-3, Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Dubbed: Spanish
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 4
Rated:Unrated Not Rated
Studio: LIONSGATE
DVD Release Date: June 27, 2017
Run Time: 264 minutes

Orphaned at birth and raised by storks, the sparrow Richard believes he is a stork too! Determined to prove he is a stork after all, Richard ventures south on an epic adventure to unleash his true potential.

Actors: Drake Bell, Jane Lynch, Justine ”iJustine” Ezarik
Directors: Toby Genkel, Reza Memari
Format: AC-3, Animated, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: Spanish
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG Parental Guidance Suggested
Studio: LIONSGATE
DVD Release Date: July 4, 2017
Run Time: 84 minutes

Join your favorite characters — and their high-speed transforming Roadsters — as they compete in thrilling races stretching from Hot Dog Hills to Hawaii… and all the way to London, England! You’ll meet the world’s greatest spy, zoom through the skies in a revved up hot-air balloon race, and even return the Queen’s stolen Royal Ruby! It’s all about great friends, a little competition, and gearing up for wild FUN!

Bonus Episodes: “Goff Luck Charm” and “The Haunted Hot Rod”

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Actors: Bret Iwan, Russi Taylor, Bill Farmer, Daniel Ross, Tress MacNeille
Format: Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0), French (Dolby Digital 2.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Dubbed: French, Spanish
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: August 15, 2017
Run Time: 72 minutes

“When we last saw the Little Prince, he had defeated the Snake by trapping him in his sketchbook. All is calm in the galaxy once again. Life on B612 has resumed to normal. Rose, Fox, and the Little Prince are living peacefully, maybe too peacefully…. Then one night, Rose hears the Snake telling her that she has a home planet with a family and it sounds like they are in danger. Can this be true? Can there be a Planet of the Roses? Rose asks the Little Prince to find her planet and fast. The Little Prince promises Rose that he will go look for her Planet of the Roses. He asks Fox to keep an eye on Rose as he flies off on his plane. The Little Prince promises he will return soon to trim teh baobabs on B612. During his quest to find the Planet of the Roses, the Little Prince encounters four new characters: the hunter, the geographer, the king, and the businessman. As he meets each one, they tell him that Rose’s planet is in another galaxy far beyond interstellar space and offer to help him find the planet. Meanwhile, back on B612, the baobabs continue to grow, Rose and Fox continue to argue, and then the Snake is freed from the sketchbook! Upon the Little Prince’s return to B612 he learns of Snake’s escape and realizes he must set off on a new mission to fight his worst enemy again. Will he succeed? Will he ever find the Planet of the Roses? Embark on a new mission with Little Prince and friends!”

Actors: Aidan Drummond
Directors: Pierre Alain Chartier
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: NCircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: August 8, 2017
Run Time: 85 minutes

“Join Molang, a round, fluffy, and happy rabbit, and his friend, Piu Piu, a poised, timid, and reserved yellow chick, as they explore everyday life. Molang savors every moment of his life, imbuing it with joy and wonder. He pays attention to the smallest details, giving meaning to even the tiniest things. Molang puts his heart into his actions, and he has a huge heart. Even when he does absolutely nothing, he does it well! Piu Piu, on the other hand, doesn t like calling attention to himself. He likes to do things carefully and well. When unexpected situations arise (and Molang s unpredictable behavior often causes such situations to occur!), Piu Piu can become quickly unsettled, even panicked. Despite their many differences, Molang and Piu Piu enjoy a unique friendship. They have amazing times together ranging from the mundane to the extraordinary. From finding themselves in a lifeboat in the middle of the ocean to riding camels in the desert, Molang and Piu Piu experience unexpected situations. Throughout it all though, every single moment with these two is filled with happiness. Embark on 52 unforgettable adventures with Molang and Piu Piu!”

Actors: Various
Directors: Various
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: NCircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: August 15, 2017
Run Time: 185 minutes

“Every day Henry meets something new! I wonder what Henry s going to meet today? Henry is a 4-year-old boy who always wants to learn and find out more. In each episode, Henry has a friendly chat with whatever he meets and discovers something new… Hello, Whale. How do you stay under water for so long? Hello, Car. What makes you go so fast? Hello, Moon. Why do you only come out at night? No matter what Henry meets, they re always delighted to talk, laugh and share their amazing world with him. After finding out so many amazing things about his new friends, Henry lets his imagination run wild and imagines himself… As a knight rescuing the missing sword… As a singer performing in a band… As a deep sea diver swimming along sea creatures… As a fireman rescuing others… As an astronaut flying to the moon… And more!”

Actors: Darragh Malone
Directors: Gary Gill
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: Ncircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: August 15, 2017
Run Time: 135 minutes

“Welcome to Lily’s Driftwood Bay! Lily is six years old and lives with her dad and her best friend, who is a seagull named Gull, in a little hut on the beach. Across the way is Driftwood Bay, a special island that exists in Lily’s imagination. Every day the sea washes up a new treasure which sparks Lily’s imagination about what might be happening on Driftwood Bay. Join Lily and her friends, Salty Dog, Bull, Nonna, Hatsie, Wee Rabbit and Lord Stag as they sail to Driftwood Bay where wonderful adventures await! Along with each adventure is a valuable lesson learned in each story from learning to tell the truth to saying sorry to asking for help. Embark on new adventures with Lily and friends as they travel to Driftwood Bay! ”

Actors: Orlagh O’Keefe
Directors: Darren Vandenburg, Colin Williams
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: Ncircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: August 1, 2017
Run Time: 370 minutes

Get ready for farm-fresh fun and laughter with Shaun the Sheep™ and his barnyard buddies, as they set the scene for more mayhem on the farm. Laugh out loud as Shaun tries to outfox a fox, Bitzer discovers his jazzy side, and the sheep try to sell everything on the farm to the highest bidder. Shaun and his friends deliver 7 hilarious adventures full of animal antics that will make the whole family cock-a-doodle doo!

Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: Lyons / Hit Ent.
DVD Release Date: July 26, 2011
Run Time: 44 minutes

One of the biggest animated films in history, The Lion King, the coming-of-age masterpiece, filled with humor and heart, breathtaking animation and soul-stirring Academy Award®–winning music (1994: Best Original Score and Best Original Song, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”), joins the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection. The Lion King roars to its rightful place in the Walt Disney Signature Collection on Digital Aug. 15th and on Blu-ray™ Aug. 29th.

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Audiences will fall in love all over again with the treasured classic, and a new generation of fans will laugh with Timon and Pumbaa, cry with Simba and Mufasa, burst into song, and find their place in the “Circle of Life.” The Walt Disney Signature Collection release includes over three hours of classic bonus material and exclusive, brand new features inviting viewers to sing along with the film’s award-winning music, observe recording sessions, step inside the story room, witness the evolution of a villain, and join Nathan Lane (voice of Timon) and Matthew Broderick (voice of Adult Simba) for an extended conversation regarding the legacy of “The Lion King.”

Language: English
Number of discs: 2
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: Walt Disney Video
DVD Release Date: August 29, 2017
Run Time: 88 minutes

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Disney’s Born In China, narrated by John Krasinski, transports audiences to some of the world’s most extreme environments of China where few people have ever ventured to witness wildly intimate and adorable moments in the lives of three animal families – a doting panda bear mother, a 2-year-old golden snub-nosed monkey, and a mother snow leopard. It is the seventh theatrical release from Disneynature, which brings the world’s top nature filmmakers together to share wildlife stories that engage, inspire and educate. The breathtaking footage and high-definition quality picture is captivating for audiences of all ages and is a must-add to the in-home collection. Disneynature’s newest true-life adventure film “Born in China” journeys into homes on Digital and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack on Aug. 29/2017.

