Online shopping is a real blessing when you have family and friends scattered around the world – not only can you shop at your leisure, but the parcels can be sent directly to the recipients (giftwrapped if required), without a mad scramble to find packing materials and a trip to the post office. But not all of your favourite stores will ship overseas that way – so how to find one that does? This is where Booko can help. Booko can help you work out the best prices for books, eBooks, DVDs and games for delivery in 17 different countries – here’s how:
Here are a few book and DVD goodies that I’m earmarking for friends overseas…
Kedi proves that, yes, everyone loves watching cat videos. This feel-good success of 2017 is a documentary about the street cats of Istanbul – they have been an inextricable part of the cityscape since first arriving in trading ships centuries ago. They are free to roam and are often fed and cared for by their human neighbours. Kedi focusses on seven cats with different personalities and stories full of humour and drama. The camerawork offers a cats-eye view of beautiful chaotic Istanbul and encourages us to reflect upon our notions of community, of progress, and of the relationship between animals and people.
A Die Hard Christmas by Doogie Horner
Die Hard is widely regarded as one of the Best Christmas Movies ever – and now comedian Doogie Horner has amped up the festive feel and made the Die Hard story fun for the whole family! A Die Hard Christmas is a beautifully illustrated picture book set to the rhythms of Twas the Night Before Christmas. The violence has been toned down but is still present – so best to share with older kids – that is, if you can prise it from the fingers of the grownups!
The Christmas Break is perfect for binge-watching, with many DVD sets released in time for the gifting season. This Twilight Zone Season 1 box set allows you to revisit this classic series that has remained fresh, relevant and chilling for over 55 years. Its mixing of science-fiction, fantasy and horror themes, its famous twist endings and use of speculative fiction as a vehicle for social and political commentary is groundbreaking and has influenced generations of Creatives. This is a 6-disc set offering all 36 episodes of Season 1.
Wonder by R. J. Palacio
Already a bestseller beloved for its authentic voices and gripping story, Wonder has now become a major film starring Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay. 10 year-old Auggie has facial deformities that make him look different, but he loves Minecraft, Star Wars, and ice cream just like any other kid. Auggie had been home-schooled, but he and his parents decide that he is now ready to re-join the wider world. Wonder tells the story of Auggie’s first year at school; it shines through its cast of complex characters and its deft handling of sentimentality. A fabulous conversation-starter about empathy, differences and bullying.