Whenever I want to get the perfect present for my preciously picky grandchildren, I always ask for ideas from their parents. as there is always an anxious moment when the chosen gift is opened and you wait for a gasp of surprice, exitement, willowing disproval . . . The children know now not to moan or prattle on if the contents of said parcel are already in the child’s toy or book collection. This happened to me a couple of years ago. My daughter and I were going to stay with my grandson’s family for his birthday and having sought ideas for his present, my daughter queued for some time to get exactly the video mentioned. It was therefore very annoying, sad and embarrassing when the child more or less tossed it aside with a withering ‘got it already’ and not even a thanks for trying. We were not happy bunnies and words were said!