DVD Review: LA BAMBA (1987 – newly restored)

Feb 25 2017
Who doesn't know the tune La Bamba? A song that can make people jump from their chairs, that makes you want to dance until your feet are sore and which is synonymous for party. I was 17 when the film La Bamba, the All-American rock to riches story of rock and roll legend Ritchie Valens starring Lou Diamond Phillips, was released in 1987 (don't start calculating my age now!). It made a big impression on me as it was also 17 the age when super talented musician Ritchie Valens rose to fame and tragically died shortly afterwards. The film has now been re-released by Eureka Entertainment for the first time in the UK in a 30th Anniversary Digitally Restored Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition.

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Picture book of the week: Before & After by Jean Jullien

Feb 24 2017
Before & After is a unique and playful board book created by illustrator Jean Jullien.  It's published by Phaidon on 13 March 2017 (RRP £8.95) and is suitable for children aged 2-4 but can be enjoyed by older kids and parents alike.

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Bedtime story of the week: Peep Inside a Fairy Tale Beauty and the Beast

Feb 22 2017
Usborne’s latest book Peep Inside a Fairy Tale Beauty and the Beast will coincide with Disney's new live action Beauty and the Beast movie. Peep Inside is one of Usborne's bestselling preschool series, with over 10 million copies sold worldwide. Peep Inside a Fairy Tale Beauty and the Beast will delight and enchant children and parent alike, with fabulous illustrations by Lorena Alvarez.

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