Schiffer Books (240)

Rescuing Rumba : A Tale About Dog Rescue and Forever Friendship

ISBN: 9780764362385

Author: Megan Rose    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Based on a true story, this tale tells the story of a homeless dog from the Dominican Republic who finds her forever home when she least expects it. This lovabl...


Based on a true story, this tale tells the story of a homeless dog from the Dominican Republic who finds her forever home when she least expects it. This lovable potcake, Rumba, spends her days roaming the island for food and shelter, when by chance she befriends a sweet young girl named Megan who is on vacation with her dad. Megan quickly discovers that Rumba has nowhere to call home, and is determined to figure out a way to rescue her. Working quickly and with compassion, Megan and her dad arrange medical care and travel plans to bring their new furry friend home to New York City. It's a scary but exciting adventure that includes a full belly, new fur siblings, and a big city, but most of all, a warm loving home where she can truly thrive.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 178 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 29-10-2021


$35.00
DUE > 31st Jan 2022
Atlas of Flowering Plants

ISBN: 9780764361333

Author: Ingeborg Niesler    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Flowers come in an unbelievable array of shapes and colors. Yet, their leaf and fruit forms surpass even their floral splendor. From Acanthaceae to Zygophyllace...


Flowers come in an unbelievable array of shapes and colors. Yet, their leaf and fruit forms surpass even their floral splendor. From Acanthaceae to Zygophyllaceae, this book features magnificent colour portraits of 200 flowering-plant families from around the world. The deconstructed plant parts -- flowers, leaves, stamens, and fruits -- are individually scanned and arranged side by side on black background to provide unique insight into how plants grow and what they look like. The addition of text describing the plant families, and cross sections of the organs of some species, makes this book a valuable resource for botanical artists and horticultural enthusiasts.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 264


Dimensions: 230 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 26-02-2021


$89.99
Space Aliens 1 2 3 : Intergalactic Counting By Color

ISBN: 9780764362460

Author: Timothy Young    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Learn to count from 1 to 12 with aliens of every kind. Springy yellow, leafy green, and fuzzy brown are just some of the adjectives and colors kids will learn a...


Learn to count from 1 to 12 with aliens of every kind. Springy yellow, leafy green, and fuzzy brown are just some of the adjectives and colors kids will learn as they travel through outer space with Luis and his robot friend. Count the colored spots on their alien companion for a bonus out-of-this-world learning experience. For fans of I'm Going to Outer Space, Timothy Young is set to inspire a whole new younger audience of readers with this follow-up board book in his signature style. Ready, set, go count Space Aliens!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 26


Dimensions: 191 x 191 mm


Publication Date: 29-10-2021


$19.99
DUE > 31st Jan 2022
Poster Man : 50 Years of Iconic Graphic Design

ISBN: 9780764361227

Author: Seymour Chwast    Publisher: Schiffer Books

This collection of over 140 curated posters by the revolutionary graphic artist Seymour Chwast provides context and insight into not only his five-decade career...


This collection of over 140 curated posters by the revolutionary graphic artist Seymour Chwast provides context and insight into not only his five-decade career, but the poster genre itself. Since founding Push Pin Studios alongside Milton Glaser and Edward Sorel in the 1950s, Chwasts posters have been widely celebrated for their combination of subversive style and strong political satire. His caustic humor, graphic hand, and visual commentary cleverly synthesize in a way that is both wry and immediately understandable. Posters are arranged by typeCauses, Commerce, Information, Exhibits, and Lecturesrather than chronology, which, along with the large format, invites readers to engage thematically with the designs. Commentary on each poster makes this a valuable resource for students, educators, historians, and all who appreciate the unique ability of posters to subvert notions of popular culture, politics, and design at once. Essays by Shepard Fairey and Steven Heller contextualize Chwast's impact on 20th-century design.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 229 x 305 mm


Publication Date: 26-02-2021


$89.99
DUE > 30th Apr 2021
P Is For Puffin

ISBN: 9780764362477

Author: Timothy Young    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Did you know that there are unusual animals for every letter in the alphabet? For instance, C is for the capybara, who is the world's largest rodent, and P is f...


Did you know that there are unusual animals for every letter in the alphabet? For instance, C is for the capybara, who is the world's largest rodent, and P is for the pangolin, who, believe it or not, is a mammal that is covered in scales instead of fur! Learn this and much more in this alphabet book featuring nonfiction facts about some of the most unique and different animals. Timothy Young's signature style and familiar characters appeal to his youngest audience ever and introduce readers to lesser-known species in the animal world. A pronunciation guide and size comparison are included with each unique species. 100% of author royalties will be donated to Wildlife Conservation Network to protect the endangered species that inspired this book! Wildlife Conservation Network protects endangered wildlife by supporting conservationists around the world to help animals and people coexist and thrive.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 26


Dimensions: 191 x 191 mm


Publication Date: 29-10-2021


$19.99
DUE > 31st Jan 2022
The Graphic Guide to Beekeeping

ISBN: 9780764361241

Author: Yves Gustin    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Add some visual zing to your new beekeeping hobby with the very first graphic guide! These fully illustrated pages, perfect for visual learners, offer you compl...


