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It's wrapped in two plastic bags yet they decide to place a paper sticker that won't peel off on a cardboard box. Amazing thinking! How can you expect to bonus this to someone with a giant sticker permanently stuck to the front of it.
We purchased one of these for my daughter almost 5 years ago. It's held up beautiful well, though the ribbons to close it will never obtain it to fully close. It would be better if created out of something sturdier, like maybe a thin metal outside cover versus cardboard, but it's still nice enough. My daughter loved opening it and going through it. We started another for my son and hopefully he gets the same joy out of it. It's a nice design. I want they left the boxes unlabeled as things like, "first curl" only apply to curly headed kids, which mine are not. But, we just used it for other keepsakes along the way, like hospital bracelets.
This is one of the nicest small bonuses you can give an expectant mother or fresh mother. It holds so a lot of firsts for their baby. IT is also amazing because instead of shopping off the registry, you can place bonus cards in the drawers inside for the registered stores and they can obtain wish they have not gotten or what they realize they need after the baby is born.
Amazing gift. Mine came nicely wrapped with no edges bent. A bit fragile feeling though...i was afraid of bending those corners so i didnt handle it too much. The sticker is the main negative. Why in the globe would a manufacturer place a huge sticker on the front that covers the art work and cant be removed without destroying the product? Someone was sleeping the day that decision was made. Lol. I just left it on...didnt wish to ruin the gift. The recipient liked it anyway.
This was a cute small baby shower gift......something different. There is a large sticker on the front of it as stated in a lot of reviews. I ran a hair dryer on warm setting over the sticker for about a min and then carefully lifted the edge, and it came right off. The corners of the lid were a bit folded over from shipping, but not horrible.
This product is obviously beautiful flimsy and not worth the in my opinion. I had to return the first one I ordered since the corners were wrinkled and bent out of whack. The second one that arrived had the corners bent a bit and a wrinkle slap dab in the middle of the front. The sticker on the front wasn’t much of a issue for me because it really didn’t take too much effort to peel it off and it didn’t ruin the product at all but I refuse to bonus this as I had originally intended since all the corners turned out bent both times.
I absolutely love this box, the quality is amazing the size is excellent the colors are spot on my one large ginormous largest problem is that the sticker on the front is not removable which blocks the beautiful graphics the manufacturer really needs to do something about that because when given as a bonus you don't wish it marred with advertising
The inside is full of small drawers, that take up the whole book. Each drawer is already marked with what it "should" contain, such as "baby's first shoes". The other boxes I have had a few little drawers, but also room to place cards, ultrsound pictures etc. I guess I had hoped/expected the same fom this product.
The best bus tracking application in pittsburgh. I tried so hard to search an equivalent for ios but couldnt. The largest advantage is interacting with user. I begin the map, tap on the bus stop, that's it - only one tap is necessary. It's possible because the map centers on where i am now, all the relevant buses are on the map to see, only relevant buses are shown. A issue is when some buses don't have a working gps, so they are ignored. I think in those cases it would be useful to display scheduled arrival time
PLEASE IMPROVE & UPDATE!! The Apple application for this is much better. Why us this so poor for Android?? NO AUTO ZOOM?? I have to refresh every time I need a fresh zone modernize and then manually zoom in by widening the screen with 2 fingers several times before I'm able to see where the car is on the map as its zoomed method too far out initially. Surely the developer's must have some idea how to do this. Rediculous waste of an app. PLEASE test to implement the same or related capabilities as using your desktop version!!!!
This ap is beautiful terrible. There are some key functions that any GPS should have, but through the app several are missing. 1. First and most critical to improve is the breadcrumbs feature. If I wish to know where the unit has been though the day, I see a path but have no idea when the unit got there, how long it stayed, and when it left. The ap always shows the time it first began moving that day and the latest time it was moving. So I don't know if the unit drove by a zone or spent 6 hours there if I wasn't tracking it live. 2. You can't make or modify geofences. This means you won't be able to make zones to obtain text or email alerts from the device when it enters an zone you specify. 3. The road view function is a nice feature, but needs work. If you begin the ap and look at one zone road view, you have to close out of the ap and reset in to view another. Otherwise, it continues to bring up the same road view you first looked at. 4. The zoom out every time you submit a zone request or change the breadcrumbs is super annoying. Why does it need to zoom out to a statewide view to do this? Hold the same frame so I don't have to zoom in 73 times to obtain back where I was looking. 5. I got 172 texts from the device/ap while the battery descended from 20% to dead. Sometimes 7 at a time. I can't tell you how annoying that is. There is no option to change that. Improvements to any of these will change my rating. Until then, 2 stars at best.