BONUS FEATURES (Blu-ray & Digital)*:
Panda Suits & Bamboo Shoots – Join the team as they struggle through an almost impenetrable bamboo forest in an effort to capture footage of pandas in the wild.

Walking with Monkeys – The shivering crew bundles up to film the adorable golden snub-nosed monkeys engaged in a surprisingly human activity.

Masters of Camouflage – Go behind the scenes as the filmmakers set out on a quest never before achieved: to find and film a snow leopard family in the wild.

Wading Through Wetlands – A crew travels to far northeast China to catch the first moments of a red-crowned crane chick’s life.

“Everything Everything” Music Video Performed by American Authors – check out the full music video of American Authors end-credit song “Everything Everything.”

Disneynature: Get Inspired, Get Involved –Join Disneynature and the Disney Conservation as they thank our audiences and the animals who star in the films for helping to make Disneynature and its conservation efforts a success.
*Bonus features may vary by retailer

DISC SPECIFICATIONS:
Product SKUs: Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital), Digital HD/SD, and On-Demand
Feature Run Time: Approximately 79 minutes
Rating: G in U.S., G in CE, and G in CF
Aspect Ratio: 1080p High Definition / Widescreen 1:78:1
Audio: English Audio 5.1 DTS-HDMA
Languages/Subtitles: Blu-ray = English SDH, Spanish and French

Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Marvel Studios’ GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and characters from the classic comics come to their aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.

Actors: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper
Directors: James Gunn
Writers: James Gunn, Based on the Marvel comic book by Dan Abnett and A
Format: AC-3, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (DTS-HD High Res Audio), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Dubbed: French, Spanish
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG-13bParents Strongly Cautioned
Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: August 22, 2017
Run Time: 136 minutes

Join the GHOST crew as it prepares for its biggest mission yet in STAR WARS REBELS: SEASON THREE! The story of the GHOST crew is far from over. While Sabine confronts new challenges on her home world of Mandalore, Ezra’s growing power as both a Jedi and a rebel leader helps the rebellion acquire new resources and recruits for the fight ahead. However, the Imperial effort to eliminate the rebellion is now being led by the coldly analytical Grand Admiral Thrawn, whose strategic, tactical and cultural insights make him a threat unlike any they have faced before.

Actors: Taylor Gray, Vanessa Marshall, Tiya Sircar, Jr. Freddie Prinze, Steve Blum
Format: NTSC, Subtitled
Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: August 29, 2017
Run Time: 485 minutes

After defeating Viggo and destroying the Dragon Eye, the calm doesn’t last long as Hiccup learns the Hunters remain a threat led by a new villain who can control Dragons! Now, Hiccup, Toothless and the Riders must battle the Hunters like never before with help from new and old allies. But after a series of shocking revelations, Hiccup learns that the true leader of the Dragon Hunters is somebody he never expected who threatens the course of the dragon-kind forever! The race is on for the Riders to defeat the Hunters once and for all before it’s too late, only on Netflix TODAY!

Shawnee Smith (”Anger Management”) and Pamela Reed (”Parks and Recreation”) lead an all-star cast in this humorous and heartwarming story of a workaholic mom and her family-oriented mother-in-law, who are thrown together on a disaster-prone road trip that turns into a life lesson for both.

Actors: Shawnee Smith, Pamela Reed, Shawn Christian, Clare Carey, Madelyn Cline
Directors: Randall Stevens
Format: AC-3, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG Parental Guidance Suggested
Studio: LIONSGATE
DVD Release Date: July 11, 2017
Run Time: 84 minutes

From the visionary animator of the Golden Globe® – nominated film THE BOOK OF LIFE!

Actors: JennXPenn, Mikey Bolts, Ambyr Childers
Directors: Alberto Mar
Format: Animated, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG Parental Guidance Suggested
Studio: Lionsgate
DVD Release Date: January 24, 2017
Run Time: 88 minutes

Twilight Sparkle is determined to prove that anyone can learn the magic of friendship. So when a reformed Starlight Glimmer wants a fresh start, Twilight is only too happy to take her under her alicorn wing and lend a helping hoof. And though challenges await Starlight as she learns about friendship, Twilight and the rest of the Mane 6 will do whatever it takes to ensure Starlight succeeds!

Actors: Ashleigh Ball
Directors: Jayson Thiessen
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Shout! Factory
DVD Release Date: May 23, 2017
Run Time: 110 minutes

Cutie’s Big Adventures, Cutie Meets Mr. lizard is a Cutie Book Series for children, written by Felicia Di John and illustrated by Terence Gaylor.

We meet the adorable rescue dog Cutie, a sweet, curious, adventurous chihuahua who lives in a house in the desert. She is a little dog who thinks she is big. Cutie is never happy when her mom leaves her for school because that means she will be home all alone. So today, Cutie decides to go outdoors by herself to play. She explores the desert around her, makes a new friend, and finds that some animals eat strange things. She is having so much fun that she almost forgets to get back home before her mom arrives.

Age Range: 3 – 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 3
Series: Cutie’s Big Adventures
Paperback
Publisher: Cutie Series Co.; Cutie Meets Mr. Lizard ed. edition (May 25, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0998756806
ISBN-13: 978-0998756806
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.1 x 11 inches

Following hot on the heels of last year’s Top 10 bestseller, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! 2018 offers a completely new assortment of strange-but-true facts and amazing stories! From the elephant who can play baseball, to the flowers that bloomed in space, to the weasel found inside the world’s biggest computer, Ripley’s compendium of hair-raising oddities will delight and fascinate the whole family.

Complete with a mind-blowing 3D-effect cover, and packed with gob-smacking photos and illustrations, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! 2018 offers another feast of mind-blowing tales of the extraordinary. Prepare yourself for this year’s Ripley’s bonanza!

Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Random House Books (7 September 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1847948154
ISBN-13: 978-1847948151
Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 2.2 x 30.3 cm

Sonya is torn between her roots. She was born in the USA but her parents are Indian…she desperately wants to fit in and be American. Her parents want her to embrace who she is, but Sonya feels like a misfit. This is a wonderful story about a little girl who discovers her identity and learns to appreciate who she is. A must read for any child or adult who feels different from the rest of the world.

Paperback: 44 pages
Publisher: Mindstir Media (June 13, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0999069896
ISBN-13: 978-0999069899
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches

July’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2017

I get products sent to me daily to try out. I unfortunately don’t have time to do a post for each item that I get to review. So I want to make sure these items get seen and learned about. The only other solution I could see to do is to do a July’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2017 on the products I like and want my readers to know about. I hope you enjoy these as much as I and my other reviewers did.

Dive into adventures with your favorite underwater explorers, the Octonauts! Join brave Captain Barnacles, daredevil ex-pirate Kwazii, and medic Peso Penguin, along with other Octonauts as they explore the world s oceans, rescue the creatures who live there, and protect their habitats above and below the waves! On this exciting DVD, join the Octonauts aboard the Octopod as they come face to face with a trio of pesky Cookiecutter Sharks, look after an injured Lemon Shark and stop a Whitetip Shark who is chasing the Gup-A!

Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: NCircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: June 24, 2014
Run Time: 70 minutes

Acclaimed by critics and adored by viewers, the dazzling third season of Drop Dead Diva is the most delightful and deliriously funny yet! Whether forced to play wedding planner for her former fiancé’s nuptials, fighting courtroom cases from breast implant surgery gone wrong to a Death Row inmate finally trying to do right, or facing down her own love life issues with suitors both past and present, Jane is living the adventure of two lifetimes, and then some.Guest stars include Leann Rimes, Kathy Griffin, Wendy Williams, Paula Abdul, and more!