Add some visual zing to your new beekeeping hobby with the very first graphic guide! These fully illustrated pages, perfect for visual learners, offer you complete, easy-to-understand whys and how-tos on every aspect of beekeeping, plus an entertaining approach. Thousands of detailed line drawings teach all you need to succeed with beekeeping, whether your goal is honey, beeswax, a backyard adventure, plant pollination, or all of the above. Detailed drawings let you peer closely at the bees' world, in terms of seeing their anatomy, close-ups of their food sources, and the microscopic world in the hive. Covers choosing location, equipment, the best hive types, bee types, and other options; the beekeeping year and its tasks; keeping a healthy hive (or dozens); what to do when something goes wrong; how to harvest and process your honey, pollen, propolis, wax, royal jelly; and more.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 26-02-2021


$55.00
DUE > 30th Apr 2021
White Light Bright

ISBN: 9780764362668

Author: Bivenne Staiger    Publisher: Schiffer Books

This richly illustrated and comprehensive resource helps watercolorists plan and create exceptional paintings by focusing on color, value, and other elements in...


This richly illustrated and comprehensive resource helps watercolorists plan and create exceptional paintings by focusing on color, value, and other elements in both subjects and settings. Too often, melding the subject with the background is an afterthought for artists. "White! Light! Bright!" is the mantra for this book's unique and effective method for planning your subject in concert with its background and then creating a powerful piece in three major stages: from white, light, and bright color to midvalues and finally to darks. Easy-to-follow text from a skilled teacher alongside visuals and demonstrations helps you catch the energizing spark of light and contrast. Get comfortable with the how-to of building value, color, shape, and background through various edges, textures, and other compositional elements. You'll bolster the creative thinking and planning processes that are key to an artist's ability to turn an abstract idea into a standout representational watercolor painting.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 31-10-2021


$59.99
DUE > 31st Jan 2022
Watercolor The Easy Way

ISBN: 9780764359828

Author: Sara Berrenson    Publisher: Schiffer Books

With Watercolor the Easy Way, your watercoloring creativity is about to be released! Quickly learn the fundamentals of color mixing, brushstrokes, and more. The...


With Watercolor the Easy Way, your watercoloring creativity is about to be released! Quickly learn the fundamentals of color mixing, brushstrokes, and more. Then move right ahead to success, thanks to a selection of 50 stunning pictures to paint. Best of all, the projects can be completed in 30 minutes! From beautiful botanicals and fabulous florals to animals and trendy designs, the projects are approachable and fun, and there's something for every style. Each of the 50 simple tutorials is broken down into key steps so you can clearly see how to begin your painting, layer color, and add detail. Also included are hand-drawn patterns you can trace onto your watercolor pad, brush recommendations, helpful tips, and color palettes to try. The lessons here introduce you to the magic of watercolor, spark your creativity, and provide you with a place to explore and discover your inner artist.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


$55.00
Outsider Art Tarot

ISBN: 9780764362705

Author: Rita Rose    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Delight your senses and your sense of humor with this colorful, whimsical, and rebelliously unique 78-card Tarot deck. With vibrant art created in the raw, intu...


Delight your senses and your sense of humor with this colorful, whimsical, and rebelliously unique 78-card Tarot deck. With vibrant art created in the raw, intuitive "outsider art" or art brut style, this deck follows the traditional symbolism of the Tarot in a creatively quirky but highly accessible way. Here you will find pierced and pointy-breasted maidens questing on unicorns, double-faced shamans, turkey queens, elephant angels, and the never-ending dance of light and dark throughout. Each archetypal card contains many layers of meaning and is infused with alchemical, astrological, and esoteric symbolism from several magical and shamanic traditions—different paths leading to the same final destination: Within. The accompanying guidebook presents clear explanations for each card, including reversals and bonus meanings that the artist received directly while "downloading" her art from the Creative Ether.


Bind: stationery


Pages: 78


Dimensions: 135 x 152 mm


Publication Date: 31-10-2021


$55.00
DUE > 31st Jan 2022
Antoinette The Tree Frog

ISBN: 9780764361104

Author: Geraldine Elschner    Publisher: Schiffer Books

While Antoinette the tree frog is napping, the painter Monsieur Claude loses his hat in the breeze. Adventure unfolds when a magpie snatches the hat. Part of th...


While Antoinette the tree frog is napping, the painter Monsieur Claude loses his hat in the breeze. Adventure unfolds when a magpie snatches the hat. Part of the First Steps in Art series, this whimsical tale introduces toddlers to fine art and the works of Claude Monet. The water lily painting Nympheas, effet du soir, invites young readers to discover it at the Marmottan Museum and take a walk in the painter's garden in Giverny! Water lilies and tree frogs await you there.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 14


Dimensions: 191 x 191 mm


Publication Date: 27-02-2021


$19.99
DUE > 30th Apr 2021
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