Amazing begin This application provides the primary zone info... It would be nice if I didn't have to re select my device every time I use the app... It would also be helpful if the map would automatically zoom in on the zone of the device rather than starting out with a display of my whole state
Traxxit by extremecables sent me to this application for their product. Find does not search the device. I'm not connected to any other Bluetooth devices. I cannot believe that a company would create a device that promises to actually do something it is not capable of! Waste of resources and time. Would Gove a zero if I could
This product seemed like a cool gadget for the but your application is insufferable, annoying and written in fractured english. Some features seem interesting, others seem completely useless, the most frustrating aspect of the application is that regardless of how i confugured it, it sent me notifications every few seconds. This application could be a huge red button that makes the fob beep and i would have kept it, as it is, I'm returning this tomorrow.
I've had this application beautiful much from the beginning. It started off a small shaky, but over time has greatly improved. I ran in to a few problems with the application and reached out to the developer directly. He was extremely responsive and worked with me to resolve my problem within the same day. Very satisfied with the application and amazing developer!
This is a generalization, but in my experience librarians really have fun reading within their comfort zones. They’ll travel outside of them from time to time but always they return to the books that they like the most. Children’s librarians are just the same. The fantasy readers stick to fantasy. The realism fans go with realism. Graphic novel readers with comics. When I served on a yearly committee of librarians in Fresh York I’d message that some books were difficult to obtain anyone to read. Horse books, for example, just sat on our shelves untouched. Nonfiction could take some prodding. And as for sports books . . . forget about it. Nobody ever got near them. Still, you can’t give up on them. Mike Lupica and Tim Green may rule the field but that doesn’t mean other people don’t create a lot out of athletics. If our Newbery winning The Crossover by Kwame Alexander taught us anything, it was that. Now Jason Reynolds, a young adult author until this year, has produced a middle grade novel centered on that must unlikely of sports: track. It skirts the clichés. It dodges the usual pitfalls. It makes you care about a child who keeps messing up over and over and over again. It’ll create you like sports books, even if you can’t generally stand them. And now we’ve got to search a method to obtain a lot of it into the hands of kids. him Ghost. You can call him Castle Crenshaw if you wish to (that’s technically his name) but he’s been calling himself Ghost ever since the night his dad got drunk and threatened Castle and his mom with a gun. Ghost learned to run that night and you might say he’s been running ever since. He’s got a load of anger inside that he doesn’t know how to with so he tends to take it out on others at school. Then one day he spots a track warm-up and takes an instant dislike to the albino child in the expensive tracksuit. Without thinking about it twice Ghost beats the guy on the track, running on the outside, which gets the attention of the coach. Coach begs Ghost to join and Ghost reluctantly agrees but it isn’t what he expected. The other children there all have their own lives, few of them easy. The running is much harder than anything Ghost has ever experienced before. And then there’s the fact that no matter how quick he is, Ghost can’t run away from trouble. It follows him and if he’s not careful it’s going to follow him right onto the Basketball. Even football. These are the sports of fiction. I doubt anyone has ever run any statistics on it, but if you were to gather together all the children’s sports books and group them by type, the baseball books would undoubtedly outweigh all the others 2:1. That’s because baseball is a android game with a natural rise and fall to its action. Basketball has speed and football has brute force, all amazing things when writing a story. Track? In track you run and then you stop. At least that’s how I always looked at it. For Jason Reynolds, though, it’s different. He didn't write this book with track as a single focus. He looks at what the sport boils down to. Basically, this is a book about running. Running from mistakes (forgive the cliché), from very true threats, for your life, and for your team. Why you run and where you run and how you run. And if that's where you're coming from, then track is a very amazing choice of a sport indeed.On paper, this book looks like it’s the sort of