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This is considered *the* definitive history of Buddhism by the Tibetans. While not all schools buy Buton's classification of what is considered authentic tantra, etc., still this is the go-to resource.
Yes you could search better instruction elsewhere, but crazy stitch primers abound and they are not hard stitches to master. The strength of this book is in it's endless combinations of primary stitches to create layered geometric borders and patterns. I couldn't have imagined so a lot of various ways and it's fun to see the results without having to do any of the work yourself. The author did her historical research, reviving stitches and designs from much older pieces. It's a easy concept- experimenting with more layers of lines, curves, and mirror images, to make fresh and larger patterns-- but the next step is seldom seen in a book and never in this much dozens and detail. It's usually left up the sewer to visualize the possibilities. This author did the work for you.
I have collected a lot of books on Crazy Quilt Stitches to learn the basics and became bored with the same old primary set of stitches all the time. I wanted to take things up a notch in my stitch detail and purchased this book. All I could say is WOW! Carole Samples opened me up to a whole fresh globe of stitch combinations that I couldn't have never imagined. Even though this is not an instruction book, once you know the basics the rest is not hard to figure out. I will never allow go of this book. It's a treasure beyond compare, a piece of history, and one I'll refer to often.
Igor Kipnis' 'A Treasury of Harpsichord Favorites', on Melody and Arts from 1986, is a really fun, wide-ranging feast of melody from Anonymous mid-16th century to Mozart. The 34 tracks, played on 3 harpsichords, feature some things already familiar through other contexts, such as the Purcell Round that Britten used for 'A Young Person's Tutorial to the Orchestra', Clarke's Prince of Denmark March, popular from Masterpiece, and a Pasquini aria used by Respighi. At 71 mins it's a well-filled disc, and well-recorded.
This book features perfect visual examples as well as clear and concise verbal instructions for creating attractive crazy quilt stitches. The complex becomes easy with this author's words and images, guiding the beginner toward lovely stitch mastery with small effort in the learning process. This transaction was smooth as silk and the product was shipped promptly. I rate this product and seller with an A++.
The melody was amazing with an amazing sound but the paclage that it arrived in was torn and the case that held the CD was shattered. It did not arrive on the day I paid for but almost a week later....very disapointed not in the product, but in the method it was handled and delivered.
I heard a selection from this album on my vehicle radio, and immediately set out to locate the CD. I finally found it at Amazon and ordered the CD. The selection that inspired me to purchase the album also inspired me to preach a sermon based on the hymn"Take the name of Jesus with you" from the album.
Who knew that there could be such a rich dozens of crazy quilt stitches? Naturally, the stitches can be used for other types of embroidery as well. Ms. Samples has done a phenomenal job of systematizing the compendium in a method that makes it simple to understand the organic development of a lot of stitch variations. I am so glad I was able to search a copy of this perfect e illustrations are also excellent. I never tire of paging through this book.
I have adored crazy quilting for years. At one point I'd place together my own collection of stitches and variations, but it disappeared in one of our a lot of moves. I've been looking for a book that gives a wide range of stitches and variations - and this one is phenomenal. I had no IDEA there were so a lot of variants! There's some introduction and then simply pages upon pages of base stitches (e.g., herringbone) and tons if not hundreds of variants. This book would be any crazy quilter's dream.
If you're looking for stitching instructions, this is not the book for you. Please read the description before purchasing. This book contains illustrations of crazy quilt stitches and combinations. It is a tremendous resource and reference - NOT an instructional book per se.
This book is an perfect reference for crazy quilt designers. However it is not a book for beginners that will teach you how to do/make embroidery stitches. It is a detailed (words as well as illustrations) book of variations on and combinations of stitches. (For basics, I recommend the recent edition of "Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches.")Check out the "Look Inside" option on and read part of the introduction (at least) to obtain an idea of the scope of the drawings/illustrations, because there are few stitch illustrations in the preview. Even then, when you see the actual book, I think you'll be as amazed as I was at how detailed and extensive the illustrations are. There are definitely more than 2000 stitch designs included.
