July 2015 (41)

Christchurch with Lyttelton & Akaroa

ISBN: 9781877303432

Author: Peter Morath    Publisher: The Caxton Press

A pictorial covering the many attractions on offer in Christchurch, Lyttelton and Akaroa.


A pictorial covering the many attractions on offer in Christchurch, Lyttelton and Akaroa.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 247 x 211 x 4 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2015


Tags: July 2015   New Zealand   Travel
$19.99
Horncastle's Hero or Hell Raiser

ISBN: 9780473317867

Author: Graeme Horncastle    Publisher: Pavilions Hotel

The Horncastle family is prominent in the New Zealand business world, but their ancestors are far less well known. This new book explores the life of Charlie Ja...


The Horncastle family is prominent in the New Zealand business world, but their ancestors are far less well known. This new book explores the life of Charlie Jacobsen, grandfather and great-grandfather of generations of Horncastles who, often from humble beginnings, have achieved success in many fields including building, hospitality, fishing, retail, property management and advertising. "Old Charlie" Jacobsen led an extraordinary life of adventure and mayhem - gold miner, fisherman and launchmaster in the remote French Pass and Marlborough Sounds, and the first in New Zealand to discover uranium, in 1955. He had the proverbial nine lives and used up most of them. Spanning the 1880s to the 1960s, this book provides a snapshot of life in New Zealand and an often hilarious background to one of New Zealand's most interesting families.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 165 x 242 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2015


Tags: July 2015   Biography   New Zealand
$29.99
I Am Cat

ISBN: 9780473311346

Author: Melisa Sinclair    Publisher: Blockhill Books

I Am Cat is a delightful story of why Cat loves being a cat. I am CAT is narrated by a shamelessly proud feline who is happy to be unique from other animals. T...


I Am Cat is a delightful story of why Cat loves being a cat. I am CAT is narrated by a shamelessly proud feline who is happy to be unique from other animals. The story touches on concepts of self esteem and uses humour to reveal some of the ways in which Cat prefers being himself above all else. With it's simple rhyming text and soft colourful illustrations, the story will appeal to preschool and primary school aged children, as well as young readers. Beautiful watercolour illustrations by the author make this a wonderful book for children.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 283 x 212 x 3 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2015


Tags: July 2015   Childrens
$20.00
Daydreaming Daisy McCloud

ISBN: 9781908211392

Author: Peter Barron    Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture

Day-dreaming Daisy McCloud...is the wondrous story of a little girl who has her head in the clouds. She is always in trouble for day-dreaming in class and that ...


Day-dreaming Daisy McCloud...is the wondrous story of a little girl who has her head in the clouds. She is always in trouble for day-dreaming in class and that means there are dark clouds on the horizon. One day, she looks out of her classroom window to see clouds in the shape of a giant skull - and that begins a scary adventure which ultimately teaches her an important lesson. The skull-cloud floats down and wraps Daisy’s school in a fog. From that moment on, all the lessons are monstrous: The art class is taught by the ghost of Vincent Van Gough, who’s cut off his ear; the cookery class is taught by witches making “shockolate sponge” and “scary cakes”; the headmaster’s skeleton makes a startling appearance in biology; and the maths teacher saws himself in half to demonstrate fractions. That’s not all. There is even a PE lesson with a monstrous football match, featuring players such as Georgie Beast, Frank Lumpard, Chopper Harris, Nobbly Stiles and – controversially ­- a vampire striker who bears an uncanny resemblance to Luis Suarez. This is the sixth book in the fantastic Monstrous Morals series which is aimed at scaring primary school children out of their bad habits. The books are fun, educational and rapidly becoming collectors’ items. Daydreaming Daisy McCloud follows the popular Fartin’ Martin Sidebottom, Black-toothed Ruth Black, Nose-picking Nicholas Pickering, Fidgety Bridget Wrigglesworth, and Messy Bessie Clutterbuck. Daydreaming Daisy McCloud is the perfect book for parents with children who are always getting told off for day-dreaming in class. If you haven’t got the foggiest idea what to do about it, leave it to the Monstrous Morals.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 44


Dimensions: 250 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 20-08-2015


Tags: July 2015   Childrens
$21.99
Messy Bessy Clutterbuck

ISBN: 9781908211224

Author: Peter Barron    Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture

Messie Bessie Clutterbuck...is the story of a little girl who won't keep her bedroom tidy. Even her pet hamster, Jake, dies lost in the maze of her bedroom clut...


