Humour & Gift (575)

Bad News

ISBN: 9781849539296

Author: Richard Benson    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

‘The away team were prevented from making a final strike due to a well-timed tickle’ Laugh out loud at this selection of the funniest faux pas, silliest sl...


‘The away team were prevented from making a final strike due to a well-timed tickle’ Laugh out loud at this selection of the funniest faux pas, silliest slips and most blatant bloopers that ever made it into print (and some that didn’t), from newspaper headlines to menus, and from small ads to social media. You’ll be checking everything you type after reading this!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 125 x 175 mm


Publication Date: 14-09-2017


$22.99
77 Dates with Your Dog

ISBN: 9783961710591

Author: Katharina von der Leyen    Publisher: TeNeues

With a big dollop of humor and affection, Katharina von der Leyen offers her expert advice in 77 Dates with Your Dog, suggesting 77 fun activities to enhance th...


With a big dollop of humor and affection, Katharina von der Leyen offers her expert advice in 77 Dates with Your Dog, suggesting 77 fun activities to enhance the relationship between dog owners and their four-legged friends—and have a good laugh in the process! For example, the seasoned dog expert recommends sharing a roast beef sandwich with your dog at least once—and sure, it could also be a bologna or cheese sandwich. Why? Because sharing food—or breaking bread together, to use a more biblical turn of phrase—connects not just people, but humans and their dogs. Going rowing together, as another example, is an excellent activity to see if your dog trusts you. The wobbling involved will make your dog a bit uneasy at first, but it will help him learn to rely on you. The book includes other joint activities from “jump in a lake together and swim” to “dig a deep hole together”—yes, actually, together! Von der Leyen explains in the book why these shared experiences can be so beneficial for people and their dogs, as well as provides other tips like the perfect canine massage technique. “Of course, it is only super for your dog at first, but you’ll be amazed at the energy that will suddenly spark between both of you,” promises the author. What to do on rainy days with a bored dog? Build an obstacle course in your living room. The first station could be a box with crumpled newspaper and hidden treats, and the second could be a pot with sunflower oil or an unusual-smelling toy to play with. Don’t worry, you don’t have to sniff along with your dog; you already did your part by building the course. After a good thorough round of sniffing and searching, your dog will be wonderfully tired. Some of the “dates” are funny, some are surprising, but all of them have been field-tested with the author’s own dogs. Entertaining your dog is not the primary goal here—it’s about truly getting to know the living creature you are responsible for and enjoying time together...and occasionally making time to just be quiet and still with him: date number 77.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 150 x 190 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2017


$45.00
Dog People

ISBN: 9783961710096

Author: Sandra Muller    Publisher: TeNeues

What dog owner hasn’t done this? You anthropomorphize your four-legged friend, put thoughts and feelings into his or her head that he or she almost certainly ...


What dog owner hasn’t done this? You anthropomorphize your four-legged friend, put thoughts and feelings into his or her head that he or she almost certainly doesn’t have, and basically turn your pet into a four-legged person. That is exactly how photographer Sandra Müller feels about her dog Maja—who inspired Dog People—the book that provides hilarious and creative photographic answers to the question: “What kind of person would this dog be?” Whether it’s Great Dane Holly as a couch potato or “Gismo” riding a Harley, these images and more make up the unforgettable and endearing collection of portraits of man’s best friend in Dog People. From the author’s foreword: “No, this book is not meant to be a fashion show for dogs and dog owners—dogs are not dolls and should only have clothes put on them when medically necessary. This book is simply a thought experiment: what kind of person would my dog be? Let’s be honest: who hasn’t given his or her dog a lengthy explanation of which the dog seems to listen intently and surely seems to understand every word? Yes, yes, I know… YOUR dog understands every word, just like mine!” The book is a colorful parade of dogs, from Giant Schnauzers to Pugs, from registered purebreds to street mutts. There is also a humorous description of each dog explaining how the outfit was chosen to make the particular animal a Dog Man or Dog Lady. For example, take “Gisbert,” a Pug who would surely be a doctor if he were human—as he loves his vet so much that all you have to do is say: “Dr. Uwe” and he pricks his ears—as much as any Pug can prick his ears, at least.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 223 x 287 mm


Publication Date: 20-06-2017


$55.00
Baby Tips for Grandparents

ISBN: 9781786850461

Author: Simon Brett    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

The nine months is up and the new baby is finally here! But what do you do when your darling child calls to ask you to play babysitter? You've been through it a...


The nine months is up and the new baby is finally here! But what do you do when your darling child calls to ask you to play babysitter? You've been through it all before and then some, but with the help of this quirky little book you'll be sailing through those unexpected play dates with your nerves and your furniture intact. With top tips on navigating the new grandparental responsibilities and pithy one-liners about the truths of grandparenting, Baby Tips for Grandparents is the perfect gift for any new nan or grandad.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 119 x 157 mm


Publication Date: 13-07-2017


$19.99
Baby Tips for Mums

ISBN: 9781786850447

Author: Simon Brett    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

So you've carried your baby around for nine months and survived the pains and stresses of childbirth itself: surely it's time you had a well-earned rest? Whethe...