This is more of a reference book Mostly with drawings on brown paper making the stitches hard to see and no actuall instructions to tutorial you if you have never done them before. There are A lot of more books better for first timers Such as "The Magic of Crazy Quilting" by J Marsha Michler. It has nice black & white Drawings and color images showing the stitches. THEN maybe this book will be helpfull...if you can obtain past the brown colourful paper and black drawings. CHECK THIS ONE OUT OF THE LIBRARY FIRST! There is a book called "The Embroidery Stitch Bible" by Betty Barnden. It is a Nice 250 page Full Color Spirial Bound Book Just Loaded With Stitches For All Types Of Projects. A worthwhile investment if you do other things besides just quilting.
These songs and Pat Boone brings amazing memories of when I was active in the YMCA and we used to play these very songs more or less continuously. Now that I have terminal cancer, it is nice to look back at the amazing times. Pat was always a gospel singer to me even though he must have recorded hundreds od secular songs.
Kipnis plays 35 varied harpsichord pieces on three various harpsichords, with a dozens of tunings to show each piece at its best. It became a family favorite as soon as I place it e liner notes are particularly good. The harpsichords (Contemporary copies of Italian, Flemish and French instruments) are described, then the methods of dern keyboard instruments are tuned in a sort of average method so they sound beautiful amazing in any key. Some of the pieces are played with such a "well-tempered" tuning but others have a mean-tone tuning that gives a nicer sound in the common notes of the key it's tuned for, but won't sound amazing if you deviate from the commonly used notes of that key. I think I can hear the difference the tuning makes. There is also nice information on the pieces.
We just love these old fairy tales. My son has somewhat darker, more macabre tastes and it is refreshing to read these non-"Disney-fied" stories. I remember hearing these growing up, feeling conflicted about their sometimes unhappy endings, but feeling that those versions had richer narratives and were more thought e book itself is a attractive volume, with huge gorgeously rendered illustrations in brilliant colors.
When ping for some bedtime reading material for our small one, we came across Curious George Stories to Share and message that it was part of a series. After owning and reading that book for a few months we decided that it was time to expand upon the number of stories being read at night, so we bought The Fresh Adventures of Curious George. A couple of weeks after having both books we decided to finish this collection of stories, while placing an order for another is Treasury of Curious George book has a amazing quality hard back binding that is a matte finish. The pages of the book are printed on massive glossy paper, not easily torn by a toddler, and every page is nicely illustrated. The stories in the book are fun to read and hold our toddler's attention while reading to him. We've owned this book for about six months and, as you can see in the pictures, it is holding up very well.If you're looking for a amazing series of Curious George books that are created to last, then this is a amazing buy.If you found this review "Helpful", please click the button below.
My children love Curious George and this book holds up better than the smaller individual books we have. Amazing stories. Between this book and two other books with a collection of stories, we have practically every Curious George story. Would recommend buying the huge books over buying them individually.
Nicely presented and much required for this generation as well as a lot of to follow. It is refreshing to see some timeless manners and values still being published today. We actually thought this was an old book and was pleasantly surprised to learn it is a newer published book.
I'm a huge fan of Bill Bennett and once again he's produced a gem (I know, it's several years old, but I just bought it).I have four children, the oldest being about 4½ years old. Both he and our 3 year old son love to "read" books; they insist on going to bed with them every night and they often stay up later than they're allowed to, flipping through the pages. Unfortunately there aren't a lot of stories in this book that keep their attention, and the ones that do seem to be over too quickly. My private opinion is that this book is probably more suited for girls of 4+, and boys of 5+.The book is a very nice quality and the illustrations (every page) are marvelous. The stories are grouped by virtue, but each one is independent of the next, so there are a lot of various ways to navigate this book. I would suggest this book for anyone with young ysically, this book has a huge footprint (from memory, it's probably 12" wide and 14" tall).
A unbelievable storybook with attractive photos from the Disney movies. Unfortunately, a "very good" book according to this seller contains markings on page(s) and a back cover almost falling off. Too poor I paid a bit additional for a "very good" item and received only a "good" item. Otherwise, the stories are enchanting and a unbelievable addition to anyone's collection.
I bought this book based on positive reviews. I would have liked the opportunity to see the inside of the book before purchasing it in Amazon. The first printing of this book was 1968. Pictures are in black and white but it did not bother me. What I did not like is to see 3 various knitting patterns in the same picture. I did not search the book interesting. It is a question of preference because so a lot of people love this book. I gave 2 stars because the lace patterns were interesting. I bought the Ultimate Knit Stitch Bible and I search that there are a lot of stitching patterns that I would like to try. I won't hold the knitting book 'A Treasury of Knitting I will return it.
