Pixelscroll Daily Deals for Sunday, 11/25/2012
PixelMan says: Save $24.01 (92%) on this KINDLE eBOOK!
My Mother Was Nuts by Penny Marshall
Genre(s): Nonfiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Literature, Actors & Actresses
ost people know Penny Marshall as the director of Big and A League of Their Own. What they don’t know is her trailblazing career was a happy accident. In this funny and intimate memoir, Penny takes us from the stage of The Jackie Gleason Show in 1955 to Hollywood’s star-studded sets, offering up some hilarious detours along the way.My Mother Was Nuts is an intimate backstage pass to Penny’s personal life, her breakout role on The Odd Couple, her exploits with Cindy Williams and John Belushi, and her travels across Europe with Art Garfunkel on the back of a motorcycle. We see Penny get married. And divorced. And married again (the second time to Rob Reiner). We meet a young Carrie Fisher, whose close friendship with Penny has spanned decades. And we see Penny at work with Tom Hanks, Mark Wahlberg, Whoopi Goldberg, Robert De Niro, and Whitney Houston.Throughout it all, from her childhood spent tap dancing in the Bronx, to her rise as the star of Laverne & Shirley, Penny lived by simple rules: “try hard, help your friends, don’t get too crazy, and have fun.” With humor and heart, My Mother Was Nuts reveals there’s no one else quite like Penny Marshall.
PixelMan says: Save $4.00 (80%) on this KINDLE eBOOK!
Horrid Henry by Francesca Simon
Genre(s): Children’s eBooks
orrid Henry and his neighbor Moody Margaret decide to make the most sloppy, slimy, sludgy, sticky, smelly, gooey, gluey, gummy, greasy, gloppy glop possible. Is it the best glop in the world or the worst thing that’s ever happened to them? Plus three other stories so funny we can’t even mention them here.
DISCOVER THE SERIES BOYS AND GIRLS AROUND THE WORLD LOVE TO READ!
Francesca Simon is one of the world’s best-loved children’s authors. She is the only American to have ever won the Galaxy Book Award, and her creation, Horrid Henry, is the #1 bestselling chapter book series in the UK?with a hit TV show and over fifteen million copies sold! Each book contains four easy-to-read stories and hilarious illustrations by the one and only Tony Ross, so even the most reluctant of readers won’t be able to resist Henry’s amazing talent for trouble!
“Will make you laugh out loud.”
PRAISE FOR HORRID HENRY
Why Horrid Henry?
Kids love it!
“I love the Horrid Henry books by Francesca Simon. They have lots of funny bits in. And Henry always gets into trouble!”
Mia, age 6, BBC Learning is Fun
“It’s easy to see why Horrid Henry is the bestselling character for 5-8 year olds.”
Because it’s funny
“My two boys love this book and I have actually had tears running down my face and had to stop reading because of laughing so hard. My oldest son is rereading all the books in this series on his own now and he still loves them. Happy reading!”
T. Franklin, Parent
“A modern comic classic.”
SF Said, Guardian Children’s Books Supplement
Kids get to be harmlessly rebellious
“Henry is a beguiling hero who has entranced millions of reluctant readers… little rebels will love this collection and even little angels will be secretly thrilled by Henry’s anti-heroic behaviour.”
Henry’s naughtiness is a yardstick against which children can get a sense of their own moral goodness and social justice
“What is brilliant about the books is that Henry never does anything that is subversive. She creates an aura of supreme naughtiness (of which children are in awe) but points out that he operates within a safe and secure world.”
Emily Turner, Angels And Urchins Magazine
Reaches the most important age group – children who are learning to read
“I have tried out the Horrid Henry books with groups of children as a parent, as a babysitter, and as a teacher. Children love to either hear them read aloud or to read them themselves. The books are spot on for the 5-8 age range and are fun for the adults who share them too.”
Danielle Hall, Teacher
The structure provides new readers with a real sense of accomplishment
“My son is 7 years old and a big Horrid Henry fan. This book lived up to his expectations! Horrid Henry is like most boys: he always has a plan and is always getting into mischief! It was amusing, and he could not put it down. Can’t wait for the next. He read it cover to cover by himself in 2 days! That for me sells a book! He can’t wait for the next one to be published. He has recommended it to all his friends.”
Mrs. Tami Gold, Parent
Reaches both boys and girls equally
“Wonderfully appealing to girls and boys alike, a precious rarity at this age.”
