The Road Ahead : August 1st 2012
WWW.ROADAHEAD.COM.AU THE ROAD AHEAD AUG/SEP 2012 14 time out Entertain the kids with a good Aussie book, groove to a home-grown talent, ride along with The Stig on his greatest adventures and vie with the best at the 2012 London Olympics. BOOK*: Looking for ways to keep the children entertained? Queensland author Megan Bartlett-Horne has combined her love of Australian animals and poetry with her experiences as a teacher and mother to create the award-winning children's books The Aussie Outback Party and The Aussie Outback School. Both stories centre on Kyra, an inquisitive young girl who befriends a host of iconic Australian animals as they embark on adventure. (PennyMegPress, RRP $15). www.pennymegpress.com.au DVD: Join Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May and The Stig for two amazing cross-country adventures that will get your motor revving. Top Gear: The Great Adventures includes The Indian Special in which the boys travel to India on a trade mission, with hilarious results. As the name might suggest, Supercars Across Italy sees the gang travel the spectacular roads of Italy in three of the most drool-worthy supercars money can buy. Available on DVD and Blu-Ray, this would make a great Father's Day present. www.roadshow.com.au CD: Accomplished Brisbane 'muso' Asa Broomhall this month releases his fifth independent album, Jangle House. Recorded in a Brisbane guitar shop and mixed in various rental houses (giving rise to the CD title) due to Broomhall's regular studio being flooded and later demolished, Jangle House delivers 10 catchy tracks ranging from folk and slow blues to foot-tapping, guitar- driven rock. From the laid-back Keep on Waking to the driving riffs in Money My Captive and Guardian Angel, there's plenty of good listening in this 'house'. www.asabroomhall.com OUR FAVOURITE ... GAME: London 2012 is out, with perfect timing to build on the excitement of the Olympic Games and give everyone the chance to compete at the top level. There are more than 45 events to choose from, including Party Play using the Kinect, to really give yourself a workout. The usual button mashing is gone and replaced by a more timed button press and using the analogue stick to determine the angle of trajectory in the field events. Practise through the individual events, compete in them all in the main event, or represent your country in online competition. (Sega, Xbox 360, PS3 RRP $69.95, PC RRP $49.95). www.olympicvideogames.com/london2012 LIFESTYLE TIME OUT *THE ROAD AHEAD HAS FIVE AUSSIE OUTBACK PACKS TO GIVE AWAY. GO TO WWW.ROADAHEAD.COM.AU/WIN/AUSSIEOUTBACK TO ENTER.
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