I have a mate who has cherished an earlier edition of this unbelievable resource book until the pages are worn and the volume is literally falling apart. You can imagine my delight when I found this more latest edition. It hasn't disappointed me!! The patterns - and there are 100's of them - are written in standard form - no charts - each illustrated with a very clear back and white photo. I have bought a copy or two to give as bonuses and cherish my own copy too.
This is one of the most enlightening books I've ever read on scriptures of the world's religions. It's a history and an exegesis which shows the common threads that run through all. Armstrong explores how the approach to scripture has changed, unfortunately leading to a loss of understanding in much of our modern world. The Golden Rule....treating others as you wish to be treated...remains the heart of the matter. I highly recommend this book.
My first attraction to this breathtaking book was the beautifully designed cover illustrated by one of my favorite artists by the name of Scott Gustofson, who is featured throughout the inside of this handsome treasure along with sixteen other remarkable artists who's artful paintings flow through the pages of this masterpiece that will continue be a part of a child's life forever. All of the unforgettable nursery rhymes, poems and stories we all know so well where chosen with amazing thought which made this unique collection of art and literature. Little hands will be eager to turn all 303 pages as the stories unfold at the same time enjoying the brilliant artwork that perfectly accompany each treasured tale. Remember Hansel & Gretel? Remember Rumpelstiltskin? And don't forget The Frog Prince. These are just a few of the favorite stories attached to the pages that will spark the mind of a kid and bring back unbelievable memories of the old but young at heart. This masterpiece will attract the attention of all ages and be passed around for generations to come. This wonderfully mastered book of attractive artwork and classic storytelling is not to be left off anybody's book self that enjoys a amazing fable mingled with fantastically illustrated paintings. When this book touches your hands, the kid inside will surface and the youngster beside you will truly glow. A Treasury of Children's Literature is a well-deserved title.
I've given this book as a shower bonus and for a little child's birthday. I figure most children have too a lot of toys and not enough books. This volume includes more fairy tales, folk tales, favorite stories, fables and nursery rhymes than seems possible for one book. The illustrations are gorgeous, and by several various artists. It's truly a grand beginning to a child's private library, and will introduce them to the best in classic children's literature. Mom will wish to hold it on the top shelf for awhile, but it will come down every evening for bedtime stories.
I purchased this book when I decided to do a unit on hero traits for our home school. I have an 8 year old and a 12 year old autistic child. Both have fun this book very much. It is a very nice hard cover book that has entertaining stories that focus on amazing morals and values. There are poems, Aesop's fables, and stories from around the globe that present kids traits such as kindness, honesty, and responsibility. The illustations in the book are also remarkable. This is a must have book for anyone with little children.
This is a nice hard cover book, with thick pages. The illustrations are definitely in the style of the originals but it isn't the original books. The stories seem a small bit more rushed and abrupt than the original books, and I think that's how they have lost some of their charm.
I first received this book for Christmas 1998 at the age of 5, and I grew up on a lot of of these movies. However, I didn't take care of the book; I it around everywhere and got the cover and some pages torn off, so for some years I regretted not taking care of this ank God for Amazon! I finally found this book after years of searching and bought a used copy for about $4 including shipping, and for that it was DEFINITELY worth it. I never really that this book had small behind-the-scenes pages of the movies as well as the incredibly detailed stories. I also loved that the pictures are actual stills and sketches from the movies, rather than cheap, kiddy computerized images. For anyone whose a huge fan of Disney movies, or anyone who wants to introduce their children to Disney and read them bedtime stories, this is a GREAT book.5/5 for the book itself4/5 for the condition the book is in
Bought this for my wife. She had borrowed a copy from a mate for over a year. She finally asked me to buy her a copy: found it used, at a steal of a deal for price. Slight difference in this copy, compared to her friend's: this later copy had a scripture quote removed from the author's dedication, in the front of the book. Minor detail, but this was done by the publisher, back when this copy was printed, a lot of years ago already. My wife states that this is the most useful of the three(?) pattern books by this author. She would highly recommend it to all knitters, of all skill levels. Cheers!