Actors: Brooke Elliott, Margaret Cho
Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: French
Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 3
Rated:NR Not Rated
Studio: Lifetime
DVD Release Date: May 29, 2012
Run Time: 561 minutes

The stakes have never been higher for Yugi Muto, Seto Kaiba and their faithful friends, who set out to recover the Millenium Puzzle.

Actors: Shunsuke Kazama, Kenjirô Tsuda
Directors: Satoshi Kuwabara
Format: Animated, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region A/1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG Parental Guidance Suggested
Studio: LIONSGATE
DVD Release Date: June 27, 2017
Run Time: 130 minutes

When Minnie and Daisy aren’t racing around Hot Dog Hills, they’re helping their friends with fun, odd jobs as The Happy Helpers. And no task is too big or too small for them to tackle! With a quick spin in their Turn-Styler, the Happy Helpers are ready for anything that comes their way. Whether they’re babysitting an egg that’s about to hatch, planning the perfect luau for a client or fixing London’s Big Ben just in time for tea, Minnie and Daisy are ready to go the extra mile, with a song and a smile!

Actors: Bret Iwan, Russi Taylor, Daniel Ross, Tress MacNeille, Bill Farmer
Format: Animated, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0), French (Dolby Digital 2.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Dubbed: French, Spanish
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: July 25, 2017
Run Time: 66 minutes

“Join Mily, a funny and inquisitive 8-year-old girl, as she embarks on adventures hoping to answer the many questions she has about life, people, and the world. In this collection of twenty four episodes, join Mily and her friends as they investigate everyday situations from learning how to deal with fear to playing by the rules to using your imagination and so much more. Whenever a particular situation raises a question worthy of examination, Mily is immediately on the case! From one episode to the next, through everyday situations, Mily introduces young viewers to the art of questioning in order to further develop an inquisitive mind.”

Actors: Various
Directors: Various
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: NCircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: July 4, 2017
Run Time: 175 minutes

“It s time to learn phonics skills with Twiki and Twini! In this collection of twenty six episodes, Twiki and Twini will take us on fun and educational adventures to discover new words and new sounds. In each episode, Twiki and Twini encounter different objects themed together such as animals, trucks, and more! As each object is presented in the episode, your little one will then watch as Twiki and Twini spell the word out phonetically in fun, illustrative letters that resemble the word being spelled out with their friends. For instance, when spelling out chicken the letters resemble a chicken with its feathers and legs. Each adventure continues with a total of four to five words being spelled out in each episode. In this Season 1 collection, your little one will learn how to spell colors like red and blue to food words like fruit to animal words like snake . The fun and learning never end with Twiki and Twini! Get ready to enter into an unexpected universe comprised of sounds, words, and images. ”

Actors: Various
Directors: Various
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Dubbed: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: NCircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: July 4, 2017
Run Time: 135 minutes

Moving into his late grandfather’s house, a clever tween inherits the old man’s dog, Skipper (Norm MacDonald) – who can talk! The sassy pooch leads the kid and his friends to a priceless treasure hidden nearby.

Actors: Norm MacDonald, Jessie Fraser, Helen Colliander
Directors: Tim Brown
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG Parental Guidance Suggested
Studio: LIONSGATE
DVD Release Date: August 15, 2017
Run Time: 86 minutes

An irresistible romantic comedy about the ups and downs of dating for four women. Features an all-star cast including Grammy-winner Kelly Rowland.

Actors: Meagan Good, Kellee Stewart, Keri Hilson, Kelly Rowland
Directors: Nzingha Stewart
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Studio: LIONSGATE
DVD Release Date: September 19, 2017
Run Time: 93 minutes

From the stand-up comedian and popular host on the Fox News Network, a nostalgic look back at his childhood and the simple American values that shaped his worldview—a portrait of growing up in 1970s America.

As a comedian and conservative thinker, whip-smart funny Tom Shillue grounds his ideas about our current culture and political climate in stories from his childhood. Growing up as one of five kids in a devout Irish Catholic family in a small town outside of Boston, Tom sincerely believes that the rough-and-tumble, rules-dominated world in which he came of age was a better America—a time and place that made him into the well-adjusted, happy, successful man he is today.

In Mean Dads for a Better America, Tom reminisces about his childhood, his family, and the traditional values he cherishes. He takes us back to a time when neighbors disciplined each other’s children without fear of being sued, when kids made it to the family table for dinner, when parents’ rules were gospel, when the occasional fistfight was considered a fair way to solve a problem, and when children were free to roam, make mistakes, and experience the first tastes of independence.

On the Fox News Network, Tom debates, debunks, and entertains with his hilarious approach to issues of the day. Here, he brings that talent and wisdom to the page, tackling the issues that confound many Americans, like our hypersensitive culture and overzealous parenting. As Tom celebrates the stability of family life and the sanity of days gone by, he encourages us to hold on to our sense of humor and look back at our own lives, as we work towards creating a better future for ourselves and our kids, all while making us laugh.

Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Dey Street Books (June 6, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062656171
ISBN-13: 978-0062656179
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches

It’s Good to Be Kind shows kids that being a hero is better than being a bully. Geared toward preschool and early elementary school-age kids, the picture book is brought to life with hand-painted illustrations. The colorful pages share the story of Leonard the Lion—admired by all other animals as King of the Jungle—who wears a red cape and uses his power and status to make a positive impact on those around him. Sprinkled with magic and mystery, the fun, engaging book delivers a powerful message. It’s Good to Be Kind incorporates memory techniques that remind kids to STOP and THINK whether their choices will HELP or HURT. The book assists kids with making connections, practicing skills and learning strategies needed to be a positive force in their communities and be BETTER THAN THAT™ – better than bad choices including bullying. The story communicates to kids that acting honorably – with kindness, courage and respect – is the best way to shine socially.

Paperback: 34 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 1, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1541040546
ISBN-13: 978-1541040540
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces

From psychologist and children’s friendships expert Eileen Kennedy-Moore and parenting and health writer Christine McLaughlin comes a social development primer that gives kids the answers they need to make and keep friends.

Friendship is complicated for kids. Almost every child struggles socially at some time, in some way. Having an argument with a friend, getting teased, or even trying to find a buddy in a new classroom…although these are typical problems, they can be very painful. And friendships are never about just one thing.

With research-based practical solutions and plenty of true-to-life examples—presented in more than 200 lighthearted cartoons—Growing Friendships is a toolkit for both girls and boys as they make sense of the social order around them.

Children everywhere want to fit in with a group, resist peer pressure, and be good sports—but even the most socially adept children struggle at times. But after reading this highly illustrated guide on their own or with a caring adult, kids everywhere will be well equipped to face any friendship challenges that come their way.

Age Range: 6 – 9 years
Grade Level: 1 – 4
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Aladdin/Beyond Words (July 18, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1582705887
ISBN-13: 978-1582705880
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds

April’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2017

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[Blu-ray+DVD+Digital HD] From Lucasfilm comes the first of the STAR WARS stand-alone films — ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, an epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the STAR WARS timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

Actors: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Wen Jiang
Directors: Gareth Edwards
Writers: Screenplay by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy, Story by John Knoll and Gary Whitta, Based on Characters Created by George Lucas
Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (DTS-HD High Res Audio), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Dubbed: French, Spanish
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Number of discs: 3
Rated: PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned
Studio: Walt Disney Studios
DVD Release Date: April 4, 2017
Run Time: 133 minutes

DVDWelcome to Hot Dog Hills, where Mickey and his pals run the coolest garage on the planet. Join them for high-octane thrills as they power up their amazing, transforming cars for races through the town… and around the world! Then, team up with Minnie and Daisy, ’cause when they’re not zooming to victory, they’re assisting friends in need at their fabulous “Happy Helpers” headquarters. With friendly competition and fun new inventions, MICKEY AND THE ROADSTER RACERS is a wild ride that’s turbocharged with nonstop laughter and awesome adventures from start to finish!