Judith Woods, Times Books
A global publishing phenomenon with 12 million copies sold!
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT HORRID HENRY:
“Parents reading them aloud may be consoled to discover that Henry can always be relied upon to behave worse than any of their own offspring.” Independent
PixelMan says: Save $8.00 (33%) on this KINDLE FIRE COVER!
Fintie (Graffiti) Leather Folio Stand Case Cover With Automatic Sleep/Wake Feature for Kindle Fire HD 7 Inch Android Tablet-9 Style Options by Fintie
Genre(s): Kindle Fire Cover, Kindle Fire Case, Kindle Fire Accessory
ade from durable synthetic leather with soft interior to prevent scratches. Specifically designed for the Kindle Fire HD 7
Cover has flip capability to transform the case into a horizontal viewing stand
Built-in magnetic strip provides sleep/wake feature
Designed with a smart holder for stylus/pen. Search “Fintie Kindle Fire HD 7 case” for more designs and styles!
The graffiti pattern might look slightly different from the picture cause each one is unique!
PixelMan says: Save $0.99 (100%) on this KINDLE FIRE APP!
art Spider, Part Velociraptor, it’s Velocispider!!! Take control of a heavily armed araknasaur in this retro arcade shoot-em-up.
Your delicious endangered eggs have attracted the taste buds of the evil CEO of the Robot Seafood Corporation. He will stop at nothing to feast on your eggs, defend them from his relentless army of aquatic robot beasts.
Protect your eggs through 20 levels of awesome retro arcade style action. Many different types of enemies will attack from many different patterns, keeping you on your toes the whole time. It is simple to pick it up and play for a few minutes, but so engaging that you’ll want to play the whole thing straight through!
“The best aspects of Velocispider are its fantastic 16-bit visuals and its sense of humor, infrequently delivered in brief cut scenes that underscore the ludicrous nature of this simple arcade game. For 99 cents, you’ll get a charming little lark for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad in Velocispider, an easily enjoyable arcade addition” – Kotaku
” Like so many mobile games, Velocispider succeeds not because it’s a great adaptation of a traditional console experience, or because it has a new gameplay hook, but because it takes an already established idea and presents a ridiculous new take on it. This is the sort of arcade experience you pick up and play for a few moments, not only because its classic gameplay is still fun today, but because its setting and aesthetic can’t help but make you smile.” – IGN
“Velocispider is a fixed-view shooter with ultra-simple tilt controls. You fire continuously upwards at the Aquabots as they come to kill you and steal your eggs” … “If you’re anything like me, the thrill of fighting off waves of aquatic-robot monsters with a well armed half-spider, half-velociraptor Araknasaur makes Velocispider an easy buy” – Touch Arcade
“The blend of Space Invaders, Galaga, and Defender plays out exactly how you’d expect an old skool arcade title to play. That is to say: reassuringly solid.” – Pocket Gamer
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PixelMan says: Save $9.87 on this KINDLE FIRE MP3 ALBUM!
Speak Now by Taylor Swift
From an Amazon Top Reviewer:
irst of all, I will admit that I was not a big fan of Taylor Swift before I listened to this album. I would confess that she is a decent songwriter and a decent singer. My complaint was that she lacked originality.
However, her songs were always so damn catchy! Every once in a while, there would be a song or two from her that I just couldn’t get out of my head. This album made me respect her on a whole new level. Almost every song on here could be a radio hit, and the lyrics show incredible growth in maturity.
Many tracks are reminiscent of songs on her first two albums. “Mine” is particularly strong in it’s poppy, giddy goodness. Also, “Enchanted” is very unique and “Sparks Fly” has an irresistible chorus.
The most impressive tracks on the album, however, show signs of Swift’s maturing as an artist vocally and as a songwriter. “Dear John” and “Back to December” both bear ghosts of Swift’s love life and are hauntingly emotive. “Never Grow Up” is a gorgeous track that brings nostalgic feelings with it, and “Innocent” is deeply reflective and carries wisdom. Her words are carefully chosen.
The album is not perfect however. Some of the weaker tracks, such as “Mean”, “Speak Now”, and “Long Live” show a lack of artistic ingenuity that Swift has worked so hard to develop on this album.
Overall, “Speak Now” is a CD that won’t leave your iPod for a long time. You’ll be humming the tracks in your sleep. Bravo! Color me impressed.
5/5 Stars, and probably the best album I’ve heard this year.