I have Editions 1, 2, and 4. I am proud to have them in my knitting library. They all include a large dozens of patterns (as in, a particular stitch pattern). Sometimes I wonder how to create a certain stitch pattern and, of particular importance, what multiples are required to create it. If Ms. Walker has missed a pattern I need, I have yet to search it. I strongly recommend these book for those who wish to learn various stitch patterns and those who make their own designs. Recently, these books were a large support when I decide to create some "samplers" (as in, scarf, shawl, afghan, etc.).
There is a manufacturing problem because the first page of the first story is out of order with the chapter list, so that is irritating. The stories written by people are ok, the one by the institute is odd. These are NOT original stories, just stories in the style of H.A. and Margret daughter still enjoys them and they are nice to add to the rotation of the originals.
My daughter loves Curious George and we had this book before, but it got ruined by our e pictures, stories and feel of this book are great, and have a lot to offer younger kids from before they can read, to when they can read and follow the different stories.If your children likes books, or curious george, or both, I highly recommend this book.
I grew up on the unabridged ver of this book and read a lot of of the stories to my children as well. This hardback ver is not the entire works, just an FYI, but does have some amazing ones, including "Please". I am using this book to have have all of my kids' teachers sign it, akin to the thing that father did with "Oh the Locations You'll Go"... While the morals are of course the main draw, I have also particularly enjoyed that my children hear some really well written stories. Some of the phrasing is old fashioned, which has been a amazing learning point.
This is an perfect book for beginning knitters who already know how to knit, purl, and cast on/off. If you know these basics, you can figure out the more complicated stitches that are described in the introduction. There is a wealth of various patterns. Lace, knit/purl combinations, edgings, panel cables, cable patterns, as well as basics like brioche and e shorthand used for writing the patterns is easily learned and, well, just makes sense. I have encountered various ways of writing patterns (such as grids) but I always prefer Walker's shorthand. The pictures themselves are black and white and generally detailed enough to obtain the gist of what the pattern looks like, however, some are a bit fuzzy or simply zoomed out too much (most of them are ok though).I have had the 2cd treasury for a lot of years now and I think there are quite a few patterns that appear in both books. The 2cd treasury has more patterns overall, and I think, a more comprehensive lace section. However, the 1st treasury seems to have more of the primary stitches that are extremely handy if you wish to knit a plain-looking garment, but perhaps you wish it thicker, thinner, fluffier, denser, sturdier, or non-stretchy. Knowing various primary stitches allows you to control these variables.Either could be quite serviceable by themselves as a general pattern book - but I just had to have both!Also, please realize that this book is simply a pattern book for making knitted fabrics. It does not describe how to actually make a complicated garment such as a sweater or pair of gloves.
This is not a stitch tutorial for those who are fresh to the concept of stitch guides. The patterns are well explained and well laid out, but there isn't a lot of additional information. That said, there are some really amazing patterns in ease note, there aren't any patterns for completed pieces. All the patterns are for the stitch patterns only, and you are expected to use them in your own creations. I wasn't looking for complete patterns, so I have been very happy with the book. I've used it to design a custom lace and cable cowl for my grandmother.
