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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Alice, Thomas and Rock

To quote the White Rabbit, “I’m late!  I’m late!  For a very important date!”  While it’s true the White Rabbit is late don’t you be late when it comes to picking up a copy of Carlton Books’ ‘Alice In Wonderland: A Curious Collection Of Puzzles’.

If you love Lewis Carroll’s classic child’s tale then join him, Alice, The Mad Hatter, The Cheshire Cat and the rest of the denizens of Wonderland in a delightful and fun collection of puzzles and brain teasers.

Contained in a classic Alice In Wonderland illustration decorated box the collection includes 120 Puzzle Cards in four levels, 11 Eat Me and 11 Drink Me Cards, a Rules and Solutions Book, a Player’s Score Book, Checklist Cards and an Egg Timer.

Created to be played by up to four players the game features brainteasers and picture puzzles, some by Lewis Carroll himself! “Curioser and curioser!”

I discovered Thomas & Friends over twenty years ago while flipping through TV stations and landing on a local PBS station.

I was immediately intrigued.  What a curious and unique show for children.

Imagine! A world populated by talking trains!?  Originally the show featured handmade miniature sets and trains animated by hand.  In keeping with the times the show has now transitioned to computer animation.

‘The World Of Thomas’ Celebrating 70 Years of Friendship comes courtesy of Carlton Kids.
Besides introducing kids (and adults) to world of Thomas, his friends, various locations and additional fun stuff the book is a joy to read.

Download the free Thomas AR World app and kids can watch the World Of Thomas come alive on their mobile devices!  They can even make friends with a life-size Thomas!

With the ap kids can blow whistles, fly Harold around their rooms and even drive the engines.
Write Paul Grushkin and Carlton/Goodman present the Rock and Roll memorabilia collection of Rob Roth.

Posters, album covers, promotional fliers, ads and much more memorabilia highlight the careers of The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Elton John and Queen.

If you ‘dig’ Rock and Roll then you’re sure to love ‘The Art Of Classic Rock’.


The 70s, 80s and 90s come alive in this spectacular visual collection.