Actors: Bret Iwan, Russi Taylor, Daniel Ross, Tress MacNeille, Bill Farmer
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0), French (Dolby Digital 2.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: March 7, 2017
Run Time: 68 minutes

DVDJoin the Floogals on a mission of discovery as they explore Earth and the funny “hoomans” who live there! Captain Fleeker, First Officer Flo, and Junior Boomer are pocket sized alien adventurers on a mission to observe and experience a new and exciting world Planet Earth! Arriving in their spaceship from the distant planet of Floog, the Floogals are on a mission to document everything around them in the peculiar world of the “hoomans”. Each day, Fleeker, Flo, and Boomer encounter something that sparks their curiosity, setting in motion the day’s research “project” and triggering an exciting adventure! First, Boomer becomes very fond of the three stripy caterpillars the kids are keeping in the shed. Then, one day one of the caterpillars disappears and then another and another. It’s up to the Floogals to learn the mystery of the disappearing caterpillars! Then, when the Floogals encounter a balloon that’s intended for the Girl Hooman’s birthday party they think it’s a monster it’s ten times bigger than them with a giant face! Can Fleeker conquer his fear to return the balloon to the little girl in time for her birthday? Find out! Adventure is everywhere they go. They’re the Floogals! 3, 2, 1, let s go!

Actors: Floogals
Directors: NCircle Entertainment
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1
Number of discs: 1
Rated:NR Not Rated
Studio: Floogals
DVD Release Date: March 7, 2017
Run Time: 95 minutes

DVDJoin junior dinosaur expert, Trek Henderson, as he imagines dinosaurs in the real world! During an indoor game of hide and seek with his friends and Grandma, Trek discovers that Microraptors use their natural abilities to hide with the best of them! Enjoy playing dino go seek and more dino game-filled adventures with Trek and friends!

Actors: Jordyn Negri
Directors: J.J. Johnson
Format: Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: NCircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: April 4, 2017
Run Time: 60 minutes

DVD Join Martin Kratt and Chris Kratt as they learn about some of the amazing creature features of giant pandas, red pandas, and other incredible animals! In four action-packed adventures, the brothers save giant pandas from the evil Zach Varmitech, find an adorable little lost red panda and help to reunite her with her mother, save animals captured in China from the villain Donita Donata, and more!

Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: PBS Distribution
DVD Release Date: April 11, 2017
Run Time: 120 minutes

DVDOn Mia’s first day at a new boarding school, she receives an amazing gift a book and bracelet that have the power to transport her to the magical world of Centopia! Upon arriving in Centopia, Mia discovers that the once idyllic kingdom is embroiled in conflict.

Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 2
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: PBS Distribution
DVD Release Date: April 18, 2017
Run Time: 325 minutes

DVDAfter all those years stuck in a tower, everyone’s favorite “barefoot princess” (Mandy Moore) yearns to make up for lost time. With the help of her true love Eugene (Zachary Levi), pals Pascal and Maximus and daring new friend Cassandra, Rapunzel postpones her wedding and royal duties to defy danger and boldly explore life beyond Corona’s walls. Sparkling with fun, adventure and music from the legendary Alan Menken, TANGLED: BEFORE EVER AFTER is a magical movie event!

Actors: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Ashley Judd, Clancy Brown, Sean Hayes
Format: Animated, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: April 11, 2017
Run Time: 55 minutes

DVDPocoyo, the unforgettable little boy with a very big personality, returns with all of his friends, Elly, Pato, Loula, Sleepy Bird, and more, in this new series! Lets Go Pocoyo offers children a unique approach to learning the English language through simple, basic vocabulary. This new series of Pocoyo continues to embody the core philosophy of learning through laughter. By utilizing a blend of humor and learning, Pocoyo inspires and informs children about the world around them. Embark on eleven playtime adventures with Pocoyo and friends as they learn the importance of playtime is enjoying it with others. Enjoy playing hide and seek to playing dress up as pirates! Ahoy there, Pocoyo! Learning through laughter has never been this fun! Plus, each episode includes a refresher section in which children are reminded of key words that have been covered during Pocoyos adventures such as colors, animals, and shapes. Each episode ends with a catchy music clip reinforcing one last time those important new words. Every day is an adventure with Pocoyo and friends.

Actors: Stephen Hughes
Directors: Alfonso Rodriguez
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: NCircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: April 11, 2017
Run Time: 80 minutes

DVDJoin Mack, a blue moose with a heart of gold and two left feet, and Moxy, a perky pink raccoon, on four new exciting adventures! Watch Mack & Moxy rescue another Great Helpee in a far off mystical place called HelpeeLand. In the first adventure, Mack & Moxy start a lively game of foursquare at the HelpeeLand School. When a disagreement develops over who won, Trooper Sydnee suggests Rock, Paper, Scissors to settle the dispute. It works like a charm except for one problem Shelfish Sheldon (played by Hank Azaria) is about to snatch the Great Helpee and keep all its happiness for himself. Guest celebrity, Simone Biles (Olympic Gymnastic Gold Medal winner), helps the Heroes on their mission. Three more adventures introduce kids to subjects like autistm, buckling-up for safety and eating healthy foods. Other guest celebrities featured include Keegan Michael-Key (The Angry Birds Movie, Key & Peele), Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn 99) and Matt Lucas (Little Britain, Alice Through the Looking Glass). In the episode, A Spectrum of Possibilities , Trooper Charlie is a wonderfully talented boy who lives with autism. Mack & Moxy teaches children life-long lessons of charity and compassion while celebrating the joy of helping others.

Actors: Keegan Michael-Key, Melissa Fumero, Matt Lucas
Directors: NCircle Entertainment
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: Mack & Moxy
DVD Release Date: March 14, 2017
Run Time: 75 minutes

DVDThe most Miraculous adventures of Ladybug and Cat Noir continue!

When Paris is threatened by supervillains, two amazing heroes are our only hope: Ladybug and Cat Noir! With the help of their magical pets, this incredible duo team up to outwit the forces of evil… but their biggest challenge might be getting through junior high school. In their normal lives, Marinette and Adrien are just a pair of young students, but in reality, this terrific twosome must juggle schoolwork, friends, family and growing up in a world where every day is a high-flying adventure!

Actors: Carrie Keranen, Ben Diskin
Directors: Thomas Astruc
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: Shout! Factory
DVD Release Date: April 11, 2017
Run Time: 132 minutes

DVDWhen Daniel tries a peach for the first time, he learns he is allergic to the fruit. Dad and Doctor Anna take care of him, and Doctor Anna tells Daniel how he can take care of himself, too.

Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: PBS Distribution
DVD Release Date: May 9, 2017
Run Time: 70 minutes

DVDIt’s time for a family road trip to see Grandpere! Join the Tiger Family as they sing and play games, enjoy a dinosaur themed playground, and explore a butterfly garden on their way to Grandpere’s house. This grr-ific DVD also includes stories that feature Daniel going to a carnival, watching fireworks, and setting up a lemonade stand with Prince Wednesday.

Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: PBS Distribution
DVD Release Date: May 16, 2017
Run Time: 112 minutes

Paperback It was going to be the trip of a lifetime. An enchanting trek through the Guatemalan jungle, viewing the mystical Mayan Ruins, a breath-stealing sunset from atop an ancient temple, a magical entourage of a million fireflies. Then suddenly our wonderful adventure became a nightmare. What followed was a roller coaster of hope and despair that would span the longest days of my life. As we frantically fought for my wife’s life, we found ourselves far from the necessities we took for granted at home. Amid the heartbreaking twists and turns, though, were encounters with brave and selfless people who made a lasting impression during a horrific time. Without Explanation is a true story. It’s a story of anticipated adventure and remarkable courage, of heartache and disbelief, and of hope and fear. And at its very core, it’s at once a life-altering tragedy and a story of love and devotion.