Author Armstrong has written another massively researched and doented in-depth book on the world’s religions. It is a scholarly work and as such the reader should be prepared for an exhaustive historical journey into the revered scriptures, both oral, written and presented otherwise, of earths spiritual groups since the beginning of time. Opening with “a little ivory figure”, the Lion Man dated “40,000 years old” and considered “the earliest evidence of human religious activity” one is taken on a magnificent journey into the spiritual material development of mankind. It is a most worthy companion to her prior publications, especially A History of God, but more importantly it presents the reader with greater insights into how the inspired attributions and deeds we attribute to the ordained inspired teachers of ethical morality were themselves only regret is that I would have appreciated if the respected author went one step further in her presentation. As any devoted student of religion knows, no spiritual order was constructed out of whole cloth. All faiths borrowed, highjacked, appropriated or just sponged off prior principles to untangle the web of the supernatural; attributing earthly natural happenings and the behaviors of all species, including mankind, to some higher force. Strains, fibers or pieces of existing ceremonial trappings, and even the actual texts or pronouncement of previous wise learned men and women were incorporated – woven, into the tapestry of fresh religious orders.If religion as Karl Marx once observed is the opium of the masses or as other philosophers have concluded it provides blue prints for our relationships with fellow man and the environment then to some degree all religions must include common shared elements upon which universal principles can be constructed thereby uniting us all. By showing how a principle, first emerging in ancient holy scriptures and then appearing in the tenants of other religions that developed later, might support to bridge the chasm of distrust and perhaps hatred that has plagued mankind and resulted in countless religious Armstrong takes the reader through the development of spiritually induced declarations from every corner of the world it would have be deeply appreciated if she took the additional time, although at 603 pages it is long, to present how the religions of mankind are linked as opposed to separated. That they have surreptitiously learned from each other although each professes to be the most perfect, and hence better than the e primary tenant of Judaism, through its patriarch Abraham, is featured in the gospels of Christianity and appears in Islam with these latter formed religions positively commenting on his influence as the initiator of monotheism, a singular all mighty God that all the western denominations are based upon. A lot of religious scholars even postulate that the Ten Commandments Moses presented to the Jewish people has its roots in the Egyptian Ritual of Judgement. After death one argues for their soul’s salvation being asked by Osiris, the chief god, a series of questions as to their virtuous actions in life. By responding positively to questions like ‘I have not killed’ one is granted entrance into the afterlife. Reframed as affirmations like ‘Thou shall not kill’ a lot of are restated resolutions during life under the direction of YHWH, the Hebrew God. Moses, trained since birth as a Prince of Egypt, would have been well schooled in such spiritual rights and might have adopted them as fundamental offerings to his tribe of an exiled people after the exodus.Other historic religious researchers have also considered the so-called lost years in the life of Jesus, prior to his emergence as a rabbinic preacher, as a period when he was exposed to the spiritual induced teachings of the far east – Buddhism, Hinduism and Confucianism. A lot of of his sayings, as recorded in the gospels by his disciples, can be found in the pronounced wisdoms of these earlier sects as Armstrong skillfully takes the reader through in her e texts inspection into the spiritual affiliations in India and China are the most interesting sections. This is because technically a lot of of these religious sects do not have a codified or canonized set of sacred texts or holy scriptures that are universally recognized, published and recited on a prescribed ritualistic basis. At the root of these numerous religious or in the case of the confused western interpretation of Confucianism a philosophy of life, is the easy fact that they are practiced by the individual as opposed to a needed socialization of believers. Private transformation via an individual’s internal reflection to achieve a euphorically similar state of grace are contained in a lot of of them. The catechism of the religion does not come from a strict reading and interpretation of sacred scriptures but an instructional process in which the body and mind are trained to absorb a personal salvation through mindful meditation as accompanied by prescribed physical routines (stillness or body positioning or movement or all three). In these eastern religions, scripture is replaced by artful practice but they both comprise sacred paths for the faithful. To a lot of untrained mind-sets in the west these practices fly in the face of accepted spiritual routines. Silently sitting in a corner or on the side of a mountain and contemplating one’s religious life by reciting mindful mantras or physical acting out like the whirling dervishes of Turkey spinning out of control in a ceremonial demonstration of their faith are alien and abhorrent to other noted earlier a number of distinguished Christian scholars exploring the so-called missing years of Jesus Christ, happenings left out of his life in the gospels between the age of twelve as he debates the temple priests and thirty as his ministry begins, speculate that he was introduced to the religions of the east in respect to internal reflection. That the times he spends in the desert alone reflect the use of such methods. Even the Koran takes due note of Mohammed’s (may peace be upon him) solitary retreats into the wastelands. Both renown prophets and even Moses when he ascends Mount Sinai for forty days and nights to keep the Twelve Commandments have in common the necessity to be alone and reach a state of spiritual grace at one with their God. These periods to keep enlightenment and let a spiritual force to become one with the soul, a common principle in eastern religious orders, seems to have a related refrain in the three major faiths of the west. As all religions possess this directional practice; it would have been nice if the talented author had taken the time to point it mstrong repeatedly examines the directional idea on how to treat others as exhibited by her repeated reference to the Golden Rule – ‘do unto others as one would have done unto themselves.’ It shows that it is a guiding principle found in all of the world’s religions. Acknowledging that such a universal proposition is embedded in and therefore mutually shared by separate competing religious orders would certainly been a welcomed addition to her most informative treatise on sacred rhaps the best part of the book is the introduction before the author gets into the dense weeds of each religions historical structure. Armstrong describes holy or sacred scriptures as emanating “in a reality that exceeded the reach of the intellect.” That “There is no specific ‘God-spot’ in the human brain that yields a sense of the sacred.” And further that the brain has two hemispheres, a wider holistic side and a narrow ytical or logic literally based side that automatically “suppresses info that it cannot grasp conceptually” in order to create practical use of external inputs. Scripture like the aforementioned Lion Man spiritual figurine are products of our imagination or holistic portion of the mind. Such brain side allows for “the creation of poetry, melody and religion.” (Underlining my own). It permits the use of metaphors, parables or loosely constructed anecdotes to be introduced in our communication language, and our lives. In the end scriptures is an “art” form, an expression of faithful emotion that cannot always been grasped in concrete scientific knowledge. A unique internal vision that cannot be quantified in reality with no limits. Hence while religious based stories as recounted in the sacred scriptures maybe considered mythos, they serve a purpose only the human spirit can conceive. Perhaps it is a way to explore a divine unexplainable presence in ourselves that is a connecting rod to the globe in which we live that we cannot logically fashion nor rationalize. Spiritual faith has reason that reason cannot is is not to say religion is a mindful delusion and therefore scripture is fiction. Rather scripture, sacred declarations, be they initially symbolic depictions (pictorial or carvings), then transmitted via oral storytelling and later written down as well as ritually performed are all creative man-made reflections of the abstract to balance the obscure realities of life that cannot be fathomed. It has well served mankind and hence its value cannot be dismissed. The detailed inspection of this art offered by Armstrong is therefore necessary not just for the religious scholar but for all of side the enormous historical research that went into the book there are portions that offer the reader a unique attractive insight into the magical realm of the spiritual that should not be overlooked. In presenting the underlying tenants of Buddhism the author explains that the Lotus Sutra text teaches that God’s influence on man comes in varying forms. It “is like rain that descends on all plants equally but is absorbed differently by each according to is nature and capacity.” This easy metaphor explicates why there are so a lot of religious sects in the world. While they all share the same light from above, they just keep it in relation to their separate portion or grasp. This is a significant point that again I want the author had stressed as such thought unites us as opposed to driving us apart. Further wonderfully noted is that the word of God is allegorically described as “the sound of a wind chime, which, without being activated by anyone, produces its sound when stirred by the wind.” As such, although it is not created by mankind it is commonly heard requiring no intermediary amplifier or interpreter as the resonance is equally understood and appreciated universally. These type of text excerpts create the book so much more than just a masterful scholarly work. It provides a meaningful inspirational introduction for followers of all religious faiths that can only bring us together.
I totally recommend this book to anyone who wants to raise their kids with "virtues". I search this book especially useful for a small boy! After the first read of this book, this is a fresh family favorite! Its our fresh nighttime ritual! I have been able to use several stories as a method to illustrate, highlight and teach the importance of various virtues. The stories are easily relatable to and enjoyable to my 3 year old. If you're pregnant, have a baby, or have a kid or kids I recommend to obtain this book and read it right away!
I had this book as a child, and I can honestly read them and feel how they did support me develop the values they teach, of course mine was destroyed because I was so in love with it and brought it everywhere! my mom had to throw it away, so now it's time for my boy to read these stories and hope he grows into the greatest he can be!
My seven year old loves the stories in this book (I did create sure to "correct" the portrayal of Genghis Khan in one of the stories since it's more than a gross misinterpretation to portray him as a man of virtue even if he was just a car through which a moral notice was told).
This is a amazing collection of Curious George stories. I love that there are so a lot of stories in one book. We easily read 5-10 kids' stories/books before bed and I love that I don't have to hold grabbing books (less movement at bedtime helps obtain the children settled down!).