Messie Bessie Clutterbuck...is the story of a little girl who won't keep her bedroom tidy. Even her pet hamster, Jake, dies lost in the maze of her bedroom clutter. Bessie ends up having a terrifying ordeal at the hands of giant zombie hamsters who drive bone-crunching rubbish trucks. The story comes to a climax at the scariest rubbish tip on the planet - Devil's Dump. As always, there's a happy ending as Bessie finally learns her lesson through another monstrous adventure. If you're child refuses to keep their bedroom tidy, take a tip from us - give this Monstrous Moral story a try.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 44


Dimensions: 250 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 31-12-2014


Tags: July 2015   Childrens
$21.99 $12.99
Nose-picking Nicholas Pickering

ISBN: 9781908211217

Author: Peter Barron    Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture

Is your child the sort who can’t stop putting their fingers up their nose? Do they go ferreting around for a juicy bogey at the most embarrassing moments? Do ...


Is your child the sort who can’t stop putting their fingers up their nose? Do they go ferreting around for a juicy bogey at the most embarrassing moments? Do they flick them at other people? Are you just sick of their nose-picking naughtiness? The Monstrous Morals team aim to put a stop to this appalling habit through the adventures of Nose-Picking Nicholas Pickering. Nicholas is one of those boys who picks his nose for England. He can’t stop. He’s obsessed. One day, his finger goes up his nose and his followed by the rest of his body. Nicholas ends up in the slimy green cavern of his own nasty nasal passages and has a terrifying confrontation with – you’ve guessed it – The Bogeyman. Believe us, you don’t want to pick a fight with The Bogeyman. He’s a child-eating, slobbery, burping, farting monster and he’s not to be messed with. Luckily, Nicholas escapes on a giant sneeze in the nick of time and ends up back home, having learned an important lesson. It’s another engaging story in the Monstrous Morals series, aimed at helping parents scare their kids out of bad habits. If you’re looking for a book for your nose-picking child – pick this one!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 44


Dimensions: 250 x 250 mm


Tags: July 2015   Childrens
$21.99 $12.99
Fidgety Bridget Wrigglesworth

ISBN: 9781908211200

Author: Peter Barron    Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture

Is your child the type who can’t keep still in class? Are they always in trouble for wriggling and squirming? If that’s the case, you have our deepest sympa...


Is your child the type who can’t keep still in class? Are they always in trouble for wriggling and squirming? If that’s the case, you have our deepest sympathy but help is on the way from the Monstrous Morals team. Fidgety Bridget Wrigglesworth is a story about a little girl whose fidgeting drives everyone mad and she is told by her Great Aunt Rose that she has ants in her pants. That sets the scene for a night-time visit by The Anthill Mob – giant ants which emerge from Bridget’s bedroom drawer and take her to work as a slave in an ant-hill. The Queen Ant, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Great Aunt Rose, is extremely pompous and demanding and Bridget is so exhausted she no longer fidgets. Then she makes friends with two little ants who are so much nicer than all the others. They have strange accents and look strangely familiar. One is called Ant and the other is called Dick. (It was going to be Ant and Dec but we decided not to play it legally safe!) As in all the Monstrous Morals stories, there is a lovely, happy ending, with Bridget finding her way home and learning her lesson.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 44


Dimensions: 250 x 250 mm


Tags: July 2015   Childrens
$21.99 $12.99
Black-toothed Ruth Black

ISBN: 9781908211194

Author: Peter Barron    Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture

This is the tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth, so help my gob... Is your child in grave danger of having terrible teeth and a facefull of filling...


