The legend is back! Micro Machines World Series combines the thrilling madness of racing micro vehicles with epic team battle strategies, set against the extraordinary interactive backdrops of the everyday home! Grab your NERF blaster, try to avoid the jam, and unleash miniature multiplayer mayhem onto the world! LEGENDARY LOCATIONS: Featuring the iconic kitchen and pool table tracks amongst others, plus all-new locations and arenas such as the garden and workshop, Micro Machines World Series features 10 Race Tracks and 15 Battle Arenas!COOL INTERACTIVE PLAY-SETS: Teleporters, catapults, giant fans, etc add even more fun and will ensure no two races are the same!CUSTOMISABLE VEHICLE CAST: An array of amazing miniature vehicles, each with its own unique load-out of weapons and abilities plus a massive range of customization options!OFFICIAL HASBRO LICENSES: Featuring NERF, G.I. JOE, HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPOS and OUIJACLASSIC MINIATURE RACING: Micro Machines racing for the purists, including Elimination mode! Huge variety of weapons, interactive tracks, unique skins, and kill markers to earn!ALL-NEW BATTLE MODES: Up to 12 players in huge arenas, multiple modes that proves that a single takedown is just as satisfying as winning a race!TEAM-PLAY: Game-changing synergies as you join together to take on the rest!ONLINE & OFFLINE MULTIPLAYER: Featuring leaderboards, regular challenges/competitions, seasons, playlists, multiple divisons, etc!
Once, they stood next to justice. Now they're standing up for it...When sworn protectors of Earth, the Justice Platoon, are all horribly killed, their former arch-enemies come crawling out of the woodwork. Outnumbered, outgunned, and out of options, the US government has no choice but to activate the Sidekicks Initiative, dragging the Platoon's middle-aged ex-sidekicks out of retirement.Now these three reluctant, out of shape former child-wonders must work together to stop the rising tide of supervillainy, avenge their former mentors' deaths, and bring the world back from the brink of destruction. Assuming they don't kill each other first.Featuring anaphylactic shockwaves, unexpected hippos, and an aggressive man shouting at butterflies, The Sidekicks Initiative is the first book in the action-packed new series from internationally best-selling Space Team author, Barry J. Hutchison. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phil Thron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/141245/bk_acx0_141245_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Michael Brein's Travel Tales Collections: African Safaris 1 features three select African wildlife travel stories, including Cape buffaloes, errant hippos, and even a wayward hyena named "Spot". African Safaris 1 is the very first of the Collections travel tales series and contains among the best travel stories about African safaris from Michael's huge collection of travel tales that he has gathered in interviews with nearly 1,750 world travelers and adventurers during his four decades of travel to more than 125 countries throughout the world. Future Collections of African safari travel stories will include additional wildlife encounters as well as other interesting aspects of African safaris. Travel Tales Collections are groups of three very interesting, similar travel stories of a kind on a variety of very specific travel subjects, themes, or countries, such as close calls, great escapes, scams, Paris, Morocco, Mexico, and so on. Eventually several hundred Collections on all sorts of specific travel subjects, themes, and countries will be available. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Roelofs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021949/bk_acx0_021949_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The new Stanley Hastings mystery caper takes the ever-loquacious private detective on safari in Zambia - what could possibly go wrong? Stanley Hastings on safari? I don't think so. Neither did Stanley, until Alice's small inheritance - coupled with scrimping on a few luxuries like food and rent - allowed them to book a group trip to Zambia. Now the New York PI is hiking with lions, canoeing with hippos, and having close encounters with elephants and giraffes. It's a dangerous safari. The leader is a reckless, gung-ho great white hunter who delights in leaping from the jeep with a hearty, "Come on, gang, let's see where this lion is going!" And a series of bizarre accidents quickly dwindles the group's numbers. Why was the guide's young spotter foolish enough to walk under a sausage fruit tree just as one of the huge fruits fell? And how did the leaves of a poisonous plant wind up in tourist’s salad? Are these really accidents? A stabbing tips the scale. It's murder, and the only policeman in a hundred miles is a park ranger whose only murder case was that of an ivory poacher shot dead in plain sight. It's up to Stanley to crack the case - if he can just avoid being eaten by a lion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johnny Heller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007080/bk_blak_007080_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this edition of the Montessori at Home Guide series, you, the parent or caregiver, get 101 practical activities to help your 2-6 year old learn in a Montessori-inspired way. A. M. Sterling's 101 Montessori-Inspired Activities for Children Ages 2-6 contains favorite activities along with activities submitted for