Babies are the courageous explorers of brave new worlds so why not name them after the most memorable characters in science fiction? Sci-Fi Baby Names compiles more than 500 distinctive names from movies, books, and television shows into a handy illustrated reference. Choose "James" to honor the captain of the starship Enterprise. Choose "Leia" (or "Leah") to honor the sister of Luke Skywalker. Choose "Neo" to salute the ultra-cool messiah from The Matrix. Hardcore fans can go even further with exotic names like "Barbarella," "Beldar," and "Tron" (just don't send us the therapy bills). Arranged by category for quick reference with chapters such as Power Names, Feminine Names, and Intellectual Names Sci-Fi Baby Names is a terrific gift for expecting parents and a wonderful roll call of our favorite science-fiction characters.
Sci-Fi Baby Names
Okay, so everyone does it--does everyone have to talk about it? True, kids at a certain stage of development may find the subject riveting--but their parents may well not want to read to them about it. Here we learn that birds do it, bees do it, kids with bended knees do it. We are told about big poop and little poop, animals that poop while moving and animals that poop from a stationary position, why and where people poop--in short, we get the scoop on poop. The pictures, far from Gomi's best work, leave nothing to the imagination either. In case the message hasn't sunk in, the final spread presents a chorus line of creatures, backsides forward, each producing poop. Call it what you will, by euphemism or by expletive, poop by any name seems an unsuitable picture book subject--a view not helped by this artless presentation. Ages 18 mos.-4 yrs.
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Great for parties and picnics, the Park and Sun Sports BM-PS Aluminum Badminton Pro Set brings badminton to your own backyard. This set includes an official-size net with 1.5-inch two-piece telescopic aluminum poles and 0.1875-inch guy line set. The Pro set includes a pre-measured boundary, and four 10-inch ground stakes. Not only that, but this set has everything you need to get the game going with four steel racquets, and three A-grade shuttlecocks. The durable equipment bag completes the Pro Set.
Park & Sun BM-PS/ALUM Badminton Pro Set
Park & Sun BM-PS/ALUM Badminton Pro Set
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Mellor, mother of "two darling little angels," tells parents it’s time take back their lives—and their right to have a few cocktails at a child’s midday birthday party. With chapters such as "Bedtime: Is Five-Thirty Too Early?" and "Screaming: Is It Necessary?," the author lays out a plan for parents to enjoy themselves and not be slaves to their children while still offering their kids a warm, nurturing environment. Mellor’s advice has a retro twang, and is always wry and often quite funny, standing in sharp contrast to the guidance normally found in books of its kind. The author urges readers to recruit children to pitch in with household chores ("Three years old is not too soon to start learning the fundamentals of decent vacuuming") and thinks excessively childproofing a home is ridiculous, since kids find a way to open complicated locks anyway ("You might as well festoon all your drawers and cabinets with brightly colored flags that say ‘Hey, You! Kid! Fun and Danger in Here!’"). Mellor’s guide will surely be a boon to parents in need of some "grown-up time."
The Three Martini Playdate
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Use your imagination with the many uses for the unfinished kit...deluxe vacation retreat, hot dog stand, 50s ice cream stand, newlyweds home! Made from 3.6mm die-cut punch-out plywood construction. Comes with windows and door with trim, optional ledge and dowel for propping open large window, hitch, jacks, wooden wheels and pieces for two chairs and table (can be upholstered and/or painted). Top and back are both open. 22 1/2''W (plus 5 1/2'' hitch) x 9 3/8''H x 8''D
Vintage Travel Trailer Kit
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