Bless your honesty ccl....it was so tricky to pitching last year wasn't it. Amazon have done very well out of us too!
Ds2' s teacher pointed out than nvr must have been his personal nightmare, once we discovered his eyes were squiffy.
I felt awful, as I remember saying over and over, that is was no use sussing out the hardest puzzle in the book (I never could) if it took him so long! What a bit*ch I felt later on, I always made allowances for his poor sight, but even then did not realise how much he was struggling, as he had got used to seeing blur, he just battled on.
he was brilliant at the 3d ones, they had far less squiggles, patterns and dashes.
Moral of the story....if your kid is bright, but slow on nvr, check he is not looking at blurry patterns, even with his specs on!
Ds3 whizzes through them...although he does tend to leave a few gaps in gl type papers, he enjoys the bond, so at present I stick with those mostly.