Paperback: 310 pages
Publisher: Archean Media Productions, LLC; 1 edition (February 2, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0998148202
ISBN-13: 978-0998148205
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches

What On Earth Giveaway Hop:Imagine food that can be made ahead of time for convenience, then mixed and matched to create colorful perfectly portioned meals that are both healthful and flavorful. Switch It Up lets you discover how the concept of compartmentalizing can help you prepare balanced meals for every day of the week. This book includes 50 nutritious and delicious, quick and simple recipes that can be combined in any number of ways. Each recipe is made up of readily available ingredients. Learn how to pair different flavors and textures while developing a palate for healthful food combinations. Healthy eating starts with understanding balance. For instance, in Asian cultures, the majority of the meal is made up of vegetables, with much less animal or seafood protein than we are used to in the West. Indeed, anything with legs or fins is generally considered a flavor enhancer rather than the main course. Additionally, the reader can decide to enjoy “Raw Kale with Roasted Sweet Potato Salad” as a full meal or as a part of a meal, if they want to pair the salad with other foods, for example. Lastly, desserts are largely absent, fresh fruit or a simple cup of hot tea or herbal infusion is encouraged at the end of the meal to aid digestion.

Paperback: 188 pages
Publisher: American Diabetes Association; 1 edition (February 14, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1580405495
ISBN-13: 978-1580405492
Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.3 x 8.9 inches

HardcoverThe BRAND NEW Ripley’s Believe It or Not! ODDphabet board book makes learning letters uniquely entertaining for the youngest Ripley’s fan.

B is for blobfish, and Z is for zorse.
These are all real animals, of course

The ODDphabet board book features colorful, original illustrations of animal characters based on real “believe it or not” stories and facts. Amusing rhymes make learning your ABC’s so much fun for everyone! Weird, wonderful, and all true… Believe It or Not!

-It’s great to be different and one of a kind.
-These animals are the best that you will ever find!
-Wonder what in the world you just met
-As you turn the pages of this ODDphabet!

Age Range: 3 – 10 years
Hardcover: 26 pages
Publisher: Ripley Publishing; Brdbk edition (March 7, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1609911709
ISBN-13: 978-1609911706
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 6 inches

HardcoverThe BRAND NEW Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Wacky 1-2-3 board book makes learning numbers uniquely engaging for our youngest Ripley fans.

Count every hat on the two-headed cow.
So many animals that make you go WOW!

The Wacky 1-2-3 board book features colorful, original illustrations of animal characters based on real “believe it or not” stories and facts. Exciting scenes and simple words make learning your 1-2-3’s so much fun for everyone! Weird, wonderful, and all true… Believe It or Not!

-Count on fingers, count on toes,
-Then count the buttons on all of your clothes!
-With animals as silly as silly can be,
-That make counting as WACKY as 1-2-Ripley!

Age Range: 3 – 10 years
Grade Level: Preschool – Kindergarten
Series: Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!
Board book: 26 pages
Publisher: Ripley Publishing; Brdbk edition (March 7, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1609911814
ISBN-13: 978-1609911812
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 6 inches

PaperbackBring your favorite Vera Bradley paisley patterns to life with a pop of gorgeous color! Create something beautiful every day with this inspiring coloring book. Featuring authentic Vera Bradley designs, each eye-catching illustration is printed on one side only of extra-heavy, acid-free, 200-year paper. On the back of each page is the name of the design, a cheerful quote, and lines for personal notes. Perforated pages detach easily from the book, perfect for sharing with friends. A full-color introduction shows you coloring techniques, craft ideas, and the right color swatches to use for a terrific look. Featuring a foil-embossed cover, this unique book even includes 16 bonus gift tags and 8 ready-to-color note cards. Get ready to color in the language of beauty with Vera Bradley!

Paperback: 104 pages
Publisher: Design Originals; Clr Csm edition (March 14, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1497203007
ISBN-13: 978-1497203006
Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 8.5 x 10.9 inches

Paperback Bring your favorite Vera Bradley floral patterns to life with a pop of gorgeous color! Create something beautiful every day with this inspiring coloring book. Featuring authentic Vera Bradley designs, each eye-catching illustration is printed on one side only of extra-heavy, acid-free, 200-year paper. On the back of each page is the name of the design, a cheerful quote, and lines for personal notes. Perforated pages detach easily from the book, perfect for sharing with friends. A full-color introduction shows you coloring techniques, craft ideas, and the right color swatches to use for a terrific look. Featuring a foil-embossed cover, this unique book even includes 16 bonus gift tags and 8 ready-to-color note cards. Get ready to color in the language of beauty with Vera Bradley!

Paperback: 104 pages
Publisher: Design Originals; Clr Csm edition (March 14, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1497203015
ISBN-13: 978-1497203013
Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 8.5 x 10.9 inches

March’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2017

I get products sent to me daily to try out. I unfortunately don’t have time to do a post for each item that I get to review. So I want to make sure these items get seen and learned about. The only other solution I could see to do is to do a March’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2017 on the products I like and want my readers to know about. I hope you enjoy these as much as I and my other reviewers did.

DVDA Strange Transformation — Open your eye to a new dimension of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and see how the filmmakers brought one of comic books’ greatest characters to life|Strange Company — Find out what it’s like for the cast to work on a Marvel film, and how Director Scott Derrickson engineered one of the most ambition, imaginative films ever|The Fabric of Reality — Take a closer look at the movie’s extraordinary sets, meticulously crafted costumes and amazingly detailed production elements|Across Time and Space — Explore the endless hours of dance and fight choreography the actors endured in preparation for their physically demanding roles|The Score-cerer Supreme — Join composer Michael Giacchino and a full orchestra during live recording sessions, and experience the movie’s mind-bending music|Marvel Studios Phase 3 Exclusive Look — Get an early peek at Marvel’s spectacular upcoming films, including MARVEL STUDIOS’ GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2, THOR: RAGNAROK, BLACK PANTHER and AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR|Team Thor: Part 2 — See more of the hilarious partnership between Thor and his roommate Darryl in this satirical short|Audio commentary with Scott Derrickson|Deleted Scenes|Gag Reel

Actors: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Mads Mikkelsen
Directors: Scott Derrickson
Writers: Jon Spaihts and Scott Derrickson & C. Robert Cargi
Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (DTS-HD High Res Audio), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Dubbed: French, Spanish
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned
Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: February 28, 2017
Run Time: 115 minutes

DVDKate and Mim-Mim know a special place filled with great music Mimiloo! After Mim-Mim accidently breaks a recording of the gang’s favorite song, Kate, Mim-Mim, Tack and Gobble head off on an adventure to the Singing Seas to find Callie so they can re-record her wonderful tune. When they arrive and discover that Callie’s Mega Music Maker is broken, Kate leads her friends on a quest to fix the instrument.

Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Region: Region 1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: PBS Distribution
DVD Release Date: March 21, 2017
Run Time: 35 minutes

DVDJoin Whyatt and the Super Readers for fun adventures set in some favorite classic fairytales. The fun starts when reading begins and the SUPER WHY gang save the day!

Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: PBS Distribution
DVD Release Date: March 14, 2017
Run Time: 280 minutes

DVDJoin Martin Kratt and Chris Kratt as they meet amazing animals from around the world. With wild creatures and dastardly villains, WILD KRATTS makes learning about animals and nature a fun-filled adventure!

Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: PBS Distribution
DVD Release Date: March 14, 2017
Run Time: 205 minutes

DVDJoin Daniel Tiger for some grr-ific farm fun! Daniel rides a horse for the first time with encouragement from Dad Tiger, helps his sister Margaret feed adorable ducks, and plays farm with O the Owl. Have fun with Daniel Tiger as he learns how to help others, conquers his fears, and much more!

Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Region: Region 1
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: PBS Distribution
DVD Release Date: March 14, 2017
Run Time: 60 minutes

DVDAfter mysterious visitors arrive in the Kingdom, Princess Alise, Lucas and their friends go undercover on a secret spy adventure to see if they can be trusted. They will need all of their superior detective skills as well as some super cool gadgets to solve the royal mystery and save the Kingdom.

Directors: Richard Rich
Producers: Richard Rich, Seldon Young, Jared Brown
Format: AC-3, Animated, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English
Subtitles: French, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Thai, Spanish, English
Dubbed: French, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Thai, Spanish
Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: March 28, 2017
Run Time: 79 minutes

Hardcover BookFollow Me Down is a rare find―a gutsy, visceral, and beautifully crafted psychological thriller that Diane Chamberlain called “an engrossing page turner [that] will keep you guessing right up to the delicious ending” from talented new author Sherri Smith.

Mia Haas has built her life far from the North Dakota town where she grew up, but when she receives word that her twin brother is missing, she is forced to return home. Back to the people she left behind, the person she used to be, and the secrets she thought she’d buried.

Once hailed as the golden boy of their town, and now a popular high school teacher, Lucas Haas disappears the same day the body of one of his students is pulled from the river. Trying to wrap her head around the rumors of Lucas’s affair with the teen, and unable to reconcile the media’s portrayal of Lucas as a murderer with her own memories of him, Mia is desperate to find another suspect.

All the while, she wonders: If he’s innocent, why did he run?

As Mia reevaluates their difficult, shared history and launches her own investigation into the grisly murder, she uncovers secrets that could exonerate Lucas―or seal his fate. In a small town where everyone’s lives are intertwined, Mia must confront her own demons if she wants to get out alive.

Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Forge Books (March 21, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0765386704
ISBN-13: 978-0765386700
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.5 x 8.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces

Hardcover BookBig kids Anna and Oliver give young readers the inside scoop on what to expect when a new baby is expected. In a fresh picture book/comic style, Ready, Set . . . Baby offers up a funny, loving, reassuring peek into life as a big brother or sister—with solid information, kid-friendly humor, and even tips for parents on how to help kids thrive when the new baby arrives.

Age Range: 4 – 7 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3
Lexile Measure: 560 (What’s this?)
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (February 7, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0544472721
ISBN-13: 978-0544472723
Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.4 x 11 inches

Paperback BookGet thousands of facts at your fingertips with this essential resource.

The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America’s top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2017 edition of The World Almanac® reviews the events of 2016 and will be your go-to source for questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a “treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information” by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more.

Features include:
• 2016—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac® list the top stories that held the world’s attention in 2016.
• 2016—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, the 2016 World Series, and much more.
• 2016—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2016, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports.
• 2016—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac® editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year.
• World Almanac ® Editors’ Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac® lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2016, from news and sports to pop culture.
• 2016 Election Results: The World Almanac® provides a comprehensive look at the entire 2016 election process, from the roller coaster of the early primaries to state and county presidential voting results and coverage of House, Senate, and gubernatorial races.
• The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac® provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world.
• World Almanac ® Editors’ Picks: The Best Teams That Never Won It All: In light of Golden State’s unprecedented regular season success and eventual downfall in the NBA Finals, The World Almanac® takes a look back into sports history for the best teams that fell just short of championship glory.
• Statistical Spotlight: A brand-new feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data provide context to give readers a fresh perspective on important issues.
• Other New Highlights: Newly available statistics on sexuality, student loans, overdose deaths, state minimum wages, and much more.

Series: World Almanac and Book of Facts
Paperback: 1008 pages
Publisher: World Almanac; 2017 ed. edition (December 6, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1600572057
ISBN-13: 978-1600572050
Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 1.7 x 8 inches

Paperback BookFrom the co-founder of the Vera Bradley empire, a practical and inspiring book that shows women how to awaken their full potential, at any age.

“This place could use some color!” That’s what Barbara Bradley said to her friend Pat during an airport layover. It was 1982 and all the women could see was a succession of drab, bulky suitcases. When they returned home to Indiana, Barbara and her business partner got out a few Simplicity patterns and a Singer sewing machine and set to work. And the Vera Bradley Company was born.

A Colorful Way of Living offers practical, inspiring advice to empower women of all ages to navigate life by the values that provide the foundation of the Vera Bradley empire. Women looking for the encouragement to start a new chapter, women balancing career and family, and new graduates entering the workforce will all benefit from the Baekgaard’s learned wisdom has as it applies to career, life, and relationships. Lessons include “Noticing Every Detail,” “Choosing Nice,” and “Remembering Always―there’s enough room for everyone.”

In this highly readable book, Barbara Bradley Baekgaard shares the values that have helped her to thrive in business, health, and relationships–in every aspect of her personal and professional life.

Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (April 4, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1250121914
ISBN-13: 978-1250121912
Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1 x 9.2 inches

PaperbackGrilled cheese is the most perfect food in the world. And paired with the right beer there is nothing finer! In your hands is a masterwork of creative collaboration between a brewer and a chef, combining an extensive knowledge of beer making, food and good humor to create the most amazing cookbook ever!

In these pages you will find one-of-a-kind grilled cheese sandwich recipes, perfectly paired with craft beers designed to draw out the full flavor of each ingredient. Grilled Cheese & Beer is spiced with wit and a passion for all things grilled cheese and beer, with easy-to-follow instructions that make it perfect for any skill level.

Grilled Cheese & Beer has over 50 expertly paired sandwich recipes including:
● Bacon Me Crazy with Stone Brewery’s Arrogant Bastard
● The Nature Boy Ricotta Flair with Moosehead Lager
● The Big Kahuna with Hell or High Watermelon
● Dia de los Quesos with Modelo Especial
● The Ham of La Challah with Briney Melon Gose
● Johnny Apple Cheese with Angry Orchard
● Muenster Mash with Stella Artois
● Funky Bâtard with Unibroue La Fin du Monde
● Turkey in the Rye with Keegan Ales’ Mother’s Milk

Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press (November 22, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 157826653X
ISBN-13: 978-1578266531
Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.4 x 9 inches

Paperback BookThe life he knew the day before was long gone… Who will protect his mother now? The future of our civilization has always been in the hands of our children. What you may not know is that many years ago, a few of our young ones fought a quest against evil—an evil unlike anything anyone has ever seen under this sun. They didn’t know it, but their sacrifices allowed our forefathers—and us—to maintain our fragile ownership of this world. In Seven & Two, the first book of the Our Young Guardians series, we begin the chronicle of one who was brave enough to leave behind what he knew. His faded handwriting not only captures how they struggled through that war, but how they learned to find themselves as they grew up away from their families. You and I owe them more than we could ever give. And even though there is no word of them ever asking for anything, my heart tells me they would only ask for one thing—to keep them where their friends are. The least we can do for them is honor their story.

Series: Our Young Guardians
Paperback: 364 pages
Publisher: Rodi Szoke; 1 edition (September 30, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0997565918
ISBN-13: 978-0997565911
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches

Paperback BookAppalachian Appetite is a groundbreaking, influential cookbook featuring over 100 recipes that represent an innovative take on tradition, with contributions and stories from this mountain region’s best chefs, restaurants, and citizens. From Asheville, NC to Nashville, TN; Oxford, MS to Millinocket, ME, when asked which cuisine most typifies America, chefs are bound to tell you it stems from the South, the heartbeat of which is Appalachia.