story that’s all been done before. That’s where Reynolds’ writing comes in to play. First off, it’s worth noticing that Mr. Reynolds is blessed with a keen sense of humor. This comes to play not just in the text but also in small in-jokes here and there. Like the fact that one of the runners (that, I should mention, gets chop later in the book because his grades are slipping) is named Chris Myers. Christopher Myers is the son of Walter Dean Myers, and a mate to Jason Reynolds. I love Jason's descriptions too. Mr. Charles at the corner store, “looks just like James Brown if James Brown were white. . .” Or Ghost saying later, “… for something to create you feel tough, you gotta be a small bit scared of it at first.” There are some beautiful unbelievable callbacks hidden in the story as well. Right at the start, almost like it’s some kind of superhero origin story, we hear how Ghost heard the gun go off that night he ran away from his home with his mom and “I felt like the loud shot created my legs move even faster.” That ties in beautifully with the starter pistol that goes off at the very very end of the book.But maybe what I like the most about Jason Reynolds’ books is that he applies this keen sense of the complexity to his characters. I don’t think the man could write a straight one-dimensional villain to save his soul. Even his worst characters have these brief moments of humanity to them. In this case, Ghost’s dad is the worst character. You don’t obtain much worse than shooting at your wife and child after all. Yet for all that, Ghost still can't support but love the guy and eats sunflower seeds in his memory. Each hero in the book has layers that you can peel away as the story progresses. Even Ghost, ESPECIALLY Ghost, who makes you wish to yell and him and cheer for him, sometimes at the same ere’s been a monumental push for increased diversity in children’s literature in the latest few years. Diversity can mean any number of things and it often focuses on race. In a weird way, increasing the number of racially diverse books on a given publisher’s release calendar isn’t hard if the publisher is dedicated to the notion. Far more difficult is figuring out how you increase the economic diversity. Middle grade characters are almost always middle class. If they’re working class then they tend to be historical. Contemporary lower income children in realistic novels are almost unheard of. For example, how a lot of books for kids have you ever read with children living in shelters? I’ve read just one, and I’m a children’s librarian. So I watched what Reynolds did here with amazing interest. Ghost isn’t destitute or anything but his single mom makes ends meet by working long hours at a hospital. Middle class children are remarkably amazing at ignoring their own privilege while children like Ghost become almost invisible. In the book, Ghost’s decision to initially race Lu isn’t solely based on how Lu struts around the track, thinking he’s the bee’s knees. It’s also on his clothes. “…Lu, was decked out in the flyest gear. New Nike running shoes, and a full-body skintight suit . . . He wore a headband and a gold chain around his neck, and a diamond glinted in each ear.” Later Ghost makes a decision regarding a particularly fancy pair of running shoes. That’s an economic decision as well. Those are the most obvious examples, but the book is full of small mentions, peppered throughout, of where Ghost’s class comes in to things. It’s nice to see an author who gets that. We are often affected by forces outside our control, forces we don’t even necessarily notice, particularly when we’re children. If young readers see it, they’ll be reading between the lines, just like Reynolds wants them to.Right at the beginning of the book, when Coach is trying to convince Ghost’s mom that he should be running, Ghost realizes that he’s in a situation that’s played out in loads of sports films. He thinks, “If this went like the movies, I was either going to score the game-winning touchdown (which is impossible in track) or . . . die.” Sometimes you can gauge how amazing a book is by how self-aware its characters are. But sometimes you just read a book, place it down, and think, “Man. That was good. That was really good.” This is a book that actually created me tear up, and there aren’t a lot of middle grade books that do that. I was rooting for Ghost hard, right until the end. I was caring about a sport that I’d never otherwise think about in a million years. And I was admiring it from begin to finish for all that it accomplishes in its scant 180 pages. This is the book you hand to the children who wish something true and amazing and honest. There are a lot of Ghosts out there in the world. Hopefully some of them will explore themselves here. Run, don’t walk, to pick this book r ages 10 and up.