inclusion by well-known Montessori bloggers such as Anastasia of the Montessori Nature blog, Diane from the When Hippos Talk blog, and more. This easy-to-understand guide is created to quickly fill your child's learning environment with activities that help them attain and sharpen these necessary skills: gross and fine motor, cognitive, logic, dexterity, hand/eye coordination, and more. These activities also teach practical life skills, including self-care and care of the environment, as well as getting children started in food preparation. For each activity in this book, there will soon be released an associated children's story book. Each of the 101 children's story books will be Montessori inspired. The books will be based on the lives of real children, teaching respect for other cultures. They will contain, not only real life situations that a child can learn from, but the main character in each story will complete an activity from this book to possibly generate interest. We feel that these Montessori-inspired children's story books will be an excellent complement to the resource we hope this activity book can become for you. Montessori learning is gaining popularity across the globe as more and more Montessori schools open. The Montessori at Home Guide series helps you bring this incredibly effective way of learning home as well. You love you children and want to give them the very best. Give them the best learning method to achieve their true potential. Give your children the gift of Montessori. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andreina Byrne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/075720/bk_acx0_075720_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Well, why not? Is it because elephants are too large or heavy (after all, they say hippos and rhinos can play hopscotch)? Or is it because their knees face the wrong way? Or do they just wait until no one's looking? Read this brilliant new compilation to find out.This is popular science at its most absorbing and enjoyable. That is why the previous titles in the New Scientist series have been international bestsellers and sold over two million copies between them. Like Does Anything Eat Wasps? (2005), Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? (2006) and Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? (2008), this is another wonderful collection of wise, witty and often surprising answers to a staggering range of science questions, from 'why is frozen milk yellow?' to 'what's the storage capacity of the human brain in gigabytes?'.
From a modest beginning in the form of a little shrew-like, nocturnal, insect eating ancestor that lived 200 million years ago, mammals evolved into the huge variety of different kinds of animals we see today. Many species are still small, and follow the lifestyle of the ancestor, but others have adapted to become large grazers and browsers, like the antelopes, cattle, rhinos, and elephants, or the lions, hyaenas, and wolves that prey upon them. Yet others evolved tobe specialist termite eaters able to dig into the hardest mounds, or tunnel creating burrowers, and a few took to the skies as gliders and the bats. Many live partly in the water, such as otters, beavers, and hippos, while whales and dugongs remain permanently in the seas, incapable of ever emergingonto land.In this Very Short Introduction T. S. Kemp explains how it is a tenfold increase in metabolic rate - endothermy or "warm-bloodedness" - that lies behind the high levels of activity, and the relatively huge brain associated with complex, adaptable behaviour that epitomizes mammals. He describes the remarkable fossil record, revealing how and when the mammals gained their characteristics, and the tortuous course of their subsequent evolution, during which many bizarre forms such assabre-toothed cats, and 30-tonne, 6-m high browsers arose and disappeared. Describing the wonderful adaptations that mammals evolved to suit their varied modes of life, he also looks at those of the mainly arboreal primates that culminated ultimately in Homo sapiens.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Happy hippos,gentle giraffes, lazy lions and frisky frogs - just some of the animals marching to the jungle beat in the wonderful Axel Scheffler's Noisy Jungle! With ten animals to count, six amazing jungle sounds and lively illustrations by the world-famous, award-winning illustrator Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo, this is a book that children will enjoy again and again. Learning to count has never been so much fun! Also available in Axel Scheffler's Noisy Book series: Noisy Farm.
In this latest installment of the Cat in the Hat's Learning Library, the Cat takes Sally and Nick to Africa-where they meet some really big cats-and all sorts of other animals, too, including elephants, zebra, giraffe, hippos, warthogs, buffalo, baboons, side-striped jackals, spotted hyena, galagos, pythons, vipers, and six kinds of antelope! Young readers will learn how animals are either predators or prey, that elephants tend to favor one tusk over the other, how to tell the difference between a white and black rhino (both of which are grey!), that lion cubs are born covered with spots that soon disapear, and much, much more! Fans of the new PBS preschool science show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! (which is based on The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) won't want to miss this wild new addition to the series!