Hailing from the very depths of Appalachia in western North Carolina, author and chef Susi Gott Séguret honed her culinary skills in France earning a diploma in Gastronomy and Taste from the Cordon Bleu and the Université de Reims. This unique combination is highlighted in Appalachian Appetite as (says Fred Sauceman, author of Buttermilk & Bible Burgers) “the loving product of that convergence.”

Appalachian Appetite is filled with recipes straight from the heart of Appalachia. As Dr. Jean Haskell, co-editor of Encyclopedia of Appalachia says, the book brings together “the region’s music, food, stories, and its great chefs and home cooks.”

Recipes featured include:
● Tennessee Corn & Truffle Flan
● Ramp & Nettle Quiche
● Venison Country-Style Steak
● Cast Iron Trout, Smoked Grits, Farm Egg, & Potlikker Jus
● Bourbon-Marinated Flank Steak with Blueberry Barbecue Sauce
● Southern Sweet Potato Praline Spoonbread

An inspired collection from chef Susi Gott Séguret, Appalachian Appetite brings together the beloved recipes of the region for, as proclaims Jess McCuan, former Business Editor for The San Francisco Chronicle and Founding Editor of The Asheville Scene “an authoritative and colorful guide.”

Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press (November 29, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1578266572
ISBN-13: 978-1578266579
Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 9 inches

BookHow to Draw Cool Stuff shows simple step-by-step illustrations that make it easy for anyone to draw cool stuff with precision and confidence. These pages will guide you through the basic principles of illustration by concentrating on easy-to-learn shapes that build into complex drawings. With the step-by-step guidelines provided, anything can become easy to draw. This book contains a series of fun, hands-on exercises that will help you see line, shape, space and other elements in everyday objects and turn them into detailed works of art in just a few simple steps. The exercises in this book will help train your brain so you can visualize ordinary objects in a different manner, allowing you to see through the eyes of an artist. From photorealistic faces to holiday themes and tattoo drawings, How to Draw Cool Stuff makes drawing easier than you would think and more fun than you ever imagined! Now is the time to learn how to draw the subjects and scenes you’ve always dreamt of drawing. How to Draw Cool Stuff is suitable for artists of any age benefiting everyone from teachers and students to self-learners and hobbyists. How to Draw Cool Stuff will help you realize your artistic potential and expose you to the pure joy of drawing!

Series: How to Draw Cool Stuff
Paperback: 254 pages
Publisher: Library Tales Publishing, Incorporated (March 17, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0615991424
ISBN-13: 978-0615991429
Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.6 x 10 inches

How to Draw Cool Stuff: Holidays, Seasons and Events is a step-by-step drawing guide that illustrates popular celebrations, holidays and events for your drawing pleasure. From the Chinese New Year to April Fools’ Day, Father’s Day to Halloween, Christmas and New Year’s Eve – this book covers over 100 fun days, holidays, seasons and events, and offers simple lessons that will teach you how to draw like a pro and get you in the spirit of whichever season it may be! The third book in the How To Draw Cool Stuff series, this exciting new title will teach you how to create simple illustrations using basic shapes and a drawing technique that simplifies the process of drawing, all while helping you construct height, width and depth in your work. It will guide you through the creative thought process and provide plenty of ideas to get you started. The lessons in this book will also teach you how to think like an artist and remind you that you are only limited by your imagination!

Series: How to Draw Cool Stuff
Paperback: 426 pages
Publisher: Library Tales Publishing, Incorporated (May 6, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0692661980
ISBN-13: 978-0692661987
Product Dimensions: 8 x 1 x 10 inches

“How to Draw Cool Stuff: Basics, Shading, Texture, Pattern and Optical Illusions” is the second book in the How to Draw Cool Stuff series. Inside you will find simple illustrations that cover the necessities of drawing cool stuff. Specific exercises are provided that offer step-by-step guidelines for drawing a variety of subjects. Each lesson starts with an easy-to-draw shape that will become the basic structure of the drawing. From there, each step adds elements to that structure, allowing the artist to build on their creation and make a more detailed image. Starting with the basic forms, the artist is provided a guide to help see objects in terms of simplified shapes. Instructions for shading to add depth, contrast, character and movement to a drawing are then covered. The varieties of texture and pattern that can be included in an artwork offer another layer of interest and depth to a design. These elements are necessary to indicate the way something looks like it feels in a work (texture) or creating the repetition of shapes, lines or colors (patterns). Illustrated optical illusions involve images that are sensed and perceived to be different from what they really are, showing examples of how the mind and the eyes can play tricks on each other. All you need is a piece of paper, a pencil and an eraser and you are ready to draw cool stuff. Once the drawing is complete, it can be colored, shaded or designed in any way you like to make it original. Following these exercises is a great way to practice your craft and begin seeing things in terms of simple shapes within a complex object.

Series: How to Draw Cool Stuff
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Library Tales Publishing, Incorporated; 1 edition (March 7, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0692382518
ISBN-13: 978-0692382516
Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.6 x 10 inches

February’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2017

I get products sent to me daily to try out. I unfortunately don’t have time to do a post for each item that I get to review. So I want to make sure these items get seen and learned about. The only other solution I could see to do is to do a February’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2017 on the products I like and want my readers to know about. I hope you enjoy these as much as I and my other reviewers did.

Pinocchio“Pinocchio” tells the tale of wood-carver Geppetto’s beloved puppet who embarks on a thrilling quest – with faithful friend Jiminy Cricket – that tests his bravery, loyalty and honesty, all virtues he must learn to fulfill his heart’s desire: to become a real boy.

Actors: Walter Catlett, Frankie Darro, Cliff Edwards, Dickie Jones, Charles Judels
Directors: Ben Sharpsteen, Hamilton S. Luske
Writers: Aurelius Battaglia, William Cottrell, Otto Englander, Erdman Penner, Joseph Sabo
Format: AC-3, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Dubbed: French, Spanish
Region: Region A/1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: January 31, 2017
Run Time: 88 minutes

DVDDreaming of adventure, city mouse Gavin and his buddy Matthew join a crew of Ship Mice ready to set sail — just as young Chester bursts in, pleading for help. Stowing away on a boat, the gang heads for Dream Island to defend Chester’s family of mice against Winston the White Weasel (Jon Lovitz) and his wicked weasel clan. But is their courage enough?

Product Details:
Actors: Nash Grier, Jimmy Tatro, Justine ”iJustine” Ezarik, Jon Lovitz
Directors: Tomohiro Kawamura and Yoshihiro Komori
Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG Parental Guidance Suggested
Studio: Lionsgate
DVD Release Date: February 21, 2017
Run Time: 94 minutes

DVDJoin Twilight Sparkle, everypony’s favorite studious princess, and her very best friends – Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Rarity, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie and Spike – as they explore the wondrous arctic kingdom, the Crystal Empire! Old enemies return and new friends are made in this collection of episodes that will have you exploring the Crystal Empire with magical adventure!

Episodes Include:
· The Cutie Re-mark, Part 1
· The Cutie Re-mark, Part 1
· The Cutie Re-mark, Part 2
· The Crystalling, Part 1
· The Crystalling, Part 2
· The Times They Are A Changeling

Littlest Pet ShopSinister king cobras! Comedy festivals! Pet hotels! And a monkey on Mars?! It’s all here, as Blythe and her best friends – Russell the Hedgehog, Pepper the Skunk, Zoe the Spaniel, Minka the Monkey, Sunil the Mongoose, Penny the Panda and Vinnie the Gecko – share one outrageous adventure after another in The Littlest Pet Shop: Pet Stars!