Ghost Reynolds, Jason. Atheneum Books for Young Readers. e you passionate about a sport? Sometimes your desire to compete in one sport can lead you into enjoying another sport. This Young Adult fictional story is overflowing with action, friendship, bullying, family dynamics, positive role models, hero traits, and natural talent in a ost, Sunny, Lu, and Patina are four young, diverse teenagers with natural talent and a desire to improve on the track. Ghost a.k.a. Castle Cranshaw, the main hero in this quick paced story is passionate about knowing specific Globe Records and possibly setting one himself. He enjoys watching and playing basketball. As a typical teen, he is not eager to go home, and hangs out around city and at the track. One day, he walks up to the starting line and runs with the track team. The coach is impressed and encourages Ghost to test out for the team. Ghost thinks running might support him obtain better at basketball so he sticks with it. He runs in his old, no name sneakers and hopes to have new, shiny track shoes like his ost is a likable hero even though his life is in chaos and he cannot see a method out of constant punishment. He makes several irresponsible mistakes that become life lessons. Will these numerous mistakes prevent him from running in the huge race at school? He hopes to run in the necessary race with an audience including his mother, aunt and cousin. He has not seen his father in years because he is in jail for domestic abuse. Ghost and his Mother ran from the abuse and into the life of Mr. Charles, a shop owner and neighbor who teaches Ghost about being a hardworking citizen. Ghost is running at school from his a lot of wars and mishaps with the school bully. He is running around town, running from his problems, avoiding going home. Luckily for Ghost, he has two strong, positive, male role models in his life who support teach him how to become a respectful young man, and how he can create better choices for his future. The first role model is Mr. Charles who helps hid Ghost and his mother from the abusive father. The second is his track coach, Coach Brody who helps him learn life lessons so he can become a respectful person. Coach Brody shares with Ghost that he too grew up in an impoverished neighborhood but he didn’t allow it define him. He worked hard and created a amazing life for himself and his family. Coach Brody encourages Ghost to create amazing choices so he can be proud of is encouraging story is appropriate for young kids ages 9 and up. I give this book 4 out of 4 stars. The part I liked the most was the positive role models that entered Ghost’s life and helped teach him to create better decisions. I liked the part when the coach took the fresh track members to dinner for squad bonding. I look forward to reading the other three books in the series including Sunny, Patina, and Lu.
I'm at 5th grade teacher who read Ghost to my class earlier this school year. The children ate it up, and literally begged for me to read more. I have just finished Patina. My students haven't even read it yet! And I truly think it's even better than Ghost!Patty is totally relatable to children (boys and girls) of any race. Though, I really think it's notable that this is a book with a female of color as the main character. I usually really have to find to HARD search such refreshing, entertaining and thought-provoking writing.I love Jason Reynolds!
While I haven’t read the entire series yet, I have a powerful feeling Patty will be my favorite of them all. Patina is a moving, inspiring story of a fierce girl with a huge heart and quick legs. If you enjoyed the first book in the Track series or you like middle-grade books about sports, you’ll ADORE Patina. This novel tackles everything from parental illness and disability, the loss of a parent, and adjusting to a fresh socioeconomic condition. I would highly recommend this novel to sports-loving and non-sports-loving children and adults alike.
I USED TRACK VIEW 2 YEARS AGO AND IT WAS AWESOME. IT'S THE APP WITH THE BLUE AN GREEN LOCATION LOGO. BACK THEN YOU HAD THE OPTION OF HIDING THE APP FROM OTHER PHONE. NOT ANYMORE! I FOUND OUT I MARRIED A CHEATER AN NOW IN SAME SITUATION, KNOW OF ANOTHER HELPFUL APP SIMILIAR
This is a magazine for the serious Motorhead. As the title says it is a mixture of racing vehicles and street cars. They do a amazing mix of expensive vehicles that I'll never even drive with more attainable ones. I will frequently have to look up a certain engineering term while reading it.
Patina, and all 4 books in the series, have true families facing difficult issues. The dialog is honest. There is a lot of surprising and witty humor. You wish to hold turning the pages to see what happens; and then read the next book. The children are winners at life. The method the track squad members, and the adults, reach out and support others in so a lot of ways, is inspiring. You wish to cheer them on.