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Gifts & Humour

The book is basically a directory for different shops, sorted into categories, but each has a little discription of the type of things the shop sells and any interesting history of extra facts about the place or the owners. Australian author.

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Author: Shaun Tan
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 Gifts & Humour

Awards:Winner of Australian Independent Booksellers Indie Awards: Children's Book 2008 and Aurealis Award for Excellence in Fiction: Best Illustrated Book or Graphic Novel 2008. Shortlisted for NSW Premier's Literary Award Patricia Wrightson Prize 2009 and Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Book of the Year - Older Readers 2009 and Nielsen BookData/ABA Book of the Year Award - Booksellers' Choice 2009 and ABIA Australian Illustrated Book of the Year 2009.

Do you remember the water buffalo at the end of our street? Or the deep-sea diver we found near the underpass? Do you know why dogs bark in the middle of the night? Shaun Tan, creator of The Arrival, The Lost Thing and The Red Tree, reveals the quiet mysteries of everyday life: homemade pets, dangerous weddings, stranded sea ... read more

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Questions to Ask a Breeder: 1. What kind of job is this, growing dogs? 2. Are these dogs nice? I mean of course they are. But if not, is this refundable? 3. Is this a stable business? Do you make a decent living? 4. Does the insurance kill you or is it okay? 5. Dogs are animals ? does this mean you qualify for some kind of Fe... read more

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501 jokes by Aussies for Aussie children. Includes Australiana jokes as well as jokes about all types of things.

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Packed full of indoor and outdoor activities that will captivate both kids and dads alike. Includes how to: Plan and take a road trip adventure; Make the best burgers ever; Make a glow in the dark T-shirt; Hold a scavenger hunt; Make eyeballs and werewolves’ claws; Make paper fi reworks; Hold a blindfolded food-tasting ... read more

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From A to Z an astoundingly beautiful and creative novelty book. The alphabet has never been so beautiful.

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Those endless afternoons where you struggled to remember the third person singular present indicative may be long gone, but if you still have the vaguest memory, your mastery of Latin will spring back to life. Harry Mount uncorks its magic using authors such as Kingsley Amis, John Cleese and Evelyn Waugh.

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For too long DIY books have suffered the neglect of the literary Establishment. Finally, here in one volume, are the essential DIY tips of the world's greatest writers. Dostoyevsky tells of a young man employed by an elderly lady to retile her bathroom; Caesar puts up a shelf for his rebellious tribe of adolescenti; the exist... read more

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Femme Fatale, the Female Criminal highlights the way in which society has interpreted and contained the criminality of women. Generously illustrated with over 60 full-colour and black and white images, this publication illustrates how dangerous women both entice and appall us.

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Includes brain-teasers, games of logic, conundrums, riddles, paradoxes, and word games.

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Where would we be without our friends? If we are truly fortunate, we each have one special friend in our livesathe one who cheers every accomplishment no matter how small, who lifts spirits in even the darkest hour, and who knows our deepest secrets and will never tell. In a look at six of the most iconic best friends of our ... read more

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The stroke of his brush is almost as sharp as his wit, but the result is always playful and droll. Jean-Philippe Delhomme is a prolific name in the world of illustration and often described as the Parisian answer to the smart cartoons that appear in the New Yorker. His instantly recognizable style is world-renowned in a range... read more

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"The New Yorker" is, of course, a bastion of superb essays, influential investigative journalism, and insightful arts criticism. But for eighty years, it's also been a hoot. In fact, when Harold Ross founded the legendary magazine in 1925, he called it "a comic weekly," and while it has grown into much more, it has also remai... read more

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Monsieur Le Comte de St Cucuface, a charismatic aristocrat fallen on hard times, slums his way around postwar France in elegant style, trading on his name and his exquisite manners. After a chance encounter on a train, he convinces a wide-eyed Ludwig Bemelmans to adopt the identity of an imaginary German prince and join him i... read more

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A fast-paced send up of punk rock's best bands from the past and present, this fun-filled activity book allows readers to apply Siouxsie Sioux's makeup, draw Henry Rollins' tattoos, color the members of Green Day, and complete word searches.

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Susanna Lockheart's beautiful watercolour illustrations perfectly complement these classic stories. Flip the page to transform a scene of Santa filling stockings with gifts to a child gazing up in the chimney in wonder, or a banquet scene to one of Clara dancing with her Nutcracker Prince. A book to treasure.

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H is for hearing loss. Harold used to listen to The Who at high volume. Now Harold can't hear Heather even when she hollers. "What?" says Harold. "Who? Whaddya say? Huh?"

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Despite the demands of successful ventures in stage, screen and their own richly rewarding fantasy lives, the Chaser team have found time to put together a new Annual. As always, it will cause controversy. Critics will certainly wonder how grown men can continue to churn out offensive undergraduate claptrap at their age. But,... read more

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Many a puzzle solver has battled against the devilish mind of long-time crossword maker and wordaholic David Astle, known to many as DA. In Puzzled he holds out a helping hand to the lost and perplexed taking us on a personal tour into the secret life of words. Clue by clue, chapter by chapter, we step through a central puzzl... read more

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When the CIA commissioned a top secret undercover operation in 1953, against the backdrop of the Cold War, they enlisted the help of famous magician John Mulholland to write two manuals on sleight of hand and undercover communication. In 1973 all documents related to the mission were destroyed, Mulholland's magic manuals were... read more

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