Dolly is decent. Dolly behaves perfectly in every situation. Dolly is a real lady. A born princess. Then why is she still sad? What is it that everybody needs, even a princess? Read the story to find out what makes everyone happy. This book is the second in the “Tales from the Playroom” series. The characters are all inhabitants of a child's room, toys who have come to life and experience one adventure after the other as they go about their everyday lives. The exciting plot and striking illustrations, combined with various interactive elements, make reading the book an entertaining experience for children and adults alike. We recommend it to all who enjoy contemporary children's literature and spending a few quiet moments with a good book and each other. Happy reading!
“Are you ready to spend the rest of our lives together?” “I wouldn’t want to spend it with anyone else.” The bad boy and his girl are finally tying the knot. They’ve put a lot of effort into making sure their big day will be as perfect as possible. But as the time for their “I do’s” draws closer, problems arise and it becomes clear that fate has other plans for them. Will this couple really get the happy ending they deserve? Or will a nauseated groom, a paranoid bride, and an overly solicitous maid-of-honor get in the way? Find out in this final chapter to the story of the new girl and her bully.
In May, 1997, Randy and Helen Baldwin eagerly welcomed their third child, Jeffrey, as did his older siblings, Matthew and Katie.
Jeffrey's arrival, unplanned but greatly anticipated, sparked a few adjustments in this family long removed from diaper duty, but Jeffrey was deemed a special gift. Eight weeks later, life took a completely unexpected downward spiral into the depths of despair when Jeffrey was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a relatively rare, progressive, genetic neuromuscular disease with deadly ramifications.
The neurologist handed over the utterly devastating news that Jeffrey had a severe case of the most destructive form without a morsel of hope that anything could be done to thwart the effects of the killer disease. Faced with the nightmare that their baby was expected to die within two years and that there was no treatment or cure, Randy and Helen took their faith in God to a higher level and embarked on a quest to defy SMA and its stranglehold on their precious baby's life... and theirs. They sought the expertise of alternative practitioners, support from other SMA families, and relently relied on prayers for Jeffrey's health and for strength, courage, and wisdom for themselves. The Jeffrey Journey is the story of how one family - with friends and family, prayer, and God's grace - rose to the challenge of caring for a dying child while realizing untold bings from their life-changing assignment.
The book is accompanied by Dreams for Jeffrey, a CD of lullabies composed for Jeffrey by his grandmother, JoAnn Derden (the author's mother). To learn more about JoAnn and/or to listen to snippets of the soothing CD, please visit http://balderdashe.com/joannderden/in.... To learn more about SMA: Families of SMA (http://fsma.org/) The Suite Life of Lucy and Ethel (http://www.thesuitelifeoflucyandethel...) The author may be reached at [email protected]
Maritime Magic is an action-packed epic adventure in which Natalie is charged with the completion of two rescue missions. In this seafaring sequel to Ninja Nanny, our super-heroine, Natalie Newport embarks upon a new quest, where she ventures onto the high seas! The firefighters return to help her, and the dream visions and talking cats continue to haunt her.
This time though, in Part One, she struggles to earn her sea legs while battling pirates-gone-bad—really bad. In Part Two, she’ll attempt to defeat an evil ninja wizard who loves to play mind games. During her travels, Natalie must face her worst fear in order to realize her strength enough to evolve into a true heroine. In the process, she navigates her way to the most valuable treasures she has ever known, and her true purpose on this planet.
Ruling the Machines that Rule the World? Our planet's information systems have now reached a level of scale and complexity at which we can no longer simply decide how they will behave. They are so sophisticated and so interconnected that humans can neither steer nor comprehend them with certainty. Can we trust such an infrastructure to society? For more than twenty years, Mark Burgess has been one of the pioneers of the science and technology behind the operation of this information infrastructure. In this book, he explains how far we have come in our understanding of the systems, and whether we yet have the necessary knowledge to prevent them from spiralling out of control. In Search of Certainty takes the reader on a fascinating journey, from the beginnings of scientific thought to our present day, illuminating information technology as an integral part of our modern historical and cultural narrative. It lays out key challenges for the future and suggests a daring new way to think about the future governance of the vast cybernetic organism we are in process of creating. "An instant classic in computer science! 'In Search of Certainty' is a brilliant piece of work by one of the most brilliant people I've ever met. Complex systems, like modern IT services, need to be understood from a perspective very different from traditional IT practice. The answers are rooted in science and Mark Burgess exposes this science like nobody else." -- Glenn O'Donnell, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research "An incredible journey by one of the [IT] industry's most important thinkers over the past 20 years. Like everything else he's done, this is unique and astonishing in its implications." --Carolyn Rowland, NIST "Mark brings together the digital microcosm and macrocosm, the mundane and the profound, the human and the technological, in a way that is important, wonderful, and truly mind-stretching." -- Jeff Sussna, Ingineering.IT "Mark Burgess practically invented modern IT infrastructure management software. Now he has produced a revolutionary work, part personal journey, part theoretical review, as he advances the state of infrastructure science -- and our comprehension -- again. IN SEARCH OF CERTAINTY is a must-read book from a true visionary." --Christopher Little, BMC Software "There are thought leaders, and then there are thought leaders. Mark Burgess is a scientist who can talk to the real world, and has been challenging it for 20 years, with the message of science." -- Reynold Jabbour, J.
P. Morgan-Chase "Holy cow!" -- Gene Kim, Author of Phoenix Project "To err is human, to explain is Mark Burgess." -- Patrick Debois "I only got through the Introduction and Chapter 1. I was so encouraged by just those that I started applying it to organization at Joyent and forgot to come back to the book." -- Ben Rockwood, Joyent "A philosophy of informatics obviously contrasting with but also complementing Floridi's philosophy of information." -- Jan Bergstra, Professor University of Amsterdam "What I liked most about the book was the vast number of topics it drew on, there are examples from a very broad array of domains. This made it very fun. ...
It really is a tour de force of most interesting things that have happened for the past 500 years..." -- Sigurd Teigen, CFEngine "The book is in parts a very personal description of the world we live in, and how it evolved... the book is about a journey, a personal one. I did like that part very much.
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