My daughter loves this book. We read a story to her every night. Sometimes the story is a bit "rough" from an old-world writing standpoint (like cutting begin the wolf in Red Riding Hood). However, it's the true story and my daughter is able to distinguish between true and fantasy, even at 4-1/2. No political correctness in this family. Read the book and don't be squeamish about this things. Life is full of challenges. Suck it up!
This book is amazing! If u can only have one Disney treasury book pick this one! Has Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Pinocchio, Robin Hood, Ichabod Crane, Peter Pan, Alice in wonderland, Bambi, Winnie the pooh and the honey tree, jungle book, dumbo, 101 Dalmatians, lady and the tramp, aristocats, the rescuers, fox and the hound, beauty and the beast, Aladdin, Lion king and Pocahontas and I almost forgot most importantly The Small Mermaid!
My latest copy required replacing due to being hard-used. A must have for your knitting library for the number of stitch patterns in one book. I think I was expecting the publisher to modernize the pictures a bit as they were the one minus of my "old" copy. They are still black and white and some are slightly out of focus.
I have a copy of this book that was the very first knitting book I ever purchased back in 1968. I purchased the paperback at that time and it was my knitting bible. It was so well used that I had to tape it together so it wouldn’t fall apart. When I found this in hardcover I just had to add it to my library.
We love buying Hard Cover Curious George collections over soft cover ones for a few reasons: it helps the beloved stories latest more than one child, it makes them more durable to travel with, and when you travel with them it is like bringing multiple books along. Highly recommend!
The actual book is lovely! My kids love the stories and they have amazing lessons inside. The characters learn to be brave, resilient, kind, etc. I gave three stars because I purchased this book as “new” but it was clearly used with dog eared pages. I wouldn’t mind had it been listed used and I paid a lower price, but the listing was falsely advertised.
I bought two of these for my grandchildren and our friend's children. Each story teaches a moral lesson. Kids will turn a deaf ear to lectures from parents about not good choices. However, this book does a attractive job of teaching time honored values and morals in a story format that kids search very appealing. Instead of preaching and lecturing, this book tells a lot of unbelievable stories of how other kids have chosen to do the right thing, even if it was not an simple thing to do. The stories in this book give parents and caregivers unbelievable opportunities to talk about right and wrong, amazing and bad, and having empathy for others. It is nicely illustrated too!
For the uninitiated to classical music, this is a very acceptable boxed set of 10 discs performed by the Royal Philharmonic, London Symphony, and the Philharmonia Orchestra featuring so a lot of classical hits you will recall from your favorite films or, for the classical melody fan who prefers his melody quintessentially light. For instance, we may all love Wagner's "Die Meistersinger," but who has the time to listent to all 16 discs of Decca's celebrated recording with Sir George Solti? No problem. The Prelude alone is provided here. Happily, some complete works are included in the set--Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Smetana's "The Moldau," and Dvorak's celebrated masterpiece, "Symphony No. 9 From the Fresh World." Overall, the set is fairly well-recorded although the sound is a bit recessed in some discs. As for doentation on the music....well, virtually non-existant. Don't expect the quality of a DG or Chandos disc with this set, but this well-assembled sampler set does create an appropriate bonus to the casual listener or to turn a youngster on to the delights and joys of classical music. These discs are actually excellent for your car's CD player, and with so a lot of toe-tapping classical "hits" like Handel's "The Harmonious Blacksmith" you will be humming your method thru your morning traffic commute. Incidentally, I purchased my set for $12.99 at Ross Dress For Less rather than the $24.99 list price here at Amazon.
I bought this looking for engaging fairy tales for my 5 year old. These do not always have satisfied endings, but the illustrations are phenomenal. Very captivating. Some stories I am saving for when she is older, but the length is just right to hold her attention, but push her focus.
A excellent book for those rainy days and sleepless night to read to your small ones and grandchildren. Includes traditional classics you remember as a child, even some fresh ones and/or stories you forgot about. Just take a look at the contents page and you'll see what I mean. Want there would be more illustrations, but to be fair there are quite a lot of them and they are of amazing quality and color. This is not a cartoon hero book, thank goodness.
My young nieces and nephews are few so much media daily, but loved to hear me tell these all fairy tales to them. I was a bite skeptically about ordering the book because the cover looks so dull. When I opened the pages, I found beautifully illustrated pictures. Children love to hear the story and look at the pictures. It aids in building the imagination and vocabulary. It is our favorite read when the come to visit. Order a copy for them to take home. I hope I have hooked them into reading.
