Phantom Boy is a highly anticipated new film from the Academy Award-nominated writers and directors of A Cat In Paris is a stylish noir caper, set in the shadowy streets and alleyways of New York.
A touching story of an 11 year old boy, Leo who discovers he has a special power that he uses to help lieutenant Tanner fight a very dangerous villain,The Face.
Leo has a secret. A mysterious illness has transformed into a phantom boy, able to leave his body and explore the city as a ghostly apparition. While Leo is in hospital, he befriends Alex Tanner, a New York cop who got injured whilst attempting to capture a nefarious gangster who has taken control of the city’s power supply, throwing the metropolis into chaos. The pair unite and form an extraordinary duo, using Leo’s phantom powers and Alex’s detective work to foil the plot and save New York from destruction.
Alex and Leo are both in hospital both different reasons. Leo is in for treatment for hos illness and Alex is in a wheelchair with a broken leg, hurt from attempting to capture The Face. Leo is able to become invisible and fly through walls, his body stays still whilst he has an outer body experience. Leo is a big fan of the Police and couldn’t wait to introduce himself to Alex and help him save Mary, a journalist, who falls prey to The Face when she goes in search of him. With Leo in the air and Alex on the ground they become quite the fighting pair. They have 24 hours to save the City from a deadly computer virus.
The film is very touching, portraying Leo as a brave young man. It is an action packed, simply animated and a heart warming film.
It has its humourous moments from the villains trusty side kicks and vicious tiny dog, Rufus. The film shows us about the power of teamwork, friendship, family, and courageous acts of kindness. Leo’s illness pulls at the heart-strings yet The Face and his gang bring humour to the film.
My children aged 14, 9 and 5 all enjoyed watching this simple animated fantasy film and found it to be entertaining. They were engaged the whole way through. Leo spends a lot of time in his hospital bed due to his illness and gets the freedom that he yearns by becoming phantom boy. He feels free from the disease by soaring up high in the sky over buildings and flying through walls.
Phantom boy is a beautiful story but also a brilliant superhero film and will leave you feeling warm inside.
Released on DVD 13th February 2017
The film features the voices of Fred Armisen, Vincent D’onofrio and Jared Padelecki.
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My boys love their clothes and they don’t need an excuse to dress up in their best clothes. They are forever rummaging through their wardrobes searching for outfits to wear. Putting together new styles and always asking me if they look smart. They have their own styles which they have, over the past few years, put together by themselves. The middle boy will always be found wearing a Dickie Bow or a Trilby hat and the youngest likes to dress smart. Their bedroom floor has always got the odd item of clothing scattered across it from where they have got changed throughout the day.
I love that they have a passion for clothes, as I studied fashion when I was younger, It’s a nice feeling to know that even though I don’t have a girl to follow my passion for fashion the boys enjoy it too.
Just before Christmas the boys were sent a few items of clothing from House Of Fraser.
I chose a particular t shirt for my 9 year old. It is a Bike print crew neck top by Howick. He loves to wear unusual clothing, something that makes him look different from his friends.
The print is large and fun with bicycles, helmets and water bottles scattered around the T-Shirt. My son is an outdoors person and likes nothing more than to go out around the block on his bike. This T-shirt suits his personality to tee (excuse the pun)
The material is 100% cotton leaving it feeling soft against the skin. It looks lovely teamed with a pair of jeans and a blazer over the top. It’s the ideal smart casual staple for any boys wardrobe. The T-shirt is a size 7-8 and it fitted my son perfectly. His height is 125cm.
What does the boy say “I like the bike T-shirt as it is very comfortable to wear and soft on my skin. I also like the print on it”
T-Shirt £12/ Current sale price £6 (Jan 2016)
From smart casual to special occasion smart. We was also sent a three piece classic suit in grey by Howick.
Now this has got to be the most adorable little outfit I have seen my youngest wear. He had me in tears when he wore it. I am hoping that we have an invite to a special occasion so that he gets to wear it again before he outgrows it
He was so proud of himself wearing it, he was beaming from ear to ear. And you have to admit, he looks pretty dapper in the tailored suit.
The quality of this suit is of high standard. The stitching is neatly done and the material is soft and comfy. The last thing you want is a child in a suit that is uncomfortable all day long,
If your child has a slim waist then the trousers are ideal, as they have an adjustable waist line that can be tightened by pulling the elastic on to the button
There are two usable pockets on the back of the trousers and are finished off with a pressed central crease down the front of the leg giving the overall look of the suit a polished look.
Along with the trousers and jacket there was also a waistcoat.
The silk lining follows throughout all three items. You will find this suit has all the design features you would want from a smart suit for any age.
Inside pockets on the jacket
Button hole on lapel
Box vent on the back of the jacket
Lined and stitched to a high standard
Buttons on the jacket cuffs
Metal clasp trousers, easy to use for young children
Adjustable elastic waist
Detailed belt on the back of the waistcoat
Buttons of reasonable size for little hands to grasp
The suit is not sold as a three-piece, each item is sold separately.