Episodes Include:
· Heart Of Parkness
· Standup Stinker
· The Secret Recipe
· A Night At The Pawza
· Sue Syndrome

Lucky You Giveaway Hop! Care Bears & Cousins: BFFs – Volume 2 DVDJoin the Care Bears in Care-a-Lot where friendship is in full bloom! The Care Bears and their Cousins discover that best friends are forever in these sweet and smile-raising adventures. Whether they’re trying to help Brave Heart have the awesomest day ever, caring for an injured Grumpy or learning valuable lessons about jealousy and the importance of keeping promises, the Care Bears and their Cousins fill every moment with caring, sharing and fun!

See how it all began, and discover the secret behind the legend of Disney’s new Crown Princess! Frozen in time and trapped inside the Amulet of Avalor for over forty years, Elena has finally found the one, brave princess who can set her free: Sofia of Enchancia! With help from magical flying Jaquins, spirit animal Zuzo, and young wizard-in-training Mateo, Princess Elena must unite her people and battle the evil sorceress Shuriki (voiced by the legendary Jane Fonda) to reclaim her throne. Experience adventure beyond your wildest dreams with the spectacular story of Elena and the Secret of Avalor!

Actors: Aimee Carrero, Jenna Ortega, Lou Diamond Phillips, Lucas Grabeel, Chris Parnell
Format: Animated, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0), French (Dolby Digital 2.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Walt Disney Home Video
DVD Release Date: February 7, 2017
Run Time: 880 minutes

Robo-DogMeet Robo-Dog, the world’s coolest pet. He can run super-fast, grow a bionic arm, talk, and even fly! After creating the perfect pooch for his son Tyler, genius dad Tom (Patrick Muldoon, “Days of Our Lives”) gets called away. When Tyler and his wacky nerd friend Barry head off to a science fair, Robo-Dog runs away and has his memory chip erased. After starting a new life with a computer whiz and his adorable daughter, will this high-tech terrier ever find his way home to his rightful master?

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
· “Ruff Cut: Behind the Scenes of Robo-Dog: Airborne” Featurette
· TV’s “Minuscule” Bonus Episodes
o “A Cruel World”
o “Insect High Velocity”
o “A Rolling Snail Gathers No Moss”
o “Infernal Anthill

Gasp! PaperbackThe Airway Centric® Model prevents Airway-Centered Disorders, Sleep-Disordered Breathing to maintain mental and physical health. Learn how to recognize and correct Airway-Centered Disorders, Sleep-Disordered Breathing. Gasp is about our airway, breathing and sleep. Problems can start at birth. Many premature babies are mouth breathers. A poorly structured and functioning airway leads to mouth breathing, snoring and sleep apnea; it can interfere with restorative sleep and ultimately damage the part of the brain called the prefrontal cortex, which controls executive function skills, attentiveness, anxiety and depression. Learn how to restore an ideal airway with early intervention, and where to go for help. Learn how once the airway is established with breastfeeding, allergy treatment, and other methods, neurocognitive and neurobehavioral problems are greatly improved—often without any medication. Anxiety and depression are alleviated, and the behavior and performance of children are remarkably transformed. Today there is a health movement toward “Wellness.” Wellness is about diet and nutrition, exercise, and mental attitude. The new paradigm is called “Functional Medicine.” It addresses the causes of chronic disease with an individualized approach and emphasizes early intervention. It restores the balance amongst functional systems and the networks that connect them. The missing link is airway, breathing, and sleep. If we don’t breathe well when we sleep, 1/3 of our life is affected. Gasp describes the impact of a narrowed airway from cradle to grave. Every day, we encounter fatigued patients with chronic headaches and neck pain. They have difficulty concentrating; they suffer with GI problems from acid reflux to irritable bowel syndrome. They range from thin women to men who have put on a few pounds. And you do not have to be obese to have an airway problem. Many of our younger patients with ADHD and airway issues have little body fat. Time after time we see that once the airway is opened during the day and maintained during sleep, the transformation is quick and dramatic. Breathing is life.

Pure Heart BookTroylyn Ball and her husband, Charlie, an engineer and real estate developer, had spent their entire lives in Texas. But after a near fatal trip to the emergency room with their non-verbal, wheelchair-bound son Marshall, they admitted the dust and the heat were too dangerous. To save their boys, the Balls cashed out, sold their beloved farm, and moved to Asheville, North Carolina.

Nearing fifty, Troy thought her chance at adventure had passed. But in this booming little Appalachian Mountain city of hippies, farmers, artisans, and retirees, she unexpectedly discovered a support network and something she’d never had in twenty-five years of providing round-the-clock care for her special needs boys: the freedom to pursue her own dreams. She struck up a friendship with a legendary eighty-year-old raconteur from the mountains, met his friends, and soon found herself in a rickety country shack with an ingeniously inventive retired farmer trying to create the best recipe ever for traditional mountain moonshine.

But when the real estate bubble burst and the collapse of her husband Charlie’s new venture in Asheville left them deeply in debt, Troy realized her ten-year business plan for Troy & Sons Platinum Whiskey wasn’t enough. If she was going to save her family—and she was definitely going to save her family—she needed to become the most successful woman in the legal whiskey business. And she needed to do it fast, before the bank took her house, her business, and everything she’d worked so hard to achieve.

Full of eccentric characters and charming locations—from a “haunted” cabin in the mountains to the last farm in the world to grow heritage Crooked Creek corn—Pure Heart is a charming story of a woman who set out to find a purpose in the most unexpected of places, and ended up finding happiness, contentment, and a community of love and respect.

Hardcover BookPhysician and biochemist Cate Shanahan, M.D. examined diets around the world known to help people live longer, healthier lives―diets like the Mediterranean, Okinawa, and “Blue Zone”―and identified the four common nutritional habits, developed over millennia, that unfailingly produce strong, healthy, intelligent children, and active, vital elders, generation after generation. These four nutritional strategies―fresh food, fermented and sprouted foods, meat cooked on the bone, and organ meats―form the basis of what Dr. Cate calls “The Human Diet.”

Rooted in her experience as an elite athlete who used traditional foods to cure her own debilitating injuries, and combining her research with the latest discoveries in the field of epigenetics, Dr. Cate shows how all calories are not created equal; food is information that directs our cellular growth. Our family history does not determine our destiny: what you eat and how you live can alter your DNA in ways that affect your health and the health of your future children.

Deep Nutrition offers a prescriptive plan for how anyone can begin eating The Human Diet to:

*Improve mood
*Eliminate cravings and the need to snack
*Boost fertility and have healthier children
*Sharpen cognition and memory
*Eliminate allergies and disease
*Build stronger bones and joints
*Get younger, smoother skin

Deep Nutrition cuts through today’s culture of conflicting nutritional ideologies, showing how the habits of our ancestors can help us lead longer, healthier, more vital lives.

Pinocchio Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD Combo Giveaway 2017

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PinocchioThe Walt Disney Signature Collection release includes hours of classic bonus material and exclusive features including a reinvented rendition of “When You Wish Upon a Star” created and performed by music influencers from Disney’s Maker Studios; never-before-seen artwork from the film’s Pleasure Island sequence; archival recordings of Walt himself during “Pinocchio” production; and a recently restored and scored 1927 short featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.

 “Pinocchio” tells the tale of wood-carver Geppetto’s beloved puppet who embarks on a thrilling quest – with faithful friend Jiminy Cricket – that tests his bravery, loyalty and honesty, all virtues he must learn to fulfill his heart’s desire: to become a real boy.

Actors: Walter Catlett, Frankie Darro, Cliff Edwards, Dickie Jones, Charles Judels
Directors: Ben Sharpsteen, Hamilton S. Luske
Writers: Aurelius Battaglia, William Cottrell, Otto Englander, Erdman Penner, Joseph Sabo
Format: AC-3, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Dubbed: French, Spanish
Region: Region A/1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: January 31, 2017
Run Time: 88 minutes

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