Wishbone and the Amazing Odyssey (Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the PC game Wishbone and the Amazing Odyssey for Windows & MAC.

 

In this game, Wishbone (Our favorite snack & book loving hound) is accidentally sent into a virtual storybook setting of the Odyssey by Homer where he unintentionally takes both the role & identity of Odysseus.

 

In this game, you follow the story of of Odysseus for by doing so will you eventually free Wishbone from this virtual storybook setting.

 

Along the way, you meet timeless characters from the Odyssey consisting of Eurylochus (Odysseus’ 1st Mate), Polyphemus (cyclops & son of Poseidon), Athena (goddess of wisdom), Poseidon (god of the seas), Circe (witch), Tiresias (blind prophet), Hades (god of the underworld),  Zeus (king of the gods & god of lightning and thunder), Calypso (demi-goddess), Penelope (Odysseus’ wife) and Telemachus (Odysseus’ son).

 

In conclusion, this game teaches you history, mythology and culture as you play. Thus, I hope you find this game as educationally fun as I do.

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My top 10 favorite animals that most people have never heard of #1

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https://www.pinterest.com/explore/sugar-gliders/

#1 Sugar Glider

Size: 12 – 13 in. (24 – 30 cm.)

Weight: 3 – 5 oz. (85 – 142 gm.)

Sugar gliders are found in Northern, Southern, and Eastern Australia. They live in large family groups from 15 – 30 or even more gliders. Like kangaroos and koalas, sugar gliders are marsupials. As their name states, sugar gliders can glide through the air. They use flaps of skin that they have attached between their arms like a hang glider to jump from tree to tree. (just like flying squirrels) I like sugar gliders not just because of their adorable faces, but also because I got to hold and pet one of my friends’ pet sugar gliders. I had never seen or even heard of a sugar glider, until I visited my friends in another state and saw the little guys. After that I asked my one of my friends if I could make a character based on him, but as a sugar glider. He said yes and named his character Tipit after his favorite sugar glider. I have loved sugar gliders ever since.

Fun Facts

*Sugar gliders are nocturnal. (sleep during the day/ stay up all night.)

*Baby sugar gliders are called joeys, just like kangaroos and koalas.

*Sugar gliders can live up to  15 years in captivity. The average lifespan is 3 – 5 years in the wild.

*They can be kept as pets in certain parts of the world. But in the US there are some states where you can’t. These states are California, Hawaii, and Alaska.

~Breanna D.

The animals of Africa

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Hello my name is Daniel and I am writing about the animals of Africa. One of the animals is a lion. A group of lions is called a pride. Males have a mane, and females do not. Another animal is a hippo. Hippopotamus means river horse. Adult males weigh 3,300 pounds. Another one is the cheetah. Cheetahs are the fastest land animals, they can run up to 40 MPH. Another animal is the elephant. Elephants like to swim and they like to stick their trunks out of the water like a snorkel. Another is the black rhino and they have two horns. Black rhinos don’t eat meat, black rhinos eat grass. My favorite animals are animals of Africa.

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My top 10 favorite animals that most people have never heard of #3

red-panda

http://www.beardsleyzoo.com/project/red-panda/

#3 Red Panda

Size: 20 – 25 in. (50 – 64 cm.)

Tail size: 11 – 20 in. (28 – 50 cm.)

Weight 6 ½ – 13 lb. (3 – 6 kg.)

The red panda is not a RED PANDA, it is another relative of the raccoon. Red pandas are nocturnal. (Sleep during the day, awake during the night.) They have retractable claws that help them climb tall trees, where they spend most of their time. Red pandas climb trees to escape predators and for females to nest in. Red pandas are found in South to Southeast Asia. I first saw red pandas (Like the Okapi)  in the game Zoo Tycoon 2.

Fun Facts

*Master Shifu in the Kung Fu Panda franchise is a red panda.

*Like domestic dogs and cats, red pandas like to mark their territory.

*Red pandas are Omnivores.(Eat bot h plants and meat)

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http://comicvine.gamespot.com/master-shifu/4005-77715/

~ Breanna D.

My top 10 favorite animals that most people have never heard of #4

Captive ringtail (Bassariscus astutus) at sunset, Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America, North America
Captive ringtail (Bassariscus astutus) at sunset, Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America, North America

#4 Ringtail/Ringtailed cat

Size: 12-16 ½ in. (30 – 42 cm.)

Weight: 1 ¾ – 3 ¼ lbs. (0.8 – 1.5 kg.)

Having a similar name to the ringtailed lemur and often being mistaken for a cat, the ringtail is actually related to the raccoon. The ringtail is a local to Arizona and can be found from the southwestern United States all the way down to southern Mexico. Ringtails are the Arizona state mammal. I have yet to see a ringtail in person, but I have seen many pictures and videos of these adorable little guys. I first saw a picture one in a book while doing a report on the state of Arizona in elementary school before I moved here.

Fun Facts

*The ringtail became the state mammal in August of 1986

~Breanna D.

State fair

Hi my name is Keri and I’m going to write about the state fair SEEDs for Autism went to as a group. We saw different exhibits like the petting zoo. I didn’t go in the petting zoo, but I saw a lot of animals like goats and pigs.  I also saw the dinosaurs. The dinosaurs were cool and they moved!. We also saw the rock and roll exhibit that I liked a lot. The other thing we saw the big Lego display. We had a long day at the state fair. It was very fun and I ate some pizza, too.  

My top 10 favorite animals that most people have never heard of #5

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http://www.mogozoo.com.au/gallery/pygmy-marmoset/

#5 Pygmy Marmoset

Size: 5.5-6.3 in. (14-16 cm.)

Weight: 4.2-4.9 oz (120-140 g.)

The world’s smallest monkey species, the pygmy marmoset is found in the jungle treetops of South America. Pygmy marmosets live together in groups with one dominant male, many females, and baby marmosets. Their lifespan is about 8-12 years. Though most find pygmy marmosets strange looking, I think their overly fluffy bodies and small faces are cute. The first time I HEARD of a pygmy marmoset was while watching one of  The Grim Adventure of Billy & Mandy TV movies, where one of the “EVIL” robots exclaimed while asleep “I am dreaming I am a Pygmy Marmoset…”. Afterwards I went on to Google and saw a picture of one and have liked them ever since.

Fun Facts

*Unfortunately pygmy marmosets are becoming popular pets for the rich and famous, causing illegal animal smuggling for exotic pets.

~Breanna D.