Both items are of good quality as you would expect from a high end department store. In my opinion they are lovely staple items for any stylish boys wardrobe.
Jacket £46 Trousers £26 Waistcoat £24 Current prices as of Jan 2016 Take a look at some of the boys clothes that House of Fraser have to offer here
We was sent these items for the purpose of this review, photos and opinions are of our own.
This Remote Control GUP-K is ideal for children who want to take their adventures that little bit further. The GUP-K is inspired by the alligator and it is the ultimate swamp utilty vehicle. With its big wide, powerful, sharp jaws that open and close as it races along, it is the perfect toy to take your child’s imagination to its limits.
Use the remote control for the swamp chomp action and cut a path through the fallen trees and swamp debris of the forest, allowing the crew to safety. The GUP-K also features a water cannon to put out any of those swamp fires that may be in your way and two detachable swamp speeders which are ideal for missions that need to be reached quickly across the water.
On the television show the Octonauts missions take place in water, the GUP-K is not intended for water play but it can be used outdoors. We took the GUP-K into the garden for an adventure. As the GUP was chomping its way through the fallen trees and overgrown swamp
It came across Kwazi who had come into danger with the fast growing weeds, it was time for Barnacles to steer the GUP-K through the foliage and save his friend
I love how my son’s imagination was ignited and come alive with the toy.
The GUP-K is hard-wearing and sustainable. The large wheels are durable and perfect for outdoor as well as indoor play. The wheels can manoeuvre over most terrain. What makes it special is the GUP can be used by its remote control, as the GUP-K glides along its big powerful jaws chomp up and down.
The remote control is an ideal size for little hands, with easy to use controls. The controller moves the GUP-K forward and backwards. It also has the ability to attach to other GUP controllers. On the reverse mode it also turns so the GUP doesn’t just go in one direction
The two swamp speeders can be removed from the GUP and used separately. They have little wheels so they can also be used on the floor to race across to any creatures that are exposed to harm
The small holes on Barnacles body mean that he can be attached to the swamp speeder and at the GUP controls
In case of a swamp fire, the water cannon can be used along with the water dart to save the swamp from any danger of quickly being engulfed by flames (or Mummy as she is passing by)
What’s included in the box
Water Cannon and dart
2 Swamp Speeders
Batteries are not included. It requires 4 AA for the vehicle and 2AAA for the remote control
The vehicle and all of the accessories are strong and durable, they managed to withstand quite a bashing from my boys.
My boys really enjoyed playing with the new Octonauts remote control GUP-K, they introduced it to the transforming polar vehicle and played along together using their imagination and making up stories. The toy allowed them to explore the world of the Octonauts
The RC GUP-K is available from Argos priced at £39.99. An ideal gift for christmas or birthday.
We was sent the vehuicle for the purpose of this review.
MINUSCULE is this half-term’s must-see animated adventure film for the whole family that follows a battle between tiny beasts for the spoils of an abandoned picnic, arriving in cinemas May 27th, 2016.
A fantastic tale taking place at ground level, MINUSCULE is the perfect half term treat for all the family. Based on the popular Cbeebies TV show, MINUSCULE blends stunning CGI animation with live action backdrops to really transport little ones to the undergrowth where they’ll embark on a huge adventure with this half term’s tiniest heroes.
To celebrate the release of creepy – crawly animated adventure Minuscule (in cinemas on 27th May 2016), we have been given Bug Hunting Safari Kit to seek out the tiny creatures and build them homes. Here’s how we got on.
The Interplay Bug Safari kit enables children to explore the fascinating world of bugs and mini-beasts in their own back garden. The safari kit contains tongs, magnifier pot, tweezers, lens and a brush.
My boys love to be outdoors and can spend every minute of the day outside running around and enjoying nature. They specifically like to hunt for bugs and believe that they may just find a new species. Their fingers and clothes are always being soaked in hot soapy water after spending hours digging up my garden searching for mini beasts.
They couldn’t wait to try out the Bug Safari and was soon using the field lens and bug tongs discovering fascinating creatures that lie underneath blocks of wood and that live within the grassy area of the back garden. It wasn’t long before they had a woodlice and a centipede to look at in the magnifying pot.
The tweezers are ideal for catching larger bugs, but be careful not to damage them and the brush is very useful in catching the smaller creatures as you can sweep them into the pot. The kit is a really fun way of finding and identifying bugs.
Along with the equipment in the kit there is also a book that contains a tick list of mini-beasts and bugs, did you knows and where to find specific creatures.
We found out that centipedes do not have 100 hundred legs as the name suggests but that they generally have between 30 and 70 legs. Using the magnifying pot we counted the legs on the centipede that we found and found that our one had 34. We didn’t keep them in the pot for too long, just long enough to investigate the creepy crawlies and then we let them back where we found them.
The boys now have their very own little bug expedition kit in the back garden, all set up at the top of their fort ready to bug hunt whenever they see a creature.