I love this book. It is really amazing to read to small children and it has almost all of the classic Disney stories. It was absolutely great, small children love the stories. It has just the right amount of words on each page and amazing huge pictures that always seem to impress.
I have a lot of favorite knitting books. This one is right near the top. It's a book of knitting patterns, just as the title e only negative is that the images are in black and white. But, if you like knitting samples, you're bound to search lots of gems here. I've been surprised a lot of times by knitting samples I've done where the image hasn't done it is book is the first of four total. In my opinion, it's the best of the four.
This book is fantastic. Though the content is old, it is still relevant. The black and white images are actually quite nice, so your eyes aren't distracted or biased based on colors. It also helps see visualize the stitch definition. The formatting is amazing too, with multiple patterns (written, not charted) and images on each page. A lot of of the images will present right and wrong side of the stitch patterns, or various minor variations (such as 2x2 rib versus 1x2 rib, versus 1x3 rib). I would recommend this book to designers and beginners alike.
This is a detailed history of the journey of humanities desire to become better and the a lot of attempts across the globe to arrive at a better put individually as well as a culture. In the journey of myth the myth is allowed to change to fit the changing and evolving culture. She expresses a desire for all of us to understand that we wish to be better human beings and that the myth is a an attempt to tutorial us in just that journey. Issues arise when we stop the evolution of the myth and ignore that we are impacted by the fact hat we are complex monster and all aspect of our brain support us create necessary changes of how we think and behave. She invites us to read the sacred texts in their intended reasons for existing. This brave approach can create a difference in our globe views and how we behave as individuals and nations without the need to destroy being religious.
Karen Armstrong’s detailed history of the scriptural traditions of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, China, and India, shows how well they have served their adherents over time, and how much has been lost through modern misunderstanding. When scripture is intimately bound with transforming ritual and compassionate living, it is of immense value. When it is confused with science and discursive reasoning, it not only loses its power but even becomes dangerous. Here is an illuminating history and a call to better understanding.
I search all of her books incredibly interesting. In this book, she takes us into the different religion's formations in India, Palestine, China and Greece. Each chapter discusses a subject regarding all of them in turn. She shows how the scriptures developed. I love history and particularly religious history and how the beliefs developed. I am very glad to have purchased this book.
This is an inexpensive edition of Aesop's Fables, but it is not "unabridged" or "complete".1. This book includes only 92 of Aesop's fables. Most other editions have more than 200.2. Each fable takes up less than a page. About half of them are one paragraph.3. These are not "translated from Greek" but from public editions that have been paraphrased and in a lot of cases, paraphrased badly.4. There are only 83 pages not 96. It's a very small, very short book.5. No dialogue. I have an edition from my youth that has dialogue. Much more fun for kids.6. Few illustrations. Only about a dozen of the fables have an illustration. The rest are just crammed on the pages together, sometimes three to a page. :(Because Aesop lived centuries ago and his work is not copyright-protected you will search a lot of really poor copies of Aesop's Fables on Amazon. I thought I'd be safe going with a huge publisher, but this was a large disappointment.
Marcy Goldman's A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking is a amazing addition to any cookbook library regardless of religion or ethnic background. Her introductory notes include a wealth of info that proved useful to me, although I would consider myself a seasoned baker. I also enjoyed her anecdotes about her family and their holidays and baking experiences. The info she contains about where to purchase specialty or hard to search ingredients and baking stuff finally pointed me in the direction of a certain honey dish I have been searching for for e book is organized according by holiday according to the Jewish calendar including a brief description of each holiday as an introduction. Every section contains both recipes for the novice as well as more difficult and complicated ones. Some of her directions may prove too ambiguous for a novice baker (just how sticky is a sticky batter meant to be?) and I found I had to add more flour than was called for in her Mandelbroit recipe; but overall this is a very amazing general baking book.
I checked this book out from the library several times before buying it. The Passover Chocolate Torte was a raving success at our family's seder. The honey cake is to die for. And the pareve cocoa cake is delicious! I've served all of these to non-Jewish friends, and they've loved them all. None of these recipes taste like they've been "kosherized". They're unbelievable to begin with!