Quirky Books For Kids, Siblings & Coworkers

Monsters Eat Whiny Children: $10.87.

Dad has warned Henry and Eve: If you whine too much, monsters will eat you. Henry and Eve don’t listen, of course. The only problem is, when the monster comes, he can’t find the right recipe for whiny children—and neither can his monster friends!

The Gas We Pass: The Story of Farts (My Body Science) $7.95.

A reassuring and humorous addition to the series including Everyone Poops presents curious readers with a straightforward look at a natural body function, explaining how and why gas is produced and eliminated.

Goodnight iPad: $10.17.

This hilarious parody not only pokes loving fun at the bygone quiet of the original classic, but also at our modern plugged-in lives. It will make you laugh, and it will also help you put yourself and your machines to sleep. Don’t worry, though. Your gadgets will be waiting for you, fully charged, in the morning.

Bacon: A Love Story $10.98

It’s salty, smoky, and sweet. It can make almost any dish better. It’s bacon, and it’s the best meat ever!

In Bacon: A Love Story, popular bacon blogger Heather Lauer serves up a piping hot dish of fun and facts and explores the ins and outs of how bacon finds its way to your skillet . . . and what to do with it when it gets there.

The Official Dictionary of Sarcasm: $10.17.

Why tolerate ignorance? James Napoli, the executive vice president of the National Sarcasm Society, has provided an A-Z guide to turn to whenever you need to set someone straight. From advertisements to e-mail, from materialism to remote controls, there’s a witty answer for every situation. “You have been waiting patiently for a dictionary like this to come along. And now it is here,” recognizes Napoli. “Not that you give a crap.”

Passive Aggressive Notes: Painfully Polite and Hilariously Hostile Writings: $11.19.

Part voyeuristic entertainment, part group therapy, Passive Aggressive Notes offers a fascinating look at the all-too-familiar frustrations of embattled office drones, apartment dwellers, parents, and pet owners everywhere.

 

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