The children really enjoyed the bug hunting and are now really excited to see the film and I’m sure once they have watched the film it will inspire them to get out into the back garden and hunt some more.
To grab yourself a bug safari kit take a look on what Interplay have to offer here
Winter is definitely here, lights are being turned on all around, Decorations are going up, it must mean only one thing! Christmas is coming!
What better way to get your children into the festive mood than doing a spot of Christmas Crafts with them, Yellow Moon offers a great selection of all types of crafts and sets to do.
We was sent some festive crafts to do at home so we could share with you all how wonderful they are to do and fabulous they turn out.
Santa Beard Whistles (pack of 6) £1.95
Star Glitter Mosaic Wands (Pack of 4) £1.99
Santa Felt Stickers (Pack of 90) £2.99
Christmas Printed Paper Pack (Pack of 50) £3.99
Reindeer Gift Bags (Pack of 4) £3.75 Originally £3.75
Penguin Sewing Decorations Kits (Pack of 3) £3.95
Tumbling Snowmen (Pack of 4) £1.49 Originally £2.45
Christmas Foam Glasses Kits (Pack of 4) £3.99
The Santa Beard whistles are ideal for all those Christmas parties that you will be attending over the festive period, they can be enjoyed by the young and old. They are fun to play with but also very funny to look at. All you have to do is push through the whistle the hole on the cut out beard and then its ready to run around the house looking like santa blowing the whistle. Comes in 2 assorted beard colours, the beards are 13cm in height and are suitable for 3+.
Star Glitter Wands kits comes in an assortment of 4 colours, Orange, Red, Blue and Purple. Like all of the kits from Yellow Moon, it comes with easy to follow picture instructions. In each kit you will find a wooden stick, mosaic self adhesive tiles, ribbon and a star template. This wasn’t a favourite of my boys but they reluctantly made them and soon found themselves enjoying the activity. The little glitter mosaic tiles are fiddly at first, as they are quite small and not so easy to peel off and place onto the star but once you get the hand of it, it gets easier. This activity took the longest to do and really helped with the boys concentration. Even though it was tricky they was determined to finish the wand. We have placed our wand on to the tree.
The Santa Felt Stickers are little white self adhesive stickers of santas grinning face. They are perfect for adding to Christmas cards, gift tags and even to decorate Christmas presents with. They come in 6 assorted designs of santas face and there are 90 in a pack. Along with the santa stickers there is a sheet of mustaches to add-on to santas face.
The Christmas Printed Paper come in a pack of 50 measuring at 20.3cm x 20.3cm. There are 10 assorted designs which are ideal to add to decorate cards or to do a little of origami with. There are 10 assorted designs and 50 festive sheets per pack. Each Sheet size is 20.3cm x 20.3cm. They are perfect for craft projects. The sheets of paper come in a book so they can be pulled out when needed, the paper is quite firm (a bit like card) so it can be easily formed into something.
We made a star of David from the star printed paper
The Reindeer Gift Bags are the most adorable way to give a present to someone. The bag size is 11cm x 12cm so only little gifts can be added into them or they can be used as a party bag for the children. Each pack comes with 2 assorted colours and in each kit you will find everything to make the gift bag with, paper bag, pre cut self adhesive foam pieces and googly eyes. They are easy and fun to make. As with most kits from Baker Ross, they come with self adhesive stickers but some you need to use your own glue. With the gift bags you need to glue down the antlers and the ears, we used a glue stick and it did the job. The boy really enjoyed this craft, they love that they have their own gift bag to store their little pieces of art work in.
A favourite of my boys was the Penguin Sewing Decoration Kits. Penguins are my sons favourite mammal, he adores them, so he couldn’t wait to sew together the kit and create his own little cute penguin. Comes in 3 assorted colours – Red, Blue & Green. Each kit includes pre-cut felt shapes, self-adhesive felt pieces, yarn, stuffing, ribbon & plastic needle. This activity isn’t just cute and adorable to loom at but it also teaches children sewing skills, which is really good for there fine motor skills. The penguins look so cute hanging on the tree and would even make an adorable present for the young ones to give to their teachers.
How cute does the final product look?
The Tumbling Snowmen are cool little guys that have sticky hands, feet and bellies. Stick them on glass, a wall or a cupboard and watch them tumble-down to the floor. These little cool dudes are so much fun, but don’t take your eyes off of them as they can go really fast! Place on shiny surfaces and have races, see whose snowman is the fastest! Perfect as a stocking filler or even to add to the children’s advent .
The Christmas foam glasses kit comes with four designs – penguin, snowman, reindeer and santa. Each kit includes foam glasses, self-adhesive foam pieces and wiggle-eyes. They are easy to make and the instructions are easy to follow. The foam pieces are easy to peel and as they are pre cut into the shapes they are easy to place on the glasses. These kits take minutes to do, but the children love doing them. They are fun and the children adore showing off what they have created after.
Why not take a look at what else Yellow Moon has to offer?
We was sent a box of crafts to share with my readers as part of being a Yellow Moon blogger.