This is the tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth, so help my gob... Is your child in grave danger of having terrible teeth and a facefull of fillings? A mouldy old mouth and ghastly gums? A chimpanzee’s chompers and baboon’s breath? Do they never brush their teeth unless you nag and nag? If you get up close, does it smell like you’re down-wind of a herd of cows which have been grazing for weeks on a diet of rotting cabbage? Do you dread a visit to the dentist because you know you’re going to get another lecture about the importance of oral hygiene? Does the tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth make you feel guilty? Fear not. It’s not unusual to feel this way because all parents face a daily battle to get their children to brush their teeth properly and to stop them eating too many sweets. Black-toothed Ruth Black is a story which tells of the terrible things which may happen if children fail to brush their teeth properly. Ruth is a lit tle girl who won’t heed her parents’ warnings about cleaning her teeth so, instead of the Tooth Fairies, she is visited one night by the evil Tooth Devils and flown to their ivory castle. It is another spine-tingling adventure in the Monstrous Morals series of stories aimed at scaring children out of their wits – and their bad habits. As always, there’s a happy ending but Black-toothed Ruth Black has to grit her teeth and learn an important lesson first. With the usual eye-catching illustrations and ingenious rhymes, parents and children will love this brush with dark side.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 44


Dimensions: 250 x 250 mm


Tags: July 2015   Childrens
$21.99
Fartin' Martin Sidebottom

ISBN: 9781908211095

Author: Peter Barron    Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture

Is your child a breezy-buttocked bottom-burper? A frightful figure of flatulence? A truly terrible trumper? A pungent pumper par excellence? Does the apple of y...


Is your child a breezy-buttocked bottom-burper? A frightful figure of flatulence? A truly terrible trumper? A pungent pumper par excellence? Does the apple of your eye make more noise than the biggest jumbo jet on take-off and emit more methane than a large herd of elephants on a strictly vegetarian diet? Do you find it happening at embarrassing moments, like when you're standing in the supermarket queue or ordering a meal in a nice restaurant? Do you find youself frequently having to open windows or move into another room? Do you have to pretend that an embarrassing noise has come from your shoe scuffing on the floor, the squeaking of a leather chair, or the call of a wild bird passing overhead? Are you forced to suggest that the lingering smell is the result of a mysterious substance local farmers are using to fertilise their nearby land? If any of this strikes a chord and you are able to admit to yourself that you have a child who farts, then you have taken the courageous first step. The second step is to read this book about Fartin' Martin Sidebottom, a boy who can't stop breaking wind. Martin endures a terrifying adventure when he joins a wind orchestra conducted by the devil and ends up in the eye of a hurricane. It is the first book in the Monstrous Morals series - a fun and educational way for parents to get important messages across about the nasty habits that children pick up. Written in comical rhymes, designed to appeal to both children and parents, the Monstrous Morals aim to make sure those habits aren't carried into adulthood. We begin our adventures with Fartin Martin Sidebottom – a tale that is bound to put the wind up any flatulent child...


Bind: paperback


Pages: 44


Dimensions: 250 x 250 mm


Tags: July 2015   Childrens
$21.99 $12.99
Banksy Myths & Legends Vol 2

ISBN: 9781908211316

Author: Marc Leverton    Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture

No single living artist has created as many myths, rumors and legends as Banksy. In 2011, Bristol based writer Marc Leverton teamed up with Carpet Bombing Cultu...


No single living artist has created as many myths, rumors and legends as Banksy. In 2011, Bristol based writer Marc Leverton teamed up with Carpet Bombing Culture to bring a collection of the best of these stories together. Since then the Banksy juggernaut has continued to roll on spewing out sharp satire, unintentional furores, blatant profiteering, and many more myths and legends. Plus the odd bit of art. For many, the smoke and mirrors that surround Banksy are as fascinating as the artwork of the 21st century s most important living artist. The first edition contained 58 Banksy stories, many of which have been subsequently verified as being bona fide. Others have remained slightly more tenuous. The second edition takes the same approach. We collect the stories, the reader can judge for themselves. Marc Leverton is a freelance writer based in Bristol, England. Bristol is Banksy s reputed hometown where he still continues to set tongues wagging, as the recent shenanigans over Mobile Lovers proved. The writer collects the stories from contacts and friends in the city and Banksy fans worldwide. The small black book format is an homage to Banksy s own first books, which are now out of print. Both Volume One and Volume Two reproduce high quality images of Banksy s street work and other items of interest to Banksy fans.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 105 x 148 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2015


$19.99 $9.99
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