Sure to bring memories and a smile, this Little Golden Book guide to life is the perfect graduation gift for anyone who cherishes the sturdy little books with the shiny cardboard covers and gold foil spinesA humorous guide to life for grown-ups One day, Diane Muldrow, a longtime editor of the iconic Little Golden Books, realized that, despite their whimsical appearance, there was hardly a real-life situation that hadn't been covered in the more than 70-year-old line of children's books--from managing money, to the importance of exercise, to finding contentment in the simplest things. In this age of debt, depression, and diabetes, could we adults use a refresher course in the gentle lessons from these adorable books, she wondered--a Little Golden guide to life? Yes, we could Muldrow's humorous yet practical tips for getting the most out of life (Don't forget to enjoy your wedding Be a hugger. Sweatpants are bad for morale.), drawn from more than 60 stories, are paired with delightful images from these best-loved children's books of all time--among them The Poky Little Puppy, Pantaloon, Mister Dog, Nurse Nancy, We Help Mommy, Five Pennies to Spend, and The Little Red Hen. The Golden greats of children's illustration are represented here as well: Richard Scarry, Garth Williams, Eloise Wilkin, J. P. Miller, and Mary Blair, among many others. Sure to bring memories and a smile, this book is a perfect gift for baby boomers, recent grads, lovers of children's literature--or anyone who cherishes the sturdy little books with the shiny cardboard covers and gold foil spines
New York Times BestsellerA delightful and quirky compendium of the Animal Kingdom's more unfortunate truths, with over 150 hand-drawn illustrations. Ever wonder what a mayfly thinks of its one-day lifespan? (They're curious what a sunset is.) Or how a jellyfish feels about not having a heart? (Sorry, but they're not sorry.) This melancholy menagerie pairs the more unsavory facts of animal life with their hilarious thoughts and reactions. Sneakily informative, and wildly witty, SAD ANIMAL FACTS will have you crying with laughter.
No one ever said it was easy being young, and it's especially true if you're a little creature out in the jungles, forests, deserts, and oceans of the big, bad world. Following on the success of her Instagram feed and first book, Sad Animal Facts, Brooke Barker continues her examination of the various foibles and pitfalls of the zoological world, but with its fledgling members this time around. Featuring more than 100 entries, the book is organized into the categories of Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Insects & Miscellaneous Invertebrates, Marsupials, Fish, and Aquatic Mammals. Every animal gets a hand-drawn image, an informative caption, and a wry quotation, and in the back, there's an appendix with further zoological details and humor to flesh out each entry. Between a great track record, a consistently engaged and growing following, and the universal appeal of cute little baby animals, Barker's next book could be her biggest.
This sweet and modern little gift book proves that after the rain always comes the rainbow. A treasure trove of delightful work by beloved indie art stars and emerging talents, this cheering collection echoes the uplifting transformation of rain into rainbows: the book begins with raindrops and umbrellas, transitions midway through, and concludes with a glorious bouquet of colorful rainbows. Perfect for bringing smiles to anyone who needs a little pick-me-up, this petite book of feel-good art is a reminder to appreciate the dark with the light, because nothing stays the same forever--and things are about to look a whole lot brighter.
Andrews McMeel gift books come in all shapes and sizes and are designed to please. With colorful art, best-selling authors, and charming titles, you are sure to find something special for all of your accounts.
This is a book that should never fall into the hands of children, for it is filled with the darkest truths about life that might unbearably depress the young. However, for the older ones among us, this is a book full of solace, humor and relief. In a charming, naively illustrated tale, we follow the adventures of Bunny--a version of all of us--as he encounters a series of obstacles that we may well recognize from our own lives.
Watching Bunny, we end up delighted that we're not alone, and perhaps smiling darkly in sympathy with his woes. Children might even have the odd peek inside--if they dare.
This collection of 500 stickers come straight from artists' workshops to you These stickers are perfect for decorating folders, accentuating letters, adding flair to scrapbooks, or personalizing gifts. The massive variety means that there's a sticker perfect for any situation, and with such an attractive price point, this is an excellent value.
- Uplifting and powerful gift for women everywhere.
- With a luxe foil cover and golden lasso ribbon that will fit perfectly on any superheroine's bookshelf.
- Signe Bergstrom is a writer and editor of more than thirty illustrated books, including Wonder Woman: Ambassador of Truth.
- Great coffee table book to spark conversation about strong women who defy expectations
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Are you tired of hearing about how "love is all you need" (no dice, the Beatles) and that "love will conquer all?" (Ugh ) Does the idea of red roses, balloons, teddy bears, love hearts, chocolates, and birds suddenly appearing make your teeth hurt with all of its sickly, saccharine, clich d insanity? How about some real talk? It's all a farce. Love sucks. As Oscar Wilde said, "Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance." The reality is, love is a madness that makes fools of all of us, and we're definitely better off without it. In the words of Steve Martin, "Love is a promise delivered already broken." Whether you've been burned or broken hearted, or you're just wise to the idiocy of love that all the good folks are, know that you're not alone. Featuring gorgeously dark and quirky illustrations by Emma Munger, Love Sucks is a collection of funny, bitter, and brutally truthful quotes about how terrible love is, from music, film, literature, and history's great and jaded minds.