So you've carried your baby around for nine months and survived the pains and stresses of childbirth itself: surely it's time you had a well-earned rest? Whether you're a new mum or you have a PhD in child-rearing, this handy little book will help you through the burping, whining and tantrums - and not just the ones from your partner. Full of no-nonsense definitions, tips on how to handle friends and relatives, and pithy one-liners about the brutal truths of parenting, Baby Tips for Mums is the perfect funny gift for any new mum.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 119 x 157 mm


Publication Date: 13-07-2017


$19.99
Baby Tips for Dads

ISBN: 9781786850454

Author: Simon Brett    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Congratulations! The nine-month wait is over; your little bundle of joy is in your arms, but what happens now? Whether you are a new dad or the seasoned father ...


Congratulations! The nine-month wait is over; your little bundle of joy is in your arms, but what happens now? Whether you are a new dad or the seasoned father of a budding bunch, this nifty little book is guaranteed to keep you smiling through the tears, tantrums and mountains of smelly nappies Full of no-nonsense definitions, tips on how to handle friends and relatives, and pithy one-liners about the brutal truths of parenting, Baby Tips for Dads is the perfect funny gift for any new dad.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 119 x 157 mm


Publication Date: 13-07-2017


$19.99
So You're a Grandparent!

ISBN: 9781786850478

Authors: Mike Haskins, Clive Whichelow    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

It's the best of times and the worst of times. You're welcoming a new addition to the family, but you're now officially old. You're also an eternal babysitter. ...


It's the best of times and the worst of times. You're welcoming a new addition to the family, but you're now officially old. You're also an eternal babysitter. On the plus side, you can enjoy spoiling the little darlings rotten and hand them back at the end of the day before the nappies start overflowing.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 119 x 157 mm


Publication Date: 11-07-2017


$19.99
100 Things Spider-Man Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

ISBN: 9781629374024

Author: Mark Ginocchio    Publisher: Triumph Books

Every Spider-Man fan knows Peter Parker's origin story, knows about his clashes with the Green Goblin, and is eager to see actor Tom Holland don the red and blu...


Every Spider-Man fan knows Peter Parker's origin story, knows about his clashes with the Green Goblin, and is eager to see actor Tom Holland don the red and blue suit on the big screen. But do you know the genesis of Venom or the Sinister Six? Have you ever tried Aunt May's famous wheatcakes? 100 Things Spider-Man Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource for true fans of the character. Whether you're a die-hard comic book reader from the Silver Age or a new follower of the popular movies, these are the 100 things all fans need to know and do in their lifetime. Writer and podcaster Mark Ginocchio has collected every essential piece of Spider-Man knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 336


Dimensions: 140 x 217 mm


Publication Date: 20-06-2017


$34.99
101 Essential Rock Records

ISBN: 9781584236405

Author: Jeff Gold    Publisher: Gingko Press

A passionate tribute to vinyl, spotlighting rock’s most influential records — from The Beatles’ 1963 debut Please Please Me, through the Sex Pistols’ Ne...


A passionate tribute to vinyl, spotlighting rock’s most influential records — from The Beatles’ 1963 debut Please Please Me, through the Sex Pistols’ Never Mind the Bollocks (1977) — 101 Essential Rock Records celebrates the “Golden Age.” A thoughtful essay on each album accompanies the original vinyl cover artwork, with rare variations from around the world. Also included are provocative interviews with musicians discussing the albums and artists who changed their lives. David Bowie speaks eloquently about the Velvet Underground’s influence, noting his band, Buzz, performed “I’m Waiting For The Man” at their last gig, and that “it was the first time a Velvet song had been covered by anyone, anywhere in the world. Lucky me.” Susanne Vega, Peter Buck (REM), Johnny Marr (The Smiths), Nels Cline (Wilco), Devendra Banhart, Robyn Hitchcock and more contribute original texts. Pictorial explorations of Jimi Hendrix’s personal record collection, and a survey of censored album covers from throughout the rock era are also featured. The sales of vinyl LPs have been growing rapidly while other physical mediums continue to wither, a trend driven in no small part by classic re-issues and the advent of record store day in 2008. 101 Essential is the perfect accompaniment and guide to digging in the bins for that quintessential vinyl experience.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 260


Dimensions: 250 x 300 x 30 mm


$69.99
You Know You're A Child of the 2000s When...

ISBN: 9781786850775

Author: Charlie Ellis    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Trucker caps, Crazy Frog, SM:TV Live and Sunny D – growing up in the 2000s was sweet. So why not take yourself back to a time when McFly were ruling the chart...


Trucker caps, Crazy Frog, SM:TV Live and Sunny D – growing up in the 2000s was sweet. So why not take yourself back to a time when McFly were ruling the charts and Snake 2 was the coolest thing in mobile gaming, to discover if you really are a true child of the 2000s.


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 110 x 155 mm


Publication Date: 07-05-2017


Tags: May 2017   Humour